2022 STAR Educator Recipient: Achint Singh, MD

Dr. Achint SinghAchint K. Singh, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Radiology

Nomination Submission:
Dr. Singh is the Director of the Neuroradiology as well as the Associate Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Educational Curriculum.

Dr. Singh’s extensive technical knowledge and utilization creates an innovative approach to teaching methodologies. Dr. Singh’s adaptability, development and implementation of impactful educational courses and programs earned him national and international awards and recognition among his peers and the trainees he has mentored.

• 2021- International Rad-Aid Lecture to residents in Tanzania.
• 2021- NRITE Board Exam review for Neurology residents.
• 2020-RSNA (Radiological Society of North Am) Guest Speaker for Interactive Teaching Tools in Radiology Education
• 2020- Guest Speaker, Artificial Intelligence in Neuroradiology, Chulabhorn Royal College of Thailand.
• 2020: Implemented Artificial Intelligence Lecture series for the residents
• 2020: Implemented Personal Finance lecture series for the residents
• 2020: Organized board review series for radiology residents
• 2020- Neuroradiology case of the day app. Smartphone app for interesting neurorad cases for educational advancement.
• 2020- Neuroradiology website- Developed website to provide free educational cases in neuroradiology for resident, medical student and practicing rad to utilize.
• 2020- Develop free website for myelination atlas which is a free resource used by residents, fellows, practicing neuroradiologists throughout the world
• 2020-Present – Developed a Neuroradiology section introduction website to orient neuroradiology residents
• 2019-Present: Develop online interactive modules to teach neuroradiology
• 2015-Present:Utilizing audience response system for the radiology case conferences which are very popular

2021 – VERITAS Faculty Mentorship Award
2021- LSOM Dean’s Faculty Honor Roll.
2020 -American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Young Professional’s Society Mentor:
2019- ASNR Osborn International Outreach Professor Program. Travelled to Ukraine for the education of radiology trainees
2019 – Radiological Society of North America Honored Educator Award.

Dr. Achint Singh is a model faculty for the Department of Radiology. He regularly is a favorite amongst nearly all residents in the entire department for not only his effectiveness in teaching but his effort to go the extra mile for the benefit for the residents. For example, he has created an online app and internet site for assistance in neuroradiology which is rich in its educational content such as instructional videos and interactive material (such as his myelination map in pediatric brain MRIs- a resource that I will likely utilize in my neuroradiology fellowship). Additionally, Dr. Singh during COVID made an effort to have all MS teams lectures be recorded, which is critical for residents who may be on busy services like IR or working overnight. During his lectures, Dr. Singh also went the extra mile to have an interactive system to allow for responses and polls during lectures.

Dr. Singh not only excels in radiology educational endeavors, but also in other ancillary but often ignored subjects like personal finance, artificial intelligence,  and radiological physics. Often times, these lectures are some of the highest attended because of their rarity in discussion when compared to other lectures.

I can personally say that Dr. Singh is a mentor of mine and I am not sure I would have pursued a career in neuroradiology without him at the helm of the neuroradiology section. He has regularly been available to me when I have any sort of academic or professional question and has always been more than honest and cordial with me. He is an excellent radiologist and a genuinely nice person. Definitely one of my colleagues I will keep up with upon my soon graduation from the program and throughout my career.

Dr. Singh’s Faculty Profile