ASTORIA, Ore. – CMH is pleased to announce the transition of radiologist coverage from its previously contracted group, Pacific Coast Imaging, to OHSU’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology. Three full-time, board-certified CMH/OHSU radiologists now work in Astoria.
“We want to thank Drs. Ali Batouli and Hugh Sabahi for their dedicated service over the past several years. They both decided not to join OHSU in the transition,” says CEO Erik Thorsen. “Dr. Batouli, who was with Pacific Coast Imaging for three years, moved back to the East Coast to continue his practice. Dr. Sabahi retired at the end of June after 25 years of work in this community. There is no doubt that his time and expertise helped our organization grow.”
CMH’s new local radiologist group consists of Drs. Kenneth Kolbeck, Shane Baker and Robert Leatherman. They have a wealth of knowledge and are excellent additions to the CMH/OHSU collaboration.
Robert Leatherman, DO
Dr. Robert Leatherman is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist who moved here from Maine. He is the lead interpreting physician for our American College of Radiology accreditation on 1.5T and 3.0T MRIs.
Dr. Leatherman attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and completed his residency at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Mich. He also finished a neuroradiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
Dr. Leatherman did research with OHSU in the early 1990s and was very familiar with Oregon, having lived here in the past. He is excited about being able to practice good medicine with CMH and OHSU, treating each patient like they are family members.
Shane Baker, MD
Dr. Shane Baker is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and who moved here from a practice in Utah. He is our lead interpreting physician on our MQSA license for breast imaging. Both Drs. Baker and Leatherman perform some interventional radiology procedures as part of their practice, including breast imaging procedures.
Dr. Baker attended the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and completed his residency at Indiana University/Purdue University of Indiana in Indianapolis.
Dr. Baker is looking forward to small-town life. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, scuba diving and traveling.
Kenneth Kolbeck, MD, PhD
Dr. Kenneth Kolbeck had been working six days a month at CMH performing interventional radiology work since March 2019. He moved to a full-time role here this month, performing both diagnostic reads and interventional procedures. He is also serving as the department’s medical director.
Dr. Kolbeck worked at the Dotter Interventional Institute at OHSU for 15 years. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry and medical degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., and completed a radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Kolbeck is board-certified in diagnostic, vascular and interventional radiology.
Dr. Kolbeck’s medical interests include interventional radiology and oncology, liver cancer, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and peripheral vascular disease. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking and fishing.
“Please join us in welcoming our new providers and thanking our previous providers from Pacific Coast Imaging as we continue caring for you at CMH,” Thorsen says.
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