As you know, REF is a 23-years old not-for-profit trust, working in the field of radiology education, started by Dr. Ravi Ramakantan and Dr. Bhavin Jankharia with help from many other radiologists.

The In-Reach program is the opposite of an Out-Reach program. REF has been actively promoting lectures, CMEs, workshops by radiologists from the US and the UK primarily, usually of Indian origin, whenever they travel to India for social or other reasons. These programs enrich Indian radiology residents and consultants and we believe allow radiologists from outside India to share their knowledge within the Indian subcontinent.

REF has now created a formal structure for In-Reach Programs. Any radiologist, willing to teach in any part of India, whether it is a single lecture for an hour or so, or for an entire day or a couple of days or even more, can reach out to us and REF will pair you with a counterpart in that city, who will take care of the local logistics. REF will provide overall support and coordination.

The travel and local stay will be the responsibility of the traveling radiologist. However, if the radiologist is traveling to another city at REF’s request, then economy class airfare and local hospitality at a 3-star or better hotel will be taken care of by REF.

Please email with the following information


    Dr. Anvita Pauranik

    Sunday – Dec 19, 2021, 7.00 PM IST

    Topic: Approach to Pediatric Neuroimaging – Dr. Anvita Pauranik

    Completed her Radiology residency from KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India and her 2-year Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology training from the University of Toronto in 2015.

    Practicing pediatric neuroradiology since 2016 and is currently in the midst of a move from Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary to a new position at the BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver.

    Has a passion for teaching and is actively involved in improving resident and fellow training methodology. Her specific areas of interest include Epilepsy Imaging and Integration of advances in Genetics with Neuroimaging.


    Sunday – Dec 04, 2021, 7.00 PM IST

    Topic: Radiological presentation of Breast Cancer – Dr. Supriya Kulkarni

    Breast Divisional head & associate professor, department of medical imaging at the University of Toronto

    Clinical engagement is at University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada for over 20 years in the subspecialty practice in Breast Imaging.
    Several teaching awards for contributing to cancer education.

    Serves in an advisory capacity for multiple initiatives provincial screening program, transgender screening policy and breast imaging guideline development for the Canadian Association of Radiologists


    Wednesday – Dec 01, 2021, 7.00 PM IST

    Topic: Pediatric Acute abdomen – Dr. Anisha Sawkar Tandon

    Senior Consultant & HOD – Radiology & Imaging at Sakra World Hospital
    Areas of expertise in Paediatric Radiology are Paediatric Renal pathologies, Paediatric Head and Neck pathologies, and Neuro-Imaging in Neonatal and childhood central nervous system disorders.


    Sunday, Nov 28, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Pediatric body masses – Dr. Govind Chavhan

    Staff Pediatric Radiologist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
    Assoc Prof Radiology, Univ of Toronto, Canada


    Sunday, Nov 28, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Stroke – Dr. Miral Jhaveri

    Associate Professor, Director of Neuroradiology, Vice-Chair, Dept of Diagnostic Radiology, Rush Univ Medical Centre, Chicago, USA
    Author & Editor – Diagnostic Imaging – Brain, StatDx & RadPrimer


    Sunday, Nov 21, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Larynx & Pharynx – Dr. Ata Siddiqui

    • Consultant Neuroradiologist, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

    Sunday, Nov 21, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Pediatric brain – Dr. Pradeep Krishnan

    Neuro-radiologist at The Hospital for Sick Children
    Areas of Interests include the pediatric stroke, cerebral palsy, and hydrocephalus in children.


    Saturday – Nov 13, 2021, 7.00 PM IST

    Topic: Neck Spaces – Dr. Suresh Mukherji

    Clinical Professor of 1Radiology & 2Radiation Oncology. 1University of Illinois & 2Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University
    Faculty; Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Michigan State University
    National Director of Head & Neck Radiology; ProScan Imaging


    Sunday, Nov 07, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Bowel Imaging – Dr. Avinash Kambadakone

    Sr Consultant, Dept of CT & MRI, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
    Founder Member and Jt Secretary – ISGAR
    Section Editor – JGAR
    Special Interests: Hepatobiliary, GI & liver transplant imaging


