As the complexity of the radiology business environment continues to increase, Tower Imaging Medical Associates remains flexible in its management structure and maintains its philosophy of physician self-management as a critical element to insure its ongoing success as a radiology partnership. Tower Imaging Medical Associates operates with a board of directors that, with its chairman, is responsible for leading the financial and strategic direction of the group. The board is advised by other members of the group as well as its outside legal, accounting, and management advisors.
Each hospital department is under the direction of a Tower Imaging Medical Associates physician director who is charged with managing the operation of the imaging services at his or her site. These leaders are empowered to direct these departments with the Tower Imaging Medical Associates board and chairman serving primarily in an advisory role. This philosophy of decentralizing management of each practice site reflects the importance placed on each individual taking responsibility for continually striving to improve on the medical expertise and devotion to service that has led to our success as a radiology group.
Tower Imaging Medical Associates radiologists believe it is important to provide leadership through teaching residents and providing academic support for area medical schools, holding office in local and national organizations, and contributing to the radiology literature through performing research, writing articles, lecturing, and acting as reviewers and editors for national imaging publications.
Many members of the group are clinical members of the faculty and teach residents for the UCLA, USC, UCI, and UCSF departments of radiology. Tower Imaging Medical Associates physicians also are frequent lecturers at local and national radiology meetings and serve as reviewers and authors of original publications for radiology journals including AJR, Radiology, and the American Journal of Neuroradiology.
Tower Imaging Medical Associates physicians include a past president of the Los Angeles Radiological Society and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, and serve as consultants, committee members or officers of the Society of Breast Imaging, Los Angeles division of the American Cancer Society, federal and state government agencies, the American College of Radiology, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.