American Roentgen Ray Society Reveals 2022 ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Award Winners

Leesburg, VA, February 15, 2022—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) proudly recognizes the following four radiologists, as well as their research, with the 2022 ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards: 

Derek L. Nguyen, Johns Hopkins Hospital | Melissa Rosado de Christenson Award
“Imaging Predictors of Malignant Non-Mass Enhancement in Direct Association with Malignant Breast Cancer Masses on Preoperative Breast MRI with Pathologic Correlation”

Elham Beheshtian, University of Maryland Medical Centers | President’s Award
“Is AI Fair? Evaluation of Generalizability and Bias in a State-of-the-Art Bone Age AI Model”

Nassier Harfouch, Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health | Executive Council Award
“Using the Abdominal Aorta Calcium Score to Predict Coronary Artery Disease”

Kimberlee A. Hashiba, Massachusetts General Hospital | Executive Council Award
“Ipsilateral Recurrence Following Breast-Conserving Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: Evaluation of Risk Prediction Models”

Drs. Nguyen, Beheshtian, Harfouch, and Hashiba will present their research findings during the ARRS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, May 1–5, 2022

Financed by The Roentgen Fund®, the ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards are available to all ARRS In-Training Members in imaging and allied sciences research to acknowledge their work and present their results during the ARRS Annual Meeting. Awards are based on the competence and promise of the candidate in radiological research, education, or administration and the scientific merit and potential impact of the candidate’s research.

An application call for the 2023 ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards will be announced later this year.

Derek L. Nguyen, MD is a PGY-5 diagnostic radiology resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas and medical doctorate from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. With research interests in patient advocacy, patient-centered communications, and racial/financial inequalities within breast imaging, Dr. Nguyen has presented at national conferences, including the Radiological Society of North America and Society of Breast Imaging, where he received the Gerald D. Dodd, Jr. Research Award for Outstanding Research by a Resident. Dedicated to resident education and mentorship, he is actively engaged in both teaching and curriculum development to enhance the training experience within the field of diagnostic radiology.   

A native of Isfahan, Iran, Elham Beheshtian, MD completed medical school at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. After immigrating to the United States in 2018, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the neuroradiology division of Johns Hopkins. Currently, she is delighted to be in her first year of diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging Center (UM2ii). Dr. Beheshtian’s project with Dr. Paul Yi is her first foray into the study of artificial intelligence in radiology.

A PGY-5 radiology resident at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), Northwell Health, Nassier Harfouch, MD attended the University of South Florida for medical school and completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Florida. An active journal reviewer and researcher studying radiology resident work volume to tackle graduate medical burnout, Dr. Harfouch has authored 10 peer-reviewed publications and presented more than a dozen abstracts at various national conferences, earning the first-place 2021 AUR Trainee Prize, a 2021 ARRS Certificate of Merit, and a 2020 Radiology Leadership Institute Scholarship. He has taken leadership roles: from securing an x-ray unit donation for a developing country to educating medical students through SIUH’s radiology department elective curriculum. After residency, he will be completing an MRI body fellowship at NYU Langone.   

Kimberlee A. Hashiba, MD is a breast imaging fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. After receiving her undergraduate degree in biological sciences and English literature from Northwestern University and medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Hashiba completed postgraduate training at the University of Hawaii (transitional year) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (diagnostic radiology residency). Prior research honors include a 2019 ARRS Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit, “Pearls and Pitfalls of Ultrasonography Diagnosis of Pediatric Gynecologic Disorders,” and the 2021 Ralph Schlaeger Research Fellowship Award for her project, “Selection of Optimal Treatment Strategies for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence.” Passionate about teaching, Dr. Hashiba was recognized for excellence in medical student education by her residency program.  

North America’s first radiological society, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) remains dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the profession of medical imaging and its allied sciences. An international forum for progress in radiology since the discovery of the x-ray, ARRS maintains its mission of improving health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills with the world’s longest continuously published radiology journal—American Journal of Roentgenology—the ARRS Annual Meeting, InPractice magazine, topical symposia, myriad multimedia educational materials, as well as awarding scholarships via The Roentgen Fund®.