A virtual opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in radiology. The event offers a series of short, focused conversations on specific questions and topics.

We look forward to bring you the tips, advice, and thoughtful answers you enjoyed from past in-person & online  mentoring events. 

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 Positive Reframing (Dr. Dana Ataya)

  Being An Ally/Advocate and Diversity In Medicine (Dr.  Evelyn Carroll)

◕ Contract Negotiation, Clinical Research And Funding For Academic Radiologists, Academic Promotion Process (Dr. Dania Daye)

◕ Resiliency & Resourcefulness-Keys To Success For First Generation Physicians (Dr. Katie Davis)

◕ Setting and Adjusting Goals (Dr. Chanea Dixon)

 Behavioral Interviews, How They Can Help You (Dr. Nolan Kagetsu)

◕ Leadership, Networking and Professional Organizations (Dr. Loralie Ma)

◕ Academic vs Private Practice and Interventional Radiology as a Career Choice (Dr. Susie O'Horo)

 Navigating Chronic Illness (Dr. Faezeh Sodagari)

◕ Transitions- Medical School To Residency To Fellowship To Career (Dr. Amy Patel)

◕ Work/Life Balance (Dr. Barbara Pawley)

 How To Do A Fulfilling And Impactful Research Project (Dr. Sue Yom)

◕ My Path And Lessons Learned Along The Way and Diversity In Medicine (Dr. Vaz Zavaletta)

◕ Navigating the Radiology Residency and Residency Application Process, A Program Director's Perspective (Dr. Karen Xie)



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Dr. Dana Ataya is a breast radiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center. She received her medical degree at the Northeastern Ohio Medical University. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Breast Imaging Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, where she also served as Chief Resident.  Her clinical practice involves interpreting mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast MRI, and performing imaging guided breast procedures. Dr. Ataya is currently the Breast Imaging Residency Rotation Director for the University of South Florida (USF) radiology residency program and has received several teaching awards.  She has been an invited speaker at local, regional, and national meetings and has authored several manuscripts and book chapters. She has received internal grant funding and is a co-investigator on a recently funded NIH/NCI RO1 grant seeking to identify radiomic and pathomic signatures to predict upstaging of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Dr. Katie Davis is a diagnostic radiologist specializing in Women’s Health at Vanderbilt University. She is a graduate of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH and earned her medical degree from Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Case Western Reserve University and a fellowship in Women’s Imaging at Magee Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Davis joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2018 as Assistant Professor. In 2019, she was appointed Associate Fellowship Program Director of Breast Imaging. She is a current member of the American College of Radiology Ovarian-Adnexal Imaging Reporting Data System (O-RADS) Ultrasound Committee member and Society of Breast Imaging Young Physician Section Committee member.
 Dr. Evelyn Carroll: I am a body imaging and intervention fellow at Mayo Clinic currently, where I also completed my radiology residency. I completed my medical school at the University of Minnesota and my intern year at HCMC in Minneapolis, MN. After my current fellowship, I will be doing a second fellowship in breast imaging at NYU Langone starting this summer. In the future I hope to go into academics as a breast (predominantly) and body imager. I have a special interest in education, advocacy, and research in transgender health, particularly within the field of radiology.

Dr. Dania Daye is an Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. She is the IR Division Quality Director, co-director of IR Research at MGH and Director of the Precision Interventional and Medical Imaging (PIMI) Lab. Her research centers around the applications of machine learning and computer vision for precision medicine. Dr. Daye is founding co-chair of the Women in Radiology Group at MGH, founding co-Director of the New England Women in Radiology (NEWR) Invited Lectureship Program and current chair of the MGH Radiology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.


Dr. Chanae Dixon is a diagnostic neuroradiologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed radiology residency at William Beaumont Hospital and fellowship in neuroradiology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Dr. Loralie Ma is a diagnostic radiologist specializing in oncologic imaging in Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science, Ph.D., and M.D. in biophysics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her radiology residency and fellowship in oncologic imaging including nuclear medicine and MRI at Johns Hopkins University.  She was a radiologist at Hopkins immediately following fellowship for 2 year and has worked in private practice for the past 25 years. 

Dr. Ma is the President of the State Medical Society of Maryland. She’s the ACR President of State Government Relations Committee and the AMA vice Chair for Maryland. Dr. Ma is a past President of the Maryland Radiological Society. She is very involved with legislature and policy related to medicine. 

