100 Names You Need To Know

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This month, Health Imaging & IT is featuring 100 physicians, administrators and thoughtleaders from healthcare facilities nominated by our readers. From March 4th through April 15th, readers submitted nominations via internet ballot by the hundreds. Our editorial team culled through the entries seeking variety and breadth. In the next several pages, you will meet the "100 Names You Need to Know" (listed in alphabetical order) in a cross-section of medical specialties - from CT, mammography and cardiology to PACS, EMR and Informatics. A key for the abbreviations of the areas of expertise is located at the bottom of this page.

100 Names You Need to Know
  1. Michael Albertina
    Administrative Director of Imaging Services, Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
    Area of Expertise: ARC
  2. Courtney Allen, PACS Manager
    Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
    Areas of Expertise: CAD, CR, CT, DICOM, MAMMO, DR, DISREC, IS, MRI, S/A
  3. Katherine Andriole, PhD
    Assistant Medical Director, Imaging Information Technologies and Director of Imaging Informatics, Brigham and Women's Center for Evidence-Based Imaging, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: IMS, INFM, S/A
  4. Tim Atteber
    Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Heart Center, Columbia, S.C.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  5. Robert Baumgartner
    CEO, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Minneapolis, Minn.
    Area of Expertise: IMS
  6. Stan Bigham
    Administrator, Arcadia Health Care, Marquette, Mich.
    Area of Expertise: IMS
  7. David A. Bluemke, MD, PhD
    Clinical Director, MRI and Associate Professor, Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: MRI, MAMMO
  8. Lawrence Boxt, MD
    Professor of Clinical Radiology, Department of Radiology Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Imaging, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
    Areas of Expertise: CT, CCL, CARDIO
  9. William G. Bradley, Jr., MD, PhD, FACR
    Chair of the Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
    Areas of Expertise: MRI, NM, MI
  10. David Brailer, MD, PhD
    National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services,Washington, D.C.
    Areas of Expertise: EMR, INFM, IS
  11. Elizabeth Branscomb, MD
    Nuclear Cardiologist, CardioVascular Associates, Birmingham, Ala.
    Areas of Expertise: CARDIO, NM
  12. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD
    Medical Director, Radiology, Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, Calf.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, MGMT, IMS, MRI, TELERAD
  13. R. James Brenner, MD, JD, FACR, FCIM
    Medical Director of Breast Imaging Services, Eisenberg Keefer Breast Center, St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif. and Clinical Professor of Radiology, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.
    Areas of Expertise: MAMMO, U/S, MRI
  14. Patrice Bret, MD, FRCPC
    Radiologist-in-Chief, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont., Canada
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  15. William F. Bria II, MD
    President, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, Director, Medical Center, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Areas of Expertise: INFM, IS
  16. David Brown
    Director Information Systems, Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  17. Kish Chakrabarti, PhD
    Senior Physicist, Radiology Devices Branch, Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Md.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  18. Paul J. Chang
    Professor and Chief of Radiology Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Areas of Expertise: INFM, IS, INTVRAD
  19. David Channin, MD
    Associate Professor, Chief of Imaging Informatics, PACS, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill.
    Areas of Expertise: INFM, DICOM, IS
  20. Avery Cloud
    CIO, New Hanover Health Network, Wilmington, N.C.
    Areas of Expertise: CARDIO, DICOM, DISREC, EMR, IMS, IS, S/A, TELERAD, WIFI
  21. Fergus V. Coakley, MD
    Associate Professor and Chief of Abdominal Imaging, Abdominal Imaging Section, Department of Radiology and Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco
    Areas of Expertise: CT, MRI
  22. R. Edward Coleman, MD
    Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology; Professor, Radiology; Chief, Nuclear Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
    Areas of Expertise: MI, NM
  23. Robert Colones
    Chief Executive Officer, McLeod Health, Florence, S.C.
    Areas of Expertise: INFM, IS
  24. Anders Dale
    Professor, Department of Neurosciences and Radiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calf.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, MRI, S/A, TELERAD
  25. Joan Dechert, MHIS, RT (R)
    Director of Imaging, Roper St Francis Healthcare, Charleston, S.C.
