Leading the Way
SimonMed Imaging is one of the largest outpatient medical imaging providers and largest physician radiology practices in the United States. We specialize in using the newest diagnostic imaging technologies and bringing them to the community in an affordable and accessible way. Our logo "See Tomorrow Today" recognizes that new technology can help provide a more accurate diagnosis but needs to be readily available and affordable.
In our physician practice we stress the importance of subspecialty work in order to use this technology in combination with clinical experience to provide the best care. We maintain an active continuing medical education program for our medical communities so that they can share in this goal.
Advanced technology can be expensive but a key part of our mission is to provide it at an affordable cost. SimonMed often saves patients a significant amount in their out of pocket costs and is a national leader in providing cost transparency.
A final part of our mission is to provide care in a supportive and service oriented environment for our patients, referring providers and staff and this reflected in our comfortable office settings and well-trained, compassionate staff.
Dr. John Simon
Dr. Simon has been practicing radiology for over 25 years with special expertise in women's imaging, body imaging, and interventional. Dr. Simon is a board certified Radiologist with an additional Certificate of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology. He graduated in three years at the age of 20 from Harvard with Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude honors. Dr. Simon completed Medical School at the University of Chicago and accelerated radiology training and fellowship training at the University of Michigan.
Mark Williamson joined SimonMed in September 2014 and serves as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. He is in his third decade of providing expert financial services and analysis including healthcare, specifically radiology, since 2002. He is a Certified Public Accountant who worked in public accounting in California and Arizona before taking the post of Chief Financial Officer of one the State of Arizona’s largest radiology practices prior to taking the current position with SimonMed. Included in his 13 years serving in private practice as a Certified Public Accountant he provided his extensive experience and expertise to a number of clients in various industries providing practice management, auditing, litigation support, business valuations, cash flow projections and budgeting services. Serving in the role of Chief Financial Officer he provides and oversees a vast array of services in financial analyses and management including business governance, productivity analyses, contract negotiations, and strategic planning initiatives. Mr. Williamson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Medical Group Management Association, and the Radiology Business Manager’s Association.
Catherine is General Counsel for SimonMed. She has 20 years experience in operations, human resources, leadership development, strategic growth and systems integration. Prior to joining SimonMed she worked for AmLaw 100 firms and served as outside general counsel for several employers. Catherine graduated with honors from University of Notre Dame Law School and she remains an ardent college football fan.
Carleen Cordova R.T. (R)(M) (ARRT) graduated from the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Radiology program in 1991. She has been a Registered Technologist in Radiology since 1991 and a Registered Technologist in Mammography since 1994. She has been part of the management team since joining SimonMed Imaging in April 2005 and previously served as the Director of Mammography until accepting the role of Director of Compliance in 2009. She also serves as a member of SimonMed Imaging’s Compliance Committee. As Director of Compliance she is responsible for SimonMed Imaging’s Corporate Compliance Program, coordinating with our legal counsel, establishing standards and policies pertaining to regulatory requirements and for monitoring the company’s compliance with these standards and policies. She is currently a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and The Health Care Compliance Association.
Jeffrey Alvarado joined SimonMed in August 2015. He is a results-driven sales leader with 13+ years of medical sales experience through development of new and existing business channels, customer relations and product education. Jeff has 8+ years of radiology experience in various sales capacities, specializing in strategic partnerships and out of the box ideas. Jeff has prior experience in Urology device sales at Dentsply and Specialty Laboratory at LabCorp. He is a graduate of Arizona State University.
Joined SimonMed in August 2009 as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and has served as the Director of Modalities since April 2016. Has also served as the Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT for Simonmed since 2013. Responsible for Radioactive Materials Licensing, new technology implementation, establishing image quality standards, ongoing technologist training and American College of Radiology Accreditation. Member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. NMTCB Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Michael Bankson brings over 25 years of experience in Logistics. Through his efforts, SimonMed has achieved significant savings. Michael has improved supply operations, materials management, purchasing, inventory management, and new product development. Michael is a hands-on leader working with his teams across the country. He possesses a unique range of skills and experience and delivers best practice management and leadership for SimonMed.
Tracie Jones manages all new contracts and renewals with Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and Work Comp. Payer JOC meetings conducted in all markets. Assist Marketing and Sales with new business relationships and existing clients. Evaluate contracts for financial accuracy and language updates. Accounts Receivable Resolution with Payers. Credentialing assistance internal and external. Corporate Accounts reviewed for rates and volume.
Dr. Uglietta attended Brandeis University and is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine, Radiology Residency and Neuroradiology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center serving as Chief Resident during his fourth year of Residency. He has served many leadership roles in his career including Chairman of Radiology, Vice Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and he was elected the first Chairman of Radiology and first Chief of Staff at Banner Estrella Medical Center. He was formerly a Managing Partner in Valley Radiologists and Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SDI) before joining Dr. Simon as one of the original partners of SimonMed Imaging and has served as Director of Neuroradiology at SimonMed since 2006. He has been named “Top Doc” in Phoenix Magazine multiple times and has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2001. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology, subspecialty Board Certified in Neuroradiology (CAQ) and is a Senior Member of ASNR. He is a leader in the early adoption and advancement of Ultra High Field Strength 3T MRI Neuroimaging in the Outpatient setting and is one of the most experienced Neuroradiologists in 3T MRI Imaging in the country. He is a recognized local authority on Spinal Imaging and Interventions and has special interest in 3T Neurovascular Imaging of aneurysms and AVM’s, MS and Neurodegenerative Disorders.
