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Kenneth                        Pearsen

Kenneth D. Pearsen M.D.

Department of Radiology

Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus

Neuroradiology - Radiology; Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Professional Summary:

Department chair Kenneth Pearsen, MD, is a seasoned hospital-based radiologist and educator. He has lived and worked in Western New York for the past 25 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his medical residency in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in neuroradiology and is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Neuroradiology, with added qualifications in vascular and interventional radiology and neuroradiology.

In addition, he is president of the UBMD Radiology practice plan, co-founder and former president and chief executive officer of Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI), serves as radiology chief of service for Kaleida Health and chief of radiology at Buffalo General Medical Center. Before founding GLMI, he was president of Ide Radiology Group in Rochester, where he also was clinical assistant professor of radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and chief of radiology at Highland Hospital.

Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences said “Dr. Pearsen has the administrative, scientific, clinical, leadership and visionary skills needed to move the Department of Radiology forward.”

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital (1990)
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital (1989)
  • Internship, Department of Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital (1986)
  • MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (1985)
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania, Summa Cum Laude (1981)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Highland Hospital Physicians Organization (1999-present)
  • Radiology Chief of Service, Kaleida Health Care System
  • Executive Committee, Great Lakes Medical Imaging
  • Staff Radiologist, Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
  • Chair, Radiology, University at Buffalo
  • President and CEO, Great Lakes Medical Imaging (2003–2014)
  • President, The Ide Group P.C. (2002–2003)
  • Executive Committee, The Ide Group P.C. (2000–2003)
  • Board of Directors, Community Technology Assessment and Acquisition Board of Rochester (CTAABB) (2000–2003)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center (1991–2003)
  • Physician's Advisory Board, Radiologix Corporation (2000–2002)
  • Chief of Radiology, Highland Hospital (1998–2002)
  • Staff Radiologist, F.F. Thompson Hospital (1990–2002)
  • Staff Radiologist, Clifton Springs Hospital (1990–2002)
  • Staff Radiologist, Geneva General Hospital (1990–2002)
  • Staff Radiologist, Park Ridge Hospital (1990–2002)
  • President of the Medical Staff, Highland Hospital (2000–2001)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Highland Hospital (2000–2001)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Highland Hospital Physicians Organization (1997–2001)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Who's who in Rochester Health Care (2000)
  • Who's who in Rochester Health Care (1999)
  • 40 under 40 (1998)
  • Public Health Service Award (1985)

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Professional Memberships:
  • Erie County Medical Society (2003–present)
  • Radiological Society of North America (1990–present)
  • American College of Radiology (1990–present)
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (1990–present)

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Contact Information

199 Park Club Lane
Suite 300
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 836-4646

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