    Sunday, Nov 07, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Pelvic Floor – Dr. Kedar Jambhekar

    Professor of Radiology at the Univ of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Specialized in Body MRI/MSK
    Radiology Residency Program Director


    Sunday, Oct 31, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Pancreas Imaging – Dr. Avinash Kambadakone

    Chief – Abdominal Radiology – Massachusetts General Hospital and Assoc Prof of Radiology – Harvard Medical School
    Fellow – Royal College of Radiologists, Society for Advanced Body Imaging & Society of Abdominal Radiology
    170 publications
    Co-Chair- SAR DFP Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

    Dr. Shweta Bhatt

    Sunday, Oct 31, 2021, 6-8 PM IST

    Topic: Gynec Imaging – Dr. Shweta Bhatt

    Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    Program Director – Diagnostic Radiology Residency
    Academic Interests – Gynec & Genitourinary Imaging


    Sunday – Oct 03, 2021, 7-8 PM IST

    Topic: Lung nodules – Dr. Palmi Jhaveri

    Director, Thoracic Radiology
    Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, IL, USA
    Developed the lung cancer screening program at RUMC and ROPH


    Saturday – Oct 02, 2021, 7.00 PM

    Topic: Interstitial Lung Disease – Dr. Sushil Sonavane

    Senior Associate Consultant,
    Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville Florida
    Chest Radiologist


    Sunday – Sept 26, 2021, 7.00 PM

    Topic: MRI Neurography of the Lumbosacral Plexus and Pelvic Peripheral Nerves – Dr. Shivani Ahlawat

    Assoc Prof, Russell H. Morgan Dept of Radiology & Radiological Sciences in Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
    Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Director
    Expert – High Resolution MRI of Peripheral Nerves
    Chair – Imaging Working Group for Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis


    Sunday – Sept 19, 2021, 7.00 PM

    Topic: Stress Injury of Bone – Dr. Mini Pathria

    Professor, University of California San Diego Health System Division Chief, UCSD Musculoskeletal Imaging Member RSNA, ARRS, ISS Recipient 2019 RSNA Honored Educator Award

    30 May, 2021 – Cartilage Tumors

    Speaker – Dr. Asif Saifuddin
    Sr Consultant MSK Radiologist – Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK
    Interests – MSK MRI, MSK tumor imaging, bone biopsy
    Radiology Lead for London Sarcoma Service
    300 publications and more
    Book – Musculoskeletal MRI – 2nd edn – 2016

    Dr. Mukesh Harisinghani
    23 May, 2021 – Hepatobiliary Contrast Imaging

    Speaker – Dr. Mukesh Harisinghani
    Prof of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
    Director of Body Translational MRI, MGH, Boston
    Abdominal Radiology for 20 years
    200 peer reviewed papers, 5 textbooks

    21 Mar, 2021 – Sonography of Neck Masses

    Speaker – Dr. Anil Ahuja
    Emeritus Profession, Dept of Imaging & Interventional Radiology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Director of Imaging at Union Hospital, Hong Kong
    350 peer reviewer articles
    12 books

    07 Mar, 2021 – Clinical MRI of Musculoskeletal Tumors

    Speaker – Dr. Shivani Ahlawat
    Assoc Prof, Russell H. Morgan Dept of Radiology & Radiological Sciences in Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Director
    Expert – High Resolution MRI of Peripheral Nerves
    Chair – Imaging Working Group for Response Evaluation inNeurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis

    28 Feb, 2021 – Immunotherapy: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

    Speaker – Dr. Atul Shinagare
    Assoc Prof, Harvard Medical School, Boston
    Chief, Abdominal Imaging & Intervention, Brigham Health
    Interim Chief, Cancer Imaging, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Member, SAR RCC & Uterine/Ovarian cancer DFPs

    27 Feb, 2021 – Radiation Dose & Risk

    Speaker – Dr. Nicholas Shkumat
    Medical Physicist
    Asst Prof, Univ of Toronto
    Hosp for Sick Children, Dept of Diagnostic Imaging, Toronto

    Dr. Prachi Agarwal
    21 Feb, 2021 – Unrepaired CHD Presenting in Adulthood

    Speaker – Dr. Prachi Agarwal
    Professor of Radiology at University of Michigan
    Division Director of Cardiothoracic Radiology
    Co-Director of Congenital Cardiac MRI at Mott Hospital
    Research Focus: Cardiac & Thoracic Imaging

