Phone: (650) 364-3080

3301 El Camino Real

Atherton, CA 94027

California Advanced Imaging Atherton

Our Radiologists

Dr. Derek A. Burdeny


Dr. Burdeny received his MD degree and did his Radiology Residency at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He did a fellowship in MRI at the University of North Carolina and has specialized in musculoskeletal imaging since 1989. Past academic appointments have included Assistant Clinical Professor and Chairman of Radiology at the University of South Dakota. He is the Director of Radiology at the Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital in Omaha and serves as the imaging consultant for a number of collegiate and professional sports teams.

Dr. Jana M. Crain

Dr. Crain received her MD degree and completed her residency at the University of Arkansas Center for Medical Sciences.  She completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging with National Orthopedic Imaging Associates, after which she joined NOIA. She currently serves as Medical Director of a number of imaging centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Colorado, and is a consultant for both collegiate and professional players and teams.

Dr. Russell C. Fritz

Dr. Fritz received his MD from Duke University School of Medicine and then did his radiology residency and a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.  As a NOIA member since 1991, Dr. Fritz served as an imaging consultant to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He has been a visiting professor and lectured extensively to orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, and other physicians around the United States and in 14 countries. Dr. Fritz has written numerous articles and book chapters on orthopedic MRI. He has been an imaging consultant to a number of high-profile sports organizations, including the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and the US Ski Team.

Dr. Jay A. Kaiser

Dr. Kaiser received his MD degree from Washington University in St. Louis and did his post graduate radiology residency at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Kaiser founded NOIA in 1989.  Specializing in spinal imaging, he has written and lectured extensively on imaging of the degenerative spine.  Dr. Kaiser was a founding member of the North American Spine Society and currently serves on the Associate Editorial Board of the Journal Spine. He teaches in both the Orthopedic and Radiology departments at the University of California, San Francisco, and also serves on the National Advisory Council of Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Janaki Ramanathan

Dr. Ramanathan received her MD from the University of Texas, Galveston, and did her residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  Following her fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging with NOIA in 2004, she went on to gain experience in multidisciplinary approaches to radiology from 2004-2007 and then returned to NOIA as a staff radiologist.

Dr. Eric Smith

Dr. Smith received his MD degree from Dartmouth College where he was active in the development of cartilage imaging. He further developed his interest in Orthopedic Imaging during his residency under the tutelage of Dr. Donald Resnick at the University of California San Diego. He completed a fellowship with NOIA and has been a staff radiologist since that time. Dr. Smith has a particular interest in imaging of arthropathies and musculoskeletal manifestations of systemic disease.

Dr. Betsy A. Holland

Dr. Holland received her MD degree from Cornell and did her residency and fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and holds a certificate of added qualification in neuroradiology. Dr. Holland was a founding member of NOIA and serves as the director of neuroradiology. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and has lectured widely on MRI. She has been a pioneer in developing web-based musculoskeletal  imaging educational programs.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Phancao

Dr. Phancao received his MD and MBA from Tufts University in Boston, Ma. Following his radiology residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, he completed his fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging with National Orthopedic Imaging, and then joined NOIA as a staff radiologist. Dr. Phancao specializes in imaging of peripheral joints and interventional musculoskeletal procedures.

Dr. Damon Sacco

Dr. Sacco received his MD degree from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine and did his residency and musculoskeletal training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he went on to hold the position of Assistant Professor. He joined NOIA in 1989 and is medical director of a number of imaging centers. He also serves as NOIA’s director of musculoskeletal interventional radiology.

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