Initial Certification (IC) Advisory Committees

Initial Certification (IC) Advisory Committees

Last verified on November 18, 2022

 

The Initial Certification Advisory Committees (ICACs) are focused on candidates who will be taking initial certification exams.

The objectives of the ICACs are to:

  • Improve the content and design of communications between the ABR and trainees.
  • Identify, discuss, and work to resolve concerns regarding ABR actions or proposals, such as changes in exam content or operations.
  • Investigate methods for improving communication between the ABR and trainees.
  • Develop methods to assess the effectiveness of proposed modifications in communications.
  • Use these metrics to modify the ABR’s approaches to communication.
 

 

Diagnostic Radiology

Donald Flemming, MD

Donald J. Flemming, MD

Chair (ABR)

Hershey, PA

 

 

Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, MBCHB

University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, UT

Sponsoring Organization: American College of Radiology (ACR)

 

 

Florence Doo, MD

Mount Sinai West, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

Sponsoring Organization: American Board of Radiology (ABR)

Florence Doo, MD, started her abdominal imaging fellowship at Stanford University in July 2022. She has a strong interest in medical education innovation, diversity, and advocacy, and has served in several local and national academic roles including with the AAMC, AMSA, AMWA, NYSRS, ACR, Mt. Sinai GME, and RadDiscord. Dr. Doo was in the second cohort to take the new remote format of the ABR Qualifying (Core) Exam in June 2021, and subsequently joined the ABR ICAC in December 2021.

Email: fdoo@stanford.edu

Twitter: @flo_doo

Mobeen Farooq, MD

Mobeen Farooq, MD

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York, NY

Sponsoring Organization: American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2)

Mobeen Farooq, MD, was a DR resident at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell from 2018-2022. He is an MSK fellow at Jefferson for 2022-2023.

Jennifer Ficke, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR)

 

 

 

Yasha Gupta, MD

Yasha Gupta, MD

Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Sponsoring Organization: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Yasha Gupta, MD, is chief resident at Mount Auburn Hospital. She serves as vice chair of the ACR Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Gupta is passionate about medical education and social media as they pertain to radiology.

Email: yasha.gupta@mah.harvard.edu

Twitter: @yashaguptamd

Christopher Ho, MD

Christopher Ho, MD

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Sponsoring Organization: American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2)

Christopher Ho, MD, is an associate professor at the Emory University Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences in the Breast Imaging Division. He also serves as program director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency. His interests lie in residency advocacy, curriculum development, and education. Dr. Ho’s service on the ABR Advisory Committee is within his role as senior faculty advisor to the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2).

Email: christopher.ho@emory.edu

Twitter: @chrisho_md

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chrishomd

Mohammed Ali Ismail, DO

Sponsoring Organization: American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2)

 

 

Mathurika Jeyasingam, MD

Mathurika Jeyasingam, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR)

Mathurika Jeyasingam, MD, is an R3 ESIR resident at the University of South Alabama. She was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Vancouver BC, Canada. Prior to radiology, Dr. Jeyasingam was a general surgery resident for two years and a nuclear medicine resident for two years. She is looking forward to completing an IR fellowship and eventually becoming a triple boarded radiologist. Her interests lie in leadership, advocacy, and health policy. Dr. Jeyasingam is very excited to participate in this advisory committee and looks forward to making meaningful contributions to the field of radiology.

Email: mathurika@gmail.com

Twitter: @RikaJey

Facebook: Rika Jey

Instagram: Rika Jey

Michael Jin, MD

Michael Jin, MD

Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

Sponsoring Organization: American College of Radiology (ACR)

Michael Jin, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree at Duke University in neuroscience and management and completed medical training at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine. He is a radiology resident at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York and is obtaining an MBA at Stony Brook University College of Business. Dr. Jin has served on the ACMQ Board of Trustees and as chair of the ACMQ Students, Residents, and Fellows Section. He is also an AUR Research Scholar, an ITAR recipient, a Radiology Leadership Institute Scholarship recipient, and the assistant program manager for RAD-AID Breast Imaging.

