M. Cristina Payan, MD CAQ

Fellowship in Neuroradiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
June 2002-August 2003

Radiology Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
June 1998-May 2002

Research Fellowship in Interventional Radiology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
June 1997-May 1998

Intern Year, General Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
June 1996-May 1997

Doctorate of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
June 1994-May 1996

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
August 1992-May 1994

Baccalaureato in Artibus
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
May 1990

The Kinkaid School
Houston, Texas
May 1985

North Cypress Medical Center/West Houston Radiology Associates
March 2008 – Present
Senior Equity Partner, Chief of Neuroradiology, MRI and MRI Safety

  • Provide expert specialty reads on day to day cases, including pediatrics
  • Routinely perform lumbar punctures and myelograms on complex post-operative patient population
  • Interact daily with specialists in order to promote patient outcomes
  • Manage inpatient MRI usage
  • Created and continue to monitor MRI protocols to provide excellent image quality
  • Oversee and manage MRI safety protocols across 4 locations

Digital Imaging
August 2003 – December 2007
Partner

  • Primary reader for 3 outpatient imaging sites including all modalities
  • Managed 3 magnets including creating imaging protocols and maintaining safety guidelines

Northwest Radiology Associates
August 2002 – July 2003
Moonlighting Radiologist

  • Performed final reads on all modalities.

Copeland and Associates
August 1999 – February 2002
Moonlighting Radiologist

  • Performed final reads on all modalities.

Certificate of Added Qualification, American Board of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology with Subspecialty Certification in Neuroradiology
November 8, 2004

Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
November 11, 2002

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