Emerging Leader Scholarship

The RLI Emerging Leader Scholarship for the RLI Summit offers residents and fellows the opportunity for an intense and immersive course in medical leadership and the business aspects of radiology. This is for trainees who have demonstrated a strong interest in leadership and who show promise to both become leaders in our field and to also contribute to the future of radiology.

The Emerging Leader Scholarship application submission process will open on Monday, January 8, 2024.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Past leadership experience such as serving as chief resident, participating as a member of the ACR RFS, or serving in another medical leadership position.

  • Substantiated and sustained interest in leadership development

  • Personal qualities that indicate the candidate has exceptional leadership potential.  


Residents and fellows working in the field of radiology are eligible if they:

  • Are a current ACR member
  • Are currently enrolled as a resident or fellow in an ACGME accredited U.S. or Canadian Residency/Fellowship Program
  • Will be an R3-R4 or a fellow as of the RLI Summit in September 2024
  • Prior engagement with RLI offerings, i.e., program participation, webinar attendance, course completion, etc.
  • Must be able to attend the 2024 RLI Summit, September 6-8 at the Boston Seaport Hotel


Awardees will receive:

  • Complimentary registration, lodging, and travel to the 2024 RLI Summit
  • Recognition at the 2024 RLI Summit
  • Recognition in ACR publication

Application Requirements

All submissions are required to include:
A completed application form, with general information, and the below information as three attachments.
1) Document describing
  • Your past leadership experiences
  • Your level of engagement with the RLI, such as individual courses or programs in which the candidate has participated
  • Your short and long-term professional goals
  • How you plan to use knowledge gained from attending the 2024 RLI Summit
2) One (1) letter of recommendation from your current residency or fellowship program director, or department chair which includes a statement that you will be able to attend the meeting.
3) Current CV

The Application submission process is closed. It will open on Monday, January 8, 2024.

The Emerging Leader Scholarship application submission process is closed. It will open on Monday, January 8, 2024.

Congratulations 2023 Recipients

Dr. Grenier

Rachel Grenier, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital Interventional Rad Integrated Program
Dr. Hefferman

Gerald Hefferman, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Dr. Reeves

Russell A. Reeves, MD

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Scalabrino

Rebecca Scalabrino, DO

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Michelle Shnayder-Adams, MD, MPH

