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Medical Staff - Radiology


Andrew Deutsch, M.D.

Director of Imaging

Dr. Andrew Deutsch, a nationally respected expert in skeletal radiology and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), serves as Director of Imaging at California Health & Longevity Institute. Born and raised in New York City and educated at Columbia University, Dr. Deutsch received his training in diagnostic radiology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he did his residency, served as Chief Resident, and did his fellowship training.

Dr. Deutsch is well known for his original contributions to the medical literature in the area of skeletal radiology and musculoskeletal and spinal MRI. He is the author of over 50 original scientific papers and has authored four textbooks utilized throughout the world to educate radiologists and orthopedic surgeons on musculoskeletal MRI. His first textbook, MRI of the Musculoskeletal System, was reviewed in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine as ‘the one textbook to own to learn musculoskeletal MRI’.

Phillip Tirman

Phillip Tirman, M.D.


Dr. Phillip Tirman is an internationally recognized expert in the applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for evaluating orthopedic, sports medicine, and spine disorders. He is the co-author of three textbooks, including MRI of the Shoulder and Diagnostic Imaging: Orthopaedics. He has also authored or co-authored over sixty original scientific articles published in the radiology and orthopedic literature.

A native of Arkansas, Dr. Tirman attended both college and medical school at the University of Arkansas. He did his radiology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and did fellowship training in magnetic resonance imaging at Cottage Community Magnetic Resonance Center in Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Magnetic Resonance Center (SFMRC) in San Francisco where he continue to practice and was named Medical Director. Dr. Tirman has also worked with the prestigious National Orthopedic Imaging Associates Group.

Dr. Tirman is a manuscript reviewer for Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology, and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is a widely sought lecturer and has spoken at over fifty international meetings and has been a pioneer of continuing medical education utilizing webinar technology.

Dr. Tirman is also a food and wine connoisseur and is the author of the popular book The Wine and Food Lover’s Diet, which was a James Beard award nominee.