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.

 


William W. Orrison, Jr., MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Orrison is a nationally known expert in radiation safety. He currently serves as RadSite’s chief medical officer and is the chief of neuroradiology and medical director at Nevada Imaging Centers. Dr. Orrison is the author of more than 150 medical publications and abstracts, five neuroradiology textbooks, and numerous book chapters and reviews. He holds radiology-related patents in three countries and has several patents pending. Dr. Orrison has served on the editorial review board of the American Journal of Neuroradiology, International Journal of Neuroradiology, and Radiology. Most recently, Dr. Orrison served as professor and chair of the department of radiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he completed his executive M.B.A. Dr. Orrison graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, completed neurology and radiology residencies at the University of Wisconsin, and acquired neuroradiology fellowships at the University of Wisconsin and Ulleval Hospital in Oslo, Norway. As a clinician and researcher, he has focused primarily on the development of advanced neuroimaging technologies and radiation safety.

 


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 Operations and Sales

Mr. Ramirez serves as the Director of Operations and 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.