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Welcome Leah Gilligan and Patrick Taylor to Radiology

Welcome Leah Gilligan and Patrick Taylor to Radiology

This month we welcome two new employees to our radiology family: Dr. Leah Gilligan and Patrick Taylor (Spec Tech-MRI). Both made history during their first month at Cincinnati Children’s. Read on to see how…

Photo: Dr. Leah Gilligan, Research Fellow

Dr. Leah Gilligan is the very first Research Fellow that we have in our Radiology Department (not including the ones in our IRC Division). She will be working under Dr. Andrew Trout as her mentor.

“Hello! My name is Leah Gilligan. I am a Cincinnati native and the oldest of four children. In terms of education, I attended Ursuline Academy for high school, studied biology and philosophy at Boston College, and graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2017.

Things I enjoy most include knitting, reading, crime television, community service, summertime, good food, and the great company of family and friends!

My career goal is to become a radiologist, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the excellent faculty and staff here at Cincinnati Children’s as a Research Fellow in the Department of Radiology.”

Photo: Patrick Taylor, (Spec Tech-MRI)

Patrick Taylor comes from a military family. Normally, military families don’t get to stay in one place for too long and Patrick’s family is the same. Patrick was born in the State of Washington. After a few years, his family relocated to another military base in the UK. There he spent his junior years, up to the age of nine or ten. From the UK, his family moved again, but this time it was close to the rest of his family (Columbus, Ohio). Patrick has family in Columbus and Cleveland and has stayed in the area ever since.

He will be working at the Liberty Campus as an MRI technologist under the supervision of Mona Valentine. I was lucky enough to witness and take photos of the very first patient to have been scanned at Liberty’s newest PHILIPS MR scanner. Patrick was helping setting up the patient in the room.

Patrick is an avid outdoorsman. He likes going to Alaska for vacation. The Pittsburgh Steelers are his favorite football team. He also loves cycling. He’s done some century rides with friends at a fast pace. A century ride is a road cycling ride of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a cycling club-sponsored event.

Photo: History in the making. Patrick Taylor setting up the very first patient to be scanned at Liberty’s newest PHILIPS MR scanner.

Patrick can speak with a British accent “when I want to.” So, when you come across Patrick in the hallway, see if you can have him say “Hi” back in the Queen’s English.


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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.