Jamil Muasher M.D.
Jamil Muasher is a University of Virginia trained radiologist with dual board certification in Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology, who has made prostate imaging a core part of his practice over the past several years. He is the first physician in the Central Coast to develop and offer MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy of the prostate utilizing the Phillips PercuNav system, which allow for far more accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer and more personalized treatment decisions. He has served the Ventura and Santa Barbara communities since 2012 and is a member of Pueblo Radiology Medical Group. Originally from Virginia, Dr. Muasher has settled in Santa Barbara with his wife and two young children.
Benjamin Johnson M.D.
Benjamin Johnson is a Stanford University trained radiologist who received additional fellowship training at breast imaging while at Stanford, and subsequently fellowship training in joint and spine imaging with National Orthopedic Imaging Associates. More recently, he has focused a significant portion of his radiology practice on prostate cancer imaging and diagnosis, working with Dr. Muasher to offer MRI fusion ultrasound guided prostate biopsy services initially in Ventura, and now also at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital where he serves as the Radiology Department medical director as a member of Pueblo Radiology Medical Group. A former high school teacher with a Masters Degree in Education, Dr. Johnson practices medicine in concert with his patients, providing them with knowledge and guidance that allows them to make appropriate individualized medical decisions. Originally from West Virginia, Dr. Johnson has settled in Santa Barbara with his wife, an Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, and their two young children.
Duke Bahn M.D.
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the study and treatment of prostate cancer, Dr. Duke K. Bahn is currently the Director of the Prostate Institute of America at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura California. His special areas of interest are the early detection and staging of prostate cancer using color-Doppler ultrasound with tissue harmonics. He is also a pioneer in using cryotherapy, as both a primary and salvage treatment for prostate cancer. Certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Bahn spent more than twenty years in the research and development of cryoablation procedure for an effective prostate cancer treatment. His published data was the impetus for obtaining Medicare approval for cryotherapy as a viable primary treatment for prostate cancer.
Lately, he brought a concept of “Male Lumpectomy” in the prostate cancer treatment and standardizes the focal cryoablation technique that is freezing the cancerous portion of the prostate only as an outpatient, minimally invasive procedure. His latest task of cryoimmunotherapy clinical trial has FDA approval and being studied.
Dr. Bahn has held many academic and professional appointments including clinical professor of urology, Keck school of medicine, University of Southern California. He has published many scientific articles relating to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. He has been elected as “America’s Top Doctors” and “America’s Top Cancer Doctors”. He actively promotes prostate cancer education and patient empowerment through his extensive speaking appearances with both patient support groups and medical communities throughout the world.
Maria Mendez, has worked in the medical field for more than 20 years. She has expand her knowledge in the medical field working several places including Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Breast Center, Radiology Department and the Prostate Center. Maria’s first language is Spanish, she was brought to the United States when she was 6 years old and she was faced with the challenge of learning a whole new language. Maria became bilingual, she speaks, writes and reads both languages English and Spanish. She is a mother of a wonderful son and grandmother of 2 handsome boys. She enjoys, walking, hiking and dancing but most of all spending time with her grandkids. She is passionate about helping those in need and working within the medical field is where she found her passion.
Registered Nurse, Procedural Assistant
We welcomed Enrique to our team here at the Prostate Institute march 2020 .
He grew up here in the County of Ventura, lives in Oxnard with his wife and three children. Enrique brings a broad clinical background due to previous experience working as an Emergency Room Nurse, GI Nurse, and Surgical Services pre- and post- operative services Nurse. He Graduated from the Ventura College of Nursing in 2010 , and truly enjoys caring for others.