Medical Imaging Consultant: MRI Imaging Applications and Use

Technical Consultant #1200


Expertise

  • Medical imaging in clinical development.
  • MRI of the breast and abdominal MRI applications.
  • Diagnostic imaging contrast agents.
  • Imaging surrogate markers.
  • Imaging core lab sourcing and management.
  • Diagnostic imaging and medical imaging informatics.
  • Breast cancer imaging, particularly MRI.
  • Radiology research and overall medical imaging technology.
  • Medical imaging devices.
  • Medical imaging product development, marketing and sales.
  • Hospital and clinic purchasing of imaging equipment.
  • Radiology management services for health insurers.
  • Radiology payor claims management and edits.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

  • Provides medical imaging strategies and outsource management to clinical development and business groups from the pharmaceutical, medical device, managed care and biotechnology industries.

Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA, Staff Radiologist, 2004 - 2007

Undisclosed Company, Principal and Founder, 2006 - Present

  • Service organization providing radiologist and oncologist blinded reader experts and consults for medical product development.

Doshi Diagnostic Imaging, Brooklyn, NY, Staff Radiologist, 2001 - 2003

HealthHelp, Inc., Medical Director, New York, NY, 2001 - 2003

  • Responsible for managing radiology services for more than 2 million managed care participants in New York/New Jersey area.
  • Developed and implemented comprehensive radiology management program for a regional Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurers.
  • Established and chaired regional peer groups implement referring physician education on appropriate radiology utilization.
  • Chief, MRI: Foundation for Radiology Educational Excellence.

Berlex Laboratories, Montville, NJ, Director, Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Development, 1997 - 2000

  • Managed clinical development of all radiologic, ultrasound, and, nuclear, and MRI contrast agent.
  • Responsible for managing clinical development and all medical post-marketing activities for radiology, MRI, and ultrasound contrast agents.
  • Represented medical team with FDA imaging division.
  • initiated new clinical indications for MRI contrast for cardiovascular MRI, hepatobiliary MRI, and blood pool contrast agents.

Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 1991 - 1997

  • Managed clinical, research, teaching, and business operations.
  • Developed active and profitable Body MRI service with strong external referral base including orthopedic, sports medicine, urologists, OB/GYN, cardiovascular surgeons, oncologists.
  • Developed new clinically-useful imaging techniques in collaboration with MRI manufacturers for body imaging and MRA.
  • Developed Breast MRI program and integrated breast MRI into Lombardy Cancer Center comprehensive breast cancer and breast implant evaluation; served on NCI Breast MRI Advisory Board.

Honors & Publications

Licensure

  • District of Columbia, State of New York, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Maryland.
  • Board Certification
  • F.L.E.X.
  • American Board of Radiology

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Internal Medicine Internship, Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Chief Resident, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship in MRI, CT, and Ultrasound, Division of Body ~Imaging, Georgetown University Hospital, National Institutes of Health
  • Radiology - Pathology Correlation Course, Armed Forces ~Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

Medical Societies

  • Radiologic Society of North America
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • American College of Radiology
  • Bucks County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Radiology Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society

Publications

  • One book, numerous publications and technical papers.
  • Technical presentations.

Education

  • Ph.D. School of Medicine, Georgetown University
  • B.S.Special Honors, Biology, George Washington University, Washington, DC
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