Imaging Physicians

Boulder Medical Center/Imaging

2750 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
303-440-3000

J. Geary Grantham, M.D.

 

Boulder Radiologists Inc, PC

1100 Balsam Av
Boulder CO 80304
303-440-2170

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 Matthew H. Blomquist, M.D.

Dr. Blomquist received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton (IL) College, and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, graduating in 1991.  He then did his internship in internal medicine at The Graduate Hospital (an affiliate of the University of Pennsylvania), and subsequently performed his radiology residency from 1992-1996 at the Pennsylvania State University Hospital (Milton Hershey Medical Center), serving as chief resident his final year.  He subsequently subspecialized in cross-sectional imaging, performing a body imaging fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Blomquist joined as an associate with Boulder Radiologists, Inc. immediately after his fellowship in 1997, and he became a partner with the group in 2000.  Dr. Blomquist enjoys the diversity of this private practice and his interaction with BRI’s subspecialists, as well as the collegiality of the medical staff of the Boulder Community Hospital campuses.

Dr. Blomquist is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Colorado Radiological Society, the American Roentgen Ray Society and the Boulder County Medical Society.  He has served on the Boulder Community Hospital Trauma Services Committee and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee.

Dr. Blomquist is married to his beautiful and loving wife Ashley, and his interests outside of work include mountain biking, hiking, golfing, alpine skiing, and otherwise enjoying the beauty of the Colorado outdoors.

 Charles Bowles, M.D.

Dr. Bowles received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1978 and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1982.  He complete his radiology residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1982-1986), which was followed by fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at Stanford University Hospital in 1986-87.

Dr Bowles joined as an associate with Boulder Radiologist, Inc. in 1987. He has served as Chief of Radiology Section for many years at Boulder Community Hospital.  Dr. Bowles is board certified in diagnostic, vascular, and interventional radiology, and is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, International Spinal Intervention Society, American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, the Colorado Radiological Society, the Colorado Medical Society, and the Boulder Medical Society.  He is also on the board of directors of Boulder Valley IPA.

Particular interests include treatment of varicose veins (RF, laser), vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty for compression fractures, uterine fibroid embolization, and percutaneous image-guided ablation of tumors.

Dr. Bowles and his wife, Jeanette, have two children and enjoy skiing, bicycling, camping, rafting and kayaking.  Dr. Bowles is a part-time jazz musician who has been advised to keep his day job.

Richard M. Finer, M.D. (No photo available)

Dr. Finer received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1988. He then completed his radiology residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital in New Orleans in 1993.

After finishing a fellowship in body imaging, including CT/MRI/Ultrasound at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Finer was in private practice in Southern California. He joined Boulder Radiologists, Inc. and Boulder Community Hospital in 2001.

Dr. Finer is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist. He practices all facets of radiology, with a a special interest in CT,MRI and ultrasound along with women's imaging. He has extra experience in image-guided biopsies and drainage procedures using CT and ultrasound.

He also performs and supervises interventional and non-interventional angiographic procedures, including CT and MR angiography of the brain, carotids, aortic branches, and peripheral vasculature. Dr. Finer is happy to discuss any of these procedures with anyone interest in their applications.

Dr. Finer is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

His interests outside of work include road and mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, tennis and racquetball.  He is married and has a son.

 Robert E. Helgans, M.D.

Dr. Helgans is a Jersey native now residing in Boulder.  He earned his undergraduate degrees in architecture and systems engineering at University of Pennsylvania. 

Following a brief hiatus, he attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He and his wife, Elizabeth, then moved to Denver to complete his diagnostic radiology residency at University of Colorado Health Science Center. 

Rob stayed on at UCHSC to complete a body imaging fellowship.  The fellowship emphasized oncologic and transplant imaging, with an emphasis on liver MRI and CT-guided procedures.

Dr. Helgans is an American College of Radiology certified radiologist now practicing general Diagnostic Imaging at Boulder Community Hospital and Foothills Community Hospital.  He is very happy to be a part of the Medical Staff and the Boulder community.

Gustavo L. Isuani, M.D. (No photo available)

Dr. Gus Isuani joined our practice in September 2003.  He graduated from medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991 and completed an internship in internal medicine in 1992.  His four years of radiology residency was in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Isuani subsequently did a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical System.  After six years of private practice in Texas, he finally saw the light and moved to Colorado.

In addition to his neuroradiology skills, Gus is fluent in Spanish and is learning French while watching Pinocchio with his daughter.

Gus, his wife and daughter enjoy hiking and traveling, but most particularly they love the scenery and weather in Colorado, which reminds them of their hometown of Mendoza, Argentina.

 Jie Mao, M.D.

Dr. Jie Mao completed the Junior Honors Medical Program at the University of Florida, where she obtained her medical degree. She then matriculated to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she served a year of internship in general surgery, four years of residency in radiology, and one year of fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology.

