Published on September 14, 2016
By Ellen Goldbaum
Release Date: September 9, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Kenneth D. Pearsen, MD, co‐founder and former president of Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI), has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Michael Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, said that Pearsen has the administrative, scientific, clinical, leadership and visionary skills needed to move the Department of Radiology forward, expand its translational and clinical research programs, re‐establish its graduate medical education and mentored research training programs, and develop and align a comprehensive clinical program at Great Lakes Health and in the community.
Pearsen is board‐certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Neuroradiology, with added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology and neuroradiology.
He currently serves as radiology chief of service for Kaleida Health and chief of radiology at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Since 2003, he has been president and, until 2014, chief executive officer of GLMI. Before founding GLMI, he was president of Ide Radiology Group in Rochester, where he also was clinical assistant professor of radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and chief of radiology at Highland Hospital.
Pearsen earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After serving as an intern in internal medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, he did his medical residency in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in neuroradiology.
He lives in Clarence.