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Our Training Team

Siemens experts at every level

Meet our training team

Our instructors have real-world experience with Siemens medical imaging equipment. They’ve seen, and solved, nearly any challenge you can imagine. They bring that experience to a hands-on (50 to 70%) classroom experience. Learning is intense within these 6-person class sizes (teams of 2-3 while working on each piece of equipment).

Sam Darweesh
National Engineering Lead/Chairman of Engineering

Sam Darweesh is an experienced CT and MRI Senior Engineer/Subject Matter Expert. He has been in the medical imaging industry for 20+ years working with industry leading CT and MRI manufacturers as well as major independent service organizations (ISOs) worldwide. Sam has extensive experience working in all aspects of the medical imaging industry including CT and MRI field engineering and level III lead technical support. He dedicated his time providing expert recommendations to his team of engineers in North and South America and was also responsible for major strategic projects on CT and MRI systems worldwide. Sam is an adjunct Professor of Medical Imaging providing focus on design and functional performance of medical equipment as well as consistent image quality. Sam earned a bachelor’s degree of electrical engineering and a master’s degree from the University of Texas.

 

Joseph Sam
National Technical Support Engineer

Joseph Sam is an Imaging Engineer with 15 years of field service and support experience in the Diagnostic Imaging industry. With a background in United States Navy electronics, his attention to detail is evident. He specializes in Siemens MRI/CT with extensive knowledge in multivendor systems as well. Joe has provided onsite service and support for customers throughout the United States. Throughout his career, he has provided colleagues with on the job training and system support.

 

Richard Houska
National Technical Support Engineer

Richard Houska brings a rich background in Medical Imaging diagnostics and troubleshooting to Technical Prospects with over 30 years in the industry.  Having worked for Philips, Siemens, and Canon, he has serviced medical modalities such as Cath/Angio/Specials Labs, Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Labs, CT Scanners, Nuclear Medicine SPECT/CT Labs, Ultrasound Units, and Mammography.  He started out his career as a programmer and is well versed in Workstations and Network solutions.  His career has taken him throughout the United States, so he has a deep appreciation for this country and its diversity.  Beyond his career, Richard enjoys leather carving, wood working, sci-fi movies, special effects, music, and the performing arts.

 

The facility

Our world-class Training Center offers 17 clinical setting training and QA bays with 27 fully operational systems for hands-on labs, two modern private classrooms, and a full cafeteria/kitchen area.

All of the equipment in our training and QA bays is Siemens medical imaging equipment because Siemens is our focus and specialty.