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Franklin & Seidelmann Adds 31 Subspecialty Radiologists to Support Growing Demand for Subspecialty Expertise

F&S Strengthens Position as Industry's Largest Subspecialty Teleradiology


CLEVELAND, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Franklin & Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology (F&S) has added 31 subspecialty radiologists to support the growing demand for subspecialty radiology expertise and secure its position as the industry's largest subspecialty teleradiology network. F&S radiologists are musculoskeletal, body, cardiac, breast and pediatric imaging specialists and neuroradiologists with Certificates of Added Qualification (CAQs). Many on the team of more than 100 are industry experts and academic leaders, and collectively they have published more than 8,000 lectures and papers that have appeared in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks.

"While our organization certainly takes pride in our dramatic growth this past year, we are just as proud of the tremendous credentials our team of radiologists brings to our company," said Dr. Peter Franklin, F&S medical director and co-founder. "Our primary focus is to provide the highest quality reports and services to our referring physicians, so we must hire only the very best subspecialists we can find, wherever they may live."

Franklin said the F&S model is particularly attractive to subspecialists today, who often seek work environments where they can focus on their particular areas of specialty and collaborate with their peers on the most demanding cases. Many of the radiologists on the F&S team have academic positions at some of the leading teaching hospitals and utilize their experiences with F&S to gain access to challenging cases for training purposes.

"Prior to joining F&S, subspecialty radiologists must be board certified, have a minimum of three to five years of experience including academic experience and/or fellowship, have read a minimum of 10,000 studies within their subspecialty areas, are published, and are motivated to focus exclusively on their subspecialties," Franklin said.

"Additionally, prior to joining F&S, all radiologists pass a specialty- specific test that assesses the ability of the radiologist to integrate the provided clinical and laboratory information, observe significant findings, and utilize their knowledge and experience to provide a report that is descriptive, definitive, has the appropriate differential diagnosis, is directive in the management of the patient, and follows the accepted format as proposed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria. As part of the F&S team, radiologists interpret cases only in their subspecialty areas, create reports according to a study-specific format, and participate in a rigorous QA program -- all of which contribute to the F&S mission of delivering the highest quality radiology services available," added Franklin.

F&S announces the subspecialty radiologists who have joined its staff in 2007:

Dr. Avinash Balkissoon, M.D. - Dr. Avinash Balkissoon is a musculoskeletal radiologist. He earned his Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI, and has served in academic settings, both at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Michigan.

Dr. Stephen Blum, M.D. - Dr. Stephen Blum has more than three decades experience in diagnostic radiology and has subspecialty expertise in neuroradiology with Certificate of Added Qualifications. While serving as a Major in the United States Air Force, Dr. Blum was the chief of radiology at Ehrling Berquist USAF Regional Hospital. Subsequent to this, he was an attending neuroradiologist for Mercy Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Bradford Burton, M.D. - Dr. Bradford Burton is a subspecialist in neuroradiology with Certificate of Added Qualifications. He earned his Fellowship with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. Dr. Burton has served as a diagnostic neuroradiologist for several organizations, most recently with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.

Dr. Qi Chen, M.D. - Dr. Qi Chen is a subspecialist in musculoskeletal radiology. Dr. Chen completed his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University. While completing his fellowship, Dr. Chen served as coach and consultant for the New York Junior Tennis League, conducting training sessions for tournament level junior players from the New York City area.

Dr. Ajay Choudhri, M.D. - Dr. Ajay Choudhri is a subspecialist in cardiac and body imaging. Dr. Choudhri is presently the medical director, director of CTA and director of PACS for the Capital Health Systems of Fuld and Mercer Hospitals in Trenton, NJ, and continues his work as an interventionalist.

Dr. Bernard Chow, M.D. - Dr. Bernard Chow has subspecialty expertise in musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Chow has served in many capacities at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA, including vice chairman of the Department of Radiology, section chief of musculoskeletal radiology, associate program director for its radiology residency and as attending staff radiologist.

Dr. Edward Dailey, D.C. - Dr. Edward Dailey has more than two decades of diagnostic imaging experience in the chiropractic field. Dr. Dailey has given interpretations for imaging centers throughout the Midwest including the National MRI Center at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. He has also served as a consultant to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of e-Radiology in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Mark Decker, M.D. - Dr. Mark Decker, a musculoskeletal imaging specialist, served his Fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at Cornell's Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Decker has served as director of musculoskeletal imaging with several organizations, including Long Island Bone & Joint, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Group, and Metropolitan Diagnostic Imaging, all in New York.

Dr. Peter Glickman, M.D. - Dr. Peter Glickman is a musculoskeletal radiologist. Dr. Glickman completed his Fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, and prior to that he served his Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Donald Jackson, M.D. - Dr. Donald Jackson is a neuroradiologist with Certificate of Added Qualifications. He earned his Fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Jackson served as the chief of nuclear medicine for the David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, CA.

Dr. Sanjay Jain, M.D. - Dr. Sanjay Jain is a body imaging specialist. Dr. Jain has completed fellowships in body imaging and in vascular interventional radiology. Dr. Jain most recently served as professor of radiology at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Ada Kumar, M.D. - Dr. Ada Kumar has subspecialty expertise in musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Kumar completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She was formerly one of the primary readers for the NFL's Chicago Bears and the Northwestern University Athletic teams.

Dr. Roger Lee, M.D. - Dr. Roger Lee is a musculoskeletal and body imaging specialist. Fellowship-trained in both subspecialties, Dr. Lee brings a wealth of expertise to the F&S team. He served his Fellowship in body imaging at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. His Fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging was earned with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Ross Levatter, M.D. - Dr. Ross Levatter is a body imaging specialist with a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Levatter was a founding partner of the radiology section of Bay Care Clinic and Bay Care Health System, a multi- specialty group that partnered with a hospital building company to joint venture a new medical center in Green Bay, WI.

