Rutgers Health – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Letter from the Diagnostic Radiology Program Director

Tej Phatak

As a business school graduate and a pediatrician who subsequently trained in radiology, I believe resident education must emphasize customer service and clinical impact. I am privileged to work with an extremely collegial and cohesive faculty overseeing the education of dedicated, bright, and enthusiastic residents training in a diverse urban quaternery-care setting. Our program has 3 diagnostic radiology residents per year, 1 of whom may be selected for Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR). I have chosen to orient the priorities of the residents around 4 “Ps” [Patient care, Professionalism, Process, and Productivity] which I believe capture the essence of training progression in any specialty. It is my sincere wish to graduate the most compassionate and clinically relevant radiologists able to excel in both private and academic environments.

Our diagnostic radiology residency program consists of rotations at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), a 665-bed teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region through all major subspecialties. Residents have ample opportunities for direct clinical care, research, teaching, and interdepartmental conferences/lectures. NBIMC is home to the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, which includes a PICU, NICU, Pediatric Emergency Department, and multiple pediatric subspecialties, giving our residents not only a rich experience during their pediatric radiology rotation but also consistent pediatric radiology exposure on call. Our graduates feel confident handling common pediatric radiology cases, a valuable skillset today given that pediatric radiologists are in chronic short supply nationally.

Tej Phatak, MD, MBA

Letter from the ESIR Program Director

Sujoy Menon

NBIMC is proud to offer the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) pathway to interested residents. Our institution is currently accredited for one position per residency class. Candidates apply for ESIR in their second year of residency. Completion of ESIR allows advanced placement into the 2nd year of an independent IR fellowship, reducing the total training time to only six years.

The program requires at least eight interventional radiology rotations, one ICU rotation, and up to three interventional radiology-related rotations during the R1(PGY-2) - R4(PGY-5) years. It also requires at least 500 interventional radiology or interventional radiology-related procedures.

Our IR section is staffed by fellowship-trained interventional radiologists, one physician assistant, and a full complement of dedicated IR nurses and technologists. We offer a broad spectrum of services such as interventional oncology (including ablations and TACE), dialysis access work, biliary interventions, genitourinary interventions (including uterine artery embolization), venous thrombolysis (including DVT and PE), and due to our serving a busy emergency department, all manner of emergent embolizations including GI bleeding, solid organ and pelvic trauma. Our patient population is diverse and ranges from patients with limited access to healthcare presenting with advanced disease to oncologic patients that we follow longitudinally in our dedicated IR clinic.

Sujoy Menon, MD, MBA

Diagnostic Radiology Program Details

Program Director:
Tej Phatak, MD, MBA

Associate Program Director:
Luke Partyka, MD

ESIR Program Director:
Sujoy Menon, MD, MBA

Program Coordinator:
Maria Figueroa, MBA

Length of Program:

4 years (preliminary/transitional year required)

Number of Residents:



Recent full renewal by the ACGME on October 8, 2018. Sponsoring institution is Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences as of August 17, 2020.


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Ave at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
Tel: (973) 926-7960
Fax: (973) 282-0911


We participate in the NRMP and accept applications through ERAS. Interviews will be conducted virtually this year but we will try our best to give applicants a flavor of the wonderful training environment we offer.

Rutgers Health

Residency and fellowship programs training at RWJBarnabas Health benefit from the resources and interprofessional opportunities available through the Rutgers Health institutional sponsorship. Learn more about all of the Rutgers Health sponsored graduate medical education programs on our sponsoring institution webpage.

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