Northwest Radiology Network Launches Vascular and Interventional Physicians (VIP)

Northwest Radiology Network is excited to announce the launch of Vascular and Interventional Physicians (VIP), a division of Northwest Radiology focused on minimally-invasive procedures and surgical alternatives.

Located at 10603 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis, the new outpatient clinic and procedural facility is led by Vincent Flanders, MD and Joshua Dowell, MD, PhD, FSIR of Northwest Radiology (NWR), both board-certified interventional and vascular radiologists who have been trained in body imaging diagnostic radiology as well as image-guided procedures.

“Our new outpatient location for VIP allows new doors to open and facilitates the transition of patients’ care to more convenient and affordable models,” said Northwest Radiology Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus, CPA, MBA. “We plan to continue to expand and provide this care model at more locations throughout central Indiana — with the same level of compassion and care you have come to expect from Northwest Radiology.”

Service areas include oncology, women’s health including uterine fibroid embolization, men’s health including prostate artery embolization, treatment of blood clots and arterial disease along with urologic, bone/joint and gastrointestinal conditions.

In addition to Dr. Flanders and Dr. Dowell, other providers include:

  • Molly Frankum, RT(R) (ARRT), MHS-PAS, PA-C
  • Katie Watkins, PA-C

Vascular and Interventional Physicians is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment.

Northwest Radiology is one of the largest physician-owned radiology groups in central Indiana providing specialized imaging services in all areas of radiology. With more than 30 sub-specialized, board-certified radiologists, outpatient centers around the Indianapolis area, and partnerships with several specialty clinics, Northwest Radiology delivers comprehensive imaging to patients.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 317-328-7255 or visit


New Breast Services at Northwest Radiology in Carmel

The new NWR Breast Center offers women faster and more affordable breast imaging services when compared to a hospital setting. Northwest Radiology Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus and patient Sharry Hemingway talk with WISH-TV about the importance of regular mammograms amid the updated national guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommending earlier mammograms for women.


Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) with Dr. Joshua Dowell

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign pelvic tumors in women; they are more common and severe among African American women. For many women, a hysterectomy is often the next step, but that is not the only solution. The radiologists with Vascular & Interventional Physicians of Northwest Radiology perform outpatient uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), and Dr. Joshua Dowell discusses the procedure with WISH-TV.


Twelve Northwest Radiology Doctors Recognized as 2022 Indianapolis’ “Top Doctors”

Northwest Radiology Network is proud to announce 12 of its doctors are ranked among “Indy’s Top Doctors” in this year’s edition of Indianapolis Monthly’s annual list. The magazine uses rigorous, peer-reviewed criteria from Castle Connolly Medical to select these board-certified specialists. With more than 900 listings, this annual guide to the Indianapolis area’s physicians and specialists is the most authoritative in central Indiana.

“Seeing our doctors recognized for their commitment to providing compassionate care is always a point of pride for us,” said Northwest Radiology Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus. “We greatly appreciate Indianapolis Monthly’s validation of our efforts in our mission to provide the highest quality treatment.”

Congratulations to the following radiologists from Northwest Radiology who are included on the Indianapolis Monthly’s 2022 Top Doctors list:

Anwar Ashraf, MD
Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Radiology


Eric E. Beltz, MD


Margaret Brengle, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology


Kathy Clark, MD
Pediatric Radiology


Eric Elliott, MD
Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Radiology


David Gulliver, MD
Body Imaging, Nuclear/PET Radiology


Richard L. Hallett II, MD
Cardiovascular Imaging


Brian Jellison, MD


Benjamin B. Kuzma, MD


Susan Meyer, MD
Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Radiology


John A. Morton, MD
Nuclear/PET Imaging


Lori J. Wells, MD
Breast Imaging and Intervention



Dr. Ahmad Discusses Dense Breasts with WTHR-TV

More than half of women over age 40 in the U.S. have dense breasts — a factor that increases your risk of cancer. Women’s Health Radiologist Dr. Shakeeb Ahmad talks with WTHR-TV about why having dense breast tissue makes it more difficult to see abnormalities on a mammogram and what doctors recommend.


Northwest Radiology Network Welcomes Women’s Health Radiologist Dr. Shakeeb Ahmad

Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Shakeeb Ahmad, M.D., who is subspecialized in women’s health radiology, including mammography.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., Dr. Ahmad received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed a medicine internship at the University of Louisville, radiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Indiana University, and breast imaging fellowship at Indiana University.

Dr. Ahmad is a member of the American College of Radiology; American Roentgen Ray Society; Radiological Society of North America; and RAD-AID International, a World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations-sponsored organization dedicated to bringing radiology to the developing world.

His research experience includes a project based on the biomarker approach to defeating neurodegenerative disorders. He has also co-authored publications on the topics of CT findings of patients treated with irreversible electroporation for locally-advanced pancreatic cancer; and pelvic collateral pathways in aorto-iliac occlusive disease.


WTHR-TV Highlights Jovial Family Farm for Seniors

WTHR-TV took an up-close look at Jovial Family Farm, a farm in the Broad Ripple area founded by Dr. Bobbie Jellison and her husband, Northwest Radiology Neuroradiologist Dr. Brian Jellison. Jovial Family Farm provides seniors, their families and their communities engagement and meaning through urban agrarian and culinary activities.


WTHR-TV: Dr. Catherine King Discusses Backpack Injuries

It’s an essential part of the back-to-school supply list — a backpack. But according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, from 2017 to 2019, an estimated annual average of 7,500 kids under 19 years old were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to backpacks. Northwest Radiology Musculoskeletal Radiologist Dr. Catherine King talked with WTHR-TV about what injuries are caused by heavy and improperly-fitting backpacks and what you can do to prevent those injuries.


WTHR-TV: Dugans Make Creative Donation to Wheeler Mission

After helping feed 255 servings of food to the homeless at Wheeler Mission in 2021, Dr. Laura Dugan, a body imaging radiologist with Northwest Radiology, and her husband, Bob, told WTHR-TV they wanted to double that amount in 2022. They worked with their friend, Los Arroyos General Manager Leon Nicholson, along with other local restaurants, to make a food donation for more than 500 people.