    Area of Expertise: IMS
  26. D. David Dershaw, MD, FACR
    Director, Breast Imaging, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
    Areas of Expertise: MAMMO, MRI, U/S
  27. Greggory R. DeVore, MD
    Intermountain Fetal Diagnostic Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, U/S
  28. Sheryl Dodds, RN, MS
    Chief Executive Officer, Nebraska Heart Institute Heart Hospital, Lincoln, Neb.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  29. James S. Donaldson, MD
    Chairman, Medical Imaging (Radiology), Earl J. Frederick Professor of Radiology, Professor of Radiology, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Children's  Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
    Areas of Expertise: MRI, CT
  30. Keith Dreyer, MD
    Vice Chairman of Radiology Computing and Information Sciences, Instructor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Corporate Director, Medical Imaging, Partners Health System, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, ARC, CAD, DR, DISREC, EMR, HAND, IMS, INFM, IS, MRI, S/A, TELERAD, WIFI
  31. Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD
    Chairman, Department of Radiology and Medical Director of Imaging Services, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas
    Area of Expertise: U/S
  32. Dennis Enloe
    Director of Medical Imaging, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Mo.
    Area of Expertise: NM
  33. Bradley Erickson, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minn.
    Areas of Expertise: IMS, IS, MRI, CT
  34. Greg Fairbanks
    PACS coordinator, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, CCL, CR, IMS, INTVRAD, S/A
  35. Liz Feegley
    Director of Radiology, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  36. Stephen A. Feig, MD
    Professor of Radiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of Breast Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  37. Elliott Fishman, MD, FACR
    Professor Radiology and Oncology, Director, Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
    Area of Expertise: CT
  38. Adam Flanders, MD
    Professor of Radiology and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.
    Area of Expertise: HAND
  39. Kevin Frederick
    Director of Information Services, Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, R.I.
    Areas of Expertise: DISREC, EMR, IMS, IS, S/A, WIFI
  40. Christine Galanda
    Chief Information Officer, Wyoming Valley Health Care System, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
    Areas of Expertise: IMS, INFM, IS
  41. Kim Garriott
    Project Manager, Radiology Information Services, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, Ind.
    Areas of Expertise: INFM, IS, S/A
  42. Doris Gentley
    Director, Radiology, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: CR, CT, MGMT, DICOM, DR, EMR, MAMMO, MRI, TELERAD, U/S
  43. Diane Georgian-Smith, MD
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  44. Michael Gibson
    Director, Information Systems, Northlake Medical Center, Tucker, Ga.
    Areas of Expertise: MGMT, EMR, HAND, INFM, IS, S/A, WIFI
  45. Gretchen A.W. Gooding, MD
    Professor in Residence, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco and Chief, Ultrasound Radiology Service, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
    Area of Expertise: U/S
  46. Robert Grossman, MD
    Louis Marx Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology; Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: MR
  47. Edward Gruver
    PACS Administrator, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: IMS
  48. David Gur, ScD
    Professor of Radiology, Director, Imaging Research Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  49. John Gurley, MD
    Director of Interventional Cardiology, Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ken.
    Area of Expertise: CCL
  50. Jerry Hesketh
    Director of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Clinton, N.C
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  51. Gordon L. Hixson, MD
    Director of Radiology, Women's Diagnostic Center, Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  52. Udo Hoffmann, MD
    Director of Cardiac CT Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: CT, CARDIO
  53. David G. Holland
    Vice President/CIO, Genesys Health System, Grand Blanc, Mich.
    Areas of Expertise: EMR, IMS, INFM, IS
  54. Stephanie Iszak
    Director of Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, N.J.
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  55. Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH
    Director, Center for Evidence-Based Imaging, Vice Chair, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: MGMT, DICOM, EMR, IMS, INFM, IS, S/A
  56. Howard Klaskin, MD
    Radiologist, Waco Radiology, Waco, Texas
    Area of Expertise: MRI
  57. Michael Knopp, MD, PhD
    Chairman and Professor, Department of Radiology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    Areas of Expertise: CT, MGMT, IMS, MAMMO, MRI, MI, NM, ONC, WIFI
  58. Elizabeth Krupinksi, PhD
    Research Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Arizona, Tuscon, Ariz.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  59. Mike LaGrone
    PACS Administrator, Florida Hospital Memorial Division, Ormond Beach, Fla.
    Areas of Expertise: DICOM, DISREC, IS, S/A, TELERAD, WIFI
  60. Steve Langer, PhD
    Associate Professor of Diagnostic Physics and Imaging Informatics, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minn.
    Areas of Expertise: IS, S/A
  61. Darryl Leonardt
    CIO, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Ark.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  62. James Lynch
    Director of Clinical Information Systems, Integris Health, Oklahoma City, Okla.
    Areas of Expertise: EMR, HAND, IS, WIFI
  63. Mark Marquez
    PACS Administrator, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala.
