PHYSICIANS EMERITUS

Snyder

Edward “Ned” S. Snyder, MD

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    (1938 -2011)
    Raleigh Radiology Associates partner: 1972 to 1991

    Born in Toms River, NJ, Dr. Snyder graduated from Rutgers University and Georgetown Medical School. He completed his internship in general medicine at Newark City Hospital and subsequently served as a U.S. Air Force General Medical Officer with his wife Clare Ann in Karamursel, Turkey. He completed his residency at University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham, Alabama and then joined Raleigh Radiology Associates and the Rex Hospital Medical Staff in 1972. While at Rex Hospital, he served for a time as Chief of Radiology and was on the Rex Hospital Executive Committee. Dr. Snyder’s chief interest was Interventional Radiology and Angiography and he belonged to numerous medical organizations including the Radiological Society of North America and The American College of Radiology. He was instrumental in helping design the radiology department at the “new” Rex Hospital when it moved to its present location. He served on multiple community related boards. He was married to Clare Ann Jassa Snyder and had two grown children, Michael and Kristin. He enjoyed spending his days in his painting and sculpting studio.

Jackson

Robert T. Jackson, MD

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    (1915–1997)

    Raleigh Radiology Associates partner: 1954 to 1983. A native of Cochran, Georgia, Dr. Jackson received his medical degree from University of Michigan in 1941 and completed his residency also from UM in 1942. He attended Flight Surgeon School for the US Army in Texas and later was a general medical officer for the Pentagon in DC. After working as a primary care physician, he completed a fellowship in therapeutic radiology at the Mayo Clinic in 1951 and joined Raleigh Radiology in 1955. Dr. Jackson started the Rex Hospital School of Radiology Technology, which is still located at Wake Technical Community College. Bob planned and developed the incorporation of Raleigh Radiology Associates, a large group of physicians who continue to sponsor a scholarship recently renamed to honor him. He was married to Ellen Holmes Carson and had three children.

Charlton

Oliver Charlton, MD

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    • BS, University of Pennsylvania
    • MD, Temple University Medical School
    • Internship in surgery, York Hospital
    • Chief resident, Duke University Medical Center
    • Former Chief, Rex Hospital Radiology
    • 2009 Chairman, Rex Hospital Open
    • Rex Corporate Counsel
    • Native of Pennsylvania

    Expertise in vascular/interventional radiology and MR angiography
    Joined Raleigh Radiology in 1992

Eyster

James M. Eyster, MD

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    Raleigh Radiology Associates partner: 1985–2005. Originally from Indiana, Dr. Eyster earned his undergraduate, master’s and PhD degrees in physics from Purdue University. He received his medical degree with highest distinction from Indiana University and completed a radiology residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Eyster’s special interests and expertise include magnetic resonance and neuroimaging. He maintains an interest in science, computers and gardening. He resides on his farm in Oxford, N.C. with his wife and continues being involved in the radiology field by working part-time with Halifax Regional Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

Worth

Thomas C. Worth, MD

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    (1913–1995)

    Raleigh Radiology Associates founder: 1950 to 1983. Originally from Raleigh, Dr. Worth founded Raleigh Radiology Associates in 1950 while heading the Department of Radiology at Rex Hospital. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1936 and his internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Tom served in WWII in Europe and then joined a prominent radiology group in Washington, DC. In 1950, he moved back to Raleigh and began working at Rex Hospital as the sole radiologist and developed the backbone of the practice. He continued his role of directing the ever-expanding Rex Hospital, not only as chief of the radiology department, but also serving on the Executive Committee of Rex from 1950 through 1980. He was instrumental in establishing the Therapeutic Radiology Unit, now known as the Rex Cancer Center. He was President of the NC Radiological Society in 1956, and was active in many other medical and social organizations. Dr. Worth was married to the late Barbara Luther Worth and had five children; he worked at Raleigh Radiology until 1993. Tom Worth died in Raleigh on November 11, 1995.

McNeil

Sabra A. McNeill, MD

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    Raleigh Radiology Associates partner: 1981–2004. Dr. McNeill joined Raleigh Radiology in 1981 and retired in March 2005 working 24 years with the group. She received her medical degree and undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina. Following graduation, she was a resident in diagnostic radiology at Duke University Medical Center and completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine at the University of North Carolina. Dr. McNeill practiced general radiology with sub-specialty interests and expertise in nuclear cardiology, nuclear medicine, and oncologic imaging. A native of North Carolina, Dr. McNeill resides in Wrightsville Beach with her husband and children.

Eshelmen

Thomas C. Eshelman, MD

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    Raleigh Radiology Associates partner: 1974–2005. A former Raleigh Radiology president, Dr. Eshelman, served with the group 31 years, from 1974 through his retirement in 2005. He received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed residency training in diagnostic as well as therapeutic radiology at Brook General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He served as a staff radiologist at Brook Army Medical Center and Martin Army Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr. Eshelman has sub-specialty interests in mammography and gastrointestinal radiology and is a member of the Society of Breast Imaging as well as the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. A native of Hawaii, Dr. Eshelman and his wife enjoy traveling, photography, and equestrian activities.

Weber

Andrew B. Weber, MD

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    • BS, University of Pennsylvania
    • MD, Temple University Medical School
    • Internship in surgery, York Hospital
    • Chief resident, Duke University Medical Center
    • Former Chief, Rex Hospital Radiology
    • 2009 Chairman, Rex Hospital Open
    • Rex Corporate Counsel
    • Native of Pennsylvania

    Expertise in vascular/interventional radiology and MR angiography
    Joined Raleigh Radiology in 1992

VanVickle

Jennifer S. Van Vickle, MD

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    Abdominal Imaging Radiologist

    • BA, University of Chicago, M.Div and Th.M, Duke University
    • MD, Duke University Medical Center
    • Internship in internal medicine, Duke University Medical Center
    • Resident in diagnostic radiology, Duke University Medical Center
    • Fellowship in abdominal imaging and mammography, Duke University Medical Center
    • Native of Missouri

    Expertise in breast imaging, breast intervention, abdominal and pelvic imaging, including CT, ultrasound, and MRI
    Joined Raleigh Radiology in 2002

Ramquist

Neil A. Ramquist, MD

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    Diagnostic Radiologist

    • BS, MD, University of California at Davis
    • Chief resident in radiology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    • Member, American College of Radiology
    • Member, Radiological Society of North America
    • Native of Wisconsin

    Expertise in mammography, CT, and ultrasound
    Joined Raleigh Radiology in 1981

DeGesy

Gintaras E. Degesys, MD

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    Musculoskeletal & Abdominal Imaging Radiologist

    • BA, Kenyon College
    • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    • Internship and chief resident, Northwestern University
    • Fellowship in interventional and abdominal imaging, Duke University Medical Center
    • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Vascular and Interventional Radiology awarded by  American Board of Radiology
    • Native of Ohio

    Expertise in musculoskeletal imaging, breast intervention, and abdominal imaging and intervention
    Joined Raleigh Radiology in 2002

Knelson

Mark Knelson, MD

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    Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

      • BS, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      • Rotating internship, Case Western Reserve University Hospital of Cleveland
      • Chief resident, Case Western Reserve University Hospital of Cleveland
      • Fellowship, vascular and interventional radiology, Duke University Medical Center
      • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Vascular and Interventional Radiology awarded
      • American Board of Radiology Assistant professor of radiology, Duke University Medical Center
      • Member, Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Radiology
      • Native of North Carolina

      Expertise in diagnostic angiography and interventional radiology, nuclear cardiology, and spine intervention
      Joined Raleigh Radiology in 1993