Email: drmichaelxjin@gmail.com

Twitter: @Michael_X_Jin

Joshua Ladner, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Diagnostic Radiology Review Committee

 

 

Angelisa Paladin, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR)

 

 

 

Andrew Ridinger, MD

Sponsoring Organization: American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2)

Andrew Ridinger, MD, is a PGY-4 at the University of Vermont Medical Center. His primary interests are in abdominal imaging as well as teaching/education in radiology.

Email: andrew.ridinger@uvmhealth.org

Sreeja Sanampudi, MD

Sponsoring Organization: American College of Radiology (ACR)

 

 

Nadia Solomon, MD

Nadia Solomon, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Radiological Society of North American (RSNA)

Nadia Solomon, MD, MSc, MA, a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine, is a third-year diagnostic radiology resident and recently appointed junior chief resident at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to being on the Holman Research Pathway, Dr. Solomon is enrolled in the Investigative Medicine PhD Program with the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; her research focuses on postmortem and forensic imaging.

Email: nadia.solomon@yale.edu

Twitter: tinydoctornadia

LinkedIn: nadiasolomon12

Janis Yee, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Radiological Society of North American (RSNA)

 

 

 

 

Interventional Radiology

James Spies, MD

James B. Spies, MD, MPH

Chair (ABR)

Washington, DC

 

Christopher Bailey, DO

Christopher W. Bailey, DO

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Early Career Section (SIR ECS)

Christopher W. Bailey, DO, is an assistant professor in the department of radiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed radiology residency at West Virginia University and a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at VCU/MCV.

Allene Salcedo Burdette, MD, FSIR

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology (APDIR)

 

 

Brian Covello, MD

Brian Covello, MD

Aventura Hospital & Medical Center, Aventura, FL

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Residents, Fellows, Students (SIR RFS)

Brian Covello, MD, is a PGY-3 DR/ESIR resident at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Florida. He completed medical school at the University of Miami and a medicine internship at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Covello was drawn to interventional radiology as a young medical student. He aspires to be a physician who uses cutting-edge technology to take care of critically ill patients. He has served on multiple SIR committees and is co-chair of the SIR RFS Communications Committee. As part of the new IR ICAC, Dr. Covello looks forward to helping shape the future of the IR certification process.

Email: brcovello@gmail.com

Twitter: @briancovellomd

Jacob Fleming, MD

Jacob Fleming, MD

UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Residents, Fellows, Students (SIR RFS)

Jacob Fleming, MD, grew up in rural Colorado and has lived and trained in Texas and Tennessee since discovering IR as an undergrad. An ESIR radiology resident at UT Southwestern, he plans to pursue fellowships in both interventional pain management and interventional radiology. His primary career goals are to bring cutting-edge pain management techniques to the IR world and serve his community with the newest techniques in modern medicine. Dr. Fleming is honored to be a part of the ABR IR ICAC.

Email: jacobflemingmd@gmail.com

Twitter: @JacobFlemingMD

LinkedIn: jacobflemingmd

Sean Golden, MD

Sean Golden, MD

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Residents, Fellows, Students (SIR RFS)

Sean Golden, MD, is an integrated IR/DR resident at Johns Hopkins. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin. He plans to pursue a career in academics.

Email: sgolde12@jhmi.edu

Twitter: @Golden_IR

Dr. Koethe

Yilun Koethe, MD

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Early Career Section (SIR ECS)

Yilun Koethe, MD, is an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University, with a focus in interventional oncology and vascular interventions.

Email: yilun.koethe@gmail.com

Twitter: @DrKoethe

LinkedIn: ykoethe

Mary E. Meek, MD, FSIR

Sponsoring Organizations: Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology (APDIR)

 

 

Brian Schiro, MD

Brian J. Schiro, MD, RPVI, FSIR

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami, FL

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology (APDIR)

Brian Schiro, MD, is a vascular and interventional radiologist at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and the medical director of the Noninvasive Vascular Lab at Baptist Hospital. He completed his fellowship training with Miami Vascular in vascular and interventional radiology in 2010 following his DR residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Schiro serves as the program director for the Independent Interventional Radiology Residency with Miami Vascular. He practices the full gamut of interventional procedures, including venous and arterial interventions and interventional oncology.

