Stephen Hobbs serves as a cardiothoracic radiologist in Radiology with a joint appointment in Cardiovascular Medicine.
Dr. Hobbs has lectured at the national and international level on cardiothoracic imaging topics ranging from cardiothoracic surgery complications to diffuse lung disease. He has particular interests in interstitial lung disease as well as resident education, and he is co‐editor of the recently released Thoracic Imaging: A Core Review. He serves as a thoracic imaging section editor for the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
In addition to his radiology interests, Dr. Hobbs has a strong imaging informatics and information technology focus, including board certification in clinical informatics. He serves as the imaging informatics medical director for both UK Radiology and the entire UK HealthCare enterprise. A graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Hobbs completed his radiology residency at UK and subspecialty fellowship training in cardiothoracic radiology at the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health in Denver.
Dr. Hobbs is a fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).
I find cardiothoracic radiology rewarding because of the emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to helping and evaluating patients. Imaging of lung conditions, especially complex interstitial lung disease, requires coordination of care and input from a variety of practitioners trained not only in pulmonology and thoracic surgery but also disciplines such as rheumatology, pathology and genetics.
My other career focus has been information technology. The field of radiology has always been an early adopter of pioneering advancements, with an example being the digitization of medical records in the 1990s, well before electronic health records were considered viable. That close relationship with technology initially drew me into radiology, and it has been a key component of my career.
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