Dr Chris Holden
Speciality: Clinical Director
Dr. Chris Holden is a Melbourne University trained doctor who, after graduating in 1997 completed radiology training at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne in 2006. He continued his training with a year-long MRI fellowship focusing on body and neurological imaging, and then a subsequent year-long Musculoskeletal fellowship with an interest in both diagnosis and image guided intervention.
Dr. Holden has been providing radiology services in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne for the past seven 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.”
Dr. Holden prides himself on his ability to administer accurate, gentle injections of the musculoskeletal system and spine.
Since 2011, Dr. Holden has held the position of Clinical Director of Imaging Associates Group, overseeing the clinical governance of an organisation with over 30 radiologists. Imaging Associates is an Australian privately owned company which is owned and operated by Radiologists. This is a differentiating factor in a marketplace which includes large national and international corporations.
In his ongoing role as Deputy Chairman of Imaging Independently, Dr Holden works closely in partnership with Eastern Health, focussing on improving relationships with the local community, in particular working with General Practice liaison programs and local physiotherapy groups.
As former Director of Medical Imaging at William Angliss Hospital, Chris’s focus was on increased service provision and quality of imaging and musculoskeletal intervention available from the hospital based imaging department.
In recent years, Dr. Holden has been integral in the provision of Hawthorn Football Club’s game day imaging. Working with Dr. Paul Marks, they have introduced a new model for player care.