Brigham and Women’s Hospital Radiology Education

Welcome from the Vice Chair of Radiology Education

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a long tradition and deep commitment to radiology education including a Harvard Medical School Clerkship, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Nuclear Medicine Residency, the new IR/DR Residency and eleven Radiology Fellowships. In addition, the Brigham and Women’s Radiology department offers subspecialty observerships to practicing physicians and Continuing Medical Education courses in many subspecialty areas of radiology. The department also serves as a clinical internship site for radiology technologists.

William Mayo-Smith, MD, FACR, Vice-Chair, Radiology Education

William W. Mayo-Smith, MD, FACR
Vice-Chair, Radiology Education

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Brigham Radiology Residency website! I hope this site will help give you a sense of our training programs and what makes us unique.  

At BWH, you will be welcomed into the Brigham family where you will train with bright, enthusiastic colleagues in a friendly and supportive environment. The Brigham family includes residents with varied backgrounds and diverse interests who value academic and clinical excellence, intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, collegiality and kindness. Our residency family includes not only your fellow residents, but around 120 expert faculty members who are deeply committed to providing you with world-class training to deliver excellent, high-quality patient care and to developing future leaders in the field of radiology. Our wealth of resources includes a wide breadth of pathology at our home institution and at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, cutting-edge research opportunities, advanced imaging informatics, opportunities at the Center for Evidence Based Imaging, the STRATUS simulation center, and teaching opportunities through neighboring Harvard Medical School. Our conference curriculum is well organized, includes innovative teaching methods and curricula, and is aimed at preparing residents for the Core exam. Overall, our BWH residency programs will allow you to grow, succeed and emerge from your residency training as the very best radiologist you can be – ready to lead and impact our specialty in whatever area you ultimately practice.  

I am so proud to lead the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program and am excited for you to consider training with us! 

Sara Durfee, MD
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology

Welcome from 2022-2023 Chiefs

Thank you for your interest in the Radiology Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital! 

As you navigate our website, we hope that you will get a sense of the tremendous opportunities that our program has to offer-from research and teaching to leadership and wellness initiatives, just to name a few. These wide-ranging opportunities, paired with world-class clinical training, are some of the key reasons we chose to train at BWH. 

At BWH, we work to foster a culture of intellectual curiosity, collegiality, and kindness. We value the camaraderie and support we receive from our co-residents, faculty, and colleagues across the whole of Mass General Brigham. The fabric of our community is made even more vibrant by the diverse backgrounds and unique experiences of our residents. As a resident in our program, you will be an integral part of the Brigham family as we work together to advance the field of radiology and improve the health and wellbeing of the patients in our care. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly-we are more than happy to help guide you through the application process and to answer any questions that you may have about the program.


The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chief Radiology residents

Gerald Hefferman, MD
Gerald Hefferman, MD
Jeannie Kochkodan-Self, MD
Jeannie Kochkodan-Self, MD
Colette Glaser, MD
Colette Glaser, MD