Current Residents

Group photo of Radiology residents and faculty


Niraj Patel, MD

Undergraduate School:  UT-Austin

Medical School:  Baylor College of Medicine

Interests/Hobbies:  Reading textbooks, reviewing cases, bicycling, playing with my kids

What I like the most about our residency:  Great attendings who like to teach and teach well, good people in general, large variety of pathology, excellent equipment


Justin Schmidgall, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Arizona

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Interests/Hobbies: Golf, Skiing, Reading, Working out

What I like the most about our residency: Opportunity to train with highly skilled faculty in a friendly and encouraging environment.


Shayan Vadie, MD

Undergraduate School:  University of New Mexico

Graduate School:  University of North Texas Health Science Center

Medical School:  Texas A&M University

Interests/Hobbies:  Weightlifting, Music, Sports, Travel

What I like the most about our residency: Education is priority. We are given early exposure and independence to an abundant volume of cases and procedures across all sub-specialties and imaging platforms. Rotations through nearby institutions further expands and diversifies our training. The program's small class size promotes camaraderie and unity among residents and staff.


Kiersten Westhart, MD

Undergraduate School:  University of Texas at Austin

Medical School:  University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Interests/Hobbies:  Reading, art, two-stepping

What I like the most about our residency:  Enthusiastic, kind attendings 


Program Coordinator

Veronica Torres

6550 Fannin St., Suite 737
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.5097