16th May 2023

Positions Held:

Apr 2000 - Present
PixelMed Publishing
Bangor, PA

PixelMed Publishing is a company specializing in publishing educational material about DICOM and related subjects, as well as the development of open source and custom software, and consulting and training in the field, and expert witness services in patent litigation.

Aug 2002 - May 2013
Chief Technology Officer
Aug 2001 - August 2002
Director of Technical Operations
CoreLab Partners, Inc. (formerly RadPharm, Princeton Radiology Pharmaceutical Research)
Princeton, NJ

CoreLab Partners is an image core laboratory that manages and performs clinical studies in support of pharmaceutical and device applications to the FDA. This position involves strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of technical and digital operations pertaining to clinical trials. This includes definition of requirements, design of systems, integration of out-sourced software and services, management of in-house software development and assurance of validation with respect to regulatory compliance with GxP, 21CFR Part 11 and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Also requires acting as the representative to national and international standards bodies developing standards for the interchange of medical image and clinical trials data, such as DICOM.

April 2000 - July 2001
Development Director, Medical Imaging Products
ComView Corporation
Tarrytown, NY

ComView Corporation is a manufacturer of digital cardiac imaging products, including angiography and echocardiography image capture, viewing and storage solutions, as well as remote access and web-based tele-cardiology services. This position involves product design, development and management, particularly for software development and deployment of new information system integration and structured reporting products, as well as involvement in DICOM standardization activities as ComView's representative to the DICOM committee and various working groups.

October 1998 - April 2000
Director, Medical Imaging Technologies
Quintiles Intelligent Imaging
Plymouth Meeting, PA

Intelligent Imaging is a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) that manages and performs clinical studies in support of pharmaceutical and device applications to the FDA. These trials involve submission, management, display and analysis of images and related material from multiple clinical sites. The responsibilities of this position include interaction with clients and clinical sites in sales and project management roles, support of business development efforts, oversight and management of the implementation and software development of DICOM and related imaging technology, particularly for file format conversion and display for internal and external procedures, services and products, involvement in DICOM standardization activities, oversight of quality procedures and processes, and guidance on medical matters.

November 1996 - September 1998
Lead Designer, DICOM Standardization
Contractor, Global System Connectivity Platform
General Electric Medical Systems
Milwaukee, WI

The Global System Connectivity Platform (GSCP) is a group within GE Medical Systems responsible for the promotion, implementation and deployment of connectivity standards. It acts as a consulting group to product and software platform teams, reviewing and consulting on product planning, design, documentation (conformance statements) and testing, development of testing and validation tools for DICOM, and assistance with resolution of connectivity issues in the field. This position involves acting as Lead System designer for GSCP as well as Lead Designer for DICOM Standardization. In the latter role, the job includes leading the technical participation in the DICOM working groups in which GEMS is active, acting as a representative for GEMS in the DICOM Committee (the governing body of DICOM), as well as acting as the voting representative of GEMS on the DICOM Committee. The position also involves determination and documentation of the requirements of product groups for new features in the standard, education about implementation of the standard, as well as standards maintenance and technical editing of standards documents

August 1993 - August 1995
Chief Radiologist
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

An administrative and clinical position. Responsible for the supervision and operation of the imaging section of a purely ophthalmologic teaching hospital in the capital of Saudi Arabia, managed by a joint American and Saudi management company for the Saudi government. The hospital had a large outpatient facility as well as several hundred beds for inpatient surgery. All aspects of anterior segment, glaucoma, vitreo-retinal, oculoplastic and paediatric ophthalmology were covered by the institution. It is the primary referral center for ophthalmologic disease on the Arabian Peninsula, and as such encounters an extensive breadth and depth of abnormalities not normally seen, including a very high incidence of retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and other unusual tumours of the orbit, common benign tumours, extensive and minor trauma, and disease of the optic pathways, including a high incidence of optic neuritis and pituitary and chiasmal lesions. Radiology facilities included a GE CT 9800 scanner as well as access to offsite MR facilities at general hospitals. General radiology work also included preoperative evaluations and employee coverage. Administrative work included participation in the quality management process of the hospital. Acted as Chairman of the Performance Improvement Steering committee for one year, and as such was responsible for supervising the introduction of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Total Quality Management (TQM) prior to a successful regular three yearly inspection by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Jul 1992 - June 1993
Staff Consultant, Radiology
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, South Australia

A consultant position in a large inner city teaching hospital, replacing another radiologist who was overseas training for a year. Facilities included Siemens 1T GBS 2 MR, Toshiba 900S and GE 8800 CT, and Philips DSA. Responsibilities included participating in neurological, musculo-skeletal and visceral MR, CT and diagnostic angiography services. Interventional procedures were primarily visceral, though intracranial intavascular thrombolysis was performed occasionally as required. Additionally contributed to the general coverage of both on-call and in-hours general diagnostic radiology. Contributed to the supervision and training of registrars, with particular emphasis on neuroradiology and principles of MR physics.

