Dr. Frodsham was born in Indianapolis, IN, but moved around a lot as a child: Texas, Brazil, Texas again and Utah. It was clear even as a young child that he was a people helper at his very core, so medicine was a natural fit for him.
Interventional Radiology was less evident. He entered medical school thinking he’d end up in Emergency Medicine or maybe Orthopedic Surgery; but after he heard about a specialty where doctors were using technology and imaging as the eyes while they did major procedures (stroke treatments, stopping gastro-intestinal bleeding, cancer therapies, etc.) he was hooked!
He spent four years at Yale University, Hospital of St. Raphael learning and practicing radiology reading and interpretation before doing his Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital. He developed his love and skills in treating cancers, vascular disease and spine work with some of the best IR physicians in the country.
The call of the mountains and deserts of Utah brought Dr. Frodsham happily back to Utah where he’s worked in both private and academic hospitals. His conviction about providing exceptional medical care in outpatient settings inspired him to bring the first outpatient Interventional Radiology clinic to Utah.
When he’s not improving and saving patients’ lives, he can be found skiing, surfing (not in Utah), doing yoga, biking, hiking, cooking (you haven’t lived until he’s grilled a burger for you), and laughing with friends and family.
Aaron Frodsham, MD
Fellowship: Vascular & Interventional Radiology: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (RI)
Residency: Radiology: Yale University – Hospital of St. Raphael (CT)
Internship: Transitional Year: Yale University – Hospital of St. Raphael (CT)
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine (VT)
Undergrauate: BS Chemistry/Molecular Biology: Brigham Young University (UT)
A home-grown Utah local (Utah county through and through!), John Whitehead was “super shy” yet always busy. He played football, baseball, skied, and (given the absence of computer games in his childhood) spent copious amounts of time enjoying the outdoors hiking, camping, and fishing with friends and family.
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, he ventured outside of Utah for his medical training. His training in cardiovascular surgery and interventional cardiology lead him to the active treatment of venous disease, something he’s been mastering over nineteen years. He brought his skills and experience back to Utah, helping evolve (we’re into that here!) minimally-invasive venous procedures firsthand, helping introduce the first endovenous device in Utah in 2001.
He is a master of venous anatomy with experience in endoscopic vein harvesting. He is a licensed sonographer because he wanted to be able to understand and map his patients’ veins, making him highly equipped for the tremendous outcomes and patient satisfaction he garners. John is credentialed and vastly experienced in endovenous radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser therapy, Venaseal (non-thermal) and ClariVein (non-thermal) treatments of varicose veins and superficial vein disease.
When not treating vein disease, you’ll be hard-pressed to find John. He is literally ALWAYS moving! He is passionate about cycling all over Utah and surrounding states (even helping with his kid’s high school mountain bike team!), skiing and spending time with his wife and children.
Residency: University of Nebraska (NE)
PA Training: Cardiovascular Surgery: University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)
Undergraduate: Biology: University of Utah (UT)
Gina Hill was born and raised in Elko, NV knowing she wanted to care for people—perhaps she was inspired by her mom, an illustrious pediatrician in Elko. She grew up exploring and enjoying the stunning Ruby Mountains (which is something she’s transferred to our beautiful Wasatch Mountains).
Gina may look too young to have graduated from high school, but don’t let her youthful looks fool you. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience that make her the perfect fit for our patients.
In her free time (people who know her doubt she has any), Gina is either with her husband, two children, pig-bellied beagle named Jolene (yes, the name was inspired by Dolly Parton’s famous song), traveling (ask about photos from a trip to the Azores!), camping, skiing, mountain biking, playing and/or (more often than not) watching baseball. Her primary moments of quiet come from morning runs when the air is crisp.
Master of Science in Nursing: Westminster College (UT)
Bachelor Degree: Nursing
MA: Teaching: University of Utah (UT)
Bachelor in Science: Biology: University of Utah (UT)