Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine (JPNM) Residency

Welcome to the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. This is an ACGME-approved residency training program dedicated to the training of the next generation of leaders in academic and clinical Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (NMMI). The program is based in the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and fully integrated with other Harvard Medical School-affiliated institutions including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System.

This unique collaborative program, established in 1971, has long and venerable history of drawing on a broad wealth of faculty expertise and extensive research resources across participating institutions to provide the trainees with exposure to a broad range of applications of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Hyewon Hyun, MD
Hyewon Hyun, MD
Program Director

Anthony Parker, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director

Heather A. Jacene, MD
Associate Program Director

Danielle Beasley
Program Coordinator
Email: dbeasley1@mgb,org

About The Program


The goal is to prepare qualified MD or MD/PhD trainees to practice nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at the highest level. This is accomplished through a series of supervised clinical rotations, didactic and laboratory learning, and participation in teaching and research activities at Brigham and Women’s Hospital NMMI and the JPNM-affiliated institutions.


The trainees develop progressive proficiency in clinical NMMI while mastering in-depth skills in the sub-specialized applications of NMMI including pediatrics, oncology, cardiology and radiotherapy through a series of supervised, complementary clinical rotations in the Divisions of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the VA Boston Healthcare System.

In each rotation, the trainees receive supervised training in all aspects of clinical nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. After the completion of each rotation, faculty at each affiliate institution provide a detailed evaluation of each resident regarding their progress in each of the ACGME core competency requirements.

The curriculum consists of scientific and non-interpretative courses given throughout the year. There are multiple conferences that are held weekly, monthly, or annually, with clinical and scientific content.  


  • Summer Core Nuclear Medicine: July- September
  • Physics & Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine: August- December
  • Dosimetry: March
  • Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: January- March
  • Health Physics and Radiation Safety: April- May


  • Clinical Conferences: Tuesdays
  • Monthly Case Conference: Tuesdays
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Seminars in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: Thursday
  • NMMI and Radiology Grand Rounds at each institution
  • Research Project Presentation: June

Tumor Board:

  • Prostate Cancer: Monday
  • Endocrine: Wednesday
  • Neuroendocrine: Wednesday
  • Additional tumor boards at BCH


Trainees are encouraged and expected to participate in research activities with the goal of presenting project results at national or regional meetings and in peer-reviewed journals and review articles. The trainees will also present their research project at the end of the year. The trainees are matched with research mentors.

Training Pathways and Application

Nuclear Medicine (NM) Residency

Applicants who have completed training in Diagnostic Radiology:

One year of NM residency training is offered to individuals who, at the time of entering the JPNM, will have successfully completed training in an ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology (DR) program or a similar DR program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC.

Applicants who have completed training in other medical specialties:

This pathway is designed for exceptional applicants who have successfully completed a residency in Nuclear Medicine or Diagnostic Radiology outside of United States, including one preparatory clinical year and consists of one to two years of training dependent on prior experience.

Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid ECFMG certificate and proof of eligibility for a J-1 or H-1 clinical visa.

Interested candidates can submit an electronic application here.

Applications require the following to be uploaded as pdfs:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Recent Photo (jpeg)
  • Three (3) contacts for faculty letters of reference (at least one from PD)
  • Exam Transcripts
  • If applicable, ECFMG Certificate

Program contact:

Danielle Beasley
Program Coordinator
Phone: 617-732-6290
Email: dbeasley1@mgb,org

Combined Diagnostic Radiology/Nuclear Medicine (DR/NM) Residency

This is a dual certification pathway offered to those who have completed 1-year of training in an ACGME accredited program in clinical area (eg. internal medicine, surgery, transitional). Trainees in this pathway are fully integrated into ACGME-accredited BWH DR/NM programs. The first three years of training are dedicated to training in Core Diagnostic Radiology, and the last two years of training are focused on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging with opportunities for translational research and electives tailored to each individual’s interest and career goals.

Trainees who plan to enter this pathway may declare this intention during application to the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at BWH. Alternatively, trainees may apply for this pathway later in their Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at BWH. Trainees are expected to successfully sit for both ABR and ABNM board certification examinations.  