In 2003, Dr. Mao joined the medical staff at Boulder Community Hospital, where she practices both interventional and diagnostic radiology.  She has special interest in noninvasive vascular imaging. Dr. Mao is also a regional expert in uterine fibroid embolization for the treatment of symptomatic fibroids and endovascular graft placement for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

In addition, she has in-depth experience in treating cancer in the liver with chemoembolization and performing minimally invasive breast biopsy.

Dr. Mao is always available to talk with patients about interventional radiology procedures that may serve as an alternative to more invasive treatments.

Dr. Mao is married to Dr. David Gatof, who is a practicing member of Gastroenterology of the Rockies.  They both love the community of Boulder, and enjoy many outdoor activities such as biking, camping, hiking, and skiing.  Her favorite pass time, however, is making bead jewelry and meeting new people and neighbors at her frequent jewelry shows.

 Stephen Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and has a special certification in interventional radiology.  Dr. Miller joined Boulder Radiologists, Inc. and Boulder Community Hospital in 1989.  He received his undergraduate and medical degree from Indiana University in 1968.  Dr. Miller served for three years in the Army, stationed in Heidelberg and Munich, Germany.  He received his radiology residency and fellowship training at UCLA.

Dr. Miller practiced radiology at Daniel Freeman and Centinela Hospitals in Los Angeles for 11 years, and also served as President of the Los Angeles Interventional Society.

He is a member of the Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR), and he specializes in angioplasty, vertebroplasty, stent placement, stroke Lysis procedures, venous ablation, pain management, epidural spine injections, and a variety of other interventional procedures.

Dr. Miller is married to Maria, and they live on a horse ranch.  Steve enjoys horseback dressage competitions, skiing, gardening, and attending sporting events.

 Roger D. Nichols, M.D.

Dr. Nichols received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1985.  He graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1980.  He then performed his internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center from 1989-1994.  He was chief resident in 1994 at University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He then completed a fellowship in MRI at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995.

In 1997, after two years in private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Nichols joined as an associate with Boulder Radiologists, Inc.

Dr. Nichols is board certified in diagnostic radiology and is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, the Colorado Radiological Society, the American Roentgen Society, and the Boulder Medical Society.  He has served on many hospital committees, and is currently chairman of the Credentials Committee at Boulder Community Hospital.

Dr. Nichols’ areas of expertise include imagery of the injured athlete, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and oncology care.  He enjoys providing state-of-the-art care to his patients in a safe and comfortable environment.

Dr. Nichols has three wonderful children.  His outdoor hobbies include cycling, skiing, and watching his children play soccer.

 Christopher A. Nusser, M.D.

Dr. Nusser is a board-certified diagnostic radiology with expertise in musculoskeletal radiology who joined Boulder Radiologists, Inc. and Boulder Community Hospital in 2004.  He first came to Colorado for his undergraduate work at the U.S. Air Force Academy from Garden City, KS.  He received his B.S. in chemistry and biology in 1987 and then went on an AF scholarship to the University of Kansas Medical School.  After receiving his medical degree, he did his diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. 

After residency, Dr. Nusser spent nine years active duty in the Air Force fulfilling his incurred educational commitment achieving the rank of Lt. Col. This included three years at the USAF main teaching hospital and residency program as teaching staff in musculoskeletal radiology for two years and one year in thoracic radiology and mammography.  He then spent six years at the USAF Academy hospital as chief of musculoskeletal radiology and cross sectional imaging from 1998-2004.  He gained addition experience in musculoskeletal radiology with an emphasis in sports injuries.   In addition, he has experience and skill in a wide range of diagnostic radiology, including image guided biopsies.

Dr. Nusser is a member of American College of Radiology, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Radiology Society of North America, Roentgen Ray Society, Boulder County Medical Society, and Colorado Medical Society.

Dr. Nusser is married and has one daughter.  Their love of the outdoors is what kept them in Colorado after separating from the AF.  Hobbies include skiing, mountain biking, fly-fishing, hiking, and music.

 David A. Oppenheimer, M.D.

Dr. Oppenheimer received his undergraduate and medical degree from the six-year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. He completed his residency and research fellowship at Stanford University.

A board-certified diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Oppenheimer has practiced at Boulder Community Hospital as his first and only job since 1983. He is the president of Boulder Radiologists Inc, a physician group  working exclusively with Boulder Community Hospital to provide the highest quality radiologist services available anywhere.

He practices all facets of diagnostic imaging. He has a special interest in woman's imaging, including mammography, minimally invasive breast biopsy, bone density testing (DEXA), and breast MRI. He is certified by the American College of Radiology, FDA, and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.  He has served and currently serves on hospital committees and is the medical director of the Imaging Department.

Dr. Oppenheimer is a member of the Boulder County Medical Society, Radiologic Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.

His hobbies include bicycling, skiing, gardening, and watching movies. He is married and has 2 children.

He is always available to answer questions about medical imaging for the Boulder community.

Nicholas Wickersham, M.D. (no photo and bio currently available)

 

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