Email: briansc@baptisthealth.net

Emily Sterbis, MD

Emily Sterbis, MD

University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Residents, Fellows, Students (SIR RFS)

Emily Sterbis, MD, is a second-year radiology resident at the University of Colorado. She has been involved with the SIR-RFS Membership Committee where she helps create educational resources for medical students and residents interested in IR.

Email: sterbise@gmail.com

Twitter: @SterbisEmily

Sheryl Tulin-Silver, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Early Career Section (SIR ECS)

 

 

Ernie Wiggins, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR)

 

 

Shamar Young, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Interventional Radiology – Early Career Section (SIR ECS)

 

 

 

 

Medical Physics

Robert Pooley, PhD

Robert Pooley, PhD

Chair (ABR)

Jacksonville, FL

 

Kelsey Bittinger, BS

Kelsey Bittinger, BS

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

Kelsey Bittinger is a second-year medical physics resident in radiation therapy at the Ohio State University. She is interested in the clinical side of medical physics and procedure improvement.

Email: kelseyjbittinger@gmail.com

Twitter: @MedPhysKelsey

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelseybittinger

Jay Burmeister, PhD

Jay W. Burmeister, PhD

Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, MI

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

Jay Burmeister, PhD, is chief of physics and residency program director at the Karmanos Cancer Center. He is a professor and graduate program director at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Email: burmeist@karmanos.org

Reagan Dugan, PhD

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

 

Wendy Harris, BS

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

 

Kai Huang, BA

Kai Huang, BA

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

Kai Huang is a PhD candidate in medical physics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Her research focuses on the automation of the radiation treatment planning process for rectal cancer.

Email: huangk@protonmail.com

Twitter: @huang__kai

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kai-huang-56250882/

David Walter Jordan, PhD

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

 

 

Kristen McConnell, PhD

Kristin McConnell, PhD

Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

Kristen McConnell, PhD, is a therapy physicist at Miami Cancer Institute’s proton center. Her background is in mechanical and nuclear engineering. Before receiving her PhD, she worked as a system integration consultant for Accenture, LLP, where she focused on using software solutions to help clients better operate their business. Dr. McConnell received her PhD from The University of Texas Health Science Center and attended residency at the University of California San Diego. Her interests include radiobiological measurements and modeling as well as designing and implementing process improvements.

Email: kristen.a.mcconnell@gmail.com

Twitter: @KrisAMcConnell

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristenmcconnell/

Wayne Newhauser, PhD

Wayne Newhauser, PhD

Louisiana State University and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP)

After earning degrees in nuclear engineering, health physics, and medical physics, Wayne Newhauser, PhD, held appointments at Germany’s national standards laboratory (Braunschweig), Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), Harvard Medical School (Cambridge), and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). He is the director of the Medical and Health Physics Program at Louisiana State University and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Baton Rouge). Dr. Newhauser has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific research papers on radiotherapy, radiation physics,  education, workforce, and other topics. He is certified by the ABR in therapeutic physics.

Email: newhauser@lsu.edu

David Pearson, PhD

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP)

David Pearson, PhD, is program director for the medical physics residency in radiation therapy, associate professor in the radiation oncology department, and assistant dean of admissions for the College of Medicine & Life Science at the University of Toledo. He has been a clinical physicist since 2006 and joined the faculty in 2009. Dr. Pearson’s research interests include treatment planning techniques and the implementation of new technologies. Additional interests include improving medical physics education and increasing patient interaction for physicists.

Joann Prisciandaro

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

 

 

Jacob Rembish, BS

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

 

Samantha Simiele, PhD

Samantha J. Simiele, PhD

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

Samantha Simiele, PhD, is a faculty member in the radiation physics department at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has been an active member of the ABR ICAC since 2016.