    14 Feb, 2021 – Simplified Approach to Lymph Nodes of the Neck

    Speaker – Dr. Suresh Mukherji
    Clinical Professor: Marian University
    Director of Head & Neck Imaging: Proscan Imaging
    Regional Medical Director: Envision Physician Services
    Medical Director: Economic Alliance of Michigan

    Dr. Siddharth Tavri
    07 February, 2021 – Locoregional Therapies in Hepatic Malignancies

    Speaker – Dr. Siddharth Tavri
    Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology, University Hospitals & Case Western Reserve Univ, School of Medicine, Cleveland, USA
    Teacher of the Year Award – 2018, 2020
    NEW DAD as of Dec 01st, 2020

    View the recorded version here soon.

    Dr. Miral Jhaveri
    31 January, 2021 – Neck and Airway Emergencies

    Speaker – Dr. Miral Jhaveri
    Associate Professor, Director of Neuroradiology, Vice-Chair, Dept of Diagnostic Radiology, Rush Univ Medical Centre, Chicago, USA
    Author & Editor – Diagnostic Imaging – Brain, StatDx & RadPrimer

    29 Jan, 2020 – Ruby Hall Clinic Radiology & REF In-Reach with Dr Achala Vagal

    The REF In-Reach Program held on 29th Jan, Wednesday hosted by Ruby Hall Clinic Radiology, headed by Dr Avinash Nanivadekar had Dr Achala Vagal (Vice Chair of Research, Prof of Radiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati) as the key speaker. This interactive meeting was attended by 25 radiologists, physicians and neurologists and centered around stroke imaging and treatment practices.

    19 Jan, 2020 – LTMMC & REF In-Reach with Dr Suresh Mukherji

    This one day program was conducted by REF in collaboration with the Radiology Department of LTMGH, Sion, headed by Dr. Anagha Joshi.

    The chief faculty for the program was Dr Suresh Mukherji who is a world renowned name in Head and Neck Imaging. He is currently Clinical Professor: Marian University, Director of Head & Imaging: Proscan Imaging, Regional Medical Director: Envision Physician Services, Medical Director: Economic Alliance of Michigan. The other speakers at the event were Dr Varsha Joshi from Hyderabad and Dr Anagha Joshi, Dr Supreeta Arya and Dr Kartik Ganesan from Mumbai.

    It was a dedicated program on Head and Neck Imaging with a series of didactic lectures. There were around 212  delegates around the country who could freely interact with Dr Suresh Mukherji during the event.

    The key objectives of the course were

    • To provide a comprehensive review of the imaging anatomy and pathology in Head and Neck.
    • To enable the delegates to deliver clinically relevant and focussed reports.
    18 Jan, 2020 – KDAH & REF In-Reach with Dr Manohar Shroff

    The REF In- Reach program on 18th Jan 2020 hosted by the Radiology Dept of Kokilaben Hospital featured a session on Pediatric Neuroimaging with Dr Manohar Shroff, Radiologist in Chief at the Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto. Dr Shroff’s three talks generated huge interest in the audience and included imaging of Autoimmune Encephalitis, Pediatric Epilepsy and Non-Acidental Injury. As the talks were very clinically oriented, the Q and A session was very engaging. The audience of about 50 included radiologists, pediatricians, neurologists and neurosurgeons. In his talks Dr Shroff extensively covered current literature on the subject and illustrated the theory with excellent real – life cases. Post lunch, Dr Shroff participated in a case review session that included cases of epilepsy , inborn errors of metabolism, infections, tumors and stroke in children. It was a superb half day session that covered hot current topics in Pediatric Neuroimaging.

    REF has conducted multiple In-Reach programs in the past with radiologists such as Drs. Suresh Mukherji, Avneesh Chhabra, Dushyant Sahani, Jay Parikh, Srinivasa Prasad, Fereidoun Abtin, Hero Hussain, Manu Shroff, Erika Mann, Govind Chavan, Gaurang Shah, Vikram Dogra, Ruben Kuzniecky and many more…