Our Providers

Our Providers

Asheville Radiology’s team of physicians is made up of board-certified specialists who work collaboratively within the practice, as well as with referring physicians and partner hospitals throughout Western North Carolina.

Our radiologists are experts in reading detailed images of the human body to diagnose disease and dysfunction in bones and soft tissue, like muscles and internal organs. Our vascular surgeons perform life-saving surgery on veins and arteries by removing deadly blockages, repairing weakened blood vessels and improving blood circulation. While others still are neurointerventional radiologists, specially trained radiologists who perform delicate procedures on the brain and central nervous system.

What these physicians have in common is a passion for using state-of-the-art imaging to diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses, conditions and disorders – from cancer and strokes to spinal fractures, aneurisms and varicose veins. It’s why Asheville Radiology is the region’s preeminent multi-specialty physician practice.

Ballisty_Marianne_MD_032016Marianne M. Ballisty, MD

Dr. Ballisty joined Asheville Radiology in 2012. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Michelle Barishnikov, FNP

Michelle joined Carolina Vascular in 2013. She is an Asheville, North Carolina native.   She graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Psychology and Spanish.  Afterward, she attended Western Carolina University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Michelle worked at Mission Hospital as a registered nurse from 2009-2012 before attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated in 2013 with a Master of Science in Nursing.  She is accredited as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Bhakta_Mehul_MD_072016Mehul K. Bhakta, MD

Dr. Bhakta joined Asheville Radiology in 2016. He is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He also received fellowship training in Abdominal Imaging from Duke University.

black_martinMartin L. Black, MD

Dr. Black joined Asheville Radiology in 2012. He is a graduate of University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He also received fellowship training in CT/Ultrasound/MRI at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Boerner_Michael_MD_PhD_042016Robert M. Boerner, MD

Dr. Boerner joined Asheville Radiology in 2001. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and a fellowship in Neuroradiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Boerner received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry at the University of North Carolina Graduate School of Chemistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Lauren Boyd, PA-C

Lauren joined the practice in 2017.  She received her Bachelors of Science from Indiana University in 2002, and her Masters of Medical Science from Arcadia University in 2006.  She has previously worked in Orthopedics for 4 years and Neurosurgery for 7 prior to joining Asheville Radiology and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Brown_AndyAndy Brown, MD

Dr. Brown joined Asheville Radiology in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi and his fellowship in Vascular Interventional Radiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Brown_Daniel_MD_072016Daniel C. Brown, MD

Dr. Brown joined Asheville Radiology in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He also completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC and a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute in Miami, FL.

Chen_Peinong_MD_042016Peiweng Chen, MD

Dr. Chen joined Asheville Radiology in 2013. He is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Meredith  Chivers,  PA-C

Meredith joined Carolina Vascular in 2018. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Health Science from Clemson University in 2011.  She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2013.  Meredith is certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Cole_TobyToby C. Cole, Jr., MD

Dr. Cole joined Asheville Radiology in 1999. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed a residency in Radiology and fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Radiology in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cona_Constantino_MD_042016Costantino D. Cona, MD

Dr. Cona joined Asheville Radiology in 1997. He is a graduate of State University of New York. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York and a fellowship in Diagnostic Radiology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Robert C. Conklin, MD

Dr. Conklin joined Asheville Radiology in 2009. He is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia and his fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Malissa Cornett,  PA-C

Malissa Joined  Carolina Vascular in 2017.  She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Baylor University in 2006. She graduated with her Master of Public Health from University of Texas Public Health in 2010.  She then obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas in 2012. Malissa is certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Crigler_NorrisNorris W. Crigler, MD

Dr. Crigler joined Asheville Radiology in 1981. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and received fellowship training in Angiography and Special Procedures at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bryon A Dickerson, MD

Dr. Dickerson joined Asheville Radiology in 2002. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Huan Dong, MD

Dr. Dong joined Asheville Radiology in 2018. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Duke University Medical Center.

Michael Douglas, MD

Dr. Douglas joined Asheville Radiology in 2002. He is a graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He completed a Residency in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also received Fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.

Ende_John_MD_033016John F. Ende, MD

Dr. Ende joined Asheville Radiology in 2001. He is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He completed a residency in Radiology at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Field_JamesJames R. Field, MD

Dr. Field joined Asheville Radiology in 2000. He is a graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed a residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He also received fellowship training at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.

Fleeman_Sheri_MD_052016Sheri W. Fleeman, MD

Dr. Fleeman joined Asheville Radiology in 2001. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and an Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Goldstein_JonasJonas H. Goldstein, MD

Dr. Goldstein joined Asheville Radiology in 1999. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island. He received fellowship training in Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology at UVA Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as Emory University Hospital Department of Radiology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Katherine Hartley, MD

Dr. Hartley joined Asheville Radiology in 2018 after practicing as Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Radiology at Vanderbilt University. She received her Doctor of Medicine from The University of Tennessee College of Medicine before training as a resident first in Orthopedic/ General Surgery at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN and then completing residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wake Forest University/ Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Additional fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Imaging was also completed at Wake Forest.

Hartmann_Thomas_MD_032016Thomas M. Hartmann, MD

Dr. Hartmann joined Asheville Radiology in 1985. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship training in Neuroradiology and MRI at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also an ASNR Senior Member.

John P. Henretta, MD

Dr. Henretta joined Asheville Radiology in 2002. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He completed a residency in General Surgery at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. He also received fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois.

