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Desert Radiologists Welcomes Five New Physicians to the Practice

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Desert Radiologists, Nevada's largest and most trusted medical imaging company today announced that five new physicians have joined the team of board certified radiologists serving Southern Nevada for over 42 years.

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Dr. Howard Francois began his medical career in 1995 when he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He then graduated from Howard University, College of Medicine in Washington, DC where he received his Doctorate of Medicine in 2001. In 2002 he finished his internship at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, Department of Internal Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Francois completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in 2007 and his fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging in 2008 from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

Dr. John S. Anderson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He also received his Doctorate of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University in 1999 graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. In 2000 he finished his internship in Categorical General Surgery from Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Anderson completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in 2007. He completed a fellowship in Clinical MRI in 2008 from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Anderson also served as General Medicine Officer/Emergency Physician form 2000 to 2003 for the United States Army in Heidelberg, Germany.

Dr. Lavanya Vuddagiri received her Medical Degree from Guntur Medical College and Government General Hospital in Guntur, India in 2001. In 2003 she finished her internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR as well as her residency in 2007. Dr. Vuddagiri completed her fellowship in MRI in 2008 from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Terence Scipione graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He then graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY where he received his Doctorate of Medicine in 2000. In 2003 he finished his internship at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY. Dr. Scipione completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Mt. Sinai/Atlantic Health System in Morristown and Summit, NJ in 2007 and his fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging and MRI in 2008 from Columbia/Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY.

Dr. Frank K. Hsu graduated from the University of Michigan in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. He continued his education at the University of Michigan where he received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1992 in the Integrated 7-year Pre-medical/Medical Program. In 1993 he finished his internship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Hsu completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco in 1997 as well as his fellowship in Abdominal Imaging in 1998. Dr. Hsu then completed an additional fellowship in Angiography and Interventional Radiology in 1999 from the University of Michigan Medical Center. Prior to joining Desert Radiologists, Dr. Hsu worked for Columbia Imaging Group in Vancouver Washington; Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Sacramento, California; University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan; William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan and St. Vincent Radiological Medical Group in Los Angeles, California.

"Desert Radiologists is so pleased to add such specialized and diversified radiologists to our group," said William Moore, CEO of Desert Radiologists. "The completion of each of their fellowship training programs adds to our depth of specialty-trained physicians."

About Desert Radiologists

Desert Radiologists has been serving Southern Nevada since 1966. Our expert team of radiologists is the largest group of physicians providing quality diagnostic imaging in Nevada. We have 5 outpatient locations throughout Las Vegas and Henderson and provide radiology services for 6 Southern Nevada hospitals. Desert Radiologists offers the most comprehensive procedures available including Angiography, Computed Tomography (CT), CT Colonography, Dexa Bone Densitometry, Dental Implant CT Scanning, Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray), Interventional & Cardiovascular Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT), Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and Ultrasound. In addition, Desert Vascular Institute provides a complete array of vascular services. For more information visit

Contact: Michele Crawford

Phone: 702-759-8700

Fax: 702-598-3400


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