Physicians

Jeffrey S. Alvis, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Abdominal Imaging

Education:

  • Undergraduate: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA – Radiology
    Fellowship: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC – Abdominal Imaging
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Alvis and wife Kristen have six children. He also served in the U.S. Navy and completed four years as a general medical officer with a Marine Corps infantry battalion. During this time, their battalion completed deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of OIF and OEF.

Philip J. Benfield, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Interventional Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Internship: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN- Surgical 
  • Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC – Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC – Abdominal Imaging
  • Board Certification:  American Board of Radiology-  Diagnostic Radiology 

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Benfield joined the practice in 2016. He enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in his local church activities. Dr. Benfield grew up in the Kingsport area.

Timothy J. Berrigan, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Interventional Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Internship: Tucson Hospital Medical Education Program, Tucson, AZ
  • Residency: St. Joseph Hospital & Medical Center Phoenix, AZ University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC- Neuroradiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology 
    American Board of- Radiology Neuroradiology

Dr. Berrigan enjoys outdoor sports in his off time. He also enjoys traveling with his lovely wife, Jenne and children Amy, Madeline, Peyton, Jackson, Libby and Graeme. His family shares their home with 2 dogs and a cat. Dr. Berrigan is a member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiologic Society of North American. Dr. Berrigan has been with Blue Ridge Radiology since 2008.

Roderick F. Biosca, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Interventional Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
  • Medical School: East Tennessee State University – Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN
  • Residency: East Tennessee State University – Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN- Internal Medicine
    University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL- Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL – Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Biosca joined Blue Ridge Radiology in February 2019. Originally from Johnson City, TN, Dr. Biosca enjoys the outdoors year round. During the warmer weather you can find him along the river banks fly fishing. When the weather starts to turn cool, he will be deep in the woods hunting and as soon as there is enough freshly packed powder on the slopes you will find him skiing down them.

Travis L. Boaz, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Neuroradiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of California at Irvine
  • Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH – Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California Schools of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA – Neuroradiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Boaz is from California and loves to travel. In his spare time, his hobbies include reading and art.

Kelly J. Cassedy, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Neuroradiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency: Indiana University Medical Center Hospitals, Indianapolis, IN Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship: Indiana University Medical Center Hospitals, Indianapolis, IN Neuroradiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
      American Board of Radiology- Neuroradiology  

 

A founding member of Blue Ridge Radiology, Dr. Cassedy is originally from Cincinnati, OH.

Donald “Matthew” Cobb, DO

Clinical Area of Interest:
Vascular/Interventional Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  Northeastern State University, Tulsa, OK
  • Medical School:  Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK
  • Internship:  Riverside Health System, Wichita, KS
  • Residency:  Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK – Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship:  University of Arkansas for Medicine Sciences, Little Rock, AR – Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Board Certification:  American Osteopathic Board of Radiology
Jerry Cohee RT(R)(ARRT); RPA (CBRPA)           

Radiology Practitioner Assistant

Education:

Radiology Practitioners Assistant, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Certifications:

American Registered Radiological Technologist (ARRT)

  • Registered Technologist (RT(R))

Certifying Board of Radiology Practitioners Assistant   (CBRPA)

  • Radiology Practitioners Assistant (RPA)

Originally from Rhode Island, Jerry joined Blue Ridge Radiology in 1999. He enjoys golfing, fishing and watching college football. His family (wife, Diane and children Larysa and Mollee) share their home with 3 dogs.

Paul D. Ellis, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Kentucky,Lexington, KY
  • Medical School: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • Internship: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

Originally from a small town in KY, Dr. Ellis joined the practice in 2018. After a career in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sargent in the Special Operations 5th Group, and prior to his medical professional education, Dr. Ellis was pursuing a career in law enforcement. His interests include astronomy, astrophotography, weight training and enjoying the outdoors with his daughter, Tori and son, Gabe.

