Radiological Physician Associates

RPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

John A. Leon, MD, RPA President

John is from Wellsburg, West Virginia. He attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he played varsity football and received a BA in Psychology. After receiving his MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, he completed an internship and residency. Dr. Leon is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with special competence in Nuclear Medicine. He joined Radiological Physician Associates in July, 1988 and now serves as President. He is also the Chief of Radiology at Fairmont Regional Medical Center and is a past president of the Marion County Medical Society.
Date of Hire: 07/01/88

Joseph R. Migaiolo, MD, RPA Vice President

Joseph is from Morgantown, West Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University with a BA in Biology and also attended medical school there. He did a transitional residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1992 to 1993. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at West Virginia University in June 2000 and joined Radiological Physician Associates in July, 2000, and now serves as Vice President of RPA. He is also Chief of Radiology at Monongalia General Hospital. He is a board certified in Diagnostic Radiology.
Date of Hire: 07/01/00

Evan G. Kupec, MD, Secretary/Treasurer

Evan, specializing in diagnostic radiology, joined Radiological Physician Associates. In July 2012, he received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kupec completed an internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Mercy Hospital.  He completed his radiology residency training at West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, W.Va.  A member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, Dr. Kupec has been published in the American College of Radiology Case in Point.  He has also given several presentations at academic conferences.
Date of Hire: 7/1/2012

Samuel J. Merandi, Administrative Vice President

Sam is from Clarksburg, West Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics, with a degree in Accounting. Following graduation, he worked in public accounting with Toothman, Rice & Company. He then began his migration toward healthcare and was employed as the Chief Financial Officer and MIS Director of Summit Center, a regional community mental health center. He then was employed by University Health Associates, as the Department Administrator for The West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery and Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Sam joined Radiological Physician Associates in November 1994 and serves as Administrative Vice President.
Date of Hire: 11/1/1994

Garrett W. Stover, MD, At-Large Member

Garret was born in Elkins, West Virginia and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. He attended medical school at the West Virginia University School of Medicine where he received his Doctorate in Medicine. He completed a year of transitional Residency and four years of Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Within his Residency years at WVU, Garret received an award for Radiology Chief Resident of the year from 2009-2010 and was appointed Radiology Chief Resident from 2010 to 2012. Garret is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology. He joined Radiological Physician Associates in July, 2012 and currently resides in Morgantown with his wife Christi and sons, James and John.
Date of Hire: 7/1/2012

Mark A. Hackney, MD, Chief At United Hospital Center

Mark is from Eleanor, West Virginia and attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Biology. He received his MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and he joined Radiological Physician Associates in January 2007 and now serves as Chief of Radiology at United Hospital Center.
Date of Hire: 1/1/2007

William M. Almasy, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1986
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1986-1990
Date of Hire: 10/1/2017

Patrick A. Brown, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2006
Internship: University of Utah Hospitals Salt Lake City, UT 2006-2007
Residency: West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 2008-2012
Fellowship: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 2012-2013
Date of Hire: 8/1/2013

C. David Burtner, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology, CAQ in Neuroradiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 1985
Residency: West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 1985-1989
Fellowship: Malinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO 1989-1991
Date of Hire: 7/1/1991
 

Daniel R. DiGiovine, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2006- 2010
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2011-2015
Date of Hire: 8/01/2015

Joseph J. Dorchak, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT
Medical School: University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH 1996-2000
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2000-2005
Fellowship: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2005-2006
Date of Hire: 7/01/2006

Frederick J. Gabriele, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology, CAQ in Neuroradiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1985-1989
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1989-1993
Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 1993-1994
Date of Hire: 7/01/1994

Mark A. Hackney, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1999
Internship: West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 1999-2000
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2000-2004
Date of Hire: 01/01/2007

William L. Hirsch, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology, CAQ in Neuroradiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1977-1981
Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1981-1985
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1985-1987
Date of Hire: 5/01/1993

Thomas C. Koay, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Cross Sectional Imaging
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1994-1998
Internship: Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 1998-1999
Residency: Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 1999-2003
Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2003-2004
Date of Hire: 7/01/2004

Evan G. Kupec, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology, CAQ in Neuroradiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2007
Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2007-2008
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2008-2012
Date of Hire: 7/01/2012

Jon S. LaPlante, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology, CAQ in Neuroradiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1986-1990
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 1990-1994
Date of Hire: 8/01/1994

John A. Leon, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology with special competence in Nuclear Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1980-1984
Internship: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1984-1985
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1985-1988
 Date of Hire: 7/01/1988

Joseph R. Migaiolo, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1992
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown , WV 1996 - 2000
Transitional Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN 1992-1993
Date of Hire: 7/01/2000

Richard E. Person, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies 1996-1999
Internship: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2000-2001
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2001-2005
Date of Hire: 7/01/2008

David C Rosiello, MD

Specialties: Abdominal Imaging
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 1987-1991
Internship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Anatomical and Autopsy Pathology 1991-1992
Residency: St. Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ 1992-1996
Fellowship: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV  1997
Date of Hire: 11/1/1999

James A. Ross, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: Marshall University, Huntington, WV 1992-1996
Residency: Hershey Medical Center-Penn State Geisinger Health System, Hershey, PA 1996-2000
Date of Hire: 1/1/2004

Jason W. Stewart, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN 2002
Internship: State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 2002-2003
Residency:  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2003-2007
Fellowship: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St Louis, MO 2007-2008
Date of Hire: 8/17/2009

Garrett W. Stover, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2003-2007
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2007-2012
Date of Hire: 7/01/2012

W. Parke Thrush, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1982-1986
Internship: United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV 1986-1987
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1987-1991
Date of Hire: 8/01/1991

Wesley D. Tuel, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Neuroradiology
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 2005
Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2005-2006
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2007-2011
Fellowship:  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA 2011-2012
Date of Hire: 7/01/2012

UPCOMING DOCTORS 2018

Adam M. Hackney, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Eligible: American Board of Radiology
Medical School: University of Charleston, Charleston WV 2009
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown 2014-2018
Date of Hire: 10/2018

Cory A. Smith, D.O

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Eligible: American Board of Radiology
Medical School:  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie PA 2013
Internship: St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem PA 2013-2014 
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2014-2018
Date of Hire: 7/2018

Jason W. DeBerry, MD

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology
Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology
Additional Areas of Expertise: Women’s Imaging
Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2012
Residency: UVA, Charlottesville, VA 2013-2017
Fellowship: UVA, Charlottesville, VA 2017-2018
Date of Hire: 7/2018