Jonathan S. Luchs, MD FACR is one of the Medical Directors of Premier Radiology Services. Dr. Luchs joined years after its inception however when he joined he brought his experience in Radiology business and his expertise in Radiology in particular Musculoskeletal Radiology and quickly climbed the ranks to become partner. Dr. Luchs is also the physician liaison to the marketing and business development team.
Dr. Luchs started his Radiology career in academic medicine teaching, doing research and presenting at numerous national medical conferences. Dr. Luchs was Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Director of Outpatient Imaging and Radiology Residency Director at a hospital local to him in New York. Dr. Luchs has published over 30 research papers in peer reviewed journals and has given more than 60 research presentation at national medical conferences. Dr. Luchs has also been invited and given lectures at national medical conferences and Grand Rounds at well know institutions more than 25 times. He has published books chapters and is a co-author of a medical book on cutting cost and teaching the cost of medical imaging (“Cost Effective Diagnostic Imaging”). During his career Dr. Luchs has been an active member of the world of organized radiology. He sat on and chaired numerous national committees for the American College of Radiology and the Society of Skeletal Radiology with a particular interest in Socioeconomics, Imaging Appropriateness Criteria and Imaging Standards and Guidelines. Dr. Luchs left the academic world to peruse his career in the private sector and dedicate his time to patient care and business development but has not stopped lecturing. He is still invited to national medical conferences such as the American Roentgen Ray society to lecture and is still an active member in organized radiology such as the leadership of the Society of Skeletal Radiology.
One of Dr. Luchs interests in the field of Musculoskeletal Radiology is Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He trained as a fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in NY, NY. Whilst there his training included all modalities of musculoskeletal/orthopedic/spine images as well as Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He brought his talent and knowledge of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to the community and has helped to bring it to the national stage with his research and his teachings. He taught Musculoskeletal Ultrasound at a local ultrasound technologist school for several years and was an Instructor at the Society of Skeletal Radiology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for several years.
Dr. Luchs has received several awards/honors throughout his career from Certificates of Merits, Attending of the Year to being asked and accepting the position of Oral Board Examiner for the America Board of Radiology. However, the one he is most proud is Fellowship in the America College of Radiology. This Fellowship is an honor less than 10% of all radiologist throughout the country will ever be offered throughout their career.
When Dr. Luchs is not caring for patients by reading their imaging studies, lecturing, being an active member in the organized radiology, performing his duties as Medical Director at Premier or being an active member of the Premier marketing and business development team he enjoys spending time with his family as well as painting, drawing and photography.