Dr. Pamela Lund graduated from the University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine. She followed that with her residency in internal medicine at the Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Illinois, then on to the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, University of Chicago for her residency in Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Lund served as Chief Resident while at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Lund has over 30 years of practical experience and expertise in the diagnostic imaging field. She serves as the Orthopedic Imaging Consultant to several professional sports teams, like the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Coyotes, Arizona Diamondbacks and Rattlers as well as several MLB spring training baseball teams and the NFL combine. She also participates in local and national Orthopedic academic research projects. Dr. Lund has published numerous articles, book chapters, reviews and presentations. She also has been recognized for her outstanding service with awards like being named a “TOP DOC” multiple times in the annual Phoenix Magazine “TOP DOC” edition.
Dr. Cranford graduated from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She also received a Master of Business Administration at the Kellogg School of Management. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Chicago and her Women's Imaging fellowship at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Cranford specializes in breast imaging and has over 10 years of experience in interpreting mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast MRI examinations. She performs breast biopsies under ultrasound, stereotactic, and MRI guidance. Dr. Cranford also has expertise in performing neck and thyroid biopsies. She served as the 2010 Chair of the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Phoenix, AZ. She is a consultant with a medical device company that specializes in breast biopsy products. Dr. Cranford is the Director of Women's Imaging for SimonMed Imaging, where cutting-edge technology combined with the expertise of breast radiologists leads to early detection of breast cancer.
Dr. Anjaly Belur Curley is a board certified radiologist by the American Board of Radiology and specializes in Oncologic Imaging. She was born and raised in New Jersey. She matriculated into a competitive combined BS/MD Medical Scholars program, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Monmouth University and subsequently obtained her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Curley was always fascinated with the field of radiology, its integral role in diagnosis, and the continuous advances in the field. She therefore completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, where she was also elected to serve as Chief Resident. Her strong interest in cancer and molecular imaging led her to complete a PET/CT Imaging Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which was home to the first PET/CT scanner in clinical practice, and where she was able to train among experts in the field. Dr. Curley is the Director of Oncologic Imaging/Nuclear Medicine at SimonMed Imaging. She enjoys research, and has published and presented in multiple journals and at multiple national meetings, including Cancer, RSNA & ARRS. She has also been recognized as a Top Doctor by Phoenix Magazine. In her spare time, Dr. Curley enjoys spending time with her husband Brendan who is a local Oncologist/Hematologist, her two daughters, and her English bulldog Princess Danger, who also volunteers as a Therapy Dog.
Ed Allison has over 20 years of experience in IT, more than half of which has been healthcare related. He re-joined the SimonMed team in June of 2017. Ed started his IT career with FedEx then moved into healthcare support with the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. He also spent many years in industry leading groups such as the Banner and Dignity Health Systems.
Lydia joined SimonMed Imaging in 2011 as a site supervisor for one site and now oversees operations for the Southern California region. She has been in the medical field for 25 years. Prior to medical imaging she was a site supervisor and medical assistant to one of the largest IPA's in the Inland empire .
Diana has over 18 years of customer service experience, with previous experience in the mortgage, insurance, dental and medical field. As an Operations Director Diana provides patients with the best customer service possible. She is always available to answer any questions to guide the staff and patients with any assistance needed.
Crystal joined SimonMed Imaging in 2011 and held many positions from scheduling, site manager to interim regional manager for Northern California. She has over 15 years of radiology experience. Crystal works very closely with the physician’s as the Physician Recruiting Specialist. She currently oversees all recruiting efforts at Simon Med Imaging a growing company with plans to expand into multiple new markets.
As an IT Director, Chris Bender leads our development team. His team is responsible for creating and maintaining custom applications and EMR interfaces. Major accomplishments include creating EMR interfaces with over 5,000 providers, as well as creating the custom Revenue application used for processing eligibility and benefits information and calculating patient responsibility at time of service.
Christina G Burkhart joined SimonMed Imaging in 2012 as Regional Director for Nevada. Christina is responsible for leading, administering and overseeing all operational functions of the organization in accordance with policy, goals and developing a culture of excellence in regards to equality, patient satisfaction and patient access. In 2017, Christina received an opportunity to assist in the Colorado Region for SimonMed Imaging. Christina’s previous healthcare management experience encompasses imaging services in healthcare and through her accomplished career with achieved success in quality and patient safety improvement, employee engagement and physician collaboration, with more than 20 -years of experience in healthcare leadership operations and business development. Christina has lived in Las Vegas since 1997. Christina is married and has a teenage son. Christina enjoys traveling with her family and watching her son play club basketball for an elite team in Las Vegas. Christina and her family traveled for the first time out of the country last year to Reykjavik Iceland to watch her son play piano in the school orchestra at the Fire and Ice Festival.
