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resident graduates from 2018Congratulations to all of our residents and fellows on completing their programs. We wish you all luck in your careers, and to those staying at the University of Minnesota, we look forward to continuing to work together.

The residency program graduates and their future plans are as follows:

Minnesota radiologists with Tanzania doctors“In the 25 years I’ve been going to Tanzania, I’ve seen the average life expectancy go from 46 to 71,” says Dr. Michael Nelson, University of Minnesota Radiologist, “It started off as a remote volunteer effort. There were no resources, no money. Now, there is better employment, insurance, modern equipment and a cancer center.

Every year, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine asks thousands of doctors in the Twin Cities metro area the question: Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one needed medical attention?

The University of Minnesota Medical School congratulates Dr. Jafar Golzarian from the Department of Radiology on being selected to receive the 2018 Honorary Member of Chinese College of Interventionalists (CCI)—the highest honor awarded by the society.

The University of Minnesota is the number one enrolling site in the nation for the Extract PE clinical trial. Michael S. Rosenberg, MD, FSIR, Department of Radiology is the PI for the trial involving 25 sites across the US with a target of 150 treated cases.

“We are fortunate to be included in this trial with several other great centers across the country,” said Rosenberg.

Many physicians have a personal driver behind why they chose their career path. For Dr. Takashi Takahashi, it was his mother’s cancer when he was a child.

“My mother went through cancer treatment when I was in elementary school. This experience was what first interested me in the field of medicine.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, current incidence rates suggest roughly 12.4 percent of women born in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. 

Helping women through their fight with cancer are physicians at the University of Minnesota Health Breast Center. In recent years, University of Minnesota radiologists have increasingly used a technique called contrast mammography to detect enhancing breast lesions.

Howard Ansel, MD has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the welfare of persons with communication, swallowing and/or balance disorders. 

For Colorado native Dan Hayward, becoming a physician wasn’t something he planned on when he moved to Minnesota for college. While pursuing a bachelor degree in chemistry, he began to think about his career options.

“I started looking at the life I would have as a chemist, and I wanted to feel like I was doing something more to directly help people,” said Hayward.

Michael T. Nelson, M.D., FACR was chosen to receive the 2018 American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation Global Humanitarian Award in the category of individual radiologist. Dr. Nelson’s work on improving health care in Tanzania through the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, the Foundation for Cancer Care and the East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation played a large role in the decision.