  • Sheung Chee Ng, MD


  • Yamin Dou, MD

BWH: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
BCH: Boston Children’s Hospital
DFCI: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

BIDMC: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
VA: VA Boston Healthcare System

Current Residents

Miguel Almeida, MD
Facultad de Medicina – UACH, 2013
Michael Kavanaugh, MD
Tulane School of Medicine, 2017
Aleksandra Krokhmal, MD
New York Medical College, 2018
Aamir Latif
Muhammad A. Latif, MD
Allama Iqbal Medical College, 2005


  • 2023
    Eric Dietsche, MD – Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine division, Clinician Educator at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Lokesh Chinthakunta, MD – ED residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Joshua Jadwin, MD – Diagnostic Radiology and Internal Medicine, Carney Hospital
    Merissa Zeman, MD – Physician/ Diagnostic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2022
    Elisa Franquet, MD – Assistant Professor, Nuclear Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School
    Muhammad A. Latif, MD – Continuing JPNM residency
    Faisal Jamal, MD – Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania in Cardiothoracic imaging
    Lokeshwar R. Chinthakunta, MD – Continuing JPNM residency
  • 2021
    Jian Dong, MD – Staff Radiologist, York, ME
    Jason Halpern, MD – Assistant Prof. Diagnostic Imaging, Providence, RI
    Hyesun Park, MD – Nuclear Medicine Staff, BWH, Boston, MA
    Hina Shah, MD – Nuclear Medicine Staff, BWH, Boston, MA
  • 2020
    Jian Dong, MD – Diagnostic Radiology Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Jason Halpern, MD – Diagnostic Radiology Residency: Alpert Medical Schoo l of Brown University
    James L. Leake, MD – Nuclear Radiologist, ARA Diagnostic Imaging, Austin, TX
    Thomas Sheung Chee Ng, MD, Ph.D – Staff Radiologist (MGH), Instructor in Radiology (HMS)
    Hyesun Park, MD – Radiology Residency: Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Breast & Thyroid Imaging Fellowship, Dept. of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Oncologic Imaging (PET-CT) Fellowship, DFCI/BWH, Boston, MA
    Hina Shah, MD – Nuclear Medicine & PET/CT residency: Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India
    Gabriela (Missine) Spilberg, MD – Attending Physician, Jefferson Radiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
  • 2019
    Jason Gillum, MD – Private Practice Radiologist, Fort Wayne, IN
    Shahar Glomski, MD – Staff Radiologist, Midstate Radiology Associates, Meriden, CT
  • 2018
    Gisele Cruz, MD – Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
    Elizabeth Dibble, MD – Breast Imaging Staff, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI
    Eric C. Ehman, MD – Assistant Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Ryan Reddy, MD – Nuclear Medicine Staff, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    Miguel Ramirez MD, MBA – Nuclear Medicine Staff, University of Connecticut Health, Department of Radiology, Farmington, CT
  • 2017
    Mukta Agrawal, MD – Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
    Caitlin Connolly, MD – Diagnostic Radiology Staff, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
  • 2016
    Hisham Dahmoush, MD – Diagnostic Radiology Staff, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA
    Dillenia Rosica, MD – Diagnostic Radiology Staff, Geisinger Radiology, Danville, PA
    Vijay Yerubandi, MD, MS – Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Staff, Durham, NC
  • 2015
    Andrew Aikins, MD – Nuclear Radiologist, Orlando, VA Medical Center
    Bradley Fehrenbach, MD – Nuclear Radiologist, Diversified Radiologists, Denver, CO
    Mark Mingos, MD – Section Head, Nuclear Medicine, Dept. of Radiology, Guthrie Clinic, Ithaca, NY
    Matthew Robertson, MD – Nuclear Medicine Staff physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2014
    Liran Domachevsky. MD – Rabin Medical Center – Beillinson Hospital, Israel
    Neha Kwatra, MD – Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston MA
    Christopher Mudge, MD – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth VA
    Tarun Singhal, MD – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA
  • 2013
    Jennifer Kwak, MD – University of Colorado, Denver CO
    Nishant Verma, MD – Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Scottsdale AZ
    Jason Waschmann, MD – UT-Southwestern, Dallas TX
    Trisha Youn, MD – New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York NY
  • 2012
    Kevin Leightner, MD – Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY
    Robert Markelewicz, MD – Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Boston MA
    Maria Parayno, MD – Mercy Radiology Group, Sacramento CA
    Ilana Warsofsky, MD – Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston MA
  • 2011
    Benjamin Halpern, MD – Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Phillip Koo, MD – University of Colorado, Denver CO
    Aaron Lewis, MD – United Imaging Consultants, Mission KN
    Geoffrey Sakellis. MD – Simon Med Imaging, Scottsdale AZ
  • 2010
    David M. DeLonga, MD, PhD – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth VA
    Grainne McAuley, MBBS – St. James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Gesa Neumann, MD – Georgia Regents University, Augusta GA
    Levi Sokol, MD – University Radiology, New Brunswick NJ