Residency Program

Andrei Iagaru, MD
Division of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging


Welcome to the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging training program at Stanford University. We thrive to educate the next generation of worldwide leaders in academic and clinical Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. The program includes education in all aspects of basic sciences, diagnostic and therapy as they relate to Nuclear Medicine. Ample research opportunities are provided to take advantage of resources such as the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) led by Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir and the Research PET/MRI Program at Stanford. Clinical training takes place at Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. At the end of the residency, trainees are expected to successfully sit for the ABNM and ABR certification examinations.

Applicants desiring an academic career in Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging are especially encouraged to apply. The ACGME approved residency program has a total of 3 positions. These are the pathways to complete training:

1. Dual pathway Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology training after the completion of 1 year of training in an ACGME accredited program in a clinical area (internal medicine, surgery, transitional). Trainees will spend 1 year in the Nuclear Medicine program, then the next 4 years in the Diagnostic Radiology program (the final DR year will be spent with a focus on research, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging). Trainees will be fully integrated in both ACGME-accredited programs (NM and DR). This dual pathway is pioneered at Stanford University and meant to offer dedicated research time throughout the 5 years of training. If you wish to be considered for an interview and the Match, please select our Radiology-Nuclear Medicine|1820770A0 (Advanced) track in ERAS and submit your complete application.


2. One year of Nuclear Medicine after the completion of 1 year of training in an ACGME accredited program in a clinical area (internal medicine, surgery, transitional) and 4 years in an ACGME accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency program. If you wish to apply for a residency position using this pathway, you must complete and submit the following:

  • Application [Download PDF]
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your medical school diploma
  • Copies of USMLE board exam scores
  • A copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable; we do accept graduates of foreign medical schools)
  • Visa status - Stanford only sponsors J1 visas. Applicants who currently hold an H1 visa will need to change to a J1

Application materials must be sent via email as PDF or JPEG files to residency/fellowship program coordinator:

Sofia Gonzales
Tel: (650) 724-9139
Fax: (650) 721-6619


After reviewing this material, interviews at Stanford will be arranged for selected individuals. We thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you.

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