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Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Connecting physicians and patients through the power of imaging

The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine continues to strengthen the education, research and clinical programs it offers while fortifying the alignment between the IU School of Medicine and IU Health/ IU Health Physicians. The department is expanding research infrastructure, training the next generation of health care providers, and recruiting new talent to improve population health in Indiana and beyond.

As part of the department’s core areas of focus, expert radiology teaching faculty are applying new imaging techniques and technologies as well as minimally invasive image-guided procedures to improve health care delivery with a strong focus on quality, safety and outcomes. 


The department offers some of the most advanced and comprehensive residency and fellowship programs in the country.
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In 2021, the department ranked #17 as one of the most highly funded departments in the country by the NIH, bringing in more than $9 million in research focused on radiology advancements.
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Staying engaged with colleagues and the Indianapolis community is just as vital to the growth and fulfillment of faculty, staff and trainees in the department.
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Clinical Care

Using state-of-the-art radiology equipment and techniques, radiology and imaging experts work to provide diagnosis and treatment, enhancing clinical care for complex conditions.
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56 current residents
$9,338,853 in NIH funding for 2021
170 radiology faculty
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Radiology

IU School of Medicine is dedicated to supporting an inclusive and diverse experience for all faculty, trainees and staff. The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences works to bring together individuals with different perspectives to provide an educational and training experience as unique as it is competitive. With the support of the department chair, the department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is committed to recruiting faculty, residents and fellows from varying backgrounds.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Women in Radiology

6885-Sieck, Leah

Leah Sieck, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

42731-Garcia, Kara

Kara Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

42239-Mercado Arocho, Abner

Abner Mercado Arocho, MD

Diagnostic Radiology, PGY 4

A graduate of IU School of Medicine, Leah excels in patient care and is passionate about training the next generation of radiologists. In her new role as Chief DEI Officer, Leah has helped the department thrive in its educational pipeline and outreach efforts.

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Based in Evansville, Kara has shown how ground-breaking research isn't reserved to big cities but can be found in rural communities, too. Recently, Kara's research on how wrinkles in the brain may influence function was published in Nature Communications.

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A fourth-year resident, Abner is actively involved in training opportunities and the department's Hispanic Radiology Interest Group. Recently, he presented at the 2022 Latino Medical Student Association Conference.

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Looking for a faculty position?

The department is actively searching for enthusiastic radiologists to join the ranks! Whether it's a position in  neuroradiology, breast radiology, abdominal radiology, chest radiology, musculoskeletal radiology or emergency radiology—discover a position in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at IU School of Medicine.

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Remembering Jack

From being the first Black tenured professor at IU School of Medicine to being an active member of his community—John A. "Jack" Smith, MD was an influential member of the department. He contributed in small and large ways to all who knew him, and has become a legend to new trainees and faculty who continue to join the department and learn about his efforts and countless accomplishments. To commemorate his memory, the department recently organized the John Arthur "Jack" Smith Black Radiology Interest Group (BRIG), which provides a space for Black radiologists to collaborate and share their experiences both in and outside of work. 

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