Brigham and Women’s Hospital Radiology Education

Our mission statement

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Radiology Educational Programs aim to provide world-class training to develop future leaders in the fields of radiology and medicine. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds with varied clinical and extraclinical interests, which we believe truly enriches the learning environment. We value academic and clinical excellence, intellectual curiosity and desire for discovery and innovation, leadership potential, collegiality and kindness.

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, IR/DR residency, Nuclear Medicine 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

Sara Durfee, MD
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology

Welcome from 2024-2025 Chiefs

Thank you for your interest in the Radiology Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital! We’re excited to share why we are so passionate about our program.

As you explore our website, we hope you get a sense of the incredible breadth of opportunities our program offers in research, medical education, innovation, leadership, and resident wellness, amongst others. Paired with world-class clinical training from leaders in the field, we believe our program provides outstanding opportunities for its residents, no matter which professional path they choose to pursue.

At the heart of our program is a welcoming culture of intellectual curiosity, collegiality, and kindness. One of our greatest strengths is the camaraderie and support that exists among our co-residents, faculty, and colleagues across the entire organization. The fabric of our community is made even more vibrant by the diverse backgrounds and unique experiences of our residents, who come to Boston from all over the globe. As part of the Brigham family, you’ll work alongside faculty and leadership to advance the field of radiology and improve the health and well-being of the patients in our care. It’s this inclusive, supportive culture, paired with academic excellence, that we believe sets our program apart.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the chief residents directly with any questions. We’re honored that you are considering our program and look forward to meeting you during the upcoming application season!

John Miller, MD
DR Chief Resident 
Stephanie Walker, MD
DR Chief Resident
Olumide Olulade, MD, PhD
IR Chief Resident
Ke Zhang, MD
IR Chief Resident