Radiologist Profiles

Dr. Konrad Kirlew
Radiologist
Dr. Kirlew is one of the founders of Radiology West and is currently also the director. He was born in Jamaica and attended high school in Montego Bay. He studied Radiography before attending college at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency and Neuroradiology fellowship training at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Kirlew has also been the visionary behind The GWest Center that as well as he continues to play a role in other medical practices as: Royal Imaging Center (RIC) in Savanna-La-Mar. For many years he was also affiliated with Mobay Hope. He is also the managing director at Winchester Open MRI in Kingston Jamiaca.

He enjoys music, writing, travel and sports.

 

Dr. Duane Chambers
Radiologist

Dr. Duane Chambers has been a consultant radiologist with Radiology West for the past seven (7) years and is professionally affiliated with many other imaging centers. He is also a founding partner of Imaging and Intervention Associates in downtown Kingston. He currently reports on all imaging modalities and has a keen interest in those of an interventional nature.

Dr. Chambers has finished his studies in CT and MR cardiac radiology with a view to introducing a comprehensive service to the Caribbean.

Dr. Chambers is a past student of Campion College. With a first degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He went on to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB, BS) degree at the University of the West Indies where he later specialized, becoming a resident in Radiology at the University Hospital of the West Indies. He was also a specialist registrar at Queens College in Nottingham, a part time lecturer and clinical physician at the University Hospital of the West Indies and University of Technology, both in Kingston, Jamaica.

Dr. Chambers is a member of the Medical Association of Jamaica, the Jamaica Association of Radiologists, where he has served in the capacity of secretary, the American Heart Association, American College of Radiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the North American Society for Cardiac Imaging.

Currently, he is spearheading the drive for the introduction of cardiac CT angiography and cardiac calcium scoring to Western Jamaica. Selective Salpingography and Tubal Recanalization being introduced in Kingston and Montego Bay is also his doing. Dr. Chambers also contributes to the Jamaica Observer through its “ Your Health Is Your Wealth “ section.

His hobbies include reading, skeet shooting and fishing.

Dr. Nichole Grant
Radiologist

Dr. Nichole Grant is originally from Kingston, Jamaica. She completed a first degree in Biochemistry and Zoology as well as her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of the West Indies. She then pursued the specialty of Radiology at the University Hospital of the West Indies. While she was a resident, she had rotations at the Weill Cornell/New York Presbyterian and the Yale New Haven Hospitals.

She has been the only full-time female radiologist at Radiology West for the past four (4) years. During this time she did formal training in Virtual Colonoscopy at the University of California, San Francisco. She has been integral in promoting Virtual colonoscopy as minimally invasive screening tool in the western region.

She is trained in Advanced and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and has implemented the fairly new medical technology of Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy at Radiology West. This offers patients a cutting edge, minimally invasive and effective treatment option for musculoskeletal pathologies.

She also has interests in Interventional Radiology of the thorax and oncology.

She is a member of the Jamaica Association of Radiologists, the Radiological Society of North America and American College of Radiology.

Her hobbies include reading and kickboxing.

Dr. Brenda Barnes
Radiologist

Dr. Brenda Barnes is from Linstead, St. Catherine. Her initial ambition was to be a veterinarian but her fear of cows led her to choose human medicine.

She attended the University of the West Indies, Mona where she pursued her medical degree. During her internship as a student she was introduced to radiology by Dr Rao Garikapati.

She is currently employed to Cornwall Regional Hospital as a radiologist on a full time basis but also works for Radiology West and other imaging centers on a part time or sessional basis. She is very happy with her career choice and its flexibility.

She has a special interest in intervention and has stared training in that area with hopes to continue further training in that area.

In her free time (whenever it comes) she hopes to be able to travel Jamaica and get to know all the beautiful spots on her island home.

She would also love to adopt a children’s home or a school.

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