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Meet the Program Director

Dear Applicant,

Dr. Lilja Solnes

Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The primary mission of the training program in Diagnostic Radiology is to provide superb clinical training in each area of diagnostic imaging. This mission is achieved with a large full-time faculty and the resources of the highest ranked clinical facility in the country. Teaching is a top priority for our faculty, and residents are exposed to a wealth of fascinating case material in a friendly, nurturing, hard-working but low-pressure environment. Our vision for the residency is simple. We strive to train excellent radiologists and future leaders, whether that’s in clinical practice, teaching or research. Our goal is to challenge and set high expectations. Honesty, integrity, professionalism and hard work are keys to success here at Hopkins.

In addition to our goal of training leaders in academic radiology, Johns Hopkins aims to foster leadership skills in all potential areas of radiology practice. Faculty are committed to mentoring residents in research and professional development; residents may arrange research time in a number of flexible ways. The program consists of four years of residency training with a strongly encouraged fellowship in your field of choice. Most of our residents stay at Hopkins. However, those electing to go elsewhere are strongly supported and find excellent fellowships.

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Match Program. We will offer 12 PGY-2 positions in the forthcoming interview season, including 8 positions in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program (#1242420A0), 3 positions in the Interventional Radiology (IR/DR) track, and 1 position in the Molecular Imaging track. Successful applicants will begin residency on July 1, 2022. The deadline for receipt of applications and all required documentation is November 15, 2020. Dean's letters and updated transcripts will be the only documentation accepted after the deadline. Required documentation includes USMLE Step 1 scores, medical school transcript, three recommendation letters from clinical faculty or attendings, a personal statement and curriculum vitae. Applications and documentation will only be accepted through ERAS.


Lilja Solnes, M.D., M.B.A
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Tony Lin, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Atif Zaheer, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Katlyn Spessato
Program Coordinator, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Daniel Grupp
Program Coordinator, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
601 N. Caroline St., Room 4223
Baltimore, MD 21287-0801

If you have any questions about the residency program or application process, please contact Katlyn Spessato at

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