Peter A Rothschild, M.D.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Peter A. Rothschild, M.D., a Louisville native, is the co-founder and Director of Radiology at High Field & Open MRI. Under Dr. Peter Rothschild’s guidance, High Field & Open MRI has grown into the largest outpatient imaging center in Kentuckiana. Dr. Rothschild graduated from Ballard High School, attended Indiana University and the University of Louisville for his undergraduate studies, and graduated from the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1981. He then interned at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, and followed up with five years of diagnostic radiology training at Indiana University. After his MRI fellowship in San Francisco, he joined the University of California at San Francisco’s Radiologic Imaging Laboratory, where he co-developed the first open MRI. He then served as an adjunct assistant professor of radiology at UCSF in the 1990s.
Dr. Rothschild lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of MRI. He was the editor of the first textbook on open MRI, and authored many of its chapters. His book Open MRI, published in 2000, was reviewed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and is available in numerous medical libraries. He has published numerous medical articles, most recently a landmark paper in Radiology Today in 2015. Additionally, he holds a patent on key elements in MRI.
Dr. Rothschild has been featured twice on the Dr. Dean Edell television show, and interviewed on the topic of MRI in sports injuries on CBS sports radio KNBR. He was interviewed and featured on WLKY TV in Louisville, where he discussed the use of the 3 Tesla MRI with Diffusion Tensor Imaging to detect subtle and traumatic brain injury in athletes.
Beth DuBose, M.D
Beth DuBose, M.D. is a radiologist and has worked with High Field & Open MRI in Louisville since its opening in 1996. Dr. DuBose received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Her medical training was at the Dartmouth Brown Program in Medicine, and she received her M.D. degree in 1990 from Brown University. She then did a one-year internship in internal medicine at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. From 1991-1995, she did her residency in diagnostic imaging at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Following her residency, Dr. DuBose completed a one-year fellowship in MR Imaging at USC in Los Angeles, which primarily focused on MR neuro and musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. DuBose became board certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1995. Following fellowship training in 1996, Dr. DuBose joined Peter Rothschild, M.D. & Associates. Dr. DuBose was a contributor to many chapters in Dr. Rothschild’s Open MRI textbook, and has extensive experience interpreting open and conventional MRI studies.
Eric K. Fitzcharles, M.D.
Dr. Fitzcharles is a board certified diagnostic radiologist who has worked with High Field and Open MRI since 2007, and has practiced radiology in Kentucky since 1998. Dr. Fitzcharles received a BS in chemical engineering from the University Kansas in 1988, with highest distinction, and completed an internship with the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. He worked as a power generation engineering consultant in Washington, DC, until 1990. Dr. Fitzcharles then changed his career track and enrolled in medical school at the University of Virginia, receiving his MD degree in 1994. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Iowa in 1998, and immediately earned his board certification.
Dr. Fitzcharles has spent his entire career reading advanced outpatient imaging studies in the state of Kentucky, focusing on the many different applications of MRI imaging. He has served as assistant professor in the department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky, and conducted numerous teaching conferences at UK. Dr. Fitzcharles recently completed a Sports Imaging Clinical and Research Fellowship at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, an international destination for elite athletes. This fellowship provided unparalleled correlation of sports-related MRI imaging studies with clinical and surgical findings, using the latest 3T MRI technology. Dr. Fitzcharles has been involved in multiple research collaborations with the Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute, and lectures on different topics related to sports and joint imaging.