Eric J. Fish, DO

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Body Imaging

Education:

  • Undergraduate: North Georgia College, Dahlonega, GA
  • Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV
  • Internship: Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI
  • Residency: Botsford Hospital Farmington Hills, MI
  • Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI- Body Imaging
  • Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Fish joined the practice in 2010. Originally from Janesville, WI he enjoys spending time with his wife and children skiing, boating and swimming. Dr. Fish also enjoys going on long runs and cycling. He and his family share their home with 1 dog. Dr. Fish is a member of: the American College of Radiology; American Osteopathic College of Radiology and the American Osteopathic Association.

 

Terry M. Fletcher, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • Internship: San Antonio Military Pediatric Consortium, San Antonio, TX- Pediatric 
  • Residency: San Antonio Military Pediatric Consortium, San Antonio, TX- Pediatric
    Eastern Virginia Medical School Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA- Radiology
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC- Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
      American Board of Pediatrics- General Pediatrics

Dr. Fletcher enjoys biking, weightlifting, kayaking, swimming, attending music events and attending State Street United Methodist Church. Dr. Fletcher has been with the practice since 2005.

Kimberly Greene Harmon RPA/RA; RT(R)(CT)(M)

Radiology Practitioner Assistant

Education:

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Certifications:

American Registered Radiological Technologist (ARRT)

  • Registered Technologist (RT(R))
  • Computed Tomography (RT(CT))
  • Mammography (RT(M))

Certifying Board of Radiology Practitioners Assistant   (CBRPA)

  • Radiology Practitioners Assistant (RPA)

From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, NC Kimberly joined Blue Ridge Radiology in 2007. She enjoys reading, golfing baking and playing the piano.  She also enjoys traveling and riding motorcycles with children Kris, Carrie, Devan and Melody and husband Rick.

Richard M. Hasson, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Education:

  • Undergraduate: The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship: Memorial MRI Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology

Born in New Jersey, Dr. Hasson enjoys science fiction and computer coding. He spends most of his off time traveling around the world.

Jason A. Hill, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee – College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
  • Internship: University of Tennessee – Graduate School of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
  • Residency: University of Tennessee – Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN-Diagnostic Neuroradiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
      American Board of Radiology- Neuroradiology  

Having been born and raised in East TN, Dr. Hill gladly joined the Blue Ridge Radiology family in 2018. In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters, hiking, playing golf, listening to music and is an amateur photographer.

Samuel W. Huddleston, V, MD

Clinical Area of Interest: 
Breast Imaging

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Medical School:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Residency:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN – Radiology
  • Fellowship:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN – Breast Imaging
  • Board Certification:  The American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology
Amanda D. Ingram, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Women’s Imaging

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Internship: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH- Breast Imaging
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

 

Dr. Ingram has been with Blue Ridge Radiology since 2016.

Joy Kindle, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
General Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • Medical School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN
  • Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY – Diagnostic Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Kindle was born in Kingsport and has four children, Haven, Canyon, Blaise, and River. She is also the proud parent of two dogs and a Scarlet Macaw (parrot). Her hobbies include learning to play the drums, hiking, CrossFit, and history.

Richard T. Kubota, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Breast Imaging

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Fellowship: Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC, Richmond, VA- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

 

Dr. Kubota has been with Blue Ridge Radiology since 2008.

Jonathan V. Mai, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Medical School: University of Vermont – College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
  • Internship: University of Connecticut Health Science Center, Farmington, CT
  • Residency: Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

 

Dr. Mai has been with Blue Ridge Radiology since 2007.

Casey D. McReynolds, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
General Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Medical School:  Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Residency:  Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA – Diagnostic Radiology
  • Board Certification:  American College of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. McReynolds and wife Kendra have two children, Dillon and Nicholas.  His hobbies include playing golf and tennis.

