UPMC Radiologists named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2020

Congratulations to the radiologists: Vikas Agarwal, H. Scott Beasley, Wendie Berg, Barton F. Branstetter, William T. Delfyett, Carl Fuhrman, Marion A. Hughes, Emanuel Kanal, Joan M. Lacomis, Paul J. Lee, Joseph M. Mettenburg Paula M. Novelli, William E. Rothfus, Jules H. Sumkin, Jeffrey D. Towers, and Mitchell E. Tublin as “Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors” of 2020.

Congratulations to the radiologists selected under Radiology as “Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors” of 2020:

Employee Appreciation Day 2020

Happy Employee Appreciation Day everyone!! Thanks for all that you do each and every day for Radiology! The impact that you have on our patients, our research, and our daily operations is immeasurable. You are at the heart of what we do, and we are so grateful to have you as part of our team. THANK YOU! Drifter the therapy dog was certainly the star of the show!

Frontiers in Molecular Imaging: State-of-the-Art PET Imaging in Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology

The Division of Nuclear Medicine was fortunate enough to hold a symposium on Nov 21, 2019 entitled: “Frontiers in Molecular Imaging: State-of- the-Art PET Imaging in Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology”, backed by a great leadership from the department chairman Dr. Jules Sumkin. The venue was the Cathedral Room on the top floor of the Oaklander Hotel on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The symposium was organized in part to commemorate the long career of our very own radiochemist, Chet Mathis, PhD, who invented and validated the Pittsburgh compound-B (PiB). This PET radiotracer capable of imaging beta amyloid plaques aids in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and has spawned an entire field of neuroimaging of dementias. A truly world class faculty from top institutions had graced the the event. The keynote speaker Dr.


Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Zhang for being the recipient of the PRS sponsored RUTHERFORD-LAVANTY FELLOWSHIP in Government Relations.

Diagnosis Live RadRes Competition Champions!

Congratulations to the UPMC Resident RSNA team!! Our small but mighty team WON the RSNA resident imaging interpretation contest. The competition was stiff and included strong teams from across the US and Canada. Pat, Lori, and Jessica were in first place after the qualifying round (with Emory close behind) and established a commanding lead in the final round to cinch the victory. Well done team!!

Best Radiology Educator 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Emanuel Kanal for the Best Radiology Educator 2019 award selected by the Minnies awards.

Woman Receiving Experimental Treatments For Pancreatic Cancer At UPMC

A clinical trial underway at UPMC for an innovative, targeted treatment for pancreatic cancer delivered via a special catheter shows promising results. Hear more about this treatment and her patient Darlene Bossola's progress from SIR member Dr. Paula Novelli on KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh.

UPMC First Place Award – GEST 2019

Congratulations to Chandler Fountain, one of our second year residents, who won an award for his presentation at a prestigious meeting in NY this past May. His poster - Intrathoracic Hemorrhage, Hemothorax, and Vascular Malformations: Pitfalls and Pearls for Successful Management - was awarded first place in the category of Case Reports and Posters. Great job Chandler!

Fountain C, Novelli P, Orons P. Intrathoracic Hemorrhage, Hemothorax, and Vascular Malformations: Pitfalls and Pearls for Successful Management. 13th Annual Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST). May 9-12, 2019, New York, NY. Awarded First Place – Case Reports & Posters.


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