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An Invitation

Michele Lisi, MD

Dear Applicant:

You are about to make one of the most important decisions in your medical career: where to do your residency training.

Residency training is the first step in a lifelong continuum of medical education.  It is critical for developing a strong foundation in Radiology and the ability to continue learning throughout your career.  Our program offers a challenging curriculum in a setting that fosters academic curiosity and collegiality.  We strongly encourage our residents to pursue academic activities such as posters, papers and educational exhibits.  Our goal is to graduate residents who are fully competent to handle all facets of general radiology and most aspects of subspecialty radiology.  I am certain that our program will provide you with the knowledge and confidence required for independent practice.

SUNY Upstate Medical University is a tertiary care medical center, offering a broad spectrum of pathology for a comprehensive training experience. University Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center as well as a Level 1 Comprehensive Stroke Center.  Our Emergency Department also includes a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department.  A dedicated Cancer Center provides regional services to oncology patients. We have advanced imaging capabilities in all modalities (CT, MRI, including an intraoperative MRI / angiography suite, PET/CT, SPECT/CT and ultrasound).  In addition, the campus has excellent programs in Orthopedic Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery.  The hospital includes Central New York's only Burn Unit and Pediatric Hospital, including a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

The Residency Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University offers the opportunity to train on state-of-the-art equipment and complete digitalization of the department through PACS, EPIC and Radiant electronic medical record systems.  A unique aspect of this University based program is the opportunity to rotate through various locations such as University Hospital, Upstate Community Hospital and an out-patient imaging center staffed by University Radiology attending radiologists.  This feature enables residents to experience both the academic and private operations of a radiology practice.  Residents also rotate through the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center and the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology.

Graduates of our program have performed very well on both the Core and Certifying Examinations of the American Board of Radiology.  Our trainees historically match at their fellowships of choice and enjoy successful careers.

Please feel free to contact Katherine Spottek, our Residency Program Administrator, at (315) 464-7434 or e-mail her at [email protected].  I also invite e-mail from you at [email protected].  We at SUNY Upstate Medical University look forward to meeting you and providing you with one of the finest Radiology residency training opportunities available.


Michele Lisi, M.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Radiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University