Mitchell J. Mendrek, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  • Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR- Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA- Diagnostic Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

 

Radiology is a second career for me. My background prior to medical school was in chemistry and chemical engineering. I spent 10 years working in Huntsville, AL at Marshall Space Flight Center in the Materials and Process Laboratory. During my tenure I wrote multiple NASA technical papers and a thesis for a Masters of Science in Materials Engineering from Auburn University. I am a member of the ACR, ABR and RSNA. I enjoy hiking & camping, weight training and mineral and coin collecting. Along with my wife and 2 sons, we share our home with a chocolate lab and a ball python. Dr. Mendrek joined Blue Ridge Radiology in 2006.

John “Richard” Mullens, III, MD

Clinical Areas of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
  • Medical School:  University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Internship:  Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Residency:  University of Tennessee Center for Health Science, Memphis, TN – Diagnostic Radiology
  • Board Certification:  American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology

Born in Memphis, Dr. Mullens joined Abingdon Radiology Services (ARS) in 1984 and served as President beginning in 1990 until ARS merged with Blue Ridge Radiology in October 2020.  He and wife Lisa have three dogs and four horses.  His interests include playing golf and music.

Kendra O’Quinn, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Education:

  • Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • Graduate: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC); Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Kendra enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family. She and husband Rocky spend most of their time spoiling their sweet fur baby, Stella.

 

Loren L. Pierce R.R.A.; RT(R)(CV)(ARRT); RPA (CBRPA)

Radiology Practitioner Assistant

Education:

Associates of Applied Science, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Radiology Practitioners Assistant, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Bachelors of Business Administration, King College, Bristol, TN
Bachelors of Science, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Certifications:

American Registered Radiological Technologist (ARRT)

  • Registered Radiologist Assistant (R.R.A.)
  • Cardiovascular and Interventional Technologist (CV)
  • Registered Technologist (RT(R))

Certifying Board of Radiology Practitioners Assistant   (CBRPA)

  • Radiology Practitioners Assistant (RPA)

Tennessee State Certified Radiologist Assistant

Military Service:
Combat Information Center
Radarman, Second Class Petty Officer
United States Coast Guard
-Active in the Reserves

Loren joined Blue Ridge Radiology in 2003. He enjoys the great outdoors as often as possible with his wife, Kimberly and daughter Erika. His family shares their home with a cat and 2 dogs, a Boxer and Rescue Mix.

Matthew L. Powers, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Neuroradiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  Rice University, Houston, TX
    San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX
  • Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, TX
  • Residency: Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX
  • Fellowship: The University of Texas Health Science Center Hermann Hospital/MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX- Neuroradiology with emphasis on MR
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH- Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

 

Dr. Powers has been with Blue Ridge Radiology since 2007.

Kris Saadeh, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:  Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  • Medical School: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC- Nuclear Medicine
    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX- Abdominal Imaging 
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
      

Dr. Saadeh (pronounced SAH-DEEE) joined Blue Ridge Radiology in 2007. In his off time, Dr. Saadeh likes to stay physically fit and enjoys hiking and skiing with his splendid wife, Cindy and their son Luke. They share their household with 2 cats. Dr. Saadeh is originally from Lebanon.

John R. Siner, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College, Allenstown, PA
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Internship: Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency: Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship: University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM -Special Procedures/Body Imaging
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Dr. Siner is a founding member of Blue Ridge Radiology.

Laura A. Slusher, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Women’s Imaging

Education:

  • Undergraduate: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Greenville, NC
  • Residency: Duke University, Durham, NC- Internal Medicine

    Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA- Radiology

  • Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA- Breast Imaging
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Dr. Slusher joined the practice in 2018. If Dr. Slusher is not spending time with her husband and their 4 children (3 daughters and 1 son), she will be paying her cello or engaged in bible studies. She is also an active member of her church’s choir. Her family has 1 cat and a bunch of goldfish (and counting!) Dr. Slusher hails from the river front city of New Bern, NC.

