A respected specialist in mammography and general radiology, Dr. Brian D. Meagher has made it his life’s work to detect problems that lie just underneath the surface. As a diagnostic radiologist for Jamestown Radiologists PC, he conducts diagnostic readings of mammographies, X-rays, CAT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, positron emission tomography, and other nuclear medicine techniques. Dr. Meagher thrives at the challenge of thwarting illness in the early stages by diagnosing symptoms that may elude others. “The most rewarding aspect of my career,” he says, “[is when I] interpret a study and see something that’s relatively subtle, but turns out to make a big difference in patient management.”
Dr. Meagher complements his precise, meticulous work as a radiologist with the easy affability of a general practitioner. Though he has focused his talents on radiology these last 20 years, he considers his first seven years in family medicine to have been invaluable. After all, his exposure to a diversity of patients has enabled him to hone the people skills that distinguish his practice today. He adds, “A sense of humor goes a long way in dealing with sick people. This also applies to interacting with staff, not just patients.”
Esteemed by his peers, Dr. Meagher has earned affiliation with the Medical Society of the State of New York, the American College of Radiology, the American Medical Association, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Radiological Society of North America. He previously served as president of the Chautauqua Medical Society and considers this appointment to be among the highlights of his career. He obtained an MD in 1982 from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology and Behavior in 1978 from Cornell University. His residency in radiology was completed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
Always on the lookout for the next challenge, Dr. Meagher plans to continue his education and expand his understanding of health care reforms. Continue reading