Speakers of the 2017 PSRT State Conference

Friday March 17, 2017

6:00 – 7:00  Judy Squires—Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in the Pediatric Setting

7:10 – 8:10  Martin Pesce -Re-thinking Grids in the Digital Environment

Saturday March 18, 2016

8:00-9:00 Yasmin Akbari—Coronary CT Angiography

9:10-10:10 Elliott Kirk Gozansky, M.D., Ph.D.—Introduction to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

10:20-11:20 Robert A. Yonash, RN,CPPS—Distractions in the Operating Roon, Roadiology and Interventional Radiology

1:15-2:15 Zach Berry—MR Safety Basics

2:20-3:20 Preeti Hullur—Trauma and Safety: Radiologic Technologists

3:30-4:30 Kenneth Roszel  –  Student Mentoring

Dr. Judy Squires - Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in the Pediatric Setting

Judy Squires

UNDERGRADUATE  2001-2005 Austin College in Sherman, Texas International

GRADUATE: 2005-2009 University of Texas Medical  M.D. 2009 Branch in Galveston, Texas

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:   2014-2015 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Chief Fellow

2010-2014 University of Cincinnati College of Diagnostic Radiology Residency Medicine Chief Resident 2013-2014

2009-2010 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Pediatric preliminary year Medical Center


July 2015- present  Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor of Radiology, Director of UPMC of Pediatric Ultrasound Imaging

Multiple publications, Scientific presentations and published abstracts

Seminars and invited lectureships related to research and many current research interests

Martin Pesce B.S.,R.T.(R) -Re-thinking Grids In the Digital Environment

Martin Pesce

Dr. Yasmin Akbari - Coronary CT Angiography

Yasmin Akbari M.D.


The George Washington Univ., School of Medicine and Health Sciences Washington, DC

M.D. Aug 2010-May 2014

Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences Boston, MA

B.A. Biology with Research Distinction Aug 2006-May 2010

B.A. Computer Science

Magna cum laude

College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Pittsburgh, PA

Radiology Resident June 2015-Present

Presence St. Joseph Hospital Chicago, IL

Internal Medicine Resident – Preliminary Year June 2014-June 2015



Guest and Student Lecturer




Community Service Day


Dr. Elliott Kirk Gozansky - Introduction to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Elliott Kirk Gozansky, M.D., Ph.D. 

UNDERGRADUATE:   1991 – 1992 Emory University B.S., 1991 Chemistry Atlanta, Georgia

GRADUATE:  1991 Emory University  1991 – 1993 Purdue University

2003 – 2007 University of Michigan Medical School Medicine Ann Arbor, Michigan

POSTGRADUATE:  2007 – 2008 St. John Hospital and Medical Center Transitional Year

2008 – 2012 University of Maryland Diagnostic Radiology Residency

2012 – 2013  University of Maryland  Cardiothoracic Fellowship Training

2009 – 2013 University of Maryland, Baltimore.

2013-present University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Professor of Radiology Department of Radiology

NON-ACADEMIC:  2000 – 2001 Minerva Biotechnology Corporation Research and Development Staff   







 Seminars and invited lectureships related to research.


Radiation dose reduction

Cellular and Molecular Imaging

Pancreatic Cancer

SERVICE:  Community Activities.  Include hospital appointments and consultantships.

Robert Yonash RN, CPPS - Distractions in the Operating Room, Radiology and Interventional Radiology

Robert Yonash – has provided his PowerPoint Presentation for our PSRT members.  Thank you Robert.


Robert Yonash, a registered nurse, has been with the Patient Safety Authority since 2009 as the patient safety liaison for the southwest region of Pennsylvania. In his role as a Patient Safety Liaison, he is responsible for working with his regional medical facilities to assist them in the reduction and elimination of medical errors.  In this position, Robert has been assigned to a number of projects including the statewide CMS Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network Wrong Site Surgery Prevention Collaboration and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority/Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists Wrong-Site Block Initiative. Robert is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety and has attained certification as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Certified Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare. He is also a master trainer in TeamSTEPPS.

Before coming to the Authority, Robert worked as a Health Facility Quality Examiner (Surveyor) in the Pittsburgh Field Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care.  He also held a similar position with the Department of Health Division of Nursing Care Facilities. In these positions he was charged with surveying a range of healthcare facilities including hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities and nursing homes for compliance with state and federal (CMS) regulations as well as federal organ transplant regulations.

In his other experience he worked at the Monongahela Valley Hospital in the risk management/quality improvement department. In his role with the hospital, he aggregated and analyzed data for quality, performance improvement, patient safety and risk management. He also worked with numerous committees on various patient safety issues including: patient falls, patient restraints, resuscitation review, medication errors and adverse drug reactions.

Robert is a graduate of Penn State University and has held numerous registered nursing positions in a number of hospitals and nursing homes in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Zach Berry B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR) - MR Safety Basics

Zach Berry 

Biographical Information: Zachary Berry is an MR Clinical Services Specialist with Philips Healthcare. Zach has been working in radiology for 10 years and an ASRT member since 2008.

Preeti Hullur MSRS, R.T.(R) - Trauma and Safety: Radiologic Techologists

Preeti Hullur RT(ARRT) and Certified EMT and currently working as EMT at Lehigh EMS Services. She has been EMT Since July 2016. Preeti is a graduate of AAS – Morehead State University Morehead KY, Bachelorette in Business from Karnataka University, India and Masters in Radiologic Sciences from Mid Western State University,

Kenneth Roszel M.S.,R.T.(R) - Student Mentoring

Kenneth Roszel is a 1972 graduate of Broome Community Junior College’s radiography program and a veteran of the US Army, having served in Germany with the 47th Medical Battalion, 1st Armored

Division. Following his military discharge, he found employment as a staff technologist at Geisinger Medical Center in 1976. While working as a CT technologist, he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bloomsburg University. In 1981 he became the first clinical instructor for the school, responsible for clinical education activities and some classroom courses. He earned a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design from Bloomsburg University in 1994. During the school’s hiatus he managed Geisinger Health Plan’s Member Education and Appeals departments. In 2002, he assumed his current position.