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Sonal Arjuna

Candidate ID: 1776129

Career Summary

Medical Professionals with 18 years experience in Doctor / Medical Research / Dean / Medical Professors functional area

Skill Set

Radiology womens imaging

Professional Information

Total Experience : 18

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Medical Professionals

Job Function : Doctor / Medical Research / Dean / Medical Professors

Work Location Preference : UAE

Detailed Profile

Dated: 16th April, 2020


American board of Radiology certified (ABR)
Title: Consultant Radiologist
Current place of work: American Hospital, Dubai

Clinical scope of service:
• Women’s imaging- Women wellness packages, Mammogram & US, Breast MRI. Gynecological and Obstetric imaging, female pelvis ultrasound, female pelvis MRI, and fluoroscopic hysterosalpingograms,
• GI Abdominal imaging
• GU Genitourinary imaging
• Ultrasound imaging
• Thoracic and cardiac imaging
• On call radiology
• Trauma and acute stroke services
• Oncologic imaging
• ENT imaging
• CT and MRI Angiogram imaging
• Vascular imaging
• Fluoroscopy services
• General radiology
• Neuroradiology
• Paediatric imaging
• MSK radiology
Special interest: Women’s and Breast imaging

Additional skills: Quality improvement skills and business development programs.

Radiology Fellowship, Women’s Imaging, July 2011- June 2012
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA
American board of Radiology, New York, USA.

Radiology Residency, American board of Radiology July 2008- June 2011
Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, New York, USA
Diagnostic Radiology, American board of Radiology July 2007- June 2008
University of Florida College of Medicine, Florida, USA

Nuclear medicine -Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine July 2006- July 2007
Brigham & Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Transitional Year-Internal Medicine, USA July 2005- June 2006
Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
Pennsylvania State University, PA , USA

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates August 2003- June 2005
(ECFMG), USMLE part I, II and III, USA.

Diagnostic Radiology August 2000- July 2003
KEM Hospital, Pune-India

Medical education MBBS October 1994- Jan 2000
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals,
University of Mumbai, India.

RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS ________________________________________
• American Board of Radiology diplomate-MD, ABR (2011)
• MBBS (2000)
• Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) USA Certified (2005) . BLS certified (2020)
Contact Telephone Number: +971-56-4269223
Name : Sonal Arjuna
Sex : Female
Date of Birth : 4th July, 1976
Licensure : American Board Certified Radiologist (ABR)
DHA – Licence No : Consultant Radiologist DHA-00092620-001
Previous Licence No : USA New York (NY) state medical license-003756
Immune Status : Immunized to Hepatitis B, Rubella, HIN1,
& TB.
American Hospital – Dubai.
Since September 2014
Title: Consultant Radiologist
I work within a group of Radiologists, as a consultant radiologist delivering patient focussed reports for all modalities, including CT, MRI, US, General Radiology, and fluoroscopy. I also provide quality improvement and business development programs.

• Abdominal and body imaging- CT, US, MRI.
• Genitourinary imaging- CT, US, MRI
• Women’s imaging- Wellness packages, Mammogram and US, MRI, CT and plain films.
• Gynaecological & Obstetric imaging- CT, US, MRI, MRA Pelvis, women hysterosalpingograms
• Thoracic and Cardiac imaging- CT, CT angiograms, US, MRI
• On call imaging scans – CT, US, MRI, plain films
• Neuroimaging- CT, MRI, contrast enhanced studies
• Trauma and acute stroke CT scans
• Cancer Oncology imaging- CT, US, MRI
• Fluoroscopy imaging- general barium procedures in addition to hysterosalpingograms
• Vascular Imaging – CT angiograms, MRI angiograms, US carotid Doppler
• Paediatric imaging- plain films, US, CT, MRI
• Nuclear Medicine- Support service for CT scans

-Women’s imaging:
• All female pelvis imaging including US , MRI, MR angiograms, CT and plain films.
• Perform fluoroscopic hysterosalpingograms routinely.
• Gynecological oncology imaging.
• Women wellness packages- breast mammogram, breast US, breast MRI in addition to whole body wellness scan packages.
• Lead for outside gynaecological referrals for breast mammogram/US imaging with pelvic scans.
-Breast imaging:
In addition to above services, I along with my colleague, formed 1-in-2 rota to deliver breast imaging services at Breast Clinic Unit (under Surgical and Oncology Department), one of busiest cancer care departments in UAE.
• Deliver high quality American College of Radiology standard reports and management in diagnostic and screening population, for screening/diagnostic mammograms, whole breast ultrasound, contrast enhanced breast MRI, & second look imaging.
• I provided one stop shop for surgeons and patients, by delivering same day written reports, in addition to US guided core biopsies with clip placement, where indicated in breast clinic.
• Routinely provided second opinions, some of which alleviated anxiety and fear in patients and care givers, while others were successfully integrated into appropriate clinical management by in-house surgeons.

• One of highest and consistent >95% Turn-around –time (TAT) report time for studies.
• Initiated international standard diagnostic mammogram image acquisition, based on American College of Radiology. This directly reduced patient-call back rates, an important quality measure for department and alleviated patient anxiety.
• Significant role in improving and homogenizing US image acquisition workflow to reduce human errors. This initiative helped department gain, the first ever outside United States centre of Ultrasound excellence of “American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine” (AIUM) accreditation.
• Currently involved in expanding scope of service and business development program s(low dose CT chest screening & whole body MRI)
• High quality reports yielding consistent patient and referral high satisfaction levels.
• Comprehensive radiology reports with nearly no revenue loss from insurance payers in past 6 years.
• Active ongoing participation in department quality assurance and improvement programs.
• Lead weekly tumour board MDT meetings on rotational basis. Prepare weekly rota for radiologists’ daily duties and on-call rota.

