Fernando M. Zalduondo Dubner, M.D., D.A.B.R., F.A.C.R.

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIST & NEURORADIOLOGIST

San Patricio MEDFLIX
Medical Director – April 2001 to present
Private outpatient facility that runs the following Siemens Medical equipment for routine and advanced radiology and nuclear medicine studies:

  • MRI Avanto – 1.5 Tesla high performance gradients
  • MRI Symphony Maestro Class – 1.5 Tesla high performance gradients
  • CT Definition (Dual X ray souce)
  • PET-CT Biograph 16 (Hi Rez LSO PET crystals, 16 slices per rotation CT)
  • Symbia SPECT-CT (nuclear medicine)
  • Sonography – Antares
  • DEXA and Whole Body Composition Analysis – Discovery, Hologic

Torre Medica Hospital Auxilio Mutuo
Ste. 401, Ponce de Leon Ave. #735
Hato Rey, P.R. 00917

787-296-8394
787-900-5661
E-Mail: fzalduondo@spmedflix.com
Webpage: www.sanpatriciomedflix.com

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

Auxilio Mutuo Medical Center

  • MRI Department Medical Director – September 2, 1996 to April 22, 2001
  • Radiology Department Medical Director – April 22, 1998 to April 22, 2000
  • Ponce de Leon Av. Stop 37 1/2; Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00919

Durham V.A. Medical Center
Neuroradiology Section Head, Co-Director MRI Department
July 1, 1995 to July 31, 1996
508 Fulton Street; Radiology MRI (114); Durham, North Carolina 27705
V.A. Diagnostic Radiology Chairman – Roger H. Shannon, MD

  • In charge of neuro computed tomography, neuro magnetic resonance imaging (MRI / MRA), MR Spectroscopy, diagnostic neuroangiography, myelography, diskography, spinal column vertebral biopsies
  • Attending in charge of Duke University diagnostic radiology resident and medical student neuroradiologic education

Duke University Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology Department appointment – Assistant 1995-1996.

POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

  1. Duke University Medical Center
    Box 3808. Department of Radiology
    Division of Neuroradiology, Durham, NC 27710
    (919) 684-7246

July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995 – Neuroradiology Fellowship

Section Head: Robert D. Tien, MD; James Provenzale, MD

2. St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, affiliated with Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons
Amsterdam Av. At 114th Street, New York, NY 10025
(212) 523-4258

July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1994 – Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Director: Ronald C. Ablow, MD

3. Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center
P.O. Box 7999; Clay at Buchannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94120 (renamed California Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center)
(415) 923-3324

June 16, 1989 to June 17, 1990 – Medical – Transitional Internship
Director: Keith I. Marton, MD

MEDICAL EDUCATION

  • Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. New York, NY
    September 1985 to May 17, 1989 – Medical Doctor

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Princeton University. Princeton, NJ
    September 1981 to June 11, 1985. B.A., Psychology, Cum Laude
    Jr. Year Research: “An Introductory Guide to Transactional Analysis”
    Sr. Year Research Thesis: “The Effects of Stress in the Immune System”

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • American College of Radiology,
  • PR Chapter President (2008-2011)
  • Fellow A.C.R. (2010 to present)
  • Various Committees, 2011 to present, currently Chair of Fellows of ACR Selection Committee
  • Sociedad Radiológica de Puerto Rico
  • President (2003-2005)
  • President American College of Radiology Fellows Selection Committee (2014 to 2018)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • Senior Member
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Colegio de Médicos-Cirujanos de Puerto Rico
  • President Department of Radiology (2004-2005; 2006-2007; 2007-2008)

LOCAL AWARDS

  • Neuroradiology – Doctor’s Choice Awards, Buena Vida magazine
    2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

40 Under 40 – Caribbean Business, 2003

NATIONAL BOARDS

1. American Board of Radiology:
Certificate of Added Qualification (C.A.Q.), Neuroradiology:
Certified November 3, 1996

2. American Board of Radiology (A.B.R.)
Diagnostic Radiology certified, June 9, 1994 (D.A.B.R. – Diplomate of the A.B.R.)

3. National Boards of Medical Examiners; No. 366618.
• Part I, June, 1987
• Part II, September, 1988
• Part III, July, 1990

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

1. Zalduondo FM; Provenzale JM; Hulette C; Gorecki JP; Meningitis, vasculitis, and cerebritis caused by CNS Histoplasmosis: radiologic-pathologic correlation. American Journal of Roentgenology, 1996; 166:194-196.

2. Zalduondo FM and Heinz ER: “Neuroradiology”, Chapter 24 in: Textbook of Neuroanesthesia: With Neurosurgical and Neuroscience Perspectives, Albin MS (editor). New York, The McGraw-Hill Companies, 1997.

3. Singson RD and Zalduondo FM: Value of unenhanced spin-echo MR imaging in distinguishing between synovitis and effusion of the knee. American Journal of Roentgenology, 1992; 159:569-571.

