Molecular Imaging & Therapy Service Training Programs: Our Residents & Fellows

Our residents and fellows come from diverse educational and personal backgrounds, but they all share a common passion for imaging, therapy, and research.

Our integrated infrastructure allows for a seamless workflow to provide optimal patient care and maximize intra- and interdepartmental learning. 

Our Current Residents

Pictured: Volkan BeylergilVolkan Beylergil, MD – Chief Resident

I was born in Ankara, Turkey, where I completed medical school and residency. I came to Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2012 for a nuclear oncology fellowship, after which I started a nuclear medicine residency. My interest in molecular imaging started early in my medical school years, when I explored how these techniques improved patient management. My research interests include new PET tracers, such as novel radiolabeled antibodies, and molecular imaging findings in rare diseases.

Pictured: Somali GavaneSomali Gavane, MD

I was born and raised in India. After attending medical school, I pursued nuclear medicine at P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Center in Mumbai. I came to the United States to conduct research on newer radiotracers and worked as a research associate in Steven Larson’s lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering before joining the residency program. My research interests include the use of novel radiotracers in conjunction with PET technology to provide unique insights in tumor detection and therapy response assessment.

Our Current Fellows

Pictured: Neetha GandikotaNeetha Gandikota, MD

I was born and raised in India, where I completed my medical education. I briefly worked as a medical house officer at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Bermuda. I completed a preliminary medicine internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia and a nuclear medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering as a nuclear oncology fellow to gain expertise in PET/CT and radionuclide therapies.

May Huang, MD

I was born and raised in Taipei, where I lived until I was 12. My family then moved to Hong Kong, where I finished my middle school and high school education. I came to the United States for my undergraduate studies, double majoring in biology and biopsychology and cognitive science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I earned my medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Prior to beginning a nuclear radiology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I completed my diagnostic radiology residency at North Shore - LIJ Medical Center.

Pictured: Francisco LazagaFrancisco Lazaga, MD

After attending the Autonomous University of Guadalajara for undergraduate studies,I received my medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine completed a nuclear medicine residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Currently, I am a board-certified nuclear medicine physician with special interest in oncologic and cardiovascular imaging and nuclear cardiology. I recently joined the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering as a nuclear oncology fellow and I plan to gain experience in molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy for cancer management. My interests include teaching and research for development of novel clinical applications for molecular intervention in the treatment of cancer with the aid of PET/CT and SPECT/CT.

Pictured: Christopher RiedlChristopher Riedl, MD

I am originally from Vienna, Austria. As a medical student and radiology resident there, my research focused on the diagnosis of breast cancer. I first came to Memorial Sloan Kettering through the MITO fellowship program, where my research included imaging of oncolytic viruses and tumor hypoxia. After completing my board certification in radiology and my PhD at the University of Vienna, I returned to Memorial Sloan Kettering for additional nuclear medicine training. Outside of the hospital, I can be found building Lego towers or poking around my Brooklyn neighborhood with my two kids.