Medical School

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Internship

Transitional Internship
John Peter Smith Hospital

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
UCSF Medical Center

Dr. Curtis is a subspecialty-trained and board-eligible diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Curtis completed a four-year residency at UCSF where he trained in all modalities of diagnostic radiology and image-guided procedures. During his final year of residency, he devoted specific time to thoracic and cardiac imaging. After completing residency, Dr. Curtis completed a one-year fellowship in abdominal imaging and ultrasound, with special emphasis on ultrasound-guided procedures. During his training at UCSF, Dr. Curtis was involved in various research projects including new and developing imaging technologies such as whole-body PET-MRI and prostate MRI.

Dr. Curtis grew up in Richfield, Utah and graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University. He then received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Following medical school, he completed a one-year transitional year internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. His professional associations include the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology.

Medical School

Creighton University School of Medicine

Internship

Internal Medicine
Creighton University/St. Joseph’s Hospital

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Fellowship

Pediatric Radiology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric Neuroradiology/Body MRI
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Dr. David Nielsen’s primary professional interests are neuroradiology and pediatric radiology, with sub-specialty expertise in imaging of the pediatric brain, head and neck, and spine.

After graduating from the University of Utah, Dr. Nielsen attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Following medical school and internship, he filled a residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and earned board certification in diagnostic radiology. He subsequently completed fellowships in pediatric radiology and pediatric neuroradiology/body MRI at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Nielsen trained and practiced in tertiary pediatric hospitals for almost two decades before joining Utah Radiology Associates. After sub-specialty pediatric radiology training, he was a staff radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center for five years, primarily practicing general pediatric radiology. This was followed by nearly 12 years at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as a neuroradiologist.

Dr. Nielsen is board certified by The American Board of Radiology. He is a member of The American College of Radiology, Society for Pediatric Radiology, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, and American Society of Neuroradiology.

Brandon Hermansen received a BS in Radiology Sciences from Weber State University and then completed a MCHS at the University of Washington Physician Assistant Program in Seattle, WA graduating in 2012. He has been working in Radiology since 2005 and specializes in Minor Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology procedures.

Medical School

The Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Internship

Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
Oregon Health and Science University

Fellowship

Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The Dotter Institute of Interventional Radiology
Oregon Health and Science University

Working at the crossroads of technology and medicine, Dr. Harrison is board certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology as well as Diagnostic Radiology. He specializes in the most advanced minimally invasive procedures medicine has to offer, treating a wide variety of patients with peripheral arterial disease, uterine fibroids, benign prostatic hyperplasia, venous disease, and various malignancies of the liver, lungs, and kidneys. He enjoys helping patients by accessing the most remote areas of the body via tiny incisions and utilizing the vascular system as a highway to those areas, enabling amazing results with minimal pain and downtime.

In the emergency setting, Dr. Harrison is highly trained in acute stroke intervention and embolectomy, gastrointestinal and mesenteric artery embolization, and pain interventions including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

After obtaining a degree in Economics at Brigham Young University, Dr. Harrison obtained his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School. He then completed his internship in medicine and surgery at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. His residency in Diagnostic Radiology was completed at Oregon Health and Science University. After residency, Dr. Harrison completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the birthplace of interventional radiology, the Dotter Institute of Interventional Radiology at Oregon Health and Science University.

Medical School

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Internship

Transitional Program
Sacred Heart Medical Center

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Maryland Medical Center

Fellowship

Diagnostic Neuroradiology
John Hopkins University

Academic Appointments

Clinical Instructor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
John Hopkins University

Dr. Trimble is a board certified, fellowship trained Neuroradiologist who specializes in general diagnostic radiology with an emphasis in imaging of the brain, head, neck and spine. He has expertise in both diagnosis and treatment of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak syndromes through minimally invasive image-guided techniques. Dr. Trimble also specializes in imaging-guided treatment of spinal pain.

Prior to joining Utah Radiology Associates, Dr. Trimble was on staff as a clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins University where he helped oversee the training of residents and fellows in diagnostic neuroradiology. He has authored eleven peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the field of radiology. Dr. Trimble is a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Trimble graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. He completed a dual M.D., M.B.A degree at the University of California Irvine, after which he completed a transitional year internship at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. Dr. Trimble completed a four year residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center where he served as chief resident in his final year. He finished his training with a fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins University.

Together with his wife and four children, he enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, and spending time on the lake. When not at the hospital, ballet recitals, or Taekwondo competitions, Dr. Trimble enjoys playing acoustic and electric guitar.

Medical School

University of Utah College of Medicine

Internship

LDS Hospital

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Arizona Medical Center

Dr. Kimball B. Taylor is board certified in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Taylor is skilled in interpreting and acquiring medical imagining using such clinical imaging techniques as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, positron emission tomography (PET), projection radiography (x-ray), computed tomography, ultrasound, and other imaging tools.

After graduating cum laude from BYU, Dr. Taylor attended the University of Utah School of Medicine to receive his medical degree. He then completed a transitional internship at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. This was followed by a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. His professional associations include the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Medical School

George Washington University School of Medicine

Internship

Georgetown University

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology George Washington University

Fellowship

Interventional Radiology University of Iowa Hospitals/Clinics | Neuroradiology Barrow Neurological Institute

Dr. Carl Black’s primary professional areas of focus include interventional radiology and neuroradiology. His expertise includes treatment of disorders of the arterial and venous circulation, acute stroke intervention, carotid artery stenting, therapeutic embolization (i.e. oncologic, vascular malformations, post traumatic bleeding), treatment of superficial venous insufficiency and catheter-directed thrombolysis. He also performs spine intervention for pain management, including treatment of vertebral body compression fractures. Dr. Black is fellowship-trained with board certifications in interventional radiology and neuroradiology.

Dr. Black graduated from the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He then completed a transitional internship at Georgetown University followed by residency in diagnostic radiology at GWU where he served as Chief Resident and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Dr. Black then trained as a fellow in neuroradiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute and in interventional radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Black has published and presented many original peer-reviewed scientific articles on diagnostic and interventional radiology. As a fellow in interventional radiology he was awarded the Memorial Gold Medal Research Award by the Association of University Radiologists for his research of carbon dioxide as an intravascular contrast agent. Following four years in the US Air Force, Dr. Black joined Utah Radiology Associates. He is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology and a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

Medical School

University of Utah School of Medicine

Internship

Tucson Hospitals
Medical Education Program

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Fellowship

Vascular & Interventional Radiology
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Dr. Asay is fellowship-trained and board certified in interventional radiology. His expertise includes treatment of disorders of arterial and venous circulation and acute stroke intervention. He also performs spine intervention for pain management, including nerve root blocks, facet injections, epidural injections, and treatment of vertebral body compression fractures.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology followed by further training in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He then completed a Certificate of Added Qualification in interventional Radiology. In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Asay holds an MBA from the Brigham Young School of Management.

Medical School

George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC

Internship

LDS Hospital

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center and affiliated hospitals, Houston, Texas.

Fellowship

Body Imaging Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Birkin is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada.  In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, backpacking, scuba diving, traveling, and reading.  

Medical School

University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Radiology University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Dr. Brad Hale’s primary area of professional interest is musculoskeletal imaging. He is fellowship trained in musculoskeletal imaging and is skilled in interpreting multiple imaging modalities including radiography and fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MRI, and performs many diagnostic and therapeutic joint procedures.

After completing his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Utah, Dr. Hale completed a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Utah School of Medicine, followed by medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and finally a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Hale is fellowship trained and board certified in diagnostic radiology. His professional associations include the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of Skeletal Radiology.