Jul 1991 - June 1992
Instructor, Neuroradiology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR

Second year of the neuroradiology fellowship was as a member of staff at the instructor level. During this year the final accredited six months of basic radiology training was completed, and the DRACR awarded. In addition to further neuroradiology experience, responsibilities also included greater supervision and training of residents (registrars) in diagnostic aspects of neuroradiology, angiographic procedures, and principles of MRI. Additional responsibilities included participation as a staff member in the body cross-sectional imaging section covering visceral and musculo-skeletal CT and MR, as well as the general on-call schedule covering all areas of diagnostic radiology. Further experience gained in visceral cross-sectional interventional procedures including drainages and biopsies, particularly vertebral biopsies. Continued responsibility for all angiography of the blood-brain barrier disruption program. Research interests diversified and focused primarily on MR, with additional projects involving MR mammography for dynamic evaluation of neoplastic lesions and characterization of leakage from silicone implants, and investigation of penetration patterns of a commercial percutaneous jet injection system using MR. Additionally participated in multi-center investigation of the role of a commercial contrast agent in MR angiography and MR venography. Responsible for the clinical deployment of a recently acquired MR angiography capability.

Jul 1990 - Jun 1991
Fellow in Neuroradiology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR

A further year of accredited basic radiology training while engaged as a neuroradiology fellow in a large inner city teaching hospital and university, also associated with a nearby veterans' hospital. Equipment available included GE Signa 1.5T MRI, two GE CT 9800 scanners, and Toshiba DSA and Philips conventional angiography facilities. Training included experience in all aspects of diagnostic neuroradiology, including trauma, oncology, cerebro-vascular, degenerative and pediatric diseases. Angiographic experience was primarily diagnostic in focus with limited exposure to cerebral interventional procedures under supervision. Unusual procedures learned included percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy with glycerol. A long term research focus of the institution included intracranial intravascular chemotherapy for primary CNS tunours, particularly lymphoma. Responsible for performing these procedures, involving regular monthly carotid and vertebral catheterization under general anaesthesia with disruption of the blood-brain barrier with mannitol and infusion of chemotherapy. Specific research interests included CT and MR monitoring of blood-brain barrier disruption, MR pulse sequence development of fat suppression techniques, and MR image post-processing.

Jan 1987 - Jun 1990
Radiology Registrar
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

First three and a half years of accredited basic radiology training, primarily at a large inner city teaching hospital, with rotations to other inner city teaching hospitals including the St. Vincent's Hospital, the Repatriation General Hospital (a veterans' hospital), the Royal Childrens' Hospital, and the Mercy Maternity Hospital. Facilities available included CT (mostly GE 9800), MRI (Fonar), DSA (GE and Siemens and Philips), colour Doppler Ultrasound (ATL and Acuson), xeromammography and film/screen mammography, in addition to conventional modalities including plain x-ray, mass screening chest x-ray, flouroscopy, and conventional angiography. Training included experience in all aspects of conventional radiology, as well as diagnostic angiography, both visceral and neurological, cross-sectional diagnostic radiology and ultrasound, barium examinations, intravenous urography, mammography, both diagnostic and screening, and interventional procedures. The special interests of the departments resulted in specific experience in retrograde pyelography, anterograde percutaneous pyelography, percutaneous urolithotomy, percutaneous biliary lithotomy, percutaneous transhepatic cholangioraphy, arterial stenting and angioplasty, particularly renal, hysterosalpingography, abdominal and throacic abcess and cavity drainage under flouroscopic, CT and Ultrasound guidance, carotid Doppler ultrasound, foetal cranial ultrasound, and lateral C1-2 puncture for cervical myelography.

Jan 1986 - Nov 1986
Anatomy Demonstrator
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Demonstrating gross anatomy and neuro-anatomy to undergraduate medical students, with responsibility for gross dissections, prosection, conducting tutorials and examinations. Additional experience in teaching physiology and histology.

Jan 1986 - Nov 1986
Tutor in Physiology
Ormond College
Melbourne, Australia

Tutoring medical students in residence at the college in undergraduate level physiology.

Jan 1985 - Dec 1985
Junior Resident Medical Officer
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Twelve months at a large inner city teaching hospital with rotations in intensive care, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and neurosurgery.

Jan 1984 - Dec 1984
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Nine months at a large inner city teaching hospital with rotations in general and colorectal surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and anaesthetics. Three months at a rural hospital in general surgery.