American Journal of Roentgenology Lee Rodgers Fellow Visits Department

Posted on May 2019

Sameer Raniga, MD, FACR, recently visited the Department of Radiology MSK Section the UW-Madison for the Lee Rogers fellowship. Dr. Raniga is currently a full-time attending radiologist at the University Hospital Muscat, Oman, and is a faculty and trainer in the radiology training program of Oman. He has made presentations at RSNA, ARRS, and ESR, many of which have won awards. Dr. Raniga has also delivered scientific presentations at national and international conferences, including RSNA, ARRS, and ESR.

The Lee Rogers fellowship in radiology journalism is presented to an academic radiologist who works outside of North America by the Roentgen Fund. This gives the selected radiologist an opportunity to improve their radiology journalism skills with hands-on experience working with the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and its editors. Dr. Donna Blankenbaker, Musculoskeletal Section editor of the MSK at the AJR, was Dr. Raniga’s first choice with whom to work. She has published a substantial amount of peer-reviewed literature on MSK-related topics, and is considered a world-renowned authority in MSK imaging.

Dr. Blankenbaker prepared a rigorous schedule for Dr. Raniga’s visit to provide him with the opportunity to interact with Dr. Blankenbaker and her co-faculties, fellows, as well as residents. Dr. Raniga also shadowed her performing imaging-guided procedures, teaching-mentoring radiology residents, and MSK fellows. She enrolled him in the MSK reviewers pool of AJR. Dr. Raniga reviewed three articles of AJR during the course of his one-week visit. Dr. Blankenbaker invited him to deliver a lecture to the UW radiology residents as a visiting professor. His lecture was titled “CT in Pelvic Trauma – Back on the Basics.”

“Working with Dr. Blankenbaker and how she maintains a clinical-academic time balance was the highlight of my fellowship,” Dr. Raniga said. “I think I learned a lot during my visit, I accomplished more than my expectations, and I earned Dr. Blankenbaker as my mentor. I will cherish this experience for the rest of my life.”