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Eleven Radiologists Named Top Docs for 2011


Baltimore Magazine and What’s Up Annapolis Magazine have collectively named 11 radiologists practicing at Advanced Radiology as best in their field for 2011. The doctors are recognized with this distinction via a survey of their peers. Congratulations to our 11 radiologists who received this honor.


Meet Our Top Docs

Stewart Axelbaum, M.D.

Dr. Axelbaum has been in practice with Advanced Radiology since its inception in 1995 and with Arundel Radiology since 1979. Dr. Axelbaum is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He specializes in body imaging, as well as women's imaging. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Maryland Radiological Society, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. Dr. Axelbaum was one of the earliest pioneers in developing CT in the United States at Georgetown University and he later subsequently set up the first CT unit in the world for the US military at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also served his hospital previously in the role of Chairman, Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.


Blair Andrew, M.D.

Dr. Andrew has been in practice with Advanced Radiology since its inception in 1995. He was a member of the first Board of Directors of Advanced Radiology. More than fifteen years later, he currently continues to serve in this capacity as well. Dr. Andrew is board certified in diagnostic radiology and completed his residency at the John Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in MRI, Ultrasound, CT and General Radiology also at Hopkins. He has been the Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Franklin Square Hospital for over 15 years where he continues to lead a department serving a hospital that is regularly regarded as one of the busiest in the state of Maryland. Currently, he is a member of the Maryland State Medical Society, and the Maryland Radiological Society. As a member of the medical staff at Franklin Square, he serves on numerous leadership committees. Dr. Andrew was the principal radiology director of a joint effort with the Emergency Medicine Department, in designing an appropriate and effective algorithm evaluating patients suspected of pulmonary embolism at Franklin Square Hospital. As an active member of Advanced Radiology, among his many efforts include work on the teleradiology and peer review committees.

Randy M. Becker, M.D.
Dr. BeckerDr. Becker is board certified in diagnostic radiology and specializes in neuroradiology and muscoskeletal imaging. He joined Advanced Radiology in 2006 after completing a radiology residency at George Washington University Hospital and a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Becker is a member of the American College of Radiology, Maryland Radiological Society and the Radiology Society of North America. Currently, he is the Director of MRI at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Medical Director of Crossroads Imaging Center in Ellicott City, and Director of Marketing for Advanced Radiology. He also serves his practice as a member of the Operations and MRI committees. Special interests including evaluating patients with inflammatory bowel disease using CT and MR enterography, MR imaging in the pre-surgical evaluation of patients with rectal cancer and CT angiographic evaluation with 3D reconstruction in arterial head and neck pathology.


Judy Destouet, MD., Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Dr. Destouet has served as Chief of Mammography at Advanced Radiology since its inception in 1995. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology and received her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the past president of the American Association for Women Radiologists, a fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging and is on the Board of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. She is also a member of the GBMC Breast Program Leadership Committee, American College of Radiology, Maryland Radiological Society, and Maryland State Medical Society. Dr. Destouet has been named a Top Doc by Baltimore Magazine five times and was named one of the Top 10 Women's Imaging Specialists in the U.S. in 2006 by Medical Imaging.

Lee Goodman, M.D., Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Dr. Goodman is board certified in diagnostic radiology and has been practicing in Baltimore since the late 1970's. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland Hospital. At various times in his career, he has been on the faculty of both John Hopkins and the University of Maryland, has served as President of the Maryland Radiological Society, and has been division chief of hospital departments in diagnostic radiology, ultrasonography, CT scanning, and MRI. He joined Advanced Radiology in 1996 and works frequently at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he specializes in pediatric, cardiac, and oncologic imaging. At GBMC, Dr. Goodman has developed the hospital's program to evaluate coronary arteries with CT scanning. This is Dr. Goodman's second consecutive year as Top Doc in Baltimore Magazine.

