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Radiologists

Our radiologists are medical doctors specializing in the diagnosis of disease through imaging technology. Erlanger Radiologists provide high-quality interpretations for Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, and Plain Radiographs. They are compassionate practitioners who are involved with patient care every day and they bring the highest level of clinical skill and judgment to their work.

Blaise Baxter, MD received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and continued his training at the University Hospital at the University of Western Ontario and Dalhouise University where he earned his Neuroradiology Fellowship. Since moving to Chattanooga in 1999, Dr. Baxter has helped develop the Southeast Regional Stroke Center at Erlanger – one of the busiest stroke centers in the United States. In addition, he has been involved in the design modifications for various catheters and devices and has helped to refine techniques used in performing stroke interventions. Through his speaking engagements and training courses, Dr. Baxter has trained physicians – nationally and internationally – on these many stroke interventions. Dr. Baxter is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Diagnostic Radiology. In addition, he has been published in numerous journals including Stroke, American Surgeon, Diagnostic Neuroradiology, and the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Lynn Carlson, M.D., DABR graduated from University of Texas, Austin, TX. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. She then spent a transitional year at Seton Healthcare Network at Brackenridge Hospital – Central Texas Medical Foundation in Austin, TX. Dr. Carlson completed her Radiology Residency, along with a Fellowship in Pediatric Radiology, from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.  Dr. Carlson has specialized in Pediatric Radiology, here at Erlanger since November 2010, and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. She maintains membership in the American Board of Radiology, Society for Pediatric Radiology and the American College of Radiology.

Peter R. Furicchia, M.D. graduated from University of Michigan and received his medical degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency and a Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Furicchia has specialized in Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine here at Erlanger since November 2009. 

Frank H. Knight, M.D. graduated from Missouri School of Mines & Megallurgy, Rolla, MO., as well as, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed a Rotating Medicine Internship at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas, MO., after which he completed a General Radiology Residency, and a Fellowship in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. Dr. Knight specializes in Breast Imaging here at Erlanger. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and maintains membership with the American College of Radiology, Tennessee Radiological Society, Society of Breast Imaging, Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society, Tennessee Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

Jacob Noe, M.D. graduated with a B.S. Chemical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. He then spent a transitional year at University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Noe completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicines, Knoxville, TN., along with a Fellowship in Neuroradiology at University of Alabama School of Medicines, Birmingham, AL. Dr. Noe has specialized in Neuroradiology, here at Erlanger since July 2011 and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. He maintains membership in the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Medical Association and Tennessee Medical Association.   

Steve Quarfordt, MD received his medical degree from East Carolina University and went on complete his residency at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama, and his Vascular-Interventional fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Quarfordt is accomplished in both general and neurointerventional procedures with stroke case experience extending back to 1995. Along with Drs. Blaise Baxter and Tom Devlin, was an integral part in the development of the Southeast Regional Stroke Center at Erlanger. Dr. Quarfordt is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with a certificate of added qualifications in Vascular Interventional Radiology. In addition, he has been published in numerous journals including, Journal of Imaging Technology Management and the Journal of Endovascular Therapy.

Stephen M. Sabourin, M.D. graduated with a B.S. from University of Georgia, Athens, GA. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, A General Surgery Internship was held at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, after which he completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency, and a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sabourin has specialized in Body Imaging and Musculoskeletal Imaging and MRI, here at Erlanger since July 2010. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Sabourin has had research publications in the American Journal of Roentgenology. He maintains membership in the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society and Southern Radiological Medical Association.

Marla B.K. Sammer, M.D., DABR® graduated with a B.A. from Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN. She graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.  She then spent a transitional year at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.  She completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency and a Fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Sammer was an Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatric Radiology at University of Washington/Seattle Children's before joining EmCare Radiology Services. Dr. Sammer has specialized in Pediatric Radiology at Erlanger since July 2010. She is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology, and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology.  Dr. Sammer has multiple peer reviewed publications, including in Pediatric Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology, and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Awards she has received for research include the Society of Nuclear Medicine Pediatric Imaging Council Young Investigator Award, the RSNA Certificate of Merit for Education Exhibit, and the ARRS Silver Medal for Electronic Presentation.

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