Dr. Gregory R. Applegate is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of California Irvine. Following a year-long fellowship in magnetic resonance imaging at University of Pittsburgh he joined their faculty as Assistant Professor of Radiology in the division of magnetic resonance imaging. He is also a former Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Applegate, a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology was appointed Medical Director of Valley Presbyterian Magnetic Resonance Center (VPMRC), now San Fernando Valley Advanced MRI Center in 1992.

Dr Applegate now serves as Radnets Medical Director for MSK Imaging for Southern California.

He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally as a recurrent invited faculty member for the American Academy of Orthopedics, the International Shoulder Congress, the Metcalf Memorial Arthroscopy course and the Napa Course – Advancements in Shoulder and Hip Arthroscopy. He has also been invited to address the ISAKOS as well as the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has published extensively on the advanced applications of magnetic resonance imaging, primarily with emphasis on musculoskeletal applications. He published a textbook with four shoulder arthroscopists entitled, “Shoulder Arthroscopy and MRI Techniques”. He was the first to publish on the role of MR Arthrography in Evaluation of the Post Operative Knee. Dr. Applegate also first published 3D MR Arthrography from an Intraarticular Perspective of the Shoulder. He has personally performed and interpreted in excess of 20,000 MR Arthrograms.

He has served on the medical advisory board for U.S. Diagnostic, VPMRC’s corporate partner as well as on its Steering Committee. He has also served on the Interactive Advisory panel for General Electric medical systems. He has served as a clinical evaluation and show site for General Electric medical systems and The Medrad Co., the leading manufacturer of MRI coils. He also developed a custom-built foot and ankle holder to optimize the imaging of the foot and ankle, which was evaluated by Medrad for commercial distribution.



University of Pittsburgh


University of California, Irvine

Medical Degree:

Temple University School of Medicine


American Board of Radiology