Ryan Walsh, MD 
Program Director
Associate Professor
I grew up in a nice suburban area of Long Island, NY. My family had a summer cabin on one of the many finger lakes in upstate NY and I feel in love with the outdoors there. We would periodically make trips to surrounding areas including Burlington, Vermont and it always stood out to me as the perfect place to live. When I had the chance to do my radiology residency in Burlington, I jumped at the opportunity and have stayed here ever since.  Like me, faculty and residents who chose to come to UVM value a healthy work life balance and love the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in all seasons.  Although our radiology department has national recognizable names, you will find those who work here are down to earth, collegial and friendly. As there are limited fellowship slots, the department is resident driven allowing our residents to experience the full breadth of our clinical rotations. The availability of Lake Champlain, ski mountains, forests and parks tied with the vibrant downtown area, with multiple nearby colleges, make Burlington an ideal place to live and train.  My wife is an ED physician at UVM and we couldn't be happier raising our 2 girls here.  I have always loved teaching throughout my training and I am now lucky enough to support others during their residency.
Naiim Ali, MD, FRCPC 
Associate Program Director 
Assistant Professor
My first trip to Vermont was for my residency interview, and I have loved every minute of my time in Vermont since. From the amazing hikes and hanging out by Lake Champlain in the summer, to the incredible fall colors, and awesome ski slopes in the winter, Burlington, VT has it all! After completing residency here, I decided to come back to UVMMC after fellowship because there is no other place that has all the camaraderie and close-knit feel of a small department with all the resources and expertise of a large academic institution.
Ruth Vant
Program Administrator
I grew up in Northern NY, attending college there as well.  Having traveled a fair amount, the scenery, pace and "hometown feel" of the North country always drew me back. Burlington and its surrounding areas are so unique; they offer the hometown feel with many urban offerings of bigger cities.  Not only that, you can explore most of New England and the East coast with a weekend trip!  Having an international airport in your backyard does not hurt either. Traveling these days typically includes our two mature pups Buddy and Bear--they love New England!  UVMMC is one of the leading employers in the state and having the opportunity to work here is amazing. 
Jordan Jones
Jordan Jones, MD
Chief Resident 
I grew up in SLC, Utah and my first experience of Vermont was my trip for the residency interview. I was initially blown away by the beauty of Vermont and everything it had to offer, such as hiking, camping, snowboarding, and Lake Champlain. Vermont is also a great place to raise a family and the public schools are fantastic. I enjoy the people I work with here at UVM, ranging from the technicians, co-residents, attendings and other clinical specialists. The quality of my training has been excellent; helping me match into my desired fellowship and preparing me for life after residency. I would make the decision to come here again in a heartbeat!
Dhimiter Kondili
Dhimiter Kondili, MD
Chief Resident
Having lived in the Boston area for almost two decades, I knew when I applied and interviewed for residency that it was time for a change of scenery.  What better state is there than our very own Green Mountain State?  Three years later, Vermont is truly home.  Almost every one of my weekends is spent taking road trips and exploring the beautiful back roads and local swimming holes when temperatures (and call schedules) allow.  That’s not to say that the fun stops when the temperatures take a plunge.  There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing my Labrador retriever’s face buried in snow.  With fellowship fast approaching, I will surely miss the many amazing sunsets, cultivate the many amazing friendships made, and continue to call Burlington my home away from home. 
Radiology sites:
Larner College of Medicine at UVM
UVM Medical Center

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