Dr. Joshua KernThank you for your interest in the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Mather Hospital Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. As a resident you will be an integral part of our radiology team, which serves the local community by addressing a broad spectrum of illnesses. The Department of Radiology at Mather is committed to excellence in patient care and dedicated to resident education.

Advances in the field of radiology have significantly increased the educational needs of radiology residents over the past decade. Our program is designed to provide a complete clinical and academic experience in all subspecialty areas of Diagnostic Radiology including conventional radiography, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, and interventional radiology.  We also have a dedicated Integrated Interventional Radiology program and provide early specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR).  In addition, those residents interested in doing their Transitional year (TY) at Mather can link their TY ranking to the Mather Radiology program allowing for a smoother transition and not requiring residents to relocate for a second time.  Opportunities also exist for participation in a broad range of clinical and basic research activities throughout residency. You will have full access to the resources provided by Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, in addition to Mather Hospital. Presently, Mather Hospital operates the latest imaging equipment and techniques while minimizing radiation exposure.

As members of the Mather Hospital family, we are committed to providing optimal care to our patients by emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary team effort. The development and advancement of a resident’s training are highly dependent on their teacher’s dedication and passion. Teaching is an honor that is fully supported by the Mather staff.  At the heart of this is the understanding that behind all the technology there are real people whose lives and well-being are in our hands. The provision of healthcare is a privilege, which must not be taken lightly.

Our philosophy utilizes a combination of structured curriculum, on the job training, and self-directed learning to reassure that milestones are met. We will endeavor to develop residents into life-long learners, and even teachers for the next generation. As we continue to embrace our four pillars of core values; People, Service, Quality & Safety, and Innovation & Growth, you will come to understand what it means to be part of a community.

Joshua Howard Kern, MD