Publish Date: April 4, 2023
COLUMBUS, OH --- Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates, Inc., a LucidHealth company, announces the appointment of David West, M.D., as incoming practice president of the largest radiology practice in the state of Ohio as of April 1, 2023. West, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist who studied at the University of Cincinnati and has practiced for nearly twenty-years, also specializes in vein related symptoms and diseases. He assumes the helm of leadership from Douglas Reader, M.D., who has served in the role since 2014.
“We are fortunate to have exemplary leadership throughout our entire practice,” said Mark Alfonso, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of LucidHealth. “We are grateful to Dr. Reader for navigating us through many transitions, including nationally recognized expansions as well as the global pandemic. As Dr. West assumes this role, we are in a unique position to continue to serve patients across Ohio while also refocusing efforts on innovative solutions that have made Riverside Radiology recognized leaders in the field of radiology.”
“It is a challenging, but also a very exciting time, to be in medicine and in radiology,” remarked Asif Ahmed, CEO of LucidHealth. “As a veteran radiologist who has spent his career dedicated to achieving the best care for patients in communities across Ohio, we are thrilled to have Dr. West lead Riverside Radiology into its next chapter. His commitment to quality, coupled with his perspectives to help enhance physician experience and mentor new radiologists in the field is timely. It will serve us well moving into the future.”
David West, M.D., earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton and worked as an engineer in the electric power industry. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. He completed a one-year residency in internal medicine at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and a four-year residency in diagnostic radiology at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He served in the United States Air Force to help pay for medical school.
Dr. West is board-certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology and is also a member of the Radiologic Society of North America as well as the American College of Radiology. He remains an active member of the Bellevue, OH medical community, having served over a decade as a board member of The Bellevue Hospital board of trustees.
Dr. West has been a pilot for nearly two decades, and now enjoys flying regularly with his children. He has been married to his wife, Angela, for twenty years and together they live in Sandusky, Ohio with their four children.