Alexander Munitz, M.D., Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Dr. Munitz received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following internships in medicine, surgery, and pediatrics, he served for two years in the South African Defense Force as a Medical Officer. Dr. Munitz completed his residency (chief resident) in diagnostic radiology, a fellowship in abdominal imaging and served on the faculty at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. In 1986, Dr. Munitz joined the GBMC Radiology Department, where he has been chairman since 1990. He is also the Director of the Breast Imaging Center at GBMC, having a keen interest in the early detection and biopsy of breast cancer. He also specializes in Gastrointestinal Radiology, with the largest virtual colonoscopy practice at a community hospital in metropolitan Baltimore. Dr. Munitz is a Fellow and Counselor of the American College of Radiology, past president of the Maryland Radiologic Society, and a Board Member of the GBMC Foundation. This is Dr. Munitz's third time recognized as a "Top Doc" in the Baltimore Magazine.

Zina Novak, M.D.
Dr. Novak is a specialist in interventional radiology. She received her medical degree in Czechoslovakia, where she also completed a residency in family medicine. Dr. Novak then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the University of Tennessee. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology with added special competency in vascular and interventional radiology. A member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and American Association of Women Radiologists, Dr. Novak is also the chairperson of the Department of Radiology at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, serving in this capacity since 2006. She is a community leader in venous ablation treatment for patients with venous vericosities. Special interests include minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroids with uterine artery embolization (UAE) and treatment of painful vetebral compression fractures with percutaneous kyphoplasty.


Rosy Singh, M.D.
Dr. Singh specializes in women's imaging for Advanced Radiology. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology following completion of her residency at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship in women's imaging at Georgetown University. After completing her fellowship, she joined the faculty at John Hopkins Hospital as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, a title she continues to currently hold. She is a member of the Society of Breast Imaging, American College of Radiology, Maryland Radiological Society and the Radiological Society of North America. In Advanced Radiology, she is the Director of Women's Imaging at the Aiello Medical Center in Glen Burnie, and is active in Mammography Quality Control, as a member of the mammography committee. Dr. Singh provides ultrasound and mammographic-guided interventional procedures for appropriate patients and is well-recognized for her compassionate approach. Baltimore magazine had named Dr. Singh as a Top Doc for three consecutive years.


Ethan Spiegler, M.D.
Dr. Spiegler is board certified in nuclear medicine and internal medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and served as chief resident at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, and fellowship in nuclear medicine at John Hopkins Medical institutions. He joined Advanced Radiology in 1997, after serving many years as Director of Nuclear Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital. Dr. Spiegler is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Currently, he is the Director of Nuclear Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital, Director of Nuclear Medicine for Advanced Radiology, and Director of Advanced PET Imaging of Baltimore. Special interests include the evaluation of new imaging agents, PET/CT applications for oncology, neurology, and cardiology, as well as early chest pain evaluation strategies. Dr. Spiegler has been named a Baltimore Magazine Top Doc for two consecutive years.


Henry Wang, M.D.
Dr. Wang is board certified in diagnostic radiology and received his medical degree from the Institute of Medicine in Burma. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Sinai Hospital and a fellowship in neuroradiology at John Hopkins Hospital. As a member of Advanced Radiology, Dr. Wang practices interventional radiology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he had practiced for more than 20 years. Additional special interests within Advanced Radiology include specialty neuroradiology interpretations, where he is routinely recognized as a leader in the community. Neuro-interventional interests include spine-related investigations and treatments. Within Advanced Radiology he is a member of the MRI committee and locally is a member of the American College of Radiology, Maryland State Medical Society, and the Maryland Radiological Society. Dr. Wang is recognized as a physician who throughout his long career continues to provide exceptional interpretation and interventional skills, while also being an individual who consistently provides his patients with a comforting, reassuring demeanor.


Charles Yim, M.D.
Dr. Yim received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore and then completed his radiology residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. He became board certified in radiology following completion of his residency. He also pursued and completed a cardiovascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Yim joined the GBMC and St. Joseph's interventional departments in 2000, where he currently practices routinely. At Advanced Radiology, he is an active member of the interventional committee. Since 2008, he has been Division Chief of Interventional Radiology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Yim is also a member of the American College of Radiology, Maryland State Medical Society and the Maryland Radiological Society. Special interests include treatment of patients with symptomatic fibroids via uterine fibroid embolization. He is also a community leader in endovascular treatment of patients with pelvic congestion syndrome. Dr. Yim works collectively with surgeons and oncologists in the percutaneous ablation of tumors as well.