Current Residents

Group photo of Radiology residents and faculty


Ross Taylor, MD

Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston (McGovern)

Interests/Hobbies: Guitar, Texas Barbecue, Hiking, Dallas Mavericks Basketball, Arsenal Football Club

What I like the most about our residency: The Houston Methodist radiology residency program combines brilliant faculty mentors with state-of-the-art imaging facilities in a unique hybrid private/academic setting. The program is flexible and supportive, allowing you tailor your training to your specific career goals. Residency at Houston Methodist includes advanced imaging of elite athletes, ultra-high field MRI (7T), one of the largest transplant centers in the region, and countless other opportunities to push yourself to be at the forefront of diagnostic and interventional imaging. The location in the heart of the Texas Medical Center offers unique collaborative training and research opportunities with other world-class institutions. It is the perfect residency program for self-motivated individuals pursuing a career in radiology.


Barrett Riddle, MD

Undergraduate School:  Texas A&M University

Medical School:  The University of Texas Medical Branch

Interests/Hobbies:  Within radiology: Interventional Radiology, outside of radiology: Running, playing soccer and going out to dinner.

What I like the most about our residency:  I love the wide variety of pathology we see at Houston Methodist. We see so many advanced and unique medical conditions since we are a large referral center with an extensive transplant program. We also work very closely with some amazing attendings and get very early exposure to high level imaging and procedures that most residencies don't have.


Ramon Saucedo, MD

Undergraduate School:  Yale University 

Medical School:  University of Texas Medical Branch

Interests/hobbies:  San Antonio Spurs basketball, Dallas Cowboys football, weightlifting, thrifting

What I like the most about our residency:  Excellent teaching, friendly faculty, great MSK exposure


Zhayoing Xian, MD

Undergraduate School: California Institute of Technology

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine

Interests/Hobbies: Anything related to food (cooking, eating out at restaurants, Yelp Elite x    5+ years), travel (favorite travel destination is Japan), and music.

What I like the most about our residency: Everything! As a hybrid academic/private practice, you get the best of both worlds with high case volume and good diversity of pathology. There's a good balance between reading cases and resident education (e.g. lectures, case conferences, research opportunities). The attendings are all so knowledgeable yet very approachable. Plus, being in Houston is pretty awesome in and of itself.


Matthew Corrigan

Matthew Corrigan, MD

Undergraduate School: Baylor University 

Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine 

Interests/Hobbies: College Football, golf, finding Texas' best barbecue, spending time with friends, travel. 

What I like the most about our residency: Excellent fellowship-trained teaching faculty, world class training within the Texas Medical Center, living in Houston, small program size with large case volume. 


Patrick Rock, MD

Undergraduate School: Texas A&M

Medical School: Texas Tech

Interests/Hobbies: Jazz, Cooking, Frisbee Golf 

What I like the most about our residency: The attendings we work with every day.


Justin Samorajski, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Dallas

Medical School: Texas A&M University

Interests/Hobbies: 3D printing, cooking, photography, snowboarding, motorsports, and urban gardening.

What I like the most about our residency: Supportive faculty and great sub-specialty exposure.


Ryan Willett, MD

Undergraduate School: UT Austin

Medical School: UT Health San Antonio

Interests/Hobbies: Texas football, sports, food, spending time with my wife and kids, competitive PC gaming, working out, traveling, and philosophy

What I like the most about our residency: What I like most about our program is being able to train at a world-class hospital with a premier private radiology group. Our program has the perfect blend of attendings who are passionate about teaching and successful in private practice. Also, I enjoy the experience of living in Houston and working in the Texas Medical Center.


Kanayochukwu Emmanuel Ikeneme, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, BS

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, MD

Interest/Hobbies: Outdoor sports and exercise, digital art, programming

What I like most about our residency: Our residency has plenty of interesting and intellectually stimulating cases every day. The attendings are available and provide valuable wisdom and knowledge that enrich our education. The residency is also located in the Texas Medical Center which offers a unique opportunity to rotate at nearby institutions which further enhances our residency experience.


Usama Jazzar, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Houston, Houston - Biomedical Engineering, BS

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, MD

Interests/Hobbies: FPV drones, Hiking, Road trips, Boating, Table Tennis, Soccer

What I like the most about our residency: Supportive faculty with strong backgrounds.


Tanner William Lines, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Texas Austin, BS

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD

Interests/Hobbies: Sports, Cooking, Reading, Spending time outdoors, Friends and family


Sehar Anjum Salman, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Southern California Los Angeles, BA

Graduate School: Mississippi College, MS

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD

Interest/Hobbies: music, puzzles, travel, spending time with friends and family

What I like the most about our residencySupportive faculty, large volume of cases, resident camaraderie and overall a great place to work!  


Ali Imran Alwani, MD

Undergraduate School: McMaster University, BS

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, philately, soccer, board games

What I like the most about our residency: World-class faculty members and staff eager to teach residents, in a unique training environment that promotes resident well-being and prioritizes resident education; Being a part of Houston Methodist, which fosters a strong culture based on I-CARE values that trickles throughout the hospital system; Opportunities to teach medical students, in the reading room and via resident-led clerkship lectures; The depth and volume of cases in the Texas Medical Center, with early exposure to complex imaging modalities.


Mimi Phan Haghshenas, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Houston, BS

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD

Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy practicing yoga, going to farmer’s markets, and exploring local parks with my husband and kids. We also love going to the museums and trying out all the restaurants that Houston has to offer!

What I like the most about our residency: Houston Methodist has the BEST things to offer for radiology training. We are rated the #1 hospital in Texas for past decade and read over 1.3 million studies a year. We have an amazing research institute with a 7T MRI. We do our pediatric rotation at the top pediatric hospital Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and our trauma rotation at one of the busiest hospitals in the country Memorial Hermann. On top of that, we have a beautiful gym with yoga classes and a hospital daycare! 


Sasha Kurumety, MD

Undergraduate School: Northwestern University Evanston, BA

Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, MD

Interest/Hobbies: Rotary International, tennis, yoga, charity runs, baking


Omar Yusufzai, MD

Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University, BS

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD

Interest/Hobbies: Home renovation, guitar, international travel, golf and basketball

Incoming Resident

Jawad Khan, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Dallas, BS

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, MD

Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy programming and avidly use JavaScript/Python for both research and phone apps. I also enjoy building computers. I began in college and have loved to see my creations come to life.

Incoming Resident

James Pham, MD

Undergraduate School: Stanford University Stanford, BS

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, MD

Interest/Hobbies: Triathlon - train and compete in Ironman distance triathlons; Cycling - amateur racer training to compete in local criterium and road races; Golf - YouTube-taught, recreational golfer; Piano - competitive pianist through 2012, winning top honors at several Texas statewide competitions; Puzzle Enthusiast - enjoy participating in competitive and recreational puzzle hunts and escape rooms.

Incoming Resident

Roman Sukhovershin

Graduate School: Research Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Novosibirsk, PhD

Medical School: Altai State Medical University Russian Federation, MD

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my family (preferably outdoors), traveling, reading.

Incoming Resident

Wajahat Dawood, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Houston, BS

Graduate School: University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, MS

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD

Interest/Hobbies: I enjoy picking up home improvement projects around the house and my greatest achievement has been building a pergola in our backyard with the help of my brother. I have always been drawn to music and was inspired by my best friend who is a musical prodigy, and so I taught myself how to play the piano through the help of online videos. I love spending time with my wife, family, and of course our 3 cats at home! We prioritize having dinner together and often have some memorable game nights.

Project Manager

Sheori Sinegal
Department of Radiology
Tel. 713.441.3215
Fax. 713.791.9959