Interventional Radiology - Integrated Residency Program
Meet our Chief Resident
2023-2024 Chief Resident Ranjan Ragulojan. Click below to find out why our residents chose the University of Minnesota for their radiology residencies.
Where are you from? Toronto, Canada
Where did you go to undergrad and medical school? Undergraduate: University of Waterloo, Medical school: University of Kentucky
What do you do when you're not practicing medicine? Spend time with my family, gym, hike, basketball and cook.
Why did you choose the U of M for your residency? Excellent training with exposure to large and diverse case volume between the U and HCMC. Plus the Twin Cities are a great location to live and train with pretty much all the perks of any big city without as much of the negatives.
Where do you see yourself in the near future? Somewhere practicing Interventional Radiology.
TY, Class of 2029
Connor Solan, MD
Hobbies: I love to read speculative fiction/SF fantasy. When I'm not reading or at work I enjoy fitness.
Why did you choose U of M for residency? I was drawn to the University of Minnesota by the comprehensive education offered in the Interventional Radiology program, the collegial atmosphere among residents/staff, and by the support of my family and my wife’s family who call Minnesota home.
Pooya Torkian, MD
Hobbies: Traveling, Music shows/concerts, Tennis, Waterskiing
Why did you choose U of M for residency? I was attracted to the University of Minnesota for its emphasis on patient care and its track record of producing high-impact research. I desired to train in a place where I would have access to a diverse patient population from the very rare to the very common. During my interviews, it was apparent that UMN had that and much more to offer!
RL1, Class of 2028
Stephanie Dybicz, MD
Education: Creighton University School of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship
Hobbies: Walking my Siberian husky, crafting cocktails, exploring new restaurants, basketball and indoor cycling.
Why did you choose U of M for residency? The breadth and depth of cases and commitment to diversity brought me to Minnesota. The IR training alone at U of M is a reason to come here for IR, as there are no other nearby institutions competing for the same complex cases. Minneapolis is the home of companies like Medtronic, 3M, and Boston Scientific, so you'll have networking, educational events, research, and device development at your disposal. Women continue to be a minority in radiology, (even more so in IR), yet half of Minnesota's radiology residents are women! During the interview season, I was invited to join a meeting with U of M's Marie Curie club, a group of women in radiology that come together to mingle, discuss their experiences, and support one another through it all. That really stood out to me as I made my rank list, and I could not be happier here in the Twin Cities!
Theodore Peterson, MD
Education: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science,, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2022-2023, Internship
Hobbies: Spending time outdoors camping and hiking, and spending time with my family. I also like to follow college football, especially the Big Ten Conference.
Why did you choose U of M for residency? I chose UMN for the opportunity to train at a highly regarded program, but most importantly one that boasts a very collegial and supportive working environment. Also, the depth and breadth of cases in IR and a curriculum and faculty that provides robust training in both IO and VIR was a huge draw. Finally, I love the atmosphere and vibe of the Twin Cities area: it's big enough to have everything my family could want, but still has the feeling of a much smaller and more family friendly place than most big metro areas.
RL2, Class of 2027
Anthony Osifuye, MD
Education: University of Minnesota Medical School; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife, biking, cooking, dancing, eating at new restaurants, and traveling. I also enjoy rapping and making ceramic pottery.
Why did you chose U of M for residency? I chose the University of Minnesota for residency because of the strong degree of team work, collegiality, and camaraderie along with the culture of excellence that exists in the department among the faculty and staff. The IR department boasts a long history of medical device innovation and internationally renowned research, which I am excited to get involved in. The U of M is one of few programs that continues to train residents in peripheral arterial disease interventions, which is an area that I am highly interested in because the condition disproportionately affects African-Americans. In addition, the U of M has a vast array of complex pathology that will diversify and enhance my skills as a future interventionalist. The U of M has also has robust outpatient clinic providing longitudinal patient care experiences, which will enable me to develop into a physician with strong clinical acumen. I am absolutely thrilled to be receiving my training at the U of M, which has both a strong Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology department.
Enio Perez Torres, MD, MPH
Education: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH; Medical College of Wisconsin; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2021-2022, Internship
Hobbies: Augmented Reality, 3D Printing, Medical Devices, Health Policy, and Camping.
Why did you chose U of M for residency? I knew I would get exceptional training both in diagnostic and intervetional Radiology. Most importantly, the faculty and trainees I had met were friendly, supportive and proud of their program. The U has strong well rounded departments across the board in all diagnostic subspecialties and is among the best NIH funded programs nationaly. The IR section provides excellent traning across a variety of procedures by faculty that lecture at the national and international level. I'm also excited about the posibility to get involved in high profile clinical trials currently taking part at the U. In addition, Minneapolis is a hot spot for medical device development with some of the worlds largest medical device companies and numerous startups located around the Twin Cities.
RL3, Class of 2026
Education: Creighton University School of Medicine
Education: Medical School-Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Graduate School-Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Hobbies: Mountain biking, kayaking, overlanding
Why did you choose U of M for residency? Diverse pathology, supportive learning environment, ample research opportunities, thriving medical device development industry in the Twin Cities
RL4, Class of 2025
Rina Petek, DO
Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship
Andrew Peterson, MD
Education: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2019-2020, Internship
RL5, Class of 2024
Education: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA; 2018-2019, M.D. Residency, Surgery-General