HUP Residency - Special Resident Programs

The Penn Radiology Residency Program strives to develop the next generation of leaders in the field of Radiology. We strongly believe that resident involvement at all levels of leadership serves to establish robust collaborative relationships across disciplines, strengthening both the hospital and the radiology department's ability to provide high-quality patient care.

Residents are given academic time to attend leadership workshops at the Penn Medicine Academy. Each year, both junior and senior residents attend the American College of Radiology's Conference Resident and Fellow Section where they participate in a variety of activities designed to promote advocacy in radiology, develop leadership skills and provide career guidance critical to the cultivation of successful future leaders in the field of radiology.

The residency program actively encourages residents and fellows to participate in local, state and national radiologic leadership opportunities including the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Board of Radiology, the American College of Radiology including Radiology Leadership Institute and the Harvard Emerging Leaders Seminar as well as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, among others.

Current and Past Resident Leadership:

  • House Staff Executive Committee - IT/Communications Officer:
    Jason Itri, MD, PhD (2010-2011)
    Adam Kaye, MD (2012-2013)
    Seetharam Chadalavada, MD, MS (2013-2014)
  • House Staff Executive Committee Vice President
    Adam Kaye, MD 2013-2014
  • HUP Medical Legal Committee Appointees:
    Amana Akhtar, MD, Mikhail Higgins, MD, MPH, and Ashesh Thaker, MD (2012-2013)
  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital Quality and Safety Leadership Council Chair:
    Jason Itri, MD PhD (2011-2012)
  • University of Pennsylvania Patient and Family-Centered Care Committee - Resident representative
    Elena Den
  • UPHS-CHOP Alliance of Minority Physician
    Mikhail Higgins, MD, MPH - Cofounder and President (HUP)
    Camilla Lynch, MD - Chair, Social and Networking Committee
  • Resident Quality and Safety Subcommittee Leadership:
    Amana Akhtar, MD and Mike Deleo, MD (2012-2014)
    Camilla Lynch, MD and Allison Lawyer MD (2013-2015)
  • Admission's Committee, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania: Interviewer
    Mikhail Higgins, MD, MPH
  • RSNA –AUR "Introduction to Academic Radiology" Participants:
    Lu Anne V. Dinglasan, MD, MHS (2010-2011)
    Amana Akhtar, MD (2011-2012)
    Christine Edmonds, MD (2012-2013)
    Jeff Ware, MD (2013-2014)
  • SARRAD "Introduction to Academic Radiology" Participants:
    Terence Gade, MD, PhD (2010-2011)
    Ashesh Thaker, MD (2011-2012)
    Chara Rydzak, MD, PhD (2012-2013)
    Austin Pantel, MD (2013-2014)
  • ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents, Vice-chair:
    Jason Itri, MD, PhD (2011-2012)
  • ABR/ACGME Radiology Milestones Group, Resident Representative:
    Jason Itri, MD, PhD
  • Residency Review Committee for Diagnostic Radiology, Resident Representative:
    Jason Itri, MD, PhD (2009-2011)
  • ACR/RFS
    Adam Kaye, MD - Resident Advocacy Network PA Regional Chair (2013-2014)
    Adam Kaye, MD - Representative to the ABR Intersociety Committee on Communication (2012-present)
  • ACR – Member-In-Training ACR Resident Representative to the Intersociety Summer Conference
    Chara Rydzak, MD PhD (2013)
  • ACR RLI 2013-2013 Scholarship Recipient
    Stephen Hunt, MD, PhD