Ann Podrasky, MD received her medical degree and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology from the University of California in San Francisco. She completed fellowship training at UCSF in ultrasound and computed tomography. She also did an additional training year of as a fellow in magnetic resonance imaging before joining Radiology Associates of South Florida. Dr. Podrasky has been Medical Director of Ultrasound for over 20 years and is a nationally known leader in the field of ultrasound. Under her guidance, the ultrasound section has become of the largest in the world.
Dr. Podrasky is active on a national level as a member of the American College of Radiology Committee on Appropriateness Criteria for Women's Imaging. She also is active on committees for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Society of Radiologists in ultrasound and additionally is an Oral Board examiner in ultrasound for the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Podrasky serves as a journal reviewer for Ultrasound Quarterly. She is a frequent lecturer on ultrasound both nationally and locally. Her current research includes ultrasound software and hardware development.
From her interest in fetal diagnosis, Dr. Podrasky developed a very active Fetal MRI program for Baptist Health Systems that began as early as 2004 and is now performed at four Baptist Health facilities. Patients are referred from both Miami-Dade and Broward counties for this vital diagnostic service. Dr. Podrasky has been instrumental in development and growth of the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital as an Executive Committee member since 2007. In addition to implementing the Fetal MRI program at South Miami Hospital and serving on the Fetal Board, she is a Task Force member for the Fibroid Center and has worked to develop the pelvic floor MRI exam at that facility. She is highly regarded in the community as an expert on thyroid ultrasound and neck ultrasound surveillance for the post-thyroidectomy patient, as well as gynecologic and abdominal ultrasound.
Dr. Podrasky also has a longstanding interest in medical and sonographer education. She has been a member of the Baptist Health Medical Education Committee for many years and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Florida International University Wertheim School of Medicine.
Dr. Podrasky is dedicated to performance of ultrasound at a high level of quality, using the best equipment and knowing how to use it well. Finally, the most important aspect of her profession is to promote a caring attitude in the ultrasound section, wherein we strive to scan every patient as though they were our own family member.