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James Reza Fernandez, M.D.

Radiology Resident
Department of Radiology
USC Keck School of Medicine




James is a first year radiology resident at LAC+USC Medical Center. He is also a collaborator with the IPILab on projects such as the multiple sclerosis eFolder project and the 3D mammography project. Although he has recently started in a career in diagnostic radiology, he continues to work with IPILab in up-and-coming projects.


University of Hawaii—John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), M.D., May 2008
M.S. Biomedical Engineering - Medical Imaging and Informatics, University of Southern California, 2004
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2002
A.A. Liberal Arts, American Samoa Community College, 1998

Professional Memberships:

Radiological Society of North America, student member, 2006 to present


Bone Age Assessment: Digital Hand Atlas versus the Greulich and Pyle

Honors and Awards:

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, University of Southern California, 1999

Dean’s Award, University of Southern California, 1998-2002

Dean’s List, University of Southern California, 1998-2002

American Samoa Government College Scholarship, 1998-2002

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, American Samoa community College, 1997-1998

Selected Conference Proceedings and Publications:

Fernandez, J., Hovanessian-Larsen, L., Liu, B. “2D vs. 3D mammography observer study.” Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7967, 79670 (2011).

Fernandez, J., et al. “Evaluation of a stand-alone computer-aided detection system for acute intra-cranial hemorrhage in emergency environments.” Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7967, 79670 (2011).

Deshpande, R. R., Fernandez, J., Lee, J. K., et al., "Multi-site evaluation of a computer aided detection (CAD) algorithm for small acute intra-cranial hemorrhage and development of a stand-alone CAD system ready for deployment in a clinical environment," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7628, 76280H (2010)

Ma, K., Jacobs, C., Fernandez, J., et al., "The development of a disease oriented eFolder for multiple sclerosis decision support," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7628, 76280G (2010).

Fernandez, J.F., Aifeng Zhang, Sinchai Tsao. Bone age assessment in Hispanic and Asian children: Digital hand atlas versus the Greulich and Pyle (G&P;) atlas. Research in progress. Planned submission to Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Medical Imaging Conference, February 16-21, 2008. (My role: project design, data analysis).

Fernandez, J. R., Zhang, A., Vachon, L., et al., "Bone age assessment in Hispanic children: digital hand atlas compared with the Greulich and Pyle (G&P;) atlas," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6919, 691918 (2008).

Fernandez, J.F., Maria Ham, Kristin McGrew, Jon Narimasu, Graeme Reed. The efficacy of an educational lesson on puberty for 5th graders. Presentation to members of the Kalihi-Palama Community Health Seminar, 2005.

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