ABOUT AMERICAN IMAGING of SWFL

Formed in 2016, American Imaging of SWFL is the premiere, only solely physician-owned, comprehensive radiology center serving Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, Fort Myers and surrounding areas. We’re committed to providing state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services using the very best technology. Our center exceeds the American College of Radiology standards, the gold standard in imaging accreditation. We have board certified and subspecialty trained diagnostic radiologists. All together, this allows us to offer the highest level of patient-centered, professional services and subspecialty expertise that is unmatched in Southwest Florida.
But it’s the way we treat our patients and referring physicians that really sets us apart, providing same day appointments for patients, report turn-around time within hours and radiologists available for consultation. We are committed to both our highly esteemed referring physicians, as well as our beloved patients. At American Imaging, our highest priority is service excellence and compassion for you and your loved ones.

Our Physicians

Arthur Robert Ballard, MD

Current Position:
Medical Director, American Imaging of Southwest Florida

Special Interest:
Women’s Imaging and Breast Interventional

Undergraduate Education:
B.S. Microbiology & Cell Science, University of Florida, 1997

Medical Education:
Leonard Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Gainesville, FL, 2006

Postgraduate Training:
Internship, Internal Med, Thomas Jefferson Unv Hospital, Philadelphia, 2007.Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, 2011.Fellowship, Breast Imaging, University of Cincinnati, 2012

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology, Diplomate
National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate

Kirsten Emery Nicholas, M.D./MBA/M.P.H

Current Position:
Neuroradiology
Breast Imaging

Undergraduate Education:
B.S. in Biology, Notre Dame de Namur University, CA, 1993
M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Medical Education:
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2004
M.D. /M.B.A., Health Management

Postgraduate Training:
Internship, Internal Med, Salem Hospital, (North Shore Med Center), MA, 2005
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, NY, 2009
Fellowship, Neuroradiology, Univ of Maryland Medical Center, MD, 2010
Breast Imaging, Allegheny General Hospital, PA, 2010

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology, Diplomate
National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate

Parlyn (Pam) Hatch, MD

Current Position:
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Breast Imaging

Undergraduate Education:
B.S. in Biology, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, 1987

Medical Education:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 1991

Postgraduate Training:
Internship, Pediatrics, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1992.Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Howard University Hospital, 1997. Fellowship, MSK & Breast Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, 2014

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology, Diplomate
National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate

Kevin Parker, MD

Current Position:
Neuroradiology

Undergraduate Education:
B.S. in Biology, Nova Southeastern University, FL, 2007

Medical Education:
Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 2007

Postgraduate Training:
Internship, Internal Medicine, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, NY, 2007.Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, NY, 2012.Fellowship, Neuroradiology, Boston University Medical Center, MA, 2013

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology, Diplomate
National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate

Ralph Pinchinat, D.O.

Current Position:
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Undergraduate Education:
B.S. in Biology, SUNY-Albany, NY, 1997

Medical Education:
UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ, 2005

Postgraduate Training:
Internship, Medical-Surgical, Peninsula Hospital Center, NY, 2006.Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, NY, 2010.Fellowship, Musculoskeletal, Cornell Unv Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, 2011

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology, Diplomate
National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate