Christina Tsao Benedict, MD
Dr. Benedict,has been a member of Pomona Valley Imaging Group since July,
2007. Dr. Benedict received her medical education at University of Michigan
(2001), diagnostic radiology residency at Henry Ford Health System (2006),
and neuroradiology fellowship at 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 body imaging.
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 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 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 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 treatment of symptomatic compression fractures. Paul
lives in Claremont with his wife, Charlotte, and three children.
Quazi Z. Al-Tariq, MD
Dr. Al-Tariq received his medical degree with Honors from the NYU School
of Medicine in 2009. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology
at UCLA. After graduating residency in 2014, he gained additional skills
in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Washington
before completing his fellowship training in Body Imaging with an added
focus in Interventional Radiology and advanced MRI imaging at Stanford
University. Dr. Al-Tariq is interested in multiple facets of Interventional
Radiology as well as the entire spectrum of diagnostic imaging, including
thoracic, brain/spine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary imaging, with
a special interest in imaging of the prostate. In his leisure time, Dr.
Al- Tariq enjoys traveling, cooking, and maintaining a healthy and active
lifestyle through a variety of indoor and outdoor sports.
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 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 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 University of Southern California. Dr.
Zhao is a volunteer clinical assistant professor in Dept. of Radiology
at USC. He is a member of Radiological Society of North America, American
Roentgen Ray Society, Los Angeles Radiological Society, and Society of