2023 Awardees

ARRS Scholarship

Steven Rothenberg, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Rothenberg is an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and an associate scientist at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). He is also adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Advisor to the University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging (UM2ii) Center. He received his bachelors in physics from the University of Maryland, College Park, then matriculated into medical school at George Washington University through the Early Assurance Program. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship training in imaging informatics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. After his second year of radiology training, he pursued an industry sabbatical and founded EnvoyAI (formerly McCoy Medical Technologies)—the world’s first radiology AI marketplace, which was fully acquired by TeraRecon. After the acquisition, he returned to complete residency and joined the radiology faculty at Maryland, prior to his appointment at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Rothenberg is on a mission to unlock value by connecting key stakeholders to progress novel and impactful technologies to transform health care. He is the cofounder of Empower Therapeutics, developing brain computer interfaces for pain management. His research interests include non-pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain, imaging informatics, and opportunistic screening.

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ARRS Scholarship

Andrew Wentland MD, PhD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Dr. Wentland is a tenure-track assistant professor in the abdominal imaging section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program, in which he earned his MD, as well as his PhD, in Medical Physics. Afterward, he undertook a diagnostic radiology residency at Stanford University, then returned to Wisconsin for a fellowship in abdominal imaging. He has authored and coauthored numerous articles in the fields of radiology and medical physics. He is a junior fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Additionally, he is a member of the Renal Cell Carcinoma Disease-Focused Panel of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and Machine Learning Data Standards Subcommittee of the Radiological Society of North America, serving as chair of the Early Career Committee of the Society for Advanced Body Imaging. Dr. Wentland’s laboratory focuses on artificial intelligence applications in abdominal imaging, specifically related to imaging.

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Melvin M. Figley Fellowship in Radiology Journalism

Sarah I. Kamel, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Dr. Kamel is an assistant professor in the division of musculoskeletal radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical expertise is in MRI, CT, and ultrasound with an emphasis on CT and ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal intervention. Dr. Kamel’s research interest is in the economics of health care utilization, specifically the cost effectiveness of various imaging pathways in the evaluation of joint pain. Clinically, her research interests are in assessing patient outcomes following minimally invasive image-guided procedures.

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Lee F. Rogers International Fellowship in Radiology Journalism

Ankur Goyal, MD

Department of Radio-diagnosis & Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Ankur Goyal is an additional professor in the department of radiodiagnosis and interventional radiology at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His fields of interest include abdominal and musculoskeletal imaging and interventions for vascular anomalies. Author of some 100 publications and 27 book chapters, he has delivered more than 100 lectures on multiple research projects at conferences and workshops, including 75 oral paper and poster presentations. Recipient of the Cum Laude Award during the 2019 ARRS Annual Meeting in Hawaii, he has won RSNA Certificates of Merit in 2009 and 2018. Additionally, he received the 2017 Dr. VP Lakhanpal Gold Medal from the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (IRIA), 2019 Onco-Imaging Award from the Indian College of Radiology & Imaging, as well as President Appreciation and Academic Excellence Awards from IRIA’s New Delhi branch. A prior fellow of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology, Dr. Goyal serves on the executive bodies of local radiology associations, including Delhi’s branch of the Indian Society of Vascular & Interventional Radiology. He also serves as a reviewer for 14 journals, including European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, and Abdominal Radiology.

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Resident/Fellow in Radiology Melissa Rosado de Christenson Award

Elliot T. Varney, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Varney is a fourth-year resident in a clinical investigator combined PhD and diagnostic radiology residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he serves as the diagnostic radiology chief resident. Currently on a dedicated research year, he will complete and defend his dissertation, graduating in May with a PhD in biomedical science. His research focus has primarily been investigating modifiable imaging biomarkers of cardiometabolic disease; however, Dr. Varney also has a strong interest in image-guided interventions and cancer imaging.

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Resident/Fellow in Radiology President's Award

Vincius Alves, MD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A research fellow in clinical radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Vinicius Alves, MD, obtained a medical degree from Federal Fluminense University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2021. Dr. Alves then moved to the United States of America for research training. His main research focus is clinical and translational pediatric imaging. Prior research honors include the 2022 Majd-Gilday Young Investigator Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, as well as a Best of 2022, Nuclear Medicine article from ARRS’ own American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Dr. Alves intends to pursue a career in academic radiology.

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Resident/Fellow in Radiology Executive Council Award

Luca Pasquini, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Pasquini received his medical degree at the University of Florence and completed his radiology residency at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. Presently, he is completing the four-year pathway for the American Board of Radiology certification at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, combining research, neuroradiology, and nuclear medicine training. He is also completing a PhD in neural plasticity at La Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Pasquini has authored more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, presented abstracts and lectures at over 30 conferences worldwide, and received numerous grants and awards, such as the 2021 Fellow Grant from the Radiological Society of North America Foundation, as well as the 2022 David Yousem Research Fellow Award from the American Society of Neuroradiology. His research activity is currently focused on brain cancer by means of functional and metabolic imaging.

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Resident/Fellow in Radiology Executive Council Award

Pallavi Srivastava, MBBS, MPH

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Srivastava is a T32-funded clinician/scientist track first-year radiology resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After completing medical school in India, she received her MPH degree from Stony Brook Medicine, NY. With research interests in health care disparities and brain aging, Dr. Srivastava is utilizing MRI and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to identify imaging-based biomarkers of the earliest stages of dementia in a diverse population. She has presented her work at multiple national and international conferences. Passionate about medical education and mentoring, Dr. Srivastava was recognized for excellence in medical student teaching during her surgery internship. She is actively involved in national neuroradiology societies, has served as a meeting abstract reviewer, and currently holds an appointment as a trainee committee member of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology.

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