    Areas of Expertise: ARC, CR, DICOM, EMR, IMS, TELERAD
  64. Alvaro Martinez, MD
    Chairman of Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, MGMT, DR, ONC
  65. Paul Nagy, PHD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: INFM, S/A, DISREC, IMS
  66. Charles Passarelli
    PACS Administrator, Sentara Health Systems, Norfolk, Va.
    Area of Expertise: IMS
  67. Gino Picciano, MD
    Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
    Area of Expertise: IS
  68. Bob Pickton
    SVP, CIO, Baylor Health Systems, Dallas, Texas
    Areas of Expertise: ARC, IINFM, IS
  69. Etta Pisano, MD
    Professor of Radiology, Chief, Biomedical Engineering, Breast Imaging, University of North Carolina, and principal investigator, Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial, Chapel Hill, N.C.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  70. Stephen Pluhar
    Radiology Systems Coordinator, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Sparks, Nev.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  71. Michael Poon, MD
    Chief of Cardiology, Cardiac CT, Cabrini Medical Center and President-Elect of the Society for Cardiovascular CT, New York, N.Y.
    Areas of Expertise: CT, CARDIO
  72. James M. Provenzale, MD
    Division Chief, Neuroradiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
    Area of Expertise: MRI
  73. Osman Ratib, MD, PhD
    Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, INFM, HAND, IS, S/A
  74. Bruce Reiner, MD
    Director of Radiology Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: INFM, IS, IMS
  75. Douglas W. Ricci
    Director, IT Systems, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: ARC, MGMT, DICOM, MAMMO, DR, EMR, IMS, IS, MRI, NM, S/A, TELERAD
  76. Charlie Rice
    Chief Information Officer, South Jersey Healthcare, Bridgeton, N.J.
    Areas of Expertise: EMR, INFM, IS, WIFI
  77. Anne C. Roberts, MD
    Professor of Radiology, Executive Vice Chair, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, UCSD Medical Center and Thornton Hospital, San Diego, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: INTVRAD
  78. Kenneth Rosenfield, MD
    Director, Cardiac and Vascular Invasive Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: CARDIO, CCL
  79. Geoffrey Rubin, MD
    Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging, Medical Director, 3D Imaging, Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
    Areas of Expertise: CARDIO, CCL, CT, ECHO
  80. Philip Ruth
    Director, Medical Imaging, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, Ken.
    Areas of Expertise: CR, CT, MGMT, DR, MRI
  81. U. Joseph Schoepf, MD
    Director, CT Research and Development, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D, CT
  82. J. Anthony Seibert, PhD
    Professor of Radiology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Imaging Research Center, Sacramento, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  83. J. Bayne Selby Jr, MD
    Co-Director, Vascular/Interventional Radiology, Professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Vascular/ Interventional Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
    Areas of Expertise: CT, INTVRAD
  84. Michael Shen, MD, MS, FACC
    Head, Cardiac Imaging, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Fla.
    Areas of Expertise: CT, MRI
  85. Thomas R. Shook
    Director of Imaging Services, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  86. Eliot Siegel, MD
    Director of Radiology, VA Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: NM, RAD
  87. Andy Steele, MD
    Director of Medical Informatics, Denver Health and Hospital, Denver, Colo.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  88. John Stewart
    CEO, The Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  89. Cheryl Stillberger, RT(R), BS, MA
    Director Imaging Services, Genesis Health Systems, Zanesville, Ohio.
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  90. Captain Jerry Thomas, RPH
    Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  91. Gary Wendt, MD, MBA
    Associate Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Informatics, University of Wisconsin Medical Center, Madison, Wis.
    Area of Expertise: IMS
  92. Richard Whistin
    PACS Administrator, St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville, Ind.
    Areas of Expertise: IMS, RMI
  93. Jonathan Wiener, MD
    Director, MRI and Neuroradiology, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, Fla.
    Areas of Expertise: MRI, INFM
  94. Richard Wiggins III, MD
    Assistant Professor; Head and Neck Neuroradiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Areas of Expertise: HAND, WIFI, MRI
  95. Kathy Willison, RT(R) (M)
    Director of Research, Elizabeth Wende Breast Center, Rochester, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  96. Martin Yaffe, PhD
    Senior Scientist, Imaging Research Program, Sunnybrook & Women's HSC and Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Canada
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  97. David Yang, PHD
    Associate Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Areas of Expertise: MI, NM, ONC
  98. David Yankelevitz, MD
    Professor of Radiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Manhattan, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: CAD
  99. Elias Zerhouni, MD
    Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
    Area of Expertise: MRI
  100. Margarita Zuley, MD
    Radiologist, Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, Rochester, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO