PIA Provides World-class Post-processing Analysis and Reporting Services

We service the healthcare and research communities through our innovative software-free cloud-based post-processing solution

With specific expertise in Cardiac, Vascular and Neuro. PIA delivers analysis and reports at lower cost, with improved consistency through standardization, and greater efficiencies in workflow.

Advanced medical imaging often requires time-consuming post-processing by experts. This requires costly software, hardware and extensive training for personnel. PIA provides this advanced medical imaging post-processing as a service, on a pay-per-use model. 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

William W. Canfield
– CHAIR OF THE BOARD, MBA

Mr. Canfield has been an entrepreneur since 1968, after working seven years at IBM. He has started or purchased an interest in several computer-related companies that performed business process outsourcing benefiting various industry segments. Mr. Canfield served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX) from 1988 to 2007.  TALX IPO’d in 1996 and in 2007 Equifax purchased TALX where Mr. Canfield remained President and CEO until 2010 when he retired. Various other roles include:

  • Director, Jefferson Savings Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:JSBA) 1990-2001
  • Director, Concur Technologies (NASDAQ:CNQR) and Chairman, Compensation Committee 2001-2010
  • Director, Equifax (NYSE:EFX) 2007 – 2010
  • Chairman, The Magic House, a top 5 nationally ranked children’s museum

A native St. Louisan, Mr. Canfield holds a BSEE from Purdue and an MBA from Washington University.

Scott Flamm
– Medical director

Dr. Scott D. Flamm M.D., MBA, FACC, FAHA is a board certified Radiologist with fellowship training in Cardiovascular Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and serves as Head of Cardiovascular Imaging at the Cleveland Clinic with joint appointments in the Imaging Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute, and the Pediatric Institute. Dr. Flamm is a Fellow of both the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Flamm also has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Dr. Flamm is Past-President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and served as a Board Member of the North American Society of Cardiac Imaging. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Circulation, Radiology, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Open Magnetic Resonance Journal, and the Texas Heart Institute Journal, and has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific publications.

Jim Canfield
– PRESIDENT, MBA

After 8 years in the Navy, Jim spent 16 years in technology services going through an IPO (1996) and exit (2007)with TALX Corp as VP of Product Management until 2010. Jim has been involved with Angel investing and startup management for 10 years. After assisting PIA at several levels since 2013, Jim became President in early 2020.

Sam
– Director of Operations

Sam Alkek has been working in cardiology and cardiovascular imaging and research since 2007. Mr. Alkek has diverse cardiovascular lab, imaging, training, manufacturing and research experience with a focus on MR, CT and echo image analysis and 3D reconstructions. He has supported the applications and successful issues of FDA 510(k) clearance, written extensive SOPS and training protocols and is a tremendous asset to the Precision Image Analysis team.

Charles Roxin
– Director of Quality and Assurance and Regulatory

Chuck Roxin is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), a designation held by less than 10% of management consultants in the US. Born into a family business, he has worked in and managed all business functions including quality control, financial analysis, customer service, COO and CEO. He has consulted to all segments of the healthcare industry and supply chain, from major service suppliers such as Caremark, insurance companies like Cigna, hospital systems (ViaHealth), medical packaging (Bowater/Rexam), clinics, physician practices and the NIH. He helped develop and implement the first comprehensive Quality and Productivity Improvement initiative at the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester. He is a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis, Institute of Management Accountants and other professional organizations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William W. Canfield
– CHAIR OF THE BOARD, MBA

Mr. Canfield has been an entrepreneur since 1968, after working seven years at IBM. He has started or purchased an interest in several computer-related companies that performed business process outsourcing benefiting various industry segments. Mr. Canfield served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX) from 1988 to 2007.  TALX IPO’d in 1996 and in 2007 Equifax purchased TALX where Mr. Canfield remained President and CEO until 2010 when he retired. Various other roles include:

  • Director, Jefferson Savings Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:JSBA) 1990-2001
  • Director, Concur Technologies (NASDAQ:CNQR) and Chairman, Compensation Committee 2001-2010
  • Director, Equifax (NYSE:EFX) 2007 – 2010
  • Chairman, The Magic House, a top 5 nationally ranked children’s museum

A native St. Louisan, Mr. Canfield holds a BSEE from Purdue and an MBA from Washington University.

Mary

Mary-Pierre Waiss is a seasoned healthcare executive with deep experience in diagnostic imaging. She has extensive clinical and commercial executive management experience at premiere hospital and medical device companies.

Ms. Waiss has a proven track record developing highly specialized teams tasked with business development, customer success, intellectual property development, clinical trials, luminary development, and customer training. Ms. Waiss has vast clinical cardiovascular experience, having previously worked as a research scientist in the Cardiovascular Research Lab at the University of Washington, and has co-authored many scientific publications.

Ms. Waiss is a member of the American Heart Association and a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Robin
– MBA

Robin Foote is an experienced business executive, consultant, private investor and corporate director. She currently serves on the Boards of Avalara, Inc., OtoNexus Medical Technologies and Saturna Trust Company, and on the Advisory Board of Kineta Therapeutics, Inc.  She is President of St. Paul’s Academy’s Board of Trustees and past Treasurer and Board member of the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation.  Previously, she has served as a Director of more than a half-dozen public and private companies (all of which have been successfully sold or merged) as well as on the Boards of a wide variety of volunteer organizations.

In her corporate career, Robin was an early pioneer and ongoing champion of the use of analytically derived insights to create customer and shareholder value, leading development and implementation of programs and initiatives that collectively contributed billions in bottom-line benefit over time. She began her consulting career with McKinsey & Company, and subsequently pursued a career in financial services, culminating in her appointment as Group EVP and CMO for Bank of America in 1997.  Following the merger with NationsBank, she opted to return to consulting and established her own firm (Randolph Partners) which she subsequently merged into Novantas, LLC, where she served as a partner through 2012.

Ms. Foote graduated magna cum laude from Smith College with a degree in Economics and with High Distinction and as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School, where she was also inducted into the Century Club.

ADVISORY BOARD

Scott D. Flamm
- MD, MBA

Dr. Scott Flamm is the PIA Medical Director and board certified Radiologist with fellowship training in Cardiovascular Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He serves as Head of Cardiovascular Imaging at the Cleveland Clinic with joint appointments in the Imaging Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute, and the Pediatric Institute. Dr. Flamm is a former President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and served as a Board Member of the North American Society of Cardiac Imaging. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Circulation, Radiology, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Open Magnetic Resonance Journal, and the Texas Heart Institute Journal. He has authored and co-authored over 150 scientific publications and is recognized by US News as a US top doctors top 1% doctor.

Eike Nagel
- MD, PHD

Dr. Eike Nagel is the Director of the Institute for Experimental and Translational Cardiovascular Imaging; Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany.

A world-recognized opinion leader in cardiac imaging. For more than 25 years he has been using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose problems of the heart or the vessels noninvasively. Career steps include the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; the German Heart Institute Berlin, Germany and the King’s College London, UK were Prof. Nagel led the Department of Cardiovascular Imaging. Since 2015 he heads a new Research Institute for Cardiovascular Imaging at the University Frankfurt where he also leads the Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Imaging Service of the hospital.

Prof. Nagel has developed stress tests for magnetic resonance imaging, which are now in use world-wide, holds several patents on imaging methods, and has authored more than 300 publications and 30 book chapters. He is Past-President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and serves on various research committees and editorial boards. His main interest is Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography, specifically for heart failure, ischaemia, viability, myocarditis, cardiomyopathies, left ventricular hypertrophy (athletes, pathologic LVH) and early detection of cardiac abnormalities.

Brian
- MD, FASE

Dr. Brian Soriano focus is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, he earned his MD from the University of Toledo, Ohio. He completed his Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residencies at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He spent an additional year in Boston for a senior fellowship in Noninvasive Imaging. He is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and General Pediatrics. He attends and consults on inpatients at Children’s. His clinical research interests include cardiac MRI and advanced echocardiography imaging such as 3-D echocardiography.

Lee Mitsumori
- MD

Board Certified in Radiology, Dr. Mitsumori holds a Master’s of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Washington and a Doctor of Medicine from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Mitsumori completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and a body imaging fellowship at the University of Washington. After completing training, he continued in academia as a staff radiologist and associate professor at the University of Washington with a subspecialty focus in cardiovascular imaging. He has recently joined a physicians practice with the Straub Clinic and Hospital to be closer to his family.

Richard Wohns
- MD, JD, MBA

Dr. Wohns is an alumnus of Harvard College where he received a Magna Cum Laude in Biochemistry. He attended Yale Medical School, University of Washington Business School and Seattle University School of Law, and for the past 20 years, has been an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. He has held positions at professional societies including serving on the Ethics Committee for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and being Vice President, and now President of the Western Neurosurgical Society. Dr. Wohns is a member of multiple medical and climbing associations, an expert consultant to several organizations, and has authored many articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals plus chapters in medical books.  Several of the articles include “firsts” in outpatient spine surgery.

In February 2011, he was rated one of the 100 Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America and in February 2010, one of the 50 Best Spine Specialists in the United States by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. In 2014, Dr. Wohns was listed as one of the “40 Smartest People in Healthcare.” Dr. Wohns has taken his expertise worldwide, sharing knowledge with fellow physicians and helping thousands of patients to return to their daily life and activities throughout his career in spine surgery.

Jeffrey Harold Maki
- MD, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Maki is a professor of radiology and the director of body MRI at the University of Washington. He specializes in cross-sectional imaging of the body using CT, MR and ultrasound. He has a strong interest in new magnetic resonance technologies and their application to oncology, cardiac and vascular MRI. Dr. Maki directs the UW cardiovascular MR program and performs research on cardiac MRI, MR angiography, MR contrast agents and novel MR imaging techniques.

Dr. Maki divides his time between clinical care reading primarily oncologic and cardiovascular MR and CT examinations, teaching trainees (residents and fellows), and performing research. He has been with the University of Washington system since 1998.

Dr. Maki is board certified in diagnostic radiology with advanced fellowship training in MRI. He is the recent past president of the MR Angiography Working Group. Dr. Maki is a member of numerous radiological societies, and teaches and presents research throughout the world. He was listed as one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors” by SeattleMet in both 2012 and 2013.</span?

Kert Anzilotti, Jr.
- MD, MBA

Kert Anzilotti, M.D., M.B.A, is Chairman of the Department of Radiology, Medical Director of Imaging Services and Physician Leader of the Neurosciences Service Line at Christiana Care in Newark Delaware. In addition to his leadership roles, Dr. Anzilotti continues to practice neuroradiology at Christiana Care. Before assuming the job as Chairman, Dr. Anzilotti was a neuroradiologist in the department for more than two years. He also practiced neuroradiology at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut prior to joining Christiana Care.

Dr. Anzilotti earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 1996. He was named Intern of the Year during his internship in primary care at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He also was a resident in diagnostic radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and served as Chief Resident from 1999 to 2001. During his subsequent fellowship in neuroradiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital he was named Fellow of the Year.

Dr. Anzilotti completed his MBA at the University of Delaware in 2011 while continuing his clinical practice and role as Chairman. Kert completed the Managing Health Care Delivery Course at the Harvard Business School in 2014 and the Physician Executive Fellowship in the Health Management Academy, GE Fellows Program in 2016.

  • Physician Leader, Neurosciences Service Line
  • Chairman, Department of Radiology
  • Medical Director, Imaging Services
  • Interim President, CEO and Chair of the Board for the eBrightHealth ACO
  • Neuroradiologist
Alan Pitt
- MD

Dr. Alan Pitt is a Professor and Attending Physician at the Department of Neuroradiology at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Pitt did his undergraduate work at Stanford University. He received his medical degree at the University of Arizona. He did a research fellowship in molecular biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed post graduate clinical training in Neurology and his residency in Radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Pitt completed his Neuroradiology fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified by the ACR, with CAQ in Neuroradiology, and is a senior member of the ASNR. Along with several patents, Dr Pitt has contributed to numerous scholarly presentations, books and research papers. His current interests center on health IT related initiatives relating to value based care delivery. He received a $100,000 innovation grant from Dignity Health and most recently, as a co-investigator, a $250,000 grant award from Watson Health.

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Edward Gill
- MD

Dr. Edward A. Gill is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado’s Department of Medicine. He is also Affiliate Professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound, at Seattle University in Washington. Dr. Gill has particular interests in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Radiology, Echocardiography, and the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

He has published extensively in journals, authored chapters of cardiology textbooks, and co-authored several books. He is author of Atlas of 3D Echocardiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Echocardiography, and also of the National Lipid Association. Dr. Gill is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. He is board certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine and holds special board certifications in Echocardiography, Lipidology, and Nuclear Cardiology.