Hodges_David_MD_032016David S. Hodges, MD

Dr. Hodges joined Asheville Radiology in 2009. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed a residency in Radiology and his fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Hubbard_Josh_MD_PhD_042016Joshua M Hubbard, MD

Dr. Hubbard joined Asheville Radiology in 2011. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology/Vascular and Interventional Radiology and his fellowship in Interventional Radiology at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

Jordan Jaynes,  FNP

Jordan joined Carolina Vascular in 2016. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University in 2011. She worked as an RN from 2011-2016. She completed her Master of Family Nurse Practitioner from Western Carolina University in 2016.  She is certified as a family nurse practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

John Kennedy, PA-C

John joined the practice in 2016. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, and obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Duke University in 1986. Before joining Asheville Radiology Associates, he practiced for 15 years in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, followed by 15 years in neurosurgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kieffer_Henri_MD_042016Henri L. Kieffer, MD

Dr. Kieffer joined Asheville Radiology in 1986. He is a graduate of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York where he also served as Chief Resident.

Lemuel B. Kirby, MD

Dr. Kirby joined Asheville Radiology in 2004. He is a graduate of Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He also received fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Daniel Leep PA-C 

Daniel joined Asheville Radiology in 2018. Before joining our group, he practiced an adult and pediatric neurosurgery in Michigan and here in North Carolina for just under 15 years. He received his Bachelor of Health Sciences and his masters of physician assistant studies from Grand Valley State University. He graduated in 2003. Daniel is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Douglas P. MacMillan Jr., MD

Dr. MacMillan joined Asheville Radiology in 2006. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He also received fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Heather Mann, PA-C

Heather joined the practice in 2012. She is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and received her Masters of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA in 2011. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Marx_WilliamWilliam F Marx, MD

Dr. Marx joined Asheville Radiology in 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship training in Neuroradiology Radiology at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Rachel McEachern, MD

Dr. McEachern joined Asheville Radiology in 2018.  She is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.  She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Virginia where she also served as Chief Resident.  She then completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

Bennett Miller, PA-C

Ben joined the practice in 2002.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University.  In 1993, he graduated from the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program in Washington, DC.  Prior to joining Asheville Radiology, he practiced for 9 years in cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery.  Ben is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Montgomery_Jim_MD_032016James H. Montgomery, MD

Dr. Montgomery joined Asheville Radiology in 1985. He is a graduate of University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he also served as Chief Resident. He received fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

David E. Moore, MD

Dr. Moore joined Asheville Radiology in 1991. He is a graduate of Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He received fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Peterson_Neil_MD_032016Neil P. Peterson, MD

Dr. Peterson joined Asheville Radiology in 1983. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He received fellowship Training in CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine at University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Scott M. Petty, MD

Dr. Petty joined Asheville Radiology in 2014. He is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, NC. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, where he served as Chief Resident.

Ralston_Emilie_MD_032016Emilie Ralston, MD

Dr. Ralston joined Asheville Radiology in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Duffey Riffe, PA-C

Duffey joined the practice in 2002. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Alderson-Broaddus College in 1987. He practiced in hand surgery for 15 years before joining Asheville Radiology, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Rosal_Peter_MD_052016Peter H. Rosal, MD

Dr. Rosal joined Asheville Radiology in 2007. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed a residency in Radiology at St. Louis University Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri and a residency in Radiology at Beth Israel Deacconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He also received a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine through the Harvard Joint Program at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jessica Ruhland, MD

Dr. Ruhland joined Asheville Radiology in 2018. She is a graduate of University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  She also completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Rybak_Shaun_MD_072016Shaun R. Rybak, MD

Dr. Rybak joined Asheville Radiology in 2016. He is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Sandven_Helen_MD_032016Helen S. Sandven, MD

Dr. Sandven joined Asheville Radiology in 1990. She is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and received fellowship training in Abdominal Imaging at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where she was also a Breast Imaging Attending.

Short_JohnJohn G. Short, MD

Dr. Short joined Asheville Radiology in 2001. He is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and he received fellowship training in Interventional Neuroradiology at University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sleight_Bret_MD_072016Burdette K. Sleight, MD

Dr. Sleight joined Asheville Radiology in 2007. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed a residency in Pediatric Radiology at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Smith_Jason_MD_052016Jason I. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith joined Asheville Radiology in 2001. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received fellowship training in Abdominal Imaging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Carla Stubbs, FNP

Carla joined Carolina Vascular in 2013.  She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 1992.  She completed her Master of Family Nurse Practitioner from Western Carolina University in 2002.  Carla has over 20 years of experience in the Cardiovascular field.

Vorhis_Beth_MD_042016Elizabeth B. Vorhis, MD

Dr. Vorhis joined Asheville Radiology in 2016, after practicing as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Breast and Body Imaging at the University of Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. She trained as a resident in General Surgery at the University of Florida before completing her residency in Diagnostic Radiology, also at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

WarschJessica Warsch, MD, PhD

Dr. Warsch joined Asheville Radiology in 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine MD/PhD Program. She earned her PhD in Epidemiology & Public Health. She then completed a dual certification pathway in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

WeinerHarvey M. Wiener, DO

Dr. Wiener joined Asheville Radiology in 2018. He is a graduate of the New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, NJ where he was Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in Interventional Radiology at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

W. Kent Williamson, MD

Dr. Williamson is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and joined Asheville Radiology in 2016, after practicing in Portland, Oregon. He was the Chief of Surgery at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Chairman of the Oregon Medical Board and Clinical Assistant Professor for Vascular Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He received General and Vascular Surgery residencies at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.