4. Ashley DM; Meier L; Kerby T; Zalduondo FM; Friedman H S; Gajjar A; Kun L; Duffner PK; Smith S; Longee D: Response of recurrent medulloblastoma to low dose oral etoposide. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1996 Jun; 14(6):1922-7.

5. Ashley DM; Coleman RE; Fuchs H; Dear G; Ginsberg B; Zalduondo FM; Friedman HS; Longee D: Chronic CSF leak into the peritoneal cavity shown by radionuclide cisternography. Successful treatment with an epidural blood patch. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 1997 Jun; 22(6):390-2.

6. Duke Radiology Case Review. Neuroradiology Section. Provenzale JM and Nelson RC (editors). Lippincott-Raven Publishers. 1998 and 2011 editions.

NON PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Upon request.

CONFERENCE FACULTY:

01-21-1998 Annual Convention of American Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sunshine Seminar, – The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Obstetrics & Gynecology – Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, PR

05-28-2005 Sociedad Radiológica de PR – 9th Annual Convention Annual, CIR, ACR, CMC – Neuro MRA, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, PR,

09-11-2005 Congreso de Imágenes de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento – Convention Center of the East, Loíza, PR. PET-CT: Clinical Impact,

10-09-2005 Xma Convención Colegio Médicos Cirujanos de PR – Optimizing Requisitions for CT & MRI Scans:  Introduction to Clinical Applications including Angiographic Studies, El San Juan Hotel, PR,

07-28-2006 Academy of Family Physicians and Academy of Geriatrics of Puerto Rico – Centro de Convenciones de PR – Simposio Estudios Avanzados de Radiología.

08-05-2006 Simposio Asociación Americana del Cáncer – Hotel Intercontinental – PET-CT.

09-23-2006 Sociedad de Medicina Nuclear de PR – Caribe Hilton, CT for the Non-Radiologist.

10-08-2006 Colegio de Médicos Cirujanos de PR, Hotel Conquistador, Impacto Clínico de PET-CT: Oncología y Neurosiquiatría

10-13-2006 PR Society of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgeons 2006 Annual Convention, Hotel Conquistador, PET-CT in Head & Neck Cancer

11-11-2006 Sociedad Radiológica de PR – Simposio para Tecnólogos – sonografía vascular y mamografía – Recinto Ciencias Médicas – Rol de PET-CT en Cáncer de Seno

01-2007 Montefiore Medical Center/Mt. Sinai Medical Center – Ritz Carlton, Isla Verde – PET-CT Symposium – Head and Neck; CT for the Nonradiologist.

03-25-2007 Colegio Médicos Cirujanos de PR Hotel Condado Plaza Rol de FDG-PET-CT Híbrido en Demencia.

03-12-2007 Asociación Médica Occidental (Mayagüez) Introducción a Indicaciones Prácticas de CT, MRI y PET-CT

04-28-2007 Academy of Family Physicians and Academy of Geriatrics of Puerto Rico – Centro de Convenciones de PR CT vs. MRI Cuándo ordenar Cuál.

06-02-2007 Academy of Family Physicians and Academy of Geriatrics of Puerto Rico – Centro de Convenciones de PR CT vs. MRI, CTA and MRA.

08-18-2007 Asociación Médica de PR, Ave. Fernández Juncos – Nuevos Avances y Aplicaciones Clínicas de CT, MRI y PET-CT.

10-19-2007 Academia de Quiroprácticos de Puerto Rico. Rincón By the Seas. Neuroradiología para Quiroprácticos,

10-27-2007 Asociación Médica, Distrito Este – El Conquistador – Nuevos Avances y Aplicaciones Clínicas de CT, MRI y PET-CT incluyendo Coronary Calcium Scoring

01-28-2008 Montefiore Medical Center/Mt. Sinai Medical Center – St. Kitts – PET-CT Symposium – CT for the Nonradiologist.

10-05-2008 17th Congress of Primary Medicine – Centro de Convenciones de PR. Update in Radiology Modalities

03-27-2009 Montefiore Medical Center/Mt. Sinai Medical Center– Ritz Carlton, San Juan – Advances in Clinical Methods in PET-CT and SPECT-CT – Interesting Cases: Head & Neck, Brain and Gynecology.

09-05-2009 Centro Cardiovascular de PR y el Caribe, Palmas del Mar, Candelero Hotel. CTA in Thoracic Emergencies.

04-17-2010 Academy of Family Physicians of Puerto Rico – Centro de Convenciones de PR. Joint lecture with Dr. Frances Aulet. Coronary CT Angiography: State of the Art.

09-05-2010 Centro Cardiovascular de PR y el Caribe, Conquistador Hotel, Radiation in Medical Imaging with emphasis in CT.

02-12-2011 Montefiore Medical Center/Mt. Sinai Medical Center– Ritz Carlton Hotel, San Juan – Advances in Clinical Methods in PET-CT and SPECT-CT – Anatomy of the Neck and Challenging Cases, joint session with Nuclear Medicine Physician.

