Our members are not just superb physicians, they are also leaders in the medical field. As one of the largest radiology groups in the country and an important partner to Baptist Health South Florida, RASF is in a critical position to influence the delivery of health care in South Florida. We take this responsiblity seriously, and we have several dedicated physicians who provide management and technical expertise to our facilities and partners and who oversee the subspecialty sections of our group with an academic orientation and a relentless drive toward excellence. Gone are the days of a simplistic model of having a radiology "inbox" into which films are placed and an "outbox" into reports are issued.

We are heavily involved in every aspect of the health care process, whether it is advising our partners on patient flow through a facility, helping decide on the next generation of scanners to purchase, optimizing protocols to make sure the images are of the best quality possible, or making sure we achieve high levels of patient satisfaction and outstanding delivery of care.

We assure quality control at all levels, including the contrast and medications, machinery, technologists, software, facilities, and interpretation, report-issue. We promptly and actively respond to feedback from all stakeholders. Below is a list of our leadership, although please understand that every physician in our group is tasked with ensuring excellence, improving processes, and delivering world-class results.

Executive Council

Chairman and CEO:

Ricardo C. Cury, MD
Lawrence Elgarresta, MD

Chiefs of Radiology

Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
South Miami Hospital
Homestead Hospital
Doctor's Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Baptist Outpatient Services

Kevin Abrams, MD
Barry Katzen, MD
Jonathan Messinger, MD
Kirsten Luedemann, MD
Avi Balkissoon, MBBS
Stephane Lafosse, MD
Lawrence Elgarresta, MD

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Directors

Chief Emeritus of Radiology
Medical Director, Peripheral Vascular Lab
Program Director, IR Residency
Section Chief, Inteventional Radiology
Section Chief, Neurointerventional
Section Chief, Vascular Surgery

Barry Katzen, MD
Constantino S. Peña, MD
Brian Schiro, MD
Alex Powell, MD
Italo Infante, MD
Howard Katzman, MD

Section Chiefs

Body Imaging
Breast Imaging and Intervention
Cardiac Imaging
Emergency Radiology
Interventional Neuroradiology
Interventional Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Molecular Imaging
Vascular Surgery

Prasuna Inampudi, MD
Maria Pilar Martinez, MD
Ricardo Cury, MD
Myer Roszler, MD
Italo Linfante, MD
Constantino S. Peña, MD
Avi Balkissoon, MBBS
Kevin Abrams, MD
Warren Janowitz, MD
Ken Mendelson, MD
Ann Podrasky, MD
Howard Katzman, MD

Medical Directors of Imaging at Outpatient Sites

Baptist Outpatient Center
Coral Gables
Coral Springs
Country Walk
Miami Lakes
Palmetto Bay
Pembroke Pines
SMH Breast Center
Tamiami Trail
West Kendall Diagnostic Center

Kirsten Luedemann, MD
Louis Freeman, MD
James Greve, MD
Pedro Fernandez, MD
Ken Mendelson, MD
Joanna Tewfik, DO
Alberto Convers, MD
Margaret Chaneles, MD
Juan Carlos Batlle, MD
Ken Mendelson, MD
Maria Pilar Martinez, MD
Tony Rabassa, MD
Stephen Kaul, MD
Cliff Stamler, MD