Dr Chris Holden
Dr Chris Holden (Chairperson) trained at Melbourne University, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne., followed by 2 year-long fellowships in MRI and musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Dr Holden was appointed Chair of Imaging Associates Group in 2019. Prior to this, since 2011, he held the position of Clinical Director, overseeing the clinical governance of an organisation with over 40 radiologists. Imaging Associates is an Australian organisation which is owned and operated by radiologists. This is a differentiating factor in a marketplace which includes large national and international corporations.
Whilst working day to day in conjunction with many elite Australian sporting codes and international athletes, Dr. Holden has also been integral in the provision of Hawthorn Football Club’s game day imaging, introducing a new model for player care. Chris prides himself on his ability to administer accurate, gentle injections of the musculoskeletal system and spine.
Dr Holden has been providing radiology services in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne for the past twelve years. Working in such a technology driven field, Chris is excited by the many advances which imaging is experiencing. Technology highlights include dynamic functional joint and vascular CT imaging, a growing community need for musculoskeletal interventions, incredibly advanced MRI and ultrasound imaging and breast tomosynthesis. Not only are advances occurring in the diagnostic area, but include the ever improving access to electronic images for referrers and patients (while still producing film you can touch!).
In his daily undertakings, Chris feels “a need for radiology to provide real time interaction and support for patient and clinician alike. A consistent focal team of specialised local radiologists is paramount.”
In his new role as Chairperson, Dr Holden works closely in partnership with Eastern Health and the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD), focusing on improving relationships with the local community, in particular working with general practice liaison programs and local physiotherapy groups.