Email: sjsimiele@mdanderson.org

Sameer Taneja, PhDSameer Taneja, MS

NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Physicists in Medicine Student and Trainee Subcommittee (AAPM STSC)

Sameer Taneja, PhD, is a faculty member in medical physics at NYU Langone Health. He is associate residency director for the medical physics residency.

Email: sameer.taneja@nyulangone.org

 

 

 

Radiation Oncology

Andrea Ng, MD, MPH

Andrea K. Ng, MD, MPH

Chair (ABR)

Boston, MA

 

 

Ankit Agarwal, MD

Ankit Agarwal, MD

Western Radiation Oncology/El Camino Health, Mountain View, CA

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)

Ankit Agarwal, MD, completed his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and his residency training in radiation oncology at UNC Chapel Hill. He practices in the Bay Area, California.

Email: aagarwal@bu.edu

Twitter: @AnkitAgarwalMD

LinkedIn: aagarwal47

Shauna Campbell, MD

Shauna Campbell, MD

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)

Shauna Campbell, MD, is a radiation oncologist at Cleveland Clinic specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal and head and neck malignancies. Dr. Campbell first joined the ABR RO ICAC as a resident representative and has continued as a faculty member. She is former chair of ARRO and works with several radiation oncology organizations including ASTRO, ABS, and ARS. In addition to improving patient care and outcomes, Dr. Campbell is passionate about graduate medical education and serves as an associate editor in education for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

Email: campbes6@ccf.org

Twitter: @ShaunaRadOnc

Emily Fields, MD

Emily Fields, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Sponsoring Organization: Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP)

Emily Fields, MD, is the residency program director, the immediate past president of the Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP), and a leader in the Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG). She co-created the Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum (IROC) for incoming PGY-2 radiation oncology residents and developed a proficiency-based cervical cancer brachytherapy simulation course and an image verification workshop. Dr. Fields is an associate editor for the GYN sections of both the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics and Brachytherapy. She is on the Cervix Committee at the NRG and is actively involved with ABS, ABR, ACRO, and ASTRO.

Email: emma.fields@vcuhealth.org

Twitter: @emmacfields

Facebook: Emma Charlotte Fields

LinkedIn: Emma Fields

Instagram: emmacfields

Rachel Jimenez, MD

Rachel Jimenez, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Sponsoring Organization: Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP)

Rachel Jimenez, MD, is assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, associate program director for the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, and chair for quality and safety in the department of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Nationally, she serves as president for the Association of Directors in Radiation Oncology (ADROP), is a Steering Committee member for the Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG), and chairs the breast cancer track for the Annual Meeting Education Committee for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Dr. Jimenez is proud to serve the ABR as a volunteer.

Email: rbjimenez@partners.org

James Metz, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Chairs of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP)

 

 

Kenneth Olivier, MD

Kenneth Olivier, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Sponsoring Organization: Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP)

Kenneth Olivier, MD, is professor of radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has served on ABR committees for more than 10 years and has led the Program Directors Association in the United States (ADROP).

Email: olivier.kenneth@mayo.edu

Twitter: @KenOlivierMD

Louis Potters, MD

Louis Potters, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FABS

Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Chairs of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP)

Louis Potters, MD, is chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Northwell Health and professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is deputy physician in chief and the Marilyn and Barry Rubenstein Chair in Cancer Research for the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. Dr. Potters holds an affiliate membership at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Institute.

Email: lpotters@northwell.edu

Twitter: @pottersMD

Austin Sim, MD

Austin Sim, MD

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)

Austin Sim, MD, completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in biochemistry and finance. He then helped start the combined MD/JD program at the University of Virginia and was its first graduate. He is a PGY-5 chief resident in radiation oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and serves as the chair of the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. In the summer of 2022, Dr. Sim started as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University, specializing in the management of gastrointestinal malignancies.

Email: austin.sim@osumc.edu

Twitter: @A_CT_SimMDJD