Michelle M. Shnayder-Adams, MD, MPH

University of Michigan
Dr. Sill

Andrew Sill, MD

College of Medicine Mayo Clinic Arizona
Dr. Varney

Elliot Varney, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Dr. Zuwasti

Ufara Zuwasti, MD, MSc

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

View Past Scholarship Recipients

Year Received Recipient Institution at Time of Award
2022 Aaron Bush, MD Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
2022 Amina Farooq, MD Mather Hospital/Northwell
2022 Aubrey Frazzitta, MD University of Arizona
2022 Robert E. Gray Jr., MD Temple University Hospital
2022 Mohammed Ismail, DO Ohio State University
2022 Karim Nasra, MD Ascension Providence/Michigan State University
2022 Olufunmilola Oladini, MD, MBA Stanford Health Care
2022 Kirang Patel, MD University of Missouri at Kansas City
2020 Amanda J Batten, DO San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Edu Consortium
2020 Atheeth Hiremath, MD University of Maryland
2020 Desi Schiess, MD University of Texas Southwestern
2020 Domnique Newallo, MD, RT(R) , (CT) Emory University School of Medicine
2020 Grace Zhu, MD University of Utah Health
2020 Mary D Maher, MD Mass General / Harvard Medical School
2020 Natasha Monga, MD Case Western Reserve Univ/MetroHealth Med Ctr
2020 Samuel Tesfalidet, MD University of Colorado
2020 Shadi Abdar Esfahani, MD, MPH Mass General / Harvard Medical School
2020 Warren Ross, MD Walter Reed / National Capital Consortium
2019 Anna V. Trofimova, MD, Ph.D Emory University, School of Medicine
2019 Ariadne DeSimone, MD, MPH Brigham & Women's
2019 Jennifer Buckley, MD University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC)
2019 Matthew Alvin, MD, MBA, MS, MA Johns Hopkins
2019 Olga Laur, MD Brigham & Women's
2019 Parthiv Mehta, MD Baystate Medical Center
2019 Ross Varma, MD Mount Sinai West
2019 Ruth Gershon, MD University of Mississippi Medical Center
2019 Yuqi Wang, MD Baylor College of Medicine
2019 Zachary Shin Jeng, MD Baylor College of Medicine
2018 Austin Dixon, MD Duke University
2018 Dania Daye, MD, Ph.D Massachusetts General Hospital
2018 Daniel Ortiz, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School
2018 David Maldow, MD University of Rochester Med Ctr Interven Rad
2018 Jeffrey Daniel Jensen, MD Johns Hopkins University
2018 Luke A Gilman, MD Baylor College of Medicine
2018 Mitchell Wilson, MD University of Alberta
2018 Nisha Sankaran, MD University of Mississippi Medical Center-Diagnostic Radiology Program
2018 Patricia Balthazar, MD Emory University
2018 Shahar Glomski, MD Brigham & Women's Hospital Radiology Residency
2017 Brett Walker, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
2017 Christopher J Yen, MD Baylor College of Medicine
2017 Christopher R McAdams, MD Wake Forest School of Medicine
2017 Colin Young, MD National Capital Consortium - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
2017 Karan Patel, MD Wayne State University
2017 Michael Booker, MD UC San Diego
2017 My Linh Nguyen, MD Johns Hopkins
2017 Rebecca Rakow-Penner, MD,PHD University of CA San Diego
2017 Stephane L Desouches, DO University of Missouri Kansas City
2017 Tiffany Sae Kho, MD Indiana University School of Medicine- Radiology Residency
2016 Aditi A Desai, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2016 Amy Patel, MD University of Kansas-Wichita
2016 Dana J Lin, MD Columbia University Medical Center
2016 Daniel Robert L'Heureux, MD Rush University Medical Center
2016 Devaki Shilpa Surasi, MD The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
2016 Joseph C Wildenberg, MD, Ph.D Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2016 Kazim Narsinh, MD UC San Diego
2016 Kelsey Anne Flynt, MD University of Michigan
2016 Laura Eisenmenger, MD University of UT
2016 Sarah Pittman, MD Memorial University
2016 Vivek Kalia, MD, MPH, MS University of Vermont Medical Center
2015 Andrew Thomas Colucci, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2015 Christopher Daniel Maroules, MD UT Southwestern Medical Center
2015 Donald J Perry, MD University of Washington Radiology Residency
2015 Gelareh Sadigh, MD Emory University
2015 Kate Hanneman, MD Cardiovascular Imaging, Stanford University
2015 Magda Rizer, DO Mount Sinai Medical Center
2015 Manisha Bahl, MD Duke University Medical Center
2015 Patrick J Richard, MD, MPH University of Washington
2015 Paul Franklin von Herrmann, MD University of Kentucky
2015 Ryan Alexander, MD Mount Sinai Medical Center
2015 William D Kerridge, MD Indiana University
2014 Arash M Saemi, MD Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
2014 Chrystal N Obi, MD Stanford University
2014 Henry Y Chou, MD Indiana University School of Medicine
2014 Ian Amber, MD Pennsylvania Hospital
2014 Josephina A Vossen, MD, Ph.D Bridgeport Hospital
2014 Joshua D Nassiri, MD Naval Medical Center San Diego
2014 Kevin S Baker, MD Stony Brook University Medical Center
2014 Lori Mankowski Gettle, MD, MBA Pennsylvania State Hershey Medical Center
2014 Lukasz Babiarz, MD Johns Hopkins Diagnostic Radiology
2014 Neil U Lall, MD Ochsner Clinic Foundation
2014 Nicole Curci, MD Case Western Reserve University
2014 Olga Mengin, MD Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
2014 Randy Miles, MD University of Illinois Chicago
2014 Rustain Lee Morgan, MD University of Kansas Medical Center
2014 Shannon G Farmakis, MD Saint Louis Univ. Health Sci Ctr.
2013 Andrew Kent Moriarity, MD Henry Ford Hospital
2013 H Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD Massachusetts General Hospital - Diagnostic Radiology
2013 Lisa Mabry, MD University of Alabama
2013 Matthew B Harper, MD Geisinger Medical Center
2013 McKinley Glover IV, MD, MHS Massachusetts General Hospital
2013 Paul B Lewis, MD, MS Rush University Medical Center
2013 Robert A Mackey, MD Med College of GA at GA Regents Univ
2013 Stephen J Hunt, MD Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2013 Steven M Temkin, MD Hartford Hospital Diagnostic Radiology Residency
2013 Zachary Edward Ballenger, MD Indiana University Radiology