Ryan Walsh, MD 
Program Director
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 
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. 
Naomi Davidson, DO
Chief Resident 
As a native Californian, most people think we are crazy to move out here to New England, but Vermont has truly become our home.  We are consistently blown away by the beautiful lake, the abundance of hiking trails, and the pace of life.  I have enjoyed working so closely with all members of the department and feel the comradery is some of the best around.  My training has been top notch and I can't imagine living a better 4 years anywhere else!
Thomas Johnson, MD
Chief Resident
I hail from the frozen tundra called North Dakota.  When I was applying to residencies I wanted to experience life in a different part of the U.S. and after interviewing at UVM, I knew that this would be the best place for me to test my experiment.  I count myself lucky for making that decision.  I have met some amazing people here, including my wife and stepdaughter.  The faculty here are not only knowledgeable but fun and approachable.  I find it pretty awesome that I can learn radiology from an attending during the day and then later that night go to a concert as friends.  The people here are truly one of a kind, and I think that is what really makes this place tick.  The outdoor activities and scenery are amazing, but to me, they don't hold a candle to the people that make up this department.
Radiology sites:
Larner College of Medicine at UVM
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