RAF Recruits Five New Physicians

In 2010, Hwang, Koenig, Leonen, Newsletter, Schutz, Talukdar, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Addison Clark

Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William, and nearby counties.

“It is extraordinary for a region outside of a metropolitan area to have such an expansive group of board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists from top medical schools in the country, representing all major subspecialties,” said Ed Swager, chief executive officer of RAF.

“Unlike some organizations that outsource after-hours cases, RAF has on-site radiologists available 24/7 to assure high quality results and timely personal consultations to referring physicians and patients. Our interventional radiology and vascular surgery group, Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), also is a practice model usually found only in metropolitan areas,” he added.

RAF is the largest provider of imaging services in the region, serving Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, the Imaging Center for Women, Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill, Medical Imaging of North Stafford, and VIVA’s outpatient facility. It also provides vascular surgery services to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. The following are RAF’s newest physicians.

Edward C. Hwang, MD, diagnostic radiologist, earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his internship at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York City, and his residency in diagnostic radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, where he also received fellowship training in neuroradiology. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Larry Koenig, MD, vascular surgeon, earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD, where he served as chief resident in general surgery. He recently completed his fellowship training in vascular surgery at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, and is in the process of taking his board certification exams from the American Board of Surgery.

Ryan P. Leonen, MD, diagnostic radiologist, earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where he received the Commonwealth Award. He completed his internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA, and his residency in diagnostic radiology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. He received his fellowship training in body imaging at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, CA. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Jakob C.L. Schutz, MD, diagnostic radiologist, earned his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his transitional year residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA, and his diagnostic radiology residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. He received his fellowship training in magnetic resonance imaging at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Roni Talukdar, MD, diagnostic radiologist, earned his medical degree from the University Of Texas Southwestern School Of Medicine in Dallas. He completed his internship at University of California, San Francisco, and his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Kansas. Dr. Talukdar received fellowship training in breast and body imaging at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.