2020 RSNA MIT Outstanding Presentation Award
Hena A. Cheema, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Hena Cheema, MD, is a second year diagnostic radiology resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from Carmel, Indiana.
Dr. Cheema attended Indiana University in Bloomington on a full merit scholarship as a Wells Scholar and graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Chemistry in 2012. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 2018 where she also conducted research as a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow. She is interested in breast imaging, global radiology, and technology innovation.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading autobiographies, oil painting, and cooking (especially making her signature samosas and chutney!)
2015 Member-in-Training Award for Outstanding RSNA Presentation in Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Linda Chen
University of Washington Medical Center
2014 Member-in-Training Award for Outstanding RSNA Presentation in Diagnostic Radiology
Noushin Yahyavi Firouz Abadi, MD
Resting State fMRI as a Predictor of Vision Loss in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)-associated Optic Pathway Gliomas
Dr. Yahyavi was born and raised in a family of physicians in Tehran, Iran. She entered the medical school after ranking 1st in the Iranian national universities medical examination among almost half a million participants. After obtaining her M.D. degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she moved to the United States as a post-doctoral fellow. Subsequently, she did her internship in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St Louis. She is currently a diagnostic Neuroradiology fellow at the Russell H. Morgan Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has been author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented in many international and national conferences. Her honors and awards include RSNA trainee research prize, RSNA Certificate of Merit award, and multiple travel awards from European, American, and international societies.
Her research interests/expertise includes functional imaging (resting state and task based fMRI), head and neck imaging, spine imaging and intervention, and healthcare policies and management.
2014 Member-in-Training Award for Outstanding RSNA Presentation in Radiology Oncology
Jennifer Shah, MD
The Role of PET/CT in the Nodal Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Shah completed her undergraduate studies in nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During this time, she was involved in multiple research projects pertaining to tumor biology, which led to her interest in medicine and oncology. She went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received other awards for academic distinction. She excelled during her internship as well, receiving the Intern of the Year Award at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is currently a resident physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford. She enjoys caring for cancer patients immensely. During her residency training, she has developed particular interest in clinical research pertaining to head and neck cancer, lung cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, and esophageal cancer. Her research focuses on the role of radiation therapy and neck dissection in oral cavity cancer. She is also initiating a prospective clinical trial investigating toxicity management for radiation dermatitis. In addition to her research endeavors, Dr. Shah has a strong interest in medical education and has played an active role in mentoring medical students and contributing to the educational resources in her residency program. Upon completion of her residency training, Dr. Shah looks forward to pursuing an academic career in radiation oncology.