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Radiology Residents

Day in the Life

A resident breaks down a "typical" day.

Meet Our Residents

Our residents tell you about themselves, their backgrounds, interests, and aspirations.


Dr. Edgar Martinez-Salazar

Edgar Martinez-Salazar MD

Universidad de Antioquia Facultad de Medicina

Dr. Ivy Nguyen

Ivy Nguyen DO

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Lebanon Campus

Dr. Jonathan Tran

Jonathan Tran DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Kyle Urbanczyk

Kyle Urbanczyk DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie


Dr. Blake Hansen

Blake Hansen MD

Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Angelica Patino

Angelica Patino MD

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Facultad de Medicina

Dr. Stanislav Ryndin

Stanislav Ryndin DO

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California

Dr. Anish Sureshkumar

Anish Sureshkumar DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus


Pouya Aghajafari MD

St. Matthew's University School of Medicine (Grand Cayman)

Christina Duffin, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

I was born and raised in California. I majored in neuroscience at UCLA and then went to Ross University School of Medicine where I did various research projects in neurosurgery. My preliminary year was at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

My hobbies include playing the piano, swimming, and hiking.

Dr. Daniel HynesDaniel Hynes, MD

NUI Galway School of Medicine

I was born and raised in Galway Ireland. I attended medical school at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Following medical school I completed my internship at Galway University Hospital. I then went on to complete basic surgical training with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During this time I also obtained a master’s in surgery at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Participation in cancer multidisciplinary meetings spurred my interest in radiology. I completed my preliminary medicine year at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse NY.

I have a keen interest in sports and music and actively partake in lacrosse, ice hockey, skiing, soccer and Gaelic Athletic Association sports; football and hurling. I am excited to commence training with UMMS-Baystate radiology.

Dr. Nicolas VasselNicolas Vassel, DO

Rocky Vista University College

I was born and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. I attended Ohio State for undergrad, Boston University for grad school, and went to Rocky Vista University for my medical school training. I am currently doing my internship in Jefferson City, Missouri at Capital Region Medical Center.

Outside of work, I am a huge sports fan, especially college/pro football. I also enjoy working out, traveling, watching movies, and attempting to golf. I am excited to be starting the radiology residency at Baystate and I look forward to moving back to Massachusetts.


Dr. Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus

I was born in Maine and grew up in South Carolina. I attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. During that time I enjoyed participating in medical aid work in rural

Bolivia. My preliminary year was at Carillon Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. My hobbies include drawing, roasting coffee, traveling, and being outside through backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, and snowboarding. I live with my wife, Cody, and our three animals. I am looking forward to starting the Radiology program at Baystate, and enjoying all that Western Massachusetts has to offer. 

Dr. Kaiser Hussain

Kaiser Hussain MD

Baqai Medical College

I was born in Chicago, Illinois where I spent the early part of my childhood. My family and I moved while I was in the fourth grade and after a brief stint in Texas, we settled in New Jersey. After I graduated high school I decided to go abroad for my medical education and ultimately received my MD from Baqai Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan. Shortly after returning home, I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and along with the help of family and friends, built a startup that I am still avidly involved in today. Prior to starting my residency I was a researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. I did my preliminary year in internal medicine at the Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island. Outside of work I enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and website development.

Dr. Edward Mtui

Edward Mtui MD

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College

I was born and grew up in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. After high school, I joined the rest of my family after they immigrated to Long Island, New York. I majored in Chemistry and Africana studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After undergraduate studies I returned to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania where my parents originated and attended medical school at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. I had the pleasure of waking up every day to the sight of Mount Kilimanjaro. After medical school, I was involved in cerebrovascular imaging research for risk stratification and early diagnosis of stroke at the Weill Cornell Medical College. I was privileged to do my preliminary medicine internship at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. My extracurricular interests include music, teaching, fitness and spending time with family.

Dr. Prem Thanaratnam Prem Thanaratnam MD

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

I grew up in Los Angeles California. At a young age my interest in math and science, drew me to pursue a career in medicine. I graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2013. Upon graduation I conducted a year of research in Interventional Radiology, before conducting a medial surgical internship in Dublin Ireland. I completed my preliminary surgery year at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx New York. Aside from my professional career, I enjoy working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I am also an avid sports fan who loves spending time with my lovely wife, and two dogs. I am excited to start the next stage of my career, and am thrilled that it is with Baystate.