Radiology leadership team: Ensuring quality and accountability
The clinical leadership team at Aris provides oversight and support of our nationwide network of board-certified radiologists and teleradiologists. These seasoned, respected leaders ensure quality, reliability and speed of response.
Chad L. Calendine, M.D. | Chief Medical Officer | Musculoskeletal Radiology
Dr. Chad L. Calendine joined Aris in early 2015 as chief medical officer. A board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist, he earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1998 from the University of Tennessee at Memphis, and then completed his residency and fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology with Emory University Hospital. Before attending medical school, he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Freed-Hardeman University.
Dr. Calendine serves as the current president of Premier Radiology and the Saint Thomas Imaging Network. He is the CEO of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Advanced Health Partners, a large multi-specialty physician group in Nashville. In addition, he serves as co-chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) GRID Committee.
Francis A. Ferraro, M.D. | Chief Medical Officer, California | Neuroradiology
Dr. Francis Ferraro joined Aris through its acquisition of USTeleradiology (UST) in 2016. Prior to founding UST, he led teleradiology operations and served on the executive management committee of Sheer Ahearn, at that time the largest radiology practice in the country. Board-certified in diagnostic radiology, Dr. Ferraro also holds a Certificate of Additional Qualifications and Board Certification in neuroradiology. He earned his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University and his Doctor of Medicine at New York University, and then completed his internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA. Dr. Ferraro also completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal MRI and in mammography at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Wendell D. Hatch, M.D. | Teleradiology Medical Director | Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Wendell Hatch joined Aris Radiology as a teleradiologist in 2009. He came to Aris from Desert Radiologists, a multi-specialty radiology group in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was a partner from 2001-2009, working in both hospital and outpatient settings, with a special interest in musculoskeletal imaging.
A California native, Dr. Hatch attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine, earning his Doctor of Medicine in 1990. He completed a general surgery internship, and then a radiology residency, at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. During his time in the military, Dr. Hatch served as a general medical officer with the 1st Marine Division, a general radiologist at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and head of body imaging at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California.
Michael E. Katz, M.D. | Pediatric Medical Director | Pediatric Radiology
Dr. Michael Katz has been practicing radiology for 30 years, constantly learning new modalities and expanding his scope of practice. A board-certified pediatric radiologist, he has always done adult imaging as well. Dr. Katz has been involved in the operation of pediatric teleradiology since 2007 with Pediatric Radiology of America and Aris, as well as continuing to practice onsite at pediatric-focused hospitals in Palm Beach County, Florida. His training was at University of Michigan (undergraduate), Yale Medical School, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Katz considers the whole patient while studying their imaging, and treats each person how he would want a member of his own family to be treated. He strives to help the pediatric radiologists he directs at Aris continually learn and improve their imaging knowledge and skills.
W Gene Phillips II, M.D. | Physician Council & QA Committee Member | Interventional Radiology
Dr. Gene Phillips is an ABR-certified diagnostic radiologist, fellowship-trained and holding a CAQ in interventional radiology (IR). He has earned 31 state medical licenses and is affiliated with approximately 40 hospitals. He has published peer-reviewed articles in neuroradiology, MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and pediatric radiology. His primary areas of interest in teleradiology are quality assurance and problem-solving.
Double-boarded in venous medicine with ABVLM credentialing, Dr. Phillips founded and served as medical director of a local vein center. From 2011 to 2015, he was medical director in teleradiology for Optimal Radiology/Optimal Radiology Partners. His undergraduate and medical school education, and his internship in surgical pathology, were completed at the University of South Florida (USF). He completed his radiology residency at the Medical College of Georgia and IR fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Tony Y. Maung, M.D. | Physician Council & QA Committee Member | Neuroradiology
Dr. Tony Maung specializes in MRI spine, brain and ENT image. A member of the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society and Academic Radiology, he earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992. He then attended New York Medical College, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1999. In 2000, he finished his internship at the Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California. Dr. Maung completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at UCLA’s Harbor Medical Center in 2004, and his fellowship in neuroradiology in 2005.
Henry M. Jones, M.D., Ph.D. | Physician Council & QA Committee Member | Abdominal Imaging
Currently serving as the chairman and medical director of the Department of Radiology Desert Regional Medical Center Palm Springs, California, Dr. Henry M. Jones is a member of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) and American College of Radiology (ACR). He completed his radiology residency and an abdominal imaging fellowship at Indiana University, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Jones earned his B.S., M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky.
Dishant G. Shah, M.D. | Physician Council & QA Committee Member | Neuroradiology
Dr. Dishant Shah is a board-certified radiologist with additional certification in neuroradiology. A senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, he enjoys all aspects of neuroimaging, with special interest in tumors, stroke, spinal degenerative disease, cerebral aneurysms, cerebrospinal infections, head and neck cancer, trauma and demyelinating diseases. Dr. Shah is actively involved in healthcare policy and advocacy in efforts to improve emergency care for patients with stroke.
Dr. Shah enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows at grand rounds, conferences and board reviews. He has a keen interest in quality improvement by means of education and practicing evidence-based medicine. Dr. Shah also serves as advisor and member for several local and international charitable community organizations.