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History of the Training Program

In 2004, the program increased the number of residency positions from two to six, and in 2007, from six to nine. With few exceptions, all of the residency positions have been filled. The program has always had a high faculty-to-resident ratio. Harvey Ziessman, M.D., author of Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites, was the residency program director from 2006 to 2015. Before joining the Hopkins faculty, he was the residency program director from 1991 to 2003 at Georgetown University.
From 2015-2017, Lilja Solnes, M.D., M.B.A. has directed the Nuclear Medicine residency program. From, 2018- 2020 , A. Cahid Civelek, M.D. has directed the Nuclear Medicine residency program. In 2020, Dr. Reema Goel took over as program director.
Residents standing on the Johns Hopkins Dome

The Johns Hopkins University Nuclear Medicine Residency has been ACGME accredited since 1974. Henry Wagner Jr., M.D., likely the most well-known nuclear medicine physician in the world, was the division director for almost 30 years. Richard Wahl, M.D., a distinguished teacher, researcher and clinician, served as the division director from 2001 to 2015. The current division director, Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned leader in Molecular Imaging.

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