Vincent P. Mathews, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology
James E. Youker, MD, Professor in Radiology

Vince Mathews, MD

Welcome to the Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The department is undergoing significant change in our clinical practice. 

The Section of Emergency Radiology was developed and began providing overnight in-house faculty radiology coverage on October 1, 2016. Dr. Dhiraj Baruah led the organization and development of this section, which is necessary for the department to consider other growth opportunities. On July 1, 2017, MCW began providing radiology services for the entire Froedtert Health enterprise, which includes new practice locations at Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital West Bend, and several Community Physician clinics including a large clinic at the West Bend Health Center.

Dr. Darren O’Neill, previously Section Chief of Neuroradiology at Indiana University, joined MCW in February 2017 and assumed responsibility as Medical Director for the Community Hospital Division. Additionally, Dr. Ross Cerniglia's role has expanded to include Medical Director of the Community Physician locations. Drs. O'Neill and Cerniglia led transition preparations and worked with the Section Chiefs ensuring our ability to provide the highest level of subspecialty radiology care throughout the health system. Dr. Stacy O’Connor and Dr. Parag Tolat are the physician leaders who guided the information technology advancements required for this expansion.

Several faculty have been hired to help with our clinical growth. We are fortunate in being able to attract outstanding radiologists from across the country. A key recruit I would like to mention is the new Chief of Breast Imaging, Dr. Shadie Majidi, who joined MCW in February 2017 from Indiana University (IU), where she led the Breast Imaging section. Dr. Majidi's experience at IU will be critical in expanding and standardizing breast imaging services throughout the Froedtert system.

In addition to the sites added in July 2017, there will be new Froedtert and MCW Community Physician sites in Mequon and Oak Creek, as well as new Milwaukee CDI imaging centers in Oak Creek and West Bend opening next year.

I would like to publicly thank the faculty and the Froedtert Health and MCW department leaders who helped us prepare for the clinical expansion. We have an outstanding group of physicians and administrators, and I look forward to the department’s continued growth, both clinically and academically.

Vincent P. Mathews, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology
James E. Youker, MD, Professor in Radiology

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