Michael P. Culbert, BHS, CNMT, NMTCB(RS), RT(R)
Director, Imaging Core Lab
B.H.S. Health Sciences, Business Administration
Buies Creek, North Carolina
A.A.S. Nuclear Medicine
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Academy of Health Sciences, (U.S. Army)
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
As the Imaging Core Lab Director, Mr. Culbert’s responsibilities with Certus include ensuring adequacy and validation of Imaging Core Lab equipment. Lead the imaging core staff. Establish and implement SOPs regarding image receipt, tracking, processing, archiving and image translation as well as development of blinded read charters; training and testing physician readers. Qualification of imaging devices for use in clinical trials such as nuclear medicine, CT, PET, x-ray, ultrasound, mammography, echo, and MR equipment; and participation in business development activities related to the Imaging Core Lab.
Prior to joining Certus, Michael was the Director of Radiology and the Radiation Safety Officer (one of six technologists in the state of New Hampshire to achieve this status) at Parkland Medical Center (an HCA facility) where he led over 70 employees and was responsible for the management of the Radiology department, comprised of 11 departments over 3 campuses. During his directorship, he effectively led his team in treating 30% of new Hampshire’s COVID-19 patient population, streamlined and improved nuclear stress testing by implementing new technology, enhanced interdepartmental communication, decreased Emergency Room turn-around times, Increased employee satisfaction, and was instrumental in restructuring testing formats.
Mr. Culbert began his career in the U.S. Army; training at the prestigious Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. and Womack Army Medical Center Fort Bragg NC. Deployed to Bosnia: managed the x-ray and CT departments of Eagle Base Hospital.
He implemented U.S. Army’s first war zone teleradiology system to communicate between Bosnia and U.S. Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Supervised and established CT department in Ibin Sina Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq (green zone). Responsible for CT equipment, procedures, and training of soldiers and Iraqi civilians in computerized tomography.