The Middlesex Hospital Radiology team includes board-certified physicians, technologists, nurses and other important staff members, each of whom plays a critical role in providing patients and their doctors with timely and accurately interpreted radiological results. We take great pride in the expertise and professionalism of our radiology team and the superior technology they benefit from each and every day.
Kenneth I. Bird, M.D.
Dr. Bird is a member of Radiologic Associates of Middletown. He is certified by American Board of Diagnostic Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Temple University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center.
Michael Crain, M.D.
Michael Crain. M.D. attended Oberlin College where he received his Bachelor's Degree, Summa Cum Laude. He then spent a year as a Research Assistant in the Neuroscience Department of Children’s Hospital Medical Center at Harvard University. He earned his M.D. degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and did his internship at the Jersey Shore Medical Center. Dr. Crain completed his residency at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He did his fellowship on Cross-Sectional Imaging at the George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Crain is Board Certified from the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, The Radiological Society of North America and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of RAM Radiology, and is Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Middlesex Hospital.
Adam J. Elias, M.D.
Adam Elias, M.D., specializes in Musculoskeletal and Abdominal Imaging. He earned his Medical Degree at University of Massachusetts, and did his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Mount Auburn Hospital, part of the Harvard Medical School Program. Dr. Elias then completed a Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, doing advanced work in MRI, PET & CT, including CT Colonography, MRI Enterography and CT guided biopsies. His interests also include Prostate and Gynecological Imaging. After this full year fellowship, Dr. Elias went on to do a year fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at Emory University, with special interests in Sports Medicine. Dr. Elias is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American College of Radiology.
Diana M. Hull, M.D., Ph.D.
Diana Hull, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of the Breast Imaging Services. She attended Mount Holyoke College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Physics. She earned her M.D. and Ph.D degrees from Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics. Dr. Hull did her internship at Hackensack Medical Center and completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Duke University Medical Center. She did her Breast Imaging training also at Duke. She is board certified in the American College of Radiology. Dr. Hull is a May Rudin Scholar and has been given a fellowship award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imagers.
Ravi Jain, M.D., Ph.D.
Ravi Jain, MD, Ph.D. attended the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. where he graduated with honors receiving his Masters and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He then earned his M.D. degree from the University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He continued with fellowships in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Colorado, where he devoted one year to Cardiac and General Nuclear Medicine including: Gated Blood Pool and Thallium stress testing. He also completed a fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine where his fellowship was divided into three modalities: MRI, CT/US, and interventional procedures. He is board certified with the American Board of Radiology, with special competence in Nuclear Medicine. He is also certified by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Bruce Kovalenko, M.D.
Bruce Kovalenko, M.D., is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. He earned his medical degree at New York University, and then did his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Bridgeport Hospital, part of the Yale University Program. He then completed his Vascular and Interventional Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kovalenko is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Society of Interventional Radiology, and the American Medical Association. His specific interests include oncologic intervention, including chemo and radio-embolization, as well as percutaneous ablation of primary and metastatic tumors. He also specializes in the following areas: uterine artery embolization for treatment of uterine fibroid disease, peripheral arterial disease, permanent and temporary dialysis access, treatment of peripheral and pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, and venous access procedures.
Julie S. Lee, M.D.
Julie S. Lee, M.D., has special interests in both Breast Imaging and Interventional Radiology. She earned her M.D. at New York University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine internship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lee’s Residency in Diagnostic Radiology was at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2010, she completed her Breast Imaging Fellowship, also at UCLA. She then went on to do an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the Dotter Interventional Institute, part of Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Lee is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Erik G. Pingoud, M.D.
Dr. Pingoud earned his medical degree at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine, and two residencies in Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, and University of Ulm, School of Medicine, Germany. He is Board Certified in Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.
Nancy J. Rini, M.D.
Nancy Rini, M.D., is the Director of MRI Services. She completed her Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and served as Chief Resident in Radiology. She received her certification from the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Rini completed an MRI fellowship at Northwestern University with emphasis on Body MRI and Musculoskeletal MR Imaging. Dr. Rini is a also Certified Clinical Densitometrist (C.C.D), demonstrating her expertise in Bone Densitometry, and she oversees the Bone Density service.
Jeffrey H. Takahashi, M.D.
Jeffrey H. Takahashi, M.D., an Interventional Radiologist, was named a “Top Doc” in the Connecticut Magazine 2010, 2011, and 2012 listings of top physicians in the state. Dr. Takahashi attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor's Degree. He then earned his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, after which he did a year of internship in medicine at Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. He has completed two clinical fellowships, the first being in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital and the second fellowship in Vascular/Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Takahashi is board certified with the American Board of Radiology and has additional board certification in Vascular/Interventional Radiology. Additionally, he is board certified in the treatment of venous disorders by the American Board of Phlebology, A.B.p.H. He is a registered physician in vascular interpretation RPVI by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, ARDMS.
Craig A. Walden, M.D.
Craig Walden, M.D. was named a “Top Doc” in the Connecticut Magazine 2010, 2011, and 2012 listings of top physicians in the state. He is the previous Chairman of the Radiology Department and is the Section Chief of CT. Dr. Walden received his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Chemistry and Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, Morris and his M.D. degree from the University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine. He then completed an internship and two years of Residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Hospital, Rochester, New York. Dr. Walden completed his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the Northwestern University Hospitals where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Walden is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Radiology and he holds a Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Interventional Radiology.
Robert Wolek, M.D.
Robert Wolek, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Brown University, and continued at Brown University's School of Medicine and completed an eight-year program in Liberal Medical Education where he earned his MD degree. Dr. Wolek completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. He then completed a fellowship program in Nuclear Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He is board certified with the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.
Zaixiang Sherry Zhang, M.D.
Sherry Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., a Neuroradiologist, completed her surgical internship at University of Connecticut and then did her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center in Michigan. She completed her fellowship training in Neuroradiology at Emory University, Atlanta. She has published many articles in Neuroradiology, and spent several years as a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zhang is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and in the ABR subspecialty of Neuroradiology. Dr. Zhang practices general radiology with a focus on neuroradiology studies.