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Prof. Dr. Michael K. Stehling, MD, PhD

Director

Michael K. Stehling, MD, PhD—University Professor of Radiology, Jerusalem University, Visiting Scholar, University of California in Berkeley, Privatdozent at LMU Munich. During his academic career Prof. Stehling served as, inter alia, Research Assistant to Sir Peter Mansfield, Prof. of Physics and Nobel Prize winner in Medicine in 2003; Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston; Section Chief of MRI at the LMU University Hospital in Munich; Associate Professor at Boston University; and Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. The Prostate Center, now known as the Vitus Prostate Center, was founded in 2010 by Prof. Stehling.

Dr. James A. Cooper, MD

Radiologist

James A. Cooper, MD is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist who is fellowship-trained in Neuroradiology. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). After working as a research assistant for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, he received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Cooper completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency training and Neuroradiology fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident in Radiology. Dr. Cooper also holds the distinction of Certified Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, the highest board certification possible in Neuroradiology.

Dr. Cooper joined Imaging Healthcare Specialists in 1998, bringing an expertise to all facets of Diagnostic Medical Imaging modalities. He is accomplished in interventional procedures, especially ultrasound-guided needle aspiration and biopsy procedures. Dr. Cooper has particular interest and expertise performing “In-Bore” MRI guided prostate and breast biopsy and is a key partner in developing the Prostate Program at Imaging Healthcare Specialists.

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Dr. Ross E. Schwartzberg, MD

Radiologist

Ross E. Schwartzberg, MD is a board-certified Neuroradiologist earning his medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Schwartzberg completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, only to go on to complete his Radiology residency and two-year fellowship training program in Neuroradiology at Stanford University Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Schwartzberg has a particular interest in prostate imaging, and with the addition of 3T MRI, this key modality equipped him with the added technology services that helped to launch a full Prostate Imaging Program at Imaging Healthcare Specialists. Dr. Schwartzberg has immersed himself in literature from radiology and urology journals to better understand prostate cancer, starting with ACR’s PI-RADS Version 2. He has also pursued several training courses from the ACR, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the European Society of Uroradiology. Dr. Schwartzberg has become a leading and sought after expert in area of Prostate imaging.

A member of numerous national and international societies in Neuroradiology and past president of the San Diego Radiology Society, Dr. Schwartzberg is the author of published articles on CT of the kidneys and Diffusion-weighted MRI in acute stroke evaluation. Other areas of particular clinical interest include all aspects of Neuroradiology, Head and Neck Imaging, Oncology, and Chest HRCT for the evaluation of diffuse parenchymal lung disease. Dr. Schwartzberg joined Imaging Healthcare Specialists in 2006.

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