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Michael J. Pentecost, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Michael J. Pentecost joined National Imaging Associates (NIA) in 2008 as Associate Chief Medical Officer. In 2013, he was named Chief Medical Officer. As a board-certified physician, an avid researcher and a long-time health care administrator, Dr. Pentecost's expertise is highly respected and sought after. In addition to his role at NIA, Dr. Pentecost serves as a professor of radiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and he holds editorial review positions for Radiology, Academic Radiology as well as the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Prior to joining NIA, Dr. Pentecost served as the director of the American College of Radiology's Institute for Health Policy in Radiology and the chief of radiology for Kaiser Permanente's Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Other prior administrative experience includes leadership positions at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Southern California Radiology Medical Group. His prior faculty appointments include posts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Dr. Pentecost holds a medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Tulane University. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, and after his medical training, Dr. Pentecost practiced medicine in private and academic settings. He remains actively involved in numerous professional and scientific societies, including the American Medical Association, Radiology Society of North America and the American College of Radiology.

To read Dr. Pentecost's latest research, white papers, and leadership briefings, visit NIA's Thought Leadership page.