Faculty
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Adina Achiriloaie, MD
Dr. Achiriloaie received her undergraduate degree in Physics from UCLA and, while working as a research assistant in the UCLA radiology department before medical school, she was introduced to the fascinating field of Neuroradiology.  After attending LLU medical school and completing her radiology residency training at the same affiliated medical center, Adina worked as a diagnostic radiologist at the Loma Linda VA hospital for two years.  She then returned to LLUMC to complete a Neuroradiology fellowship.  Her academic interests are pediatric brain, white matter disease and neurodegenerative disease.  Outside of work, she is busy taking care of and planning activities for her two very active young boys. 

Matthew Grube, MD
Dr. Grube is a lifelong native of the Loma Linda area, and completed his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2007. He spent the next year completing internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center before returning to Loma Linda for Diagnositic Radiology residency. During residency Dr. Grube served as a Chief Resident for two years. Following residency, he completed a Diagnostic Neuroradiology fellowship at LLUMC. In his free time he enjoys birding, photography, travel and golf.


David B. Hinshaw, MD IACR
Chairman of Radiology
Dr. David B Hinshaw Jr. completed his premedical eduation at Loma Linda University, also receiving an undergraduate major in German language. He subsequently continued his medical education at the Loma Linda School of Medicine, furthering his medical career by completing a diagnostic radiology residency at the LLUMC. His fellowship training consisted of neuroradiology within same institution. After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Hinshaw served two years as a US Army Major at the 2nd General Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. After serving in the military, he returned to the Loma Linda Medical Center in 1977 and continued to serve in the radiology department to the present time. He is the author or coauthor of more than 70 scientific publications. He has served on numerous institutional boards and committees and is a member of many local and national professional societies. He currently serves as the Chairman for Diagnostic Radiology at the LLUMC.


Paggie Kim, MD
Dr. Kim was born and raised in Hong Kong until the age of 17 when her family moved to the United States. She earned her undergraduate degree at UC-Riverside, and completed her MD degree at LLUSM (2008). She then did her radiology residency at LLUMC. Next, Dr. Kim did a pediatric radiology fellowship at LLUMC (2014). She then completed a neuroradiology fellowship at LLUMC (2015). Dr. Kim has a particular interest in research, and is currently working on multiple projects related to physiologic imaging utilizing MRI. Dr. Kim’s hobbies include cycling, cooking, snowboarding, reading, and more recently running, as she just completed her first half marathon


Matthew Pond, MD
Dr. Pond received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and attended medical school at George Washington University. After graduation he completed his internship at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He then completed additional training in Pensacola, Florida where he became a United States Naval Flight Surgeon. After serving for several years as a flight surgeon in Texas, Matthew returned to civilian life and entered his diagnostic radiology residency at Loma Linda University in 2009. He then completed his fellowship training in Neuroradiology at Loma Linda. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neurointerventional Radiology and Neuroradiology. His academic and clinical interests include stroke imaging and interventions, carotid stenting and vertebroplasty. In his spare time, Dr. Pond enjoys watching movies, spending time with his family, and visiting Disneyland

Dan Wycliffe, MD
Dr. Wycliffe graduated from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. He completed his pediatric residency from Lincoln Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY for two years and Bridgeport Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut and was in private practice in Pediatrics in Norwich, Connecticut for seven years. He then completed a second residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and a two year fellowship in Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, under the guidance of Prof. Mahmood Mafee.  During his fellowship, a considerable amount of time was devoted to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC.  He practiced General Radiology, Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology in Virginia Beach/Norfolk area including 4 years at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He joined the Neuroradiology team at Loma Linda Hospital in 1996, and currently serves as the director of Head and Neck Radiology. He has a special interest in Pediatric Neuroradiology because of his background in Pediatrics. He is a third generation Seventh-day Adventist and very grateful to be of service at this institution, the flagship of Seventh-day Adventist Medical Ministry. His spare time interests include tennis, downhill skiing and windsurfing. He and his wife enjoy leading a music ministry in his church with a ukulele band. He also spends his spare time with an internet ministry to make sermons on present truth available in the internet.







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Somnath Basu, MD PhD
Dr Basu  graduated from Chicago Medical School and completed his internship at Grand Rapids in Michigan. Dr. Basu’s PhD was in cellular and molecular pharmacology, with his thesis focused on the effects of repeated cocaine administration and its effects on high voltage activated calcium channels as well as potassium channels in the nucleus accumbens. His radiology residency brought him to Loma Linda university, where he continued fellowship to become trained in both neuroradiology and neurointerventional radiology.


Sheri Harder, MD FRCPC
Dr. Harder completed her medical training and radiology residency at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, followed by a neuroradiology fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is co-author of Diagnostic Imaging: Brain, Second Edition and a contributing author of EXPERTddx: Brain and Spine. Dr. Harder has a strong interest in medical education.


Paul Jacobson, MD MPH
Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Jacobson was born in Loma Linda and attended college in Napa Valley California. Before entering medical school, he spent a year abroad in Norway. He then moved to San Diego, where he earned his MD degree from UCSD in 1997. Dr. Jacobson eventually returned to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) for a residency in general surgery. During the second year of his surgery residency, he was recruited to the radiology residency program. After residency, he completed a neuroradiology fellowship at LLUMC and subsequently joined the LLUMC department of radiology faculty in 2004. He enjoys reading about historical events, current events, and economics.

Daniel Kido, MD
Dr. Kido is an alumnus of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1965). After graduating, he spent three years in the U.S. Army in Europe as a general medical officer. He then returned to LAC-USC Medical Center (1969-1973) to complete a radiology residency, after which he did a neuroradiology fellowship at NYH-Cornell Medical Center (1974-1976). He subsequently worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (1976-1981), Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester (1981-1991), and Barnes Hospital, Washington University (1991-2000). In 2000, Elissa and he decided to move back to California to be closer to family. He enjoys gardening and golf, and is currently completing his first book titled Head or Tails: Are your choices any better than change, which resulted from his research interest in medical decision 
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Thomas Kelly, MD
Dr. Kelly began his medical career in the east coast, receiving a medical degree from the University of Maryland and completing his radiology residency at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. His fellowship training brought him to San Francisco, where he trained at UCSF. Throughout his medical career, he has served many diverse roles within the medical community, which range from Vice Chairman and Assistant Residency Director of Radiology at Monmouth Medical Center to serving as a cruise ship physician. He has an active interest resident education at LLUMC radiology, where he is both a mentor and educator.   In his free time, Dr. Kelly enjoys mountain biking and traveling the world. He is an avid surfer and can often be found surfing the waves of the pacific coast. 

Karen Tong, MD
Dr. Tong grew up in Vancouver, Canada, where she received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of British Columbia. She completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and then underwent 2 years of neuroradiology fellowship training at the University of Utah under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Osborn and Dr. Ric Harnsberger. Afterwards, she returned to Canada, where she was the neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Royal University Hospital in Saskatchewan. She returned to Loma Linda in 1999, and is currently an Associate Professor of Radiology. She enjoys teaching and research, and her academic interests include traumatic brain injury, and susceptibility-weighted MR imaging (SWI). In 2001, Dr. Tong received an AUR-GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) award for “Comparison of a new high-resolution blood-sensitive MRI technique with MRS, in predicting outcome in adults experiencing severe TBI”. She is currently a co-investigator for an NIH funded project entitled: "Pediatric TBI and DAI: Normal appearing brain is not normal". In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two Great Danes, Zeus and Isis.