Kevin has been working with computers since 1979, and has been with SimonMed since 2011. He ensures that the database, application, file, print, and web servers all keep running. He also is responsible for the storage systems, email, backups, and handles the webmaster function for the domains. He has done computer work for large companies like Bank of America, US West, and American Express, and has spent 10 years doing pre-hospital emergency care in his spare time as a volunteer firefighter/EMT.
With over 30 years of experience in networks and infrastructure, Matt has managed SimonMed's voice and data networks since 2011. He provides design, installation and tier 3 maintenance support for multiple networks and manages security and boundary protection. Matt started his networking career with the US Air Force, where for 25 years he worked with both small tactical and large strategic networks.
Stephanie Crites joined SimonMed in 2010 as a Site Manager in the Phoenix area. She is now Director of Operations for Arizona. She's worked in radiology for over 15 years. She currently oversees the day to day operations in the Arizona market. She is committed to developing talent and sharing best practices. Stephanie works closely with the facilities to provide top of the line patient care.
Philip Kemen joined SimonMed in 2016 and is responsible for managing the IT Service Desk. Philip's primary responsbilities include coordinating installation, and prevenative maintaince of new and existing computer related equipment, as well as providing day to day support for every SimonMed location across the country.
Lisa Leonard joined SimonMed in August 2012 as Technical Trainer & Documentation Specialist and currently is Physician IT Lead. Her primary responsibilities include training new radiologists and providing support for the radiologists, as well as testing and implementing new software for both the physicians and company. Lisa believes training is a great way to improve employee performance, increase productivity and ensure that staff is using the software to its full potential. She is a native Phoenician who loves spending time watching her son play hockey or spending time with her family watching the AZ Coyotes or being outdoors camping & hiking.
Maurice Maharaj joined SimonMed Imaging in March of 2010 as a Site Manager in Phoenix. Prior to joining SimonMed Imaging, Maurice attended college at University of South Florida and finished at the University of Phoenix. Maurice completed his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration while working at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. During his Mayo Clinic employment Maurice worked in the clinical side as well as the philanthropic side of the practice. Maurice’s Healthcare experience expands over 21 years. In 2017, after 7 years with SimonMed Imaging in Arizona, Maurice has joined the SimonMed Imaging team in Nevada as the Director of Sales. Currently residing in the Las Vegas area, Maurice is thrilled and extremely happy to be a part of SimonMed’s growth into regions outside of Arizona. He has become an instant part of the community coaching girls’ club volleyball and sitting as a board member for Susan G. Komen, Nevada. Maurice is passionate about bringing the best care to all patients and building great partnerships to forward the movement of SimonMed Imaging’s mission. In his spare time, Maurice will be found spending time with his wife, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling and taking care of their two dogs Rocco and Saydee.
Maxi joined SimonMed Imaging in April 2015. Maxi was hired as a billing lead and was promoted to Billing Manager/Analyst in 2016. Her responsibilities include quality assurance, auditing all revenue cycle management including SMI's Interventional Centers. In addition, Maxi currently manages the Patient Financial, Billing team and Corporate accounts. She has over 20 years’ experience in Medical billing, Coding, Eligibility and Authorizations for Family Practice and Radiology . Maxi also owned a Medical Billing company from 2006 to 2014 billing.
Deeba Shamim is the Regional Director of Operations for SimonMed Florida region. Deeba has extensive background in healthcare business operations including revenue cycle management, training in a large health system and a physician based ambulatory setting. Deeba has a MBA specializing in healthcare management and is a member of MGMA, HFMA, and AHIMA. Deeba is a certified corporate compliance officer, healthcare technology professional and holds Lean Six Sigma certifications. As a certified ICD-10 trainer, one of Deeba’s biggest accomplishments was ICD-10 implementation and training in a 170+ physician group. Deeba is an avid football fan and a coffee enthusiast.
SimonMed was founded to advance the standards of radiology practice by combining the use of advanced technology and the expertise of its physicians. It was one of the first practices nationwide to utilize 3T MRI and 3D mammography in routine practice, and remains a leader in utilizing advanced technology to yield more accurate diagnoses.
By building one of the largest specialized radiology practices in the country, SimonMed physicians has the knowledge needed to optimize new technology. With a history dating back over 30 years, SimonMed has grown from a regional presence to one of the fast growing national physician practices, and one of the largest outpatient radiology providers in the country.
The Most Experienced Radiologists.
SimonMed is a physician based practice with one of the most experienced and largest group of subspecialty trained radiologists in the country.
All of our SimonMed facilities are accredited sites with certified technologists and equipment, and we are ACR-RADSITE certified.
Why Choose Us
SimonMed Imaging and its affiliates have been serving the community for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide best-in class affordable care through the use of advanced technology. We have patient-focused staff and highly trained medical professionals.
SimonMed has over 75 convenient locations and provides late night and weekend appointments to accommodate patients.