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Ben Wandtke, M.D., M.S.

Imaging Sciences

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Ben Wandtke serves as Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at FF Thompson Hospital where he practices as a general radiologist. His funded research focuses on health system quality improvement, most notably the development of the Backstop radiology recommendation tracking system that assures patients with incidental findings receive appropriate follow-up care, eliminating delays in diagnosis of cancer. He develops medical informatics solutions that make implementing quality systems easier and more affordable and is a member of the Nuance Executive Client Council.

Dr. Wandtke is active in radiology and health system leadership, currently serving as the President of the Medical Staff of FF Thompson Hospital and the Vice President of the Rochester Roentgen Ray Society. He serves on the Board of the FF Thompson Health System and chairs the FF Thompson Population Health Committee.

Dr. Wandtke is certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He completed a Fellowship in MRI Imaging and a master's degree in medical management at the University of Rochester. He is an Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

2003
Doctor of Medicine | University of Rochester

2016
Masters of Science | University of Rochester Medical Center
Medical Management

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004
Internship in Transitional at Presbyterian Medical Center (UPHS)

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Awards

2018
Innovation Spotlight – Triple Aim
Sponsor: Hospital Association of New York (HANYS)

2018
Health Care Achievement Award – Health Care Innovation
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

2017
Advanced Level Quality Certificate
Sponsor: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

2016
International Business Honor Society
Sponsor: Beta Gamma Sigma

2016
Elizabeth S. Hansen Award – Highest GPA of Master's Program Graduates
Sponsor: University of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business

2016
Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management Certificate of Achievement
Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

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Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Wandtke, B., Gallagher, S. "Reducing Delay in Diagnosis: Multistage Recommendation Tracking". AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017; 209(5): 970-975.

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