Dr. Amy Liebeskind, M.D. - Dr. Amy Liebeskind is a subspecialty expert in musculoskeletal imaging. Her Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology was with Javier Beltran, M.D., chairman of radiology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to her training with Dr. Beltran, Dr. Liebeskind was the associate medical director for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.

Dr. Thomas MaGee, M.D. - Dr. Thomas Magee is a subspecialty expert in musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Magee is currently the President of Central Florida Imaging Specialists. In addition to his numerous national publications and lectures, he has served as a board examiner for the musculoskeletal section of the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. Joy Masseaux, M.D. - Dr. Joy Masseaux is a body and pediatrics specialist. Dr. Masseaux conducted her Fellowship in pediatric radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has also served as assistant professor of radiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Manesh Mathew, M.D. - Dr. Manesh Mathew is a subspecialty expert in musculoskeletal imaging, having trained under the direction of Javier Beltran, M.D., chairman of radiology for Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Mathew is an attending radiologist in the Musculoskeletal Division at Maimonides Medical Center.

Dr. Jinel Moore Scott, M.D. - Dr. Jinel Moore Scott is a musculoskeletal radiologist. Dr. Moore Scott was the chief resident radiologist at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She has received numerous honors and awards from many organizations.

Dr. Diane Newton, M.D. - Dr. Diane Newton is a neuroradiologist with Certificate of Added Qualifications. Fellowship trained in neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco, she subsequently served as director of neuroradiology at the San Francisco Magnetic Resonance Center in San Francisco, CA, and as staff neuroradiologist in high volume hospital-based practices in California and Idaho.

Dr. Kimberlee Overdeck, M.D. - Dr. Kimberlee Overdeck is a musculoskeletal MRI specialist with a decade of experience in diagnostic imaging. Dr. Overdeck served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital's Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology and with Virginia Radiological Associates at the Virginia Hospital Center.

Dr. Peggy Reep, M.D. - Dr. Peggy Reep is a diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Reep completed her diagnostic imaging fellowship at Michigan State University. After serving as assistant professor at the University of Arkansas and as staff radiologist at Central Dakota Radiology, Dr. Reep completed her Pediatric Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Dr. Michael Rothman, M.D. - Dr. Michael Rothman is an accomplished diagnostic radiologist with Certificate of Added Qualifications in neuroradiology. Dr. Rothman has earned several honors and awards spanning nearly two decades. Dr. Rothman ran his own sole proprietorship teleradiology practice for more than four years before joining Franklin & Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology.

Dr. Reza Sazgari, M.D. - Dr. Reza Sazgari is a subspecialty expert in musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Sazgari has a well-rounded professional career that includes serving as division head of musculoskeletal imaging for Radiology Medical Consultants, P.C.

Dr. Daniel Schultz, D.O. - Dr. Daniel Schultz is a body imaging radiologist. Dr. Schultz served his fellowship in body imaging at St. Louis University's University Hospital. He was formerly an associate professor at Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH.

Dr. Lisa Sheppard, M.D. - Dr. Lisa Sheppard is a neuroradiologist with Certificate of Added Qualifications. Dr. Sheppard earned her fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Juena Suk, M.D. - Dr. Juena Suk is a body imaging specialist. Dr. Suk served a fellowship in mammography and body imaging at the Montefiore Medical Center, and a fellowship in mammography at New York University Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Pamela Van Tassel, M.D. - Dr. Pamela Van Tassel is a subspecialty expert in neuroradiology. Dr. Van Tassel served her Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. Her most recent position was with Thomas Jefferson University as a clinical associate professor of Radiology.

Dr. Robert Ward, M.D., C.C.D. - Dr. Robert Ward is a board certified musculoskeletal imaging specialist and a certified clinical densitometrist. Dr. Ward has served as director of business development for Charleston Radiologists in Charleston, SC, and has served as assistant professor of radiology at Boston University's School of Medicine.

Dr. Darlene Weyer, D.O. - Dr. Darlene Weyer is fellowship trained in breast imaging with more than a decade of experience in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Weyer currently serves as president and CEO of Early Imaging Detection in Lima, OH. She also serves as a staff physician at Lima Memorial Health System and Mary Rutan Hospital in Ohio.

Dr. Gerald York, M.D. - Dr. Gerald York is a subspecialist with Certificate of Added Qualifications in neuroradiology. Dr. York has provided radiology interpretations for Wilkes Regional Medical Center and as a faculty neuroradiologist at Brook Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam, Houston, Texas. While at Ft. Sam, he served as chief of cardiovascular MRI and assistant residency program director.

About Franklin & Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology (F&S)

Franklin & Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology (F&S) is a leading, national full-service teleradiology provider offering final, preliminary and subspecialty reports day or night. F&S provides clinically specific, detailed reports and consultative services that enable clients to improve referring physician satisfaction and increase referrals and revenue while optimizing radiologist staffing costs. The F&S team of more than 100 radiologists, who combined are licensed in 50 states, includes: board certified, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, body, cardiac, oncological and breast MR specialists with advanced modality training. F&S utilizes a sophisticated teleradiology platform to distribute images and reports. Founded in 2001 by pioneer subspecialty teleradiologists, F&S is located in Cleveland, OH, with more than 250 clients and 100 employees. Visit or call 866-4FSRADS.

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Contact: Christine Boehm, VP of Marketing

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