Dr. Nolan Kagetsu was a program director for 15 years. He is founding co-chair of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR) Diversity Committee. He has written about unconscious bias, microaggression, and being an upstander. He is a member of AAWR and serves on the membership committee. Nolan is a Clinical Professor of the Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Nolan studied chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduating from Albany Medical College, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Mount Sinai West and a fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at NYU. He currently is a diagnostic neuroradiologist at Mount Sinai West. He lives in Manhattan with his wife.
You can follow him on Twitter @nkagetsu or Instagram @nycneurorad

Dr. Susie O’Horo is an interventional radiologist with Commonwealth Radiology Associates in Massachusetts. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed internship, radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital Brown University School of Medicine. Her professional interests include uterine fibroids, kyphoplasty, ablation, interventional oncology and quality and safety in interventional radiology.

Dr. Amy Patel is a Breast Radiologist, Medical Director of The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the combined BA/MD accelerated program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed residency at the University of Kansas-Wichita where she served as the first female chief resident in an all-male program. She completed Breast Imaging Fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in Saint Louis.

Dr. Patel established the American College of Radiology (ACR) Resident and Fellow Section Women and Diversity Advisory Group when she was in training and now serves on the ACR Commission for Women and Diversity. She also serves as Vice President on the American Association for Women in Radiology. She is Associate Editor for Digital Media for the Journal of the American College of Radiology. She is Immediate Past Chair of the ACR Young and Early Career Professional Section, current Co-Chair of the Society of Breast Imaging Young Professionals Section, and a member of the RADPAC Board. Dr. Patel is a former ACR Rutherford Lavanty Fellow in Government Relations and the first female and youngest radiologist recipient of the ACR Howard Fleishon MD Advocate of the Year Award. She is the 2021 recipient of the Kansas City Medical Society's Patient and Community Advocate Award due to her advocacy work in breast radiology. 

Dr. Barbara Pawley is an Emergency Radiologist, Associate Professor of Radiology and Emergency Radiology Fellowship Director at the University of Kentucky. She attended medical school at the University of Louisville College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Louisville hospital.  She completed fellowship at the University of Louisville Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. She has raised 6 successful children and is the current President of the American Association of Women in Radiology.  

Dr. Faezeh Sodagari is a PGY-5/R4 diagnostic radiology resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine, and will continue her training in breast imaging next year at MGH. She was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, where she received medical training. After moving to the United States in 2015 and before her radiology residency, she finished a two-year radiology research fellowship at Northwestern University on cancer imaging and CT optimization techniques, followed by a one-year general surgery internship at Montefiore in the Bronx, NY. She is passionate about health services research and improving patient access to imaging. She enjoys organized medicine and has been an active member of several radiology organizations.


Dr. Sue Yom is Vice Chair and Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Oncology. She is Chair of the Head and Neck Cancer Committee at NRG Oncology. She is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. She attended medical school at The University of Pennsylvania. She completed residency in radiation oncology at The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Karen Xie, Radiologist, Radiology


Dr. Karen Xie is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and the Program Director of Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She attended medical school at Midwestern University. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Xie completed both radiology residency training and body imaging fellowship with an emphasis in MRI. Dr. Xie is the faculty advisor of the medical student-run Diversity in Radiology Committee and Radiology Interest Group at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She spearheaded the integration of radiology curriculum into preclinical and clinical medical education for the University of Illinois College of Medicine system.

 Dr. Vaz Zavaletta
Vaz Zavaletta is assistant professor of radiology and pediatric interventional radiologist at University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Vaz is currently the chair of the Gender Diversity Workgroup, a workgroup of the ACR’s Commission for Women and Diversity that focuses on advocacy for transgender and gender expansive patients as well as for members of our radiology workforce.   

Vaz earned their medical degree at University of Minnesota. They completed surgical internship at Mayo Clinic, diagnostic radiology residency at University of Wisconsin and adult and pediatric Interventional radiology fellowships at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Prior to embarking on medical training, Vaz completed their PhD at Mayo Clinic where their research focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect, characterize and quantify radiologic morphology within high resolution CT images of lungs. This work went from bench to bedside with a patent and laid the groundwork for now marketed AI software to create detailed quantitative maps of interstitial lung disease from chest CTs.