Biography of Nancy Chege, MD
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Nancy Chege, MD
Dr. Nancy W.
Chege received her B.S. in Chemistry from Hardin Simmons University (HSU),
Abilene, TX. At HSU, she received the senior HSU award based on academic
achievement and character, (Miss Bronco) as well as Epsilon Pi Alpha and Student
Prior to attending medical School, Dr. Chege spent 4 years doing research at
Stanford University in the Department of Biochemistry. The goal of her
experiments was to elucidate the mechanisms involved in the transport of
proteins between intracellular organelles - a better understanding of this
fundamental problem in cell biology could aid in the design of rational
therapies for a variety of diseases. Her work contributed to the understanding
of the compartmentation of the Golgi complex and resulted in two publications in
Journal of Cell Biology and Cell-Free Analysis of Membrane Traffic.
Following her research work at Stanford, Dr. Chege was accepted at the
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine where she
graduated in 1995. At UCSD, she published an article in the International
Journal of Osteoarchaeology on “Imaging evaluation of skull trepanation using
radiography and CT”. She also received both the Mickey Leland Scholarship, 1992
and Exceptional Achievement
Dr. Chege did her transitional internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center,
in San Jose, CA and her radiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center,
Syracuse, N.Y. As a resident, Dr. Chege was awarded “First place, Individual
Film Reading Championship 2000”, at the UCSD Board Review Course. As part of
her radiology residency, she completed a 3 month rotation at Boston Children’s
residency training, Dr. Chege returned to UCSD for a one-year Musculoskeletal
Imaging fellowship under the directorship of internationally-recognized Dr.
Donald Resnick. At UCSD, she trained extensively in MRI.
In 2002, after completing her fellowship, Dr. Chege accepted a position in
private practice with a radiology group in Yuba City / Marysville area where she
worked for 1 ½ years. She then joined the University of California-Davis,
Department of Radiology, as part-time faculty in the Musculoskeletal section,
where she enjoyed teaching both fellows and residents.
Dr. Chege has done locums and teleradiology work
for Central California Imaging Center, Hanford, CA and Advanced Imaging Center,
Lancaster, CA. The combination of practicing medicine in a dynamic academic environment at UCD, along
with the insight that private practice work allows, has further sharpened Dr.
Chege’s skill in all aspects of women's imaging, cross-sectional imaging (MRI, CT, Ultrasound -
including MSK ultrasound), as well as image-guided procedures, such as pain
relief, joint injections and biopsies.
In 2004, Dr. Chege founded Precise Radiological Associates, Inc., which by 2006,
had evolved into Yuba City Advanced Imaging Center. The imaging center has
introduced many new imaging technologies and concepts to Sutter, Yuba and Butte
counties, in particular, the only Mid-field Open MRI in this region. This
revolutionary advance in MRI allows for high resolution imaging quality similar
to closed systems, with the comfort of open MRI. In addition,
Women's Imaging Services including Digital Mammography, Breast Ultrasound,
Breast Biopsies, DEXA Scanner, Multi-Slice CT Scanner, High Definition 3D/4D
Ultrasound and Direct Digital X-ray have beeen added to the practice.
The imaging center is fully digital (PACS/RIS/Voice recognition) and allows doctors to remotely view images
and instantly obtain reports via a secure internet connection using any
Window-based PC. Dr. Chege introduced to her community the concept of a
“service-oriented” imaging facility, where doctors and their patients truly come