03-05-2011 1er Simposio de Manejo de Dolor de Puerto Rico – Caribe Hilton Hotel. MRI y CT: Conceptos Básicos de Columna Espinal and Spinal Imaging: Beyond Spondyloarthropathy.

04-09-2011 Academy of Family Physicians of Puerto Rico – Centro de Convenciones de PR: Neuroradiology for the Primary Care Physician.

4.30.2011 Universidad del Este – Dorado Embassy Suites: Brain PET-CT and Neuroradiologic Emergencies for the CT and MRI Technologist.s

05-29-2011 Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Endocrinología y Diabetología, Scientific Meeting. Caribe Hilton – Update in Endocrine Imaging Evaluation.

06-15-2011 6th World Congress of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico. Spine Imaging beyond Discogenic Disease.

08-20-2011 Asociación de Radio-Oncólogos de PR, San Juan Conrad. PET-CT in the Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.

08-20-2011 MSO MMM Sharing Diagnostic Images and Results. Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico. Panel: San Patricio MRI & CT Center outpatient imaging center experience.

09-04-2011 Centro Cardiovascular de PR y el Caribe, X Convención. CT and CTA in Emergency Chest Pain. Conquistador Hotel, Fajardo, PR.

12-03-2012 Colegio de Médicos Cirujanos de PR. MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Sheraton, San Juan. PET in Major Neurodegenerative Dementia,

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Neuroradiology for the Medical Student, Universidad Central del Caribe. Webinar transmitted from San Patricio MEDFLIX.

03-2012 AGEMEP: Asociación Puertorriqueña de Graduados de Escuelas Españolas. CT vs. MRI. Asociación Médica de PR, Santurce.

04-22-2012 Academia de Médicos de Familia. PET in Major Neurodegenerative Dementia. Centro de Convenciones de PR

04-28-2012 San Patricio MEDFLIX Advanced Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Primary Care and Family Physician. Three lectures: 1) Core Neuroradiology; 2) Clinical Indications Coronary CTA; 3). PET in Major Neurodegenerative Dementia.

09-02-2012. Centro Cardiovascular de PR y el Caribe. Convención. XI. Coronary CTA: Update and Controversies. Joint lecture with Dr. Frances Aulet (Triple rule out). Convención Anual, Bahía Beach Resort, Rio Grande, PR.

03-02-2013 San Patricio MEDFLIX Second Advanced Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Primary Care and Family Physician. Two lectures: 1) Core Neuroradiology (2 hours); 2) PET in Major Neurodegenerative Dementia.

04-20-2013 Academia de Médicos de Familia. When CT, When MRI, When IV contrast. ACR Appropriateness Criteria. Centro de Convenciones de PR.

08-31-2013 Convención # 54 Sociedad de Médicos Graduados de la Escuela Medicina de la Universidad de PR. Ritz Carlton, Isla Verde. Hybrid Imaging Irreversible Clinical Impact.

12-14-2013 Colegio de Médicos Cirujanos de PR. San Juan Hotel and Casino, San Juan. ACR Appropriateness Criteria®: A comprehensive national standards clinical decision support database for appropriate utilization of all medical imaging procedures.

03-30-2014 Natural Awakenings Event. Medical Imaging Offerings in the Cancer Patient. Centro de Convenciones de PR

04-27-2014 Academia de Médicos de Familia. Hybrid Imaging: Irreversible Clinical Impact. Centro de Convenciones de PR.

08-31-2014 Centro Cardiovascular de PR y el Caribe, Non-Coronary MRA vs. CTA: Strengths and Weaknesses. Convención Anual XIV. Bahía Beach Resort, Rio Grande, PR.

11-08-2014 San Patricio MEDFLIX Third Annual Advanced Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Internal Medicine Physician.

Multiple lectures:

1) Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Integration, Irreversible Clinical Impact;
2) Core Neuroradiology, Brain
3) Core Neuroradiology: Spine
4) Core Neuroradiology: ENT
5) Core Body Imaging, Chest Abdomen and Pelvis
6) Nuclear Medicine in Major Neurodegenerative Processes
7) PET in Major Neurodegenerative Processes
8) Wrapping up: Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Integration

06-12-2015 Annual Convention of the PR Society of Ophthalmology, Riomar, Rio Grande Imaging Practicum for the Ophthalmologist

10-07-2016 Audiologists and Centro Médico ENT Residency program. San Patricio MEDFLIX. Temporal Bone Cross Sectional Imaging, CT vs. MRI: Clinical Applications

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Professor, Universidad Central del Caribe Medical School, 09-01-2007 to present
  • Superior Education of Puerto Rico Council – Evaluating Committee for changes for renewal license for Universidad Central del Caribe in its offering for Bachelor of Sciences in Diagnostic Imaging, 2005.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • BLS, last recertified 11-8-2018
  • ACLS, last recertified 12-2-2018
Rafael D. Betancourt-García, M.D.
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