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Foundation Radiology Group Adds Dr. Erik Richter and Dr. Mark Brown to Growing Physician Staff
Date:8/12/2009

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), the premier provider of diagnostic imaging professional services, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is pleased to announce the additions of Erik Richter, M.D., and Mark G. Brown, M.D. to its rapidly growing radiology staff.

Dr. Richter joins the FRG team as a staff radiologist. Prior to joining FRG, Dr. Richter, a native of the Slovak Republic, completed a Fellowship in Thoracic Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Richter holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond and his residency in diagnostic radiology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

"Dr. Richter is a valuable addition to our group," said Dr. Derek Armfield, President of Clinical Services and Co-founder of FRG. "His fellowship training and education will be a great benefit to our clients, and our staff."

"I'm honored to be in the company of my fellow FRG radiologists," said Dr. Richter. "FRG has assembled a very impressive group of doctors, and I'm very proud to be one of them."

Dr. Brown, who also joins FRG as a staff radiologist, brings 11 years of experience to the position.

Most recently, Dr. Brown served as Section Chief of both Nuclear Medicine and Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Jeanes Hospital of the Temple University Health System in Philadelphia. Dr. Brown holds his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College, and received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. Following an internship at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, Dr. Brown completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and special competency training in Nuclear Medicine at Deaconess Hospital/Harvard University, in Boston. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at St. Lukes-Roosevelt/Columbia University, in New York. He brings experience in all modalities, including PET/CT.

"Dr. Brown brings a wealth of experience to this position," said Dr. Brandon Chan, Chairman and CEO, Foundation Radiology Group. "The addition of Dr. Brown to our staff increases our capabilities as a practice, which helps us to provide the highest level of service to our clients."

"FRG's unique business model and incredibly talented medical and technical staff make this a really dynamic organization," said Dr. Brown. "I anticipate that FRG's tremendous success is going to continue, and I feel fortunate to be a part of it."

About Foundation Radiology Group

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the Foundation Radiology Group's mission is to build the pre-eminent diagnostic imaging, radiology service bureau and physician practice group in the United States. FRG uses state-of-the-art PACS technology, a unique, efficient workflow system, based on its hybrid-staffing model, carrier-grade telecommunications infrastructure and the Internet to provide the fastest turnaround times in the industry for diagnostic imaging reads. FRG is focused on serving non-university affiliated health care institutions, with an emphasis on serving the rural and suburban hospital segment. It seeks multi-year exclusive contracts for the daytime and 7X24X365 radiology in full-service bureaus. The Group's administrative office, data processing and primary diagnostic imaging reading center are located in Three Gateway Center, in downtown Pittsburgh, where board-certified radiologists are available 24 hours a day. For more information on FRG and their growing radiology staff, visithttp://www.frg-rad.com/.


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