Dedicated to serving the physicians and the people of Charlotte County.
Dedicated to serving the physicians and the people of Charlotte County.
*Please note if your patient meets the State criteria per the guidelines for testing, then you should contact the County epidemiologist at 941-624-7200 x 7236, before submitting your specimen for testing. Below are the specimen collection instructions and clinical guidelines for testing.
Dr. Chetan Vedvyas is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, who is a part of our Florida Skin Center team at our Punta Gorda office. He graduated summa cum laude from New York University with an honors degree in Psychology, and was elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the National Honor Society in Psychology, and four other scholarship programs. While an undergraduate, he was a two-time awardee of competitive research scholarships for his work on infectious diseases at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Vedvyas proceeded to Harvard Medical School, earning his medical degree there while conducting research. While at Harvard, he received a PASTEUR clinical research fellowship for his original basic science research identifying a serum marker to be predictive of patient outcomes in critical illness. He then continued his medical training with a medical internship at the Harvard Cambridge Hospital. After his internship, Dr. Vedvyas completed his Dermatology residency at New York University Langone Medical Center, the nation's #1 ranked Dermatology residency program, according to U.S. News and World Report during his time there.
Dr. Arash Farahvar is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with extensive experiences in complex spine surgery and deep brain stimulation. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons. Dr. Farahvar earned his medical doctor degree and completed his Ph.D. research in stem cell transplantation for brain and spinal cord at College of Medicine, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He accomplished his neurosurgery residency at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in clinical studies on neurotrauma and stem cells at the University of Miami, School of Medicine.
David H. Turkel, M.D., M.B.A., Board Member of Radiology Regional Center, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in neuroradiology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. For several years, Dr. Turkel maintained an appointment at the University of Miami, Department of Radiology, in musculoskeletal radiology. He also possesses a masters in business administration from the University of Miami. Dr. Turkel joined Radiology Regional Center in 1996.
Hazem M. Matta, D.O. received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Crozer-Keystone Health System and his residency in diagnostic radiology at Pennsylvania State University – Hershey Medical Center (PSU-HMC). Dr. Matta went on to complete a fellowship in interventional radiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Matta is board certified with the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American College of Radiology, Society of Interventional Radiologists, Society of Interventional Oncology and Radiological Society of North America.
Robert Stanfill, M.D. Board Member of Radiology Regional Center, grew up in Iowa and received his undergraduate degree from Drake University and his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He completed his internship in Preliminary Medicine and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, where he was Chief Resident. He then went on to complete a Fellowship in Breast Imaging. Dr. Stanfill is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and a welcome addition to our Women’s Imaging Team.
Maximo Santiago, M.D., Board Member of Radiology Regional Center, a native of Puerto Rico, grew up in Cape Coral, FL. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and received his medical degree from the University of Florida. After completing his internship in Preliminary Medicine at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at New York Medical College where he served as chief resident, Dr. Santiago completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System.
Board Certified in Radiology, Dr. Santiago specializes in MR/MSK and speaks Spanish fluently.
Randolph J. Knific, M.D., Board Member of Radiology Regional Center, is a magna cum laude chemistry graduate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, from which he also received his medical degree. He performed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a fellowship in abdominal/interventional radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has additional training in pediatric radiology from the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, and radiologic pathology from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. He joined Radiology Regional Center in 1987.
Brian A. Krivisky, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Radiology Regional Center, graduated magna cum laude from CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Krivisky has completed a residency in pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and a residency in radiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he was the Chief Resident. He also completed a fellowship in diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Krivisky joined Radiology Regional Center in 1987.
Kevin Kadakia, M.D., M.B.A. graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology/Immunology. He earned his M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Miami School of Business in Miami, Florida. He attended the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami where he received his medical degree. Dr. Kadakia performed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Miami Veterans Affairs in Miami, Florida and went on to earn his residency in diagnostic radiology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed a fellowship in body imaging at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Stanford, California.
Since 1959, the Charlotte County Medical Society has served as the local voice for organized medicine and is dedicated to preserving your profession. As you care for your patients in this ever changing healthcare environment, we care for you. The CCMS is here working for your best interests and that of your patients.
The Charlotte County Medical Society strives to advocate for physicians on issues that affect their ability to practice medicine which impacts all patients. We are committed to helping your physician provide the quality of care you and your family deserve.
When choosing your physician, the CCMS can assist by providing his or her educational background, including specialty training and other pertinent information. The service is offered at no cost by calling 941-625-6229.