Columbia Memorial Healthcare facility (CMH) is delighted to announce the transition of radiologist coverage from its formerly contracted team, Pacific Coastline Imaging, to OHSU’s Section of Diagnostic Radiology. A few full-time CMH/OHSU radiologists now get the job done in Astoria.

“We want to thank Drs. Ali Batouli and Hugh Sabahi for their focused provider above the earlier a number of a long time. They both of those decided not to join OHSU in the changeover,” stated CEO Erik Thorsen. “Dr. Batouli, who was with Pacific Coast Imaging for a few yrs, moved back to the East Coast to keep on his apply. Dr. Sabahi retired at the end of June following 25 a long time of function in this neighborhood. There is no question that his time and skills served our business develop.”

CMH’s new regional radiologist team consists of medical professionals Kenneth Kolbeck, Shane Baker and Robert Leatherman. They have a prosperity of information and are exceptional additions to the CMH/OHSU collaboration.

Robert Leatherman, DO

Dr. Robert Leatherman is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist who moved here from Maine. He is the guide deciphering medical professional for our American College or university of Radiology accreditation on 1.5T and 3.0T MRIs.

Leatherman attended healthcare college at Nova Southeastern College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and done his residency at Back garden Metropolis Medical center in Backyard City, Mich. He also completed a neuroradiology fellowship at William Beaumont Medical center in Royal Oak, Mich.

Leatherman did investigate with OHSU in the early 1990s and was very common with

Oregon, owning lived below in the past. He is enthusiastic about remaining in a position to exercise very good medicine with CMH and OHSU, managing each client like they are relatives associates.

Shane Baker, MD

Shane Baker is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and who moved right here from a apply in Utah. He is the lead deciphering doctor on the MQSA license for breast imaging. Both of those Baker and Leatherman conduct some interventional radiology methods as aspect of their exercise, such as breast imaging procedures. Baker attended the College of Washington Faculty of Drugs in Seattle and accomplished his residency at Indiana University/Purdue College of Indiana in Indianapolis.

Baker is on the lookout forward to modest-town life. When he is not doing work, he enjoys paying time outdoor hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, scuba diving and traveling.

Kenneth Kolbeck, MD, PhD

Kenneth Kolbeck experienced been functioning 6 times a thirty day period at CMH carrying out interventional radiology do the job since March 2019. He moved to a whole-time purpose listed here this thirty day period, performing both equally diagnostic reads and interventional techniques. He is also serving as the department’s health care director.

Kolbeck worked at the Dotter Interventional Institute at OHSU for 15 several years. He obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry and clinical degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., and completed a radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Kolbeck is board-accredited in diagnostic, vascular and interventional radiology.

Kolbeck’s clinical passions consist of interventional radiology and oncology, liver most cancers, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and peripheral vascular disorder. In his spare time, he enjoys paying time outside the house hiking, kayaking and fishing.

“Please be a part of us in welcoming our new companies and thanking our past companies from Pacific Coastline Imaging as we continue caring for you at CMH,” Thorsen reported.