Leadership

Garry Carneal, JD, MA
Chair, RadSite Advisory Board

Garry Carneal, JD, MA, is a leading expert in health care. He has researched, written and published extensively on quality, medical management, information technology and regulatory trends. He has established a track record helping trade associations, accreditation organizations, and other health-related businesses scale-up nationally. During his career, Mr. Carneal has brought to market over 20 accreditation programs that have been recognized by 45 states and three federal agencies.

In addition to being founder and CEO of Schooner Strategies, a healthcare-focused consulting firm, Mr. Carneal serves as the senior policy advisor to The Kennedy Forum as well as chair of the RadSite Advisory Board. He also serves on the Preventing Colorectal Cancer board and on several committees for the Case Management Society of America.

Mr. Carneal received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University, a master’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

 


Eliot Siegel, MD
Chief Quality Officer

Dr. Siegel is an internationally recognized radiologist who serves as professor and vice chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, both in Baltimore, MD.

As chief quality officer, Dr. Siegel helps oversee and promote the integrity of all quality-based programs and research initiatives for RadSite. He also provides guidance for RadSite’s accreditation programs and internal quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. Siegel has written over 200 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited six books on the topic, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has presented more than 1,000 times worldwide on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine. He was named Researcher of the Year, Educator of the Year, and received multiple awards for innovation, including the Smithsonian Award.

 


Bruce Reiner, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Reiner is a nationally respected expert in clinical radiology. He is known for his research, publications, and inventions. His experience spans more than 30-years; including academic, government, and private practice settings. This diversity in practice served as a catalyst for his research focused on the pragmatic challenges facing the practice of radiology, as well as existing clinical and technical deficiencies. To date, he has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

In addition to his academic and research pursuits, Dr. Reiner has several medical patents to his credit, focusing on the areas of medical quality, safety, data mining, reporting, and communication. He has also worked as a consultant to numerous medical imaging and information systems (I.S.) organizations aimed at creating innovative technologies focused on data-driven quality and safety improvements.

As a patient advocate, Dr. Reiner remains focused on helping to create quality and safety standards in industry and practice – to enhance clinical outcomes, patient education, and health care economics.

 


Phillip W. Patton, PhD, CHP, DABR, DABSNM
Chief Physics Officer

Phillip W. Patton has conducted research in a wide variety of medical imaging and cancer treatment projects. His early work involved modeling and exploring improved methods of imaging and treating cancer in the skeleton. His efforts were responsible for improvements in the Monte Carlo modeling code for radiation transport and measured doses to bone and bone marrow to validate the modeling effort. Dr. Patton also worked extensively to model and develop experimental measurements for doses received during high energy X-ray interrogation of cargo containers for Homeland Security applications. He devised a unique combination of radiation measurements in air with human-simulating phantoms embedded with TLDs. President and CEO of LBT Radiation Physics Consulting, Ltd., Dr. Patton is a Certified Health Physicist (2006), a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology (2009), a Diplomat of the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (2011) and a Licensed Medical Physicist. He was a professor of health physics at UNLV from 2000 - 2011. Dr. Patton’s work has been published in such professional journals as Health Physics, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Physics.

 


Jonathan Ramirez, B.S., RT (R) (CT)
Director of Sales

Mr. Ramirez serves as the Director of Sales for RadSite. He is responsible for general operations, strategic marketing, driving sales nationally and establishing key business relationships. 

Prior to joining RadSite, Mr. Ramirez worked in Alzheimer’s research for Avid Radiopharmaceutials Inc. Mr. Ramirez’s has hands-on experience in drug development and imaging core lab environments. He was involved in all stages from the first human study to filing an NDA submission from preclinical trial through phase I-III and participated in the approval of Amyvid from 2008-2012, which was a novel PET imaging agent in the detection of β amyloid, and is critical to the detection of Alzheimer’s disease. In his role at Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, his responsibilities included overseeing the collection of PET imaging data on a national level and international level from PET, PET/CT, PET/MRI cameras of equipment manufacturers. 

In addition, Jonathan worked with a leading Oncology visualization company, Intrasense, using CT technology as a sales specialist. 

Mr. Ramirez earned his B.S. in Radiological Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He is a licensed technologist of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with certifications in Radiography (R) and Computed Tomography (CT) and brings 10 years’ experience to RadSite.  

 


Julie Irons
Manager of Accreditation

As manager of accreditation, Ms. Irons manages all aspects of the applicant’s experience from initial contact to application set up, review and the awarding of the accreditation.  Ms. Irons also manages RadSite’s Accreditation Committee that oversees the review and approval of all MAP applicants.  Ms. Irons came to RadSite with 15 years of experience as an account and education manager at URAC, a nationally recognized healthcare accrediting body.