Christina Tsao Benedict, MD
Dr. Benedict has been a member of the Pomona Valley Imaging Group since
July 2007. Dr. Benedict received her medical education at the University
of Michigan (2001), diagnostic radiology residency at Henry Ford Health
System (2006), and neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Southern
California (2007). She is board certified in diagnostic radiology. Her
clinical interests included all aspects of diagnostic radiology with a
particular emphasis on CNS, head and neck, spine, bone and joints, and
Harold D. Damuth, Jr., MD
Dr. Damuth received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and
his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his
Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Vascular Interventional Radiology Fellowship
at the University of Southern California, Irvine. He joined the PVHMC
Medical Staff in 1983 and served as Medical Staff President in 2000. Dr.
Damuth's interests are in Interventional Radiology and Vascular Imaging.
He lives with his wife, Barbara, in Claremont and has two grown children.
Daniel R. Heitz, MD
Dr. Heitz, graduated in 1983 from UC Irvine with Bachelor's degrees
in Biology and Chemistry. He received his medical degree from USC Keck
School of Medicine in 1989 and subsequently, performed his internship,
diagnostic radiology residency, and abdominal imaging fellowship training
at UCLA Medical Center with completion in 1995. His abdominal imaging
fellowship also focused on additional interventional radiological training.
Dr. Heitz then entered private practice at St. Francis Medical Center
in Lynwood, CA, where he practiced general, hospital-based diagnostic
radiology until 2007, at which time; he joined the group at Pomona Valley
Hospital Medical Center in June. In this setting, Dr. Heitz continues
general practice with an emphasis on interventional techniques as well
as mammography. In addition to his hospital-based radiological responsibilities,
he has been active in several radiological societies and served on several
hospital committees including bioethics, radiation safety, case management,
emergency medicine, and cancer care.
Johnson B. Lightfoote, MD, M.B.A.
Dr. Lightfoote is the Medical Director of the Department of Radiology at
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, having previously served in that
capacity at the University of Southern California's University Hospital.
Johnson received his A.B. in engineering and M.D., from Harvard, and his
M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, concentrating on capitation in radiology.
After residencies at Stanford University and the University of California
San Francisco and Irvine, his Fellowships included Computed Tomography
and Interventional Radiology. He was certified by the American Board of
Radiology in 1982 and holds the Certificate of Added Qualifications in
Neuroradiology (1999). His clinical radiology interests include CT, MR,
neuroradiology, body imaging, cardiovascular CT, prostate imaging, and
teleradiology. Dr. Lightfoote serves in several leadership roles in the
American College of Radiology, California Radiological Society, National
Medical Association, the PVHMC Medical Staff, and the State of California
Radiologic Technology Certification Commission.
Paul A. Reisch, MD
Dr. Reisch was born and raised in San Bernardino. He received his undergraduate
degree from Notre Dame and a medical degree from Creighton University.
He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency and a two-year Neuroradiology
Fellowship from USC. Dr. Reisch's special interests are in neuroradiology,
body imaging, and mammography. He has also developed a Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
program at PVHMC for the treatment of symptomatic compression fractures.
Paul lives in Claremont with his wife, Charlotte, and three children.
Stephen Y. C. To, MD
Dr. Y. C. To, has been a member of the Pomona Valley Imaging Medical Group
since May of 2006, and serves as its Chief of Interventional Radiology.
He completed his medical education (1991), radiology residency (1996),
and interventional radiology fellowship (1997) at UCLA. The American Board
of Radiology certified him in 1996 with a Certificate of Additional Qualification
in Vascular and Interventional Radiology in 1998. His clinical interests
included all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology. He is
a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of
North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Los Angeles Radiological
Society, and Society of Interventional Radiology.
Hamidreza Torshizy, MD
Dr. Torshizy received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from
the University of California, Irvine. He completed his medical degree
at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, and then
completed a one-year preliminary internship in Internal Medicine at UC
Irvine. Subsequently, Dr. Torshizy went on to complete his residency in
Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Dr. Torshizy also completed a one-year fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology
at UC San Diego. Dr. Torshizy has authored numerous book chapters, review
articles, and scientific articles, as well as lectured at numerous national
conferences. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
In addition, he is a member of the Los Angeles Radiologic Society, San
Diego Radiologic Society, the Radiology Society of North America, and
the American Roentgen Ray Society. Dr. Torshizy's interests are in
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). When not at the hospital, he enjoys
spending his free time skiing around the world.
Yanle Zhao, MD
Dr. Zhao, has been on the medical staff at PVHMC since 2005 and has served
as Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Pomona Valley Hospital
Medical Center since 2008. Dr. Zhao received his medical degree from Henan
Medical University. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency (2004)
at LAC/USC Medical Center and neuroradiology fellowship (2005), interventional
radiology fellowship (2007) at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Zhao is a volunteer clinical assistant professor in the Dept. of Radiology
at USC. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, American
Roentgen Ray Society, Los Angeles Radiological Society, and Society of