Cameron Q. Smith, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Neuroradiology
Vascular/Interventional Radiology

Education:

    • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    • Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
    • Internship: Scott & White/Texas A&M, Temple, TX
    • Residency: Scott & White/Texas A&M, Temple, TX
    • Fellowship: Scott & White/Texas A&M, Temple, TX
    • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
      American Board of Radiology- Neuroradiology

From the picturesque state of Utah, Dr. Smith joined the practice in 2015. He enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music and practicing his religious faith. Dr. Smith also enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Elisabeth and their 8 children: Katelyn, Dallin, Grant, Peter, Lilly, Charles, Andrew and Jane. His family also shares their home with 1 cat.

David A. Sparks, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Neuroradiology

Education:

    • Undergraduate: Hendrix College, Conway, AR
    • Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
    • Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR- Flexible Internship
    • Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR- Radiology
    • Fellowship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR- Neuroradiology
    • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
      American Board of Radiology- Neuroradiology

Dr. Sparks joined the practice in 2002 and shares his home with his wife, one child and 10 dogs!

He served on the Holston Valley Medical Center Board of Directors from 2009-2015; Wellmont Health System Board of Directors from 2012-2018; was Chief of Quality Committee for Wellmont Health System form 2014-2018 and the Wellmont Executive Committee from 2014-2018.

He was Vice-Chair of the Radiology Department at Holston Valley Medical Center from 2005-2008

and served as Chair of the Radiology Department at Holston Valley Medical Center from 2008-2017

He was Chief Radiologist at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV from 1992-1995

He is a member of:
Radiologic Society of North America
 Alternate Councilor, WV Chapter 1993-1997
 Councilor, WV Chapter 1997-2000
 President, WV Chapter 1997
Tennessee Radiologic Society
 Alternate Councilor 2005-2008
 Councilor 208-2011

Andrew P. Spillett, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Body Imaging

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Residency: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI-Radiology
  • Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI- Body Imaging
    University of California, San Diego, CA- Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Originally from the birthplace of Motown Records, “the motor city” Detroit, MI, Dr. Spillett started with Blue Ridge Radiology in 2004.  He enjoys playing tennis with his wife and children. In his off time, you can find him on the basketball court with “the best hook shot east of the Mississippi”!

Jonathan S. Suther, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
  • Internship: University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
  • Fellowship: Radiology Associates of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL- Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Dr. Suther joined the practice in 2018

Deanna F. Taylor – Gantte, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Internship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN- Emergency Medicine
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN- Nuclear Medicine 
    University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN- Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Dr. Taylor-Gantte joined the practice in 2019.

Robert D. Thurman, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate:University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center , Memphis, TN
  • Internship: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL- Abdominal Imaging
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Dr. Thurman has been with Blue Ridge Radiology since 2012. His main clinical interests include: women’s imaging and image guided procedures. He has been involved with group leadership since 2015. He and his wife, Katie are Tri-Cities natives. Most of their free time is spent shuttling their three children: Anna, Lydia and Bennett, to their assorted activities. His favorite activities are trips to Dollywood and days on the lake with his family.

Jayson T. Vittori, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Education:

  • Residency: Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Yale-New Haven HospitalHospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT
  • Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT- Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Originally from the starting point of the 1800 Gold Rush, Sacramento, CA; Dr. Vittori joined the practice in 2015. He enjoys playing his guitar for his wife Lauren and their 2 daughters, Claire and Brinley in his off time…..and their dog will even sit in on an impromptu concert from time to time as well!

Gert J. van der Westhuizen, MD

Clinical Area of Interest:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Medical School: University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Internship: Kalafong Hospital – University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Residency: Universitas Hospital, Bloemfontein, South AfricaEastern Virginia Medical School – EVMS, Norfolk, VA
  • Fellowship: Duke University, Durham, NC- Nuclear Radiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology
     

Dr. Gert joined the practice in 2002.