Faculty

 

James M. Benzian, MD Kathleen W. Pojunas, MD
Stuart E. Braverman, MD Sean Snodgress, MD
Bernard Chow, MD Alejandro Soffici, MD
Kenneth Daughters, MD Richard Steckel, MD
Thomas C. Daughters, MD Michael A. Trambert, MD
Steven Hartzman, MD J. Patrick Wheelock, MD
Monica Micon, MD John Yoon, MD
Arthur A. Lee, MD  
Christopher Kuzminski, MD 2014-15 Resident Guide (PDF)


 

James M. Benzian, MD
Section Chief, Mammography and Pediatric Radiology

 

Graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.  Completed Radiology Residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Pediatric Radiology.  Board certified American Board of Radiology.  CAQ in Pediatric Radiology.  Graduate Medical Education Committee, Medical Executive Committee and Residency Education Advisory Committee member.


Stuart E. Braverman, MD
Staff Radiologist

 

Graduated from University of California San Diego Medical School and completed internship at Pacific Presbyterian Hospital San Francisco.  Radiology residency completed at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center and fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, Angiography and Interventional Radiology.  CAQ in vascular/interventional radiology. Board Certified in Radiology. Specialty areas:  interventional radiology, CT and Ultrasound.

Bernard Chow, MD
Section Chief, Musculoskeletal
Program Director

 

Graduated from McGill University, Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Canada, and completed Radiology Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.  Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship specializing in Sports Medicine Imaging at National Orthopedic Imaging Associates, San Francisco, CA.  Board certified American Board of Radiology.  Program Director of Radiology Residency Program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

 

- Physician Quality Committee, Cottage Health System

- Clinical Professor of Radiology, Keck-USC School of Medicine


Kenneth Daughters, MD
Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging

 

Graduated from University of California Irvine Medical School.  Completed Internal Medicine internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and radiology residency training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.  Completed fellowship at UCLA in Abdominal/Body Imaging.  Board Certified American Board of Radiology with specialty areas in CT, Ultrasound, Cross-Sectional Intervention and Tissue Ablation.  Author of several peer-reviewed articles.

Thomas C. Daughters, MD
Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology

 

Graduated University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1990 and completed Radiology Residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in 1995. Fellowship trained in Body Imaging with interest in chest at UCLA-Harbor Hospital and Diagnostic Imaging Center. Board certified American Board of Radiology.


Steven Hartzman, MD
Section Chief, Interventional Radiology

 

Graduated from University of California Los Angeles Medical School. Completed Radiology Residency University of California Los Angeles. Completed Fellowship in Angio/Interventional at University of California Los Angeles. Board certified American Board of Radiology. CAQ Vascular/Interventional. Education Committee member and Quality Assurance Committee member at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


Christopher Kuzminski, MD

Specialty: Body Imaging

 

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology

Undergraduate Degree: UC Santa Barbara, CA, Summa cum laude; Physiology

Medical Degree: University of Virginia; Gold Humanism Award
Internship: St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco; Outstanding Clinic Physician

Residency: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; Chief Resident

Fellowship: Stanford University, Body Imaging

Areas of Expertise: Lumbar punctures; joint injections/aspirations;
CT- and ultrasound-guided biopsies/drainages; paracentesis; thoracentesis; PICC lines; MRI- and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies; breast wire localizations.


Arthur A. Lee, MD
Section Chief, Ultrasound

 

Graduated University of California San Diego Medical School, completed Radiology Residency at University of California San Diego and completed fellowship in Ultrasound/CT/Interventional at University of California San Diego. Board certified American Board of Radiology. CAQ Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Examiner for American Board of Radiology certification. Previous Program Director for Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


Monica Micon, MD
Staff Radiologist

 

Graduated from University of Southern California Medical School and completed internship at LAC+USC Medical Center in Internal Medicine.  Completed diagnostic radiology residency training at LAC+USC Medical Center.  Fellowship in Body Imaging and Intervention completed at LAC+USC Medical Center.  Board certified by the American Board of Radiology.  Specialty areas include CT, Ultrasound, Mammography and MRI.


Kathleen W. Pojunas, MD
Section Chief, Neuroradiology

 

Graduated from UCLA School of Medicine and completed Radiology Residency at Medical College of Wisconsin and fellowship Medical College of Wisconsin in Neuroradiology. Board certified American Board of Radiology. CAQ in Neuroradiology, examiner for American Board of Radiology Neuro CAQ and Residency boards. Medical Director Department of Radiology Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Medical Advisory Panel for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


Sean Snodgress, MD
Associate Program Director

 

Graduated from University of California Irvine Medical School and completed internship in Internal Medicine at UCI. Completed Residency and Fellowship in Neuroradiology at Duke University Medical Center. Board certified by the American Board of Radiology

 


Alejando Soffici, MD

Perinatologist

Volunteer Faculty

 

Graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Completed Internship and Residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA, in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Completed fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  Current Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.  Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 


Richard Steckel, MD

Volunteer Faculty

 

Graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed medical internship at UCLA.  Radiology residency completed at Massachusetts General Hospital and clinical/research fellowship completed at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  Board certified American Board of Radiology.  Currently serves as voluntary faculty at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and the UCLA Medical Center with special interest in Chest Imaging.

 


Michael A. Trambert, MD
Staff Radiologist

 

Graduated medical school from University of California Los Angeles and completed internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.  Completed radiology residency at University of California San Diego.  Fellowship in body imaging completed at University of California San Diego.  Lead radiologist for PACS reengineering in the Cottage Health System and Sansum Clinic.  Medical advisor to several medical technology companies. 


J. Patrick Wheelock, MD
Section Chief, Cardiac Imaging

 

Graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed internship at Long Beach VA.  Radiology residency completed at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and was chief resident.  Completed fellowship in body imaging at Harbor UCLA. Board Certified in Radiology.  Specialty areas include musculoskeletal, head and neck.


John Yoon, MD
Staff Radiologist

 

Graduated from Ohio State University Medical School and completed internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago.  Completed radiology residency training at Cleveland Clinic and fellowship in neuroradiology at University of Southern California.  Certified by the Amercian Board of Radiology.

 


2014-15 Resident Guide (PDF)

 

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