Radiology Residency

​​​​The Radiology Department of Riverside University Health System - Medical Center is pleased and excited to welcome you to this web page.

Our newly-accredited residency builds on a foundation of well-established programs in other fields at RUHS and is designed to support and foster collaboration and integrative care in a busy environment. More than 190,000 procedures were performed in the last year touching all modalities and specialties. Our patient population is underserved, extremely diverse and as the population continues to expand facing many imaging challenges. 


Radiology Residency

The residency is centered at the Medical Center with nearby rotations at Loma Linda Children's Hospital to increase pediatric experience and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to provide additional perspectives on Emergency Radiology. All residents will be provided a 4-week rotation at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology. Didactic lectures and tumor board are scheduled every Tuesday with protected research time on Tuesday afternoons.   

The Medical Center, located in Moreno Valley, has 439 acute care hospital beds. It has stroke designation, moving towards a clot retrieval facility and is a level I trauma facility. The hospital boasts a research center, CECORC - Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center that is also available to support resident scholarly activity.

Moreno Valley, in Riverside County, is centrally located in Southern California with access to the beach and the mountains and a lower cost of living than exists in Orange County or San Diego. A nearby airport, Ontario International, allows for convenient travel options without size and crowds of Los Angeles International Airport.

The radiology staff is committed to the patients, the hospital and the residents we serve. Attention to detail, an excellent patient experience, appropriate supervision and outstanding education in both rotations and in conference settings are just some of our highly important objectives.

Thank you for your time and interest in our residency program. Should you have any additional questions please free to ask.


Monika Keif Garcia 

 Monika L. Kief-Garcia, MD, FACR
 Program Director, Radiology Residency
 Chairman of Radiology, RUHS Medical Center


Bryon Thomson


 Bryon Thomson, DO
 Associate Program Director, Radiology Residency