Dr. Sunayna Bakaya Named Medical Director of Imaging at Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

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Sunayna Bakaya, M.D.

Sunayna Bakaya, M.D.

Sunayna Bakaya, M.D., a highly respected board certified diagnostic radiologist, has been named Medical Director of Imaging for Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach, which annually perform 204,000 imaging procedures.

Dr. Bakaya, who previously served six years as Chief of Body Imaging at the three hospitals, will help lead the team of more than 150 radiologists, technologists and support staff.

“Imaging impacts all areas of medicine, and emerging innovations in molecular imaging and therapeutics is transforming patient care,” says Dr. Bakaya. “It’s an honor to be part of this exceptional team supported by the most advanced technologies, techniques and treatments.”

These include the 320-slice CT scanner for ultrafast scans that can image an entire organ in a single rotation allowing physicians to detect and treat life-threatening diseases at their earliest stages; new state-of-the-art MRI scanner in Miller Children’s; advanced endoscopic gastrointestinal care; comprehensive stroke center; interventional oncology; and much more.

Dr. Bakaya completed her radiology residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and fellowship in body imaging at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. A graduate of MemorialCare Physician Leadership Academy, she received Long Beach Memorial’s Family Medicine Residency Program Outstanding Teacher Award and serves on American Roentgen Ray Society’s Radiology Education Committee.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Bakaya lead our world-class imaging program,” says Suzie Reinsvold, Chief Operating Officer, Miller Children’s—among the nation’s 10 largest children’s hospitals—which along with Long Beach Memorial, comprise the West’s second largest hospital campus. “She’s committed to delivering excellent patient experiences and high quality outcomes that are the hallmarks of our hospitals.”

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