Department of Radiology welcomes new MRI Supervisor

Kraig Kissinger, RT(R)(MR)

The Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner recently welcomed Kraig Kissinger, RT(R)(MR), as its new MRI Supervisor. In this role, Kissinger is responsible for the day-to-day operations of his modality, reporting to Radiology Program Manager Rakesh Kannan, RT(N)(CT).

Kissinger, who earned his certificate in Radiography from Geisinger Medical Center and his bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology Management from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, has 30 years of experience working in MRI. He’s held positions at various healthcare centers, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital where he focused on cardiac MRI.

“When I was first starting out, MRI was a technology that was changing really fast. It was still in its infancy and the technology was still being developed. Every six months to a year, there was something new coming out. And it was fun to try to keep up with that,” he says of his career-long interest in MRI.

Kissinger says he was drawn to the role at BWFH because of a desire to work in a smaller hospital where he can make a bigger impact. He is currently working on his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and hopes to use what he is learning to improve efficiency within his new department. “I’m excited to get to know all of the technologists and work with them to help improve the workflow,” he explains.

He is was also drawn to BWFH because of its commitment to diversity and inclusion. “I got a good feeling when I walked into HR for the first time and saw rainbow stickers on everyone’s badge and information about the various Employee Resource Groups,” he says. “It was really encouraging to see when I walked in the door that BWFH is a welcoming place for all, employees and patients alike.”

When he is not at work, Kissinger spends his time doing home improvement projects and traveling. He is currently looking forward to a trip to England with his husband and his mother. He also devotes much time and effort to raising funds in the fight to end multiple sclerosis. In fact, he just completed Walk MS: Boston, an event he participates in with his team each year, raising anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000 a year to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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