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Diagnostic Imaging Faculty

Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

From young innovators to experts with decades of experience, our diagnostic imaging faculty know the medical physics field inside and out— and they can’t wait to share it with you.

Diana Carver, PhD (DABR)Diana Carver, PhD (DABR)
Assistant Professor, Medical Physicist

After completing her MS and PhD in physics at Vanderbilt, Dr. Carver returned to Nashville from a diagnostic imaging residency to join our diagnostic imaging team in 2017. On practicum with her, you’ll test equipment like CT and MRI scanners. She also teaches Diagnostics Physics I, a spring course where you’ll explore topics like x-ray modalities and imaging informatics. As a VUSM alumna, she knows the power of a strong faculty, so she seeks to bring that to her own interactions with students.

Jared Grice, DMP (DABR, DABSNM)Jared Grice, DMP (DABR, DABSNM)
Assistant Professor, Medical Physicist

Dr. Grice Has a special interest in clinical education and coordinates DMP rotations in the 3rd and 4th year. After completing his MS and DMP degrees at Vanderbilt, he joined the medical physics faculty here in 2017. His fellowship and research experience in nuclear medicine bring a unique perspective to the courses he teaches for the imaging track. Now, he’s dedicated to continuing the tradition of excellence in the training on an everyday basis.

Mary Ann Keenan, MS, DMP (DABR)Mary Ann Keenan, MS, DMP (DABR)
Assistant Professor, Medical Physicist

Dr. Keenan and the DMP program go back to the founding of the program, in fact. Dr. Keenan was the first student to go through Vanderbilt’s DMP, and she quickly became integral to the program’s shaping. After almost two decades in the Vanderbilt community, she now mentors MS and DMP imaging students, and her wide-ranging experience makes her a unique guide on your way to a medical physics career.

Kenneth Lewis, PhD (DABR, CHP)Kenneth Lewis, PhD (DABR, CHP)
Assistant Professor, Medical Physicist

Dr. Lewis brings expertise in both clinical image quality and radiation safety. He is deeply invested in teaching both medical physics graduate students and radiology residents. After serving 13 years as a U.S. Navy Reserve officer, he joined Vanderbilt in 2016 and has continued to make a difference through one-on-one mentorship, research guidance, and diagnostic imaging courses.

Reed A. Omary, MD, MSReed A. Omary, MD, MS
Professor, Radiologist
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

As Chair of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Dr. Reed Omary is honored to support the educational, clinical, and research interests of students enrolled in the medical physics training program. Dr. Omary has more than 20 years of experience as an interventional radiologist, scientist, and educator. An innovative and interdisciplinary leader at Vanderbilt, he brings creative strengths to the work you will do together as you explore topics in radiological medical physics.