Director of Neuroradiology - Desert Medical Imaging
Board Member - CRS, DVIP, IEHIE, & Desert Doctors
Board Trustee - California Medical Association Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology, University of California Riverside & LLUMC
Dr. Christopher R. Hancock is the director of neuroradiology at Desert Medical Imaging, bringing our patients the benefit of his active research interests in critical fields like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and pain management. Dr. Hancock is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist with certification of added qualifications in Neuroradiology, holds a Level II Cardiac CT certification, and he takes an innovative approach to diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain and nervous system, head, neck, and spine.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of Georgia, he went to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, where he conducted a two-year study of stem cell neurodevelopment. Following an internship at the Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Hancock completed a four-year residency in diagnostic radiology, and earned the position of Chief Resident at the University of Miami, where he also achieved fellowships in Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology.
Later, Dr. Hancock accepted a position as Associate Program Director for the Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC) Department of Radiology residency program, then an appointment as Director of Neuroradiology at MSMC.
In addition to Dr. Hancock’s current position with Desert Medical Imaging as director of neuroradiology, he serves as a reviewer for The American Journal of Radiology, The Spine Journal, and Neurographics; as advisor for the Public Information Advisory Network; Chairman of the California Medical Association Young Physician Section; board member of the Riverside County Medical Association, and California Radiological Society; California Medical Association delegate to the American Medical Association; and counselor to the American College of Radiology.
Currently, Dr. Hancock practices orthopedic and sports medicine imaging, neuroradiology, and musculoskeletal imaging, and investigational regenerative therapies using stem cells taken from a patient’s own body to heal tissue damaged by disease or injury.