ASHNR Member Spotlight Questionnaire
Name & Credentials (MD, DO, MBBS, etc.): Vikas Jain MBBS, MD
Professional Title(s): Associate Professor
Assistant program director, Radiology Residency program
Department of Radiology
Institution or Practice: MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
Where did you complete the following?
Undergraduate: Attended medical school directly after high school
Medical School: Maulana Azad medical College, New Delhi, India
Radiology Residency: Government Medical College, Amritsar, India
MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
Fellowship(s): Neuroradiology at University of Iowa
# Years in Practice: 11 # Years as ASHNR member: 5
Primary research, clinical, or educational interest(s): Head and Neck, Trauma, Teaching the residents and learning many different things from them.
What do you look forward to most about the ASHNR Annual Meeting? ASHNR not only offers a great learning experience of difficult head and neck topics but also provides education on new upcoming technology and research in the field of head and neck. It is a great place to foster friendship and networking.
Do you have a particular ASHNR member or mentor that you admire (and why)? ASHNR is an amazing society where senior members are very friendly and proactive in promoting the newer and younger colleagues. It is a difficult task to pick just a couple of names as I have met many who have left a lasting impression on me. Drs. Lindell Gentry, Rebecca Cornelius, Ashok Srinivasan, Michele Johnson and Reza Forghani have been great mentors and helpful in my career.
What is your favorite (anatomic) part of the head & neck? Larynx and Oropharynx
What was your childhood dream job? My childhood dream jobs kept on changing and ranged from IAS (Indian administrative services), teacher, to social service. I later realized that I could contribute to the society with much better peace of mind by choosing the medical profession.
What is one thing people might be surprised to know about you? I am afraid of deep water and heights but still have done parasailing, jet skiing, and driven boats in the Lake Erie and Lake Michigan a few times!