Fortis Memorial Research Hospital, Gurgaon, India.
Title: Consultant Radiologist
Dates: August 2012- August 2014
• Extensive experience in reporting cross-sectional CT, MRI, ultrasound, and plain films.
• Special focus on women’s and breast imaging. Delivered breast service for the hospital.
• Part of research projects, and image quality and improvement programs.
• Initial lead in Women Wellness packages programs, setting up departmental protocol for reporting and image acquisition in US and mammograms. Performed all fluoroscopy hysterosalpingograms for the hospital. Helped set up high quality image acquisition algorithms for CT/MRI and US improving image quality.
• Interest in research projects, with successful acceptance of abstracts at international level. Invited guest speaker on Women’s imaging at annual symposium.

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA
Title: Assistant in Clinical Radiology & Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow
Dates: July 2011- June 2012.
• Women’s Imaging-MR, CT, and PET/CT, oncologic imaging.
• Mammography- Screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast MRI, second opinions, and interventional procedures.
• Fetal MRI imaging-Monitored and reported fetal MRI.
• Abdominal Imaging- CT, MR, PET/CT. Ultrasound-High volume liver transplant center. General, Vascular, Thyroid. On call attending Radiologist for abdominal section, supervised resident’s reports.
• Participation in resident training, mentored and tutored radiology residents during rotations.
• Provided fetal MRI imaging, one of few centres in world to perform the same.
• Significant contributor to inter-departmental research projects between Radiology, Obstetric and Fetal Medicine, and Surgery on fetal MRI studies.


Managerial & People skills:
• Served as chief resident during my residency in New York, in-charge of nearly 20 residents, and managed their monthly rotations, on call schedules and leaves. I effectively set up central online systems for easy and convenient access for seamless communication.
• Chaired decision management group (grievances and disciplinary committee).
• Over my past 15 years, vast experience of working with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds and skill sets, which I have successfully applied to manage team of technologists, for continual quality improvement programs in my department.

• Trained and developed standardized image acquisition protocols at multiple sites of work, especially in ultrasound/breast imaging/ in addition to CT and MRI imaging protocols.
• Positively impacted department and patient care and satisfaction by reducing human error rates, alleviated patient anxiety while positively impacting department revenue.

Business development:
• Scouting and initiating new scope of services using current skill sets and infrastructure of department.
• Currently involved in setting up low dose CT and whole body MRI screening scope of service.

• Active interest in teaching with vast experience in resident training programmes in United States (Columbia University Medical Centre, New York), holding weekly case conferences and monthly didactic lectures.
• Currently closely associated with visiting medical students and radiographers, who shadow daily radiology imaging work and MDT conferences.
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL July 2006 – June 2007
Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine
PET/CT in addition to general Nuclear medicine scans.

California Department of Health Services, 10/2004- 02/2005
Cancer Detection Section, Research -Intern
Collected and analysed data for clinical policy and quality unit for ‘Every Woman counts’ program with focus on breast and cervical cancer in California. Participated in public education outreach programs.
NYU School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, NY 06/2004-08/04
Center for Immigrant Health. Intern.
Worked on program on oral cancer awareness in south Asian population. Analyzed data from screening and focus groups in New York to determine socio- economic context and attitudes for consumption of risk factors for oral cancer.
________________________________________GRADUATE EDUCATION 08/2003-12/2005

Masters in Health Administration, California State University, USA
Received international peace scholarship,P.E.O., Des Moines, Iowa.


-European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, October 2013.Diffusion-weighted imaging to assess bone marrow diffusivity in the axial and appendicular bone marrow across life span.

-American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention and Preconvention Program. March 2012.“Test performance of MRI for the diagnosis of placenta accreta”.Amber Samuel MD, Sonal Arjuna MD, Russell Miller, MD, Patricia Devine MD, Sherelle Laifer-Narin MD.

-American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention and Preconvention Program, March 2012 “Indications for fetal MRI” .Amber Samuel MD, Sherelle Laifer-Narin MD, Sonal Arjuna MD, Lynn Simpson MD, Russell Miller MD.

-Indian Radiological And Imaging Association, Vol 1, "Compression Doppler Analysis of anterior cerebral artery of normal and abnormal infant brains", Sonal Arjuna, Abhijit Chury, SatishPande, VS Kinare, DD Shetty, Publication Date: 01 / 2003, Volume: 1, Pages: 1.
Educational exhibit/Posters:

-Fetal MRI of Bronchopulmonary Pathology.Radiological Society of North America. 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting(RSNA). November 2011.

-Fetal MRI of Chest Masses. Educational poster.21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. September 2011.

-Fetal MRI of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Pictorial Review.21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. September 2011

-American College Radiology ‘Case in point’ submission, Bilateraldacrocystitis-Normal drainage pathway of lacrimal apparatus with Nuclear medicine Dacrocystography. August 2009.

-Oral presentation (Invited speaker) : Advanced MR Imaging in Endometriosis. Symposium on Advanced MR application in Neuro, MSK and Body imaging. Gurgaon, India, 21-23rd Feb 2014.

-First author manuscripts:-Stomach volumetry: A measure to predict outcome in left congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Arjuna, Sonal, MD,Aspelund, Gudrun, MD, MPH, Farkouh, Christiana, MD, MPH, Simpson, Lynn L, MD, Prince Martin R, MD, Ph.D., FACR, Laifer-Narin, Sherelle, MD ( close to submission)

Spending time with family. Yoga, cooking, meditation. Reading books and travel.

Shall be furnished upon request.