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Executive Leadership

Drew Gaudet
Drew is the Chief Growth Officer - and in his roll he brings that little something extra- the laniappe, the heart and soul, and driving force to Premier. He is committed to providing his clients with the most comprehensive and seamless customer experience available. On any given day, he can be overheard in the office saying, “Don’t forget that every single patient is someone’s mother, brother, father or sister.” Drew is diligent in his work, coupled with the highest level of integrity - which he holds as a core value. He empowers those who work alongside him and helps guide them with one goal in mind: Patients always come first...Continue Reading
Jonathan Luchs-MD
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....Continue Reading
Gil Patino
Gil Patino, is a Co-founder and Director of Operations of Premier Radiology Services. Premier was established in 2006 to help patients obtain diagnostic reports in a timely manner and directly influence their level of care. To accomplish this Gil knew it was necessary to create and manage a PACS platform that would allow Radiologist to solely focus on what they do best, Producing quality diagnostic reports, NOT having to deal with the everyday distractions of the radiology world....Continue Reading
Kenneth Fortgang-MD
Dr.Fortgang has been with Premier Radiology Services almost since its inception. He has brought a blend of high quality radiology skill, with a keen sense of the direction of health care. Early in his career he did a Surgical internship followed by a radiology residency and then a fellowship in Interventional Radiology. Seeing this side of things rooted him in the understanding of how the roll of the radiologist is directly connected to the wellbeing of the patient. After a stint as chief resident at Los Angeles County Hospital/ University of Southern California he was brought to South Florida to augment an interventional practice at a radiology group that grew to cover several hospitals and facilities that provided both level 1 and 2 trauma coverage...Continue Reading

Leadership Team

Nikki Francis
Director Physician Services
As the Director of Physician Services at Premier Radiology. Nikki Francis plans, coordinates, directs, and supervises various elements of the Physician Practice. She is responsible for Patient Services, developing business strategies, and maintaining day to day effective and efficient operations of those served. Her technical background and training provider her with the skills and dedication to provide leadership, direction and ongoing administration and management for all aspects of Physician Services at Premier Radiology. Continue Reading
Nakia Gause
Practice Manager
Nakia is the rhythm of the company – or in layman’s terms “Practice Manager.” Nakia has always kept close to heart the morals her grandmother instilled in her such as “always treat people how you want to be treated, people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Nakia is industrious in her position and is very proud of the work she does. Continue Reading
Shera Rivera
Account Executive
Jessica Chiiu-Hung
Client Relations
Amber Ramirez
Client Relations
Stephanie Hendrix
Client Relations
Nikki Sosa
Night Shift Supervisor
Growing up in a military family, Nikki had the fortune of traveling throughout Europe as an impressionable young lady. Already bilingual in English and German, she also learned to speak French, Spanish and some Arabic before graduating high school with dreams of becoming a translator for NATO in the Air Force. While her career in the military did not come to fruition, she certainly owned up to her abilities as a translator in surprising and fantastic ways. Continue Reading