Michael J. Pentecost, MD

Assoicate Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Health/National Imaging Associates

Professor of Radiology, Geogetown University School of Medicine

After training at USC, Dr. Pentecost was in private and academic practice in Southern California from 1980-1992. From 1992-1996, he was the chief of interventional radiology and vice-chair of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he was a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, a collaboration of the School of Medicine and The Wharton School. 

In 1996, Dr. Pentecost was named professor and chairman of radiology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 2005, he became the director of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group radiology practice, the division of Kaiser Permanente in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

In 2008, Dr. Pentecost joined Magellan Health/National Imaging Associates as the associate chief medical officer. 

Dr. Pentecost has served as president of the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Society for Health Services Research in Radiology. He is the editor of the radiology textbook Abrams' Angiography, Interventional Radiology. 

Dr. Pentecost was on the Board of Chancellors of the ACR from 1997-2003 and was a founding member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Pentecost's Lectures

Radiation Safety: Perspective of the Health Insurance Industry

Recent Publications

  1. Pentecost MJ. Health care reform: The first anniversary. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2011; 8: 221
  2. Pentecost MJ. The innovator's solution. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2011; 8: 382
  3. Pentecost MJ. High power: The Medicare prescription drug benefit under the microscope. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2011; 8: 530-531
  4. Pentecost MJ. Autumn's other contest. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2011; 8: 674
  5. Pentecost MJ. McAllen revisited. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2011; 8: 826
  6. Pentecost MJ. Aspirin and angioplasty. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012; 9: 95
  7. Pentecost MJ. All-Starr lineup. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012; 9: 227
  8. Pentecost MJ. The measures of success. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012; 9: 391
  9. Pentecost MJ. Medicare Quality and Resource Use Reports: Crunching data or crushing data. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012; 9: 539-540
  10. Pentecost MJ. Counterpoint: Someone has to pay. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012; 9: 608- 609
  11. Pentecost MJ. Health care reform: Third gear's alright. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012; 9: 678
  12. Pentecost MJ. Medicaid in the spotlight. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2012; 9: 859-860