Valentine W. Curran, M. D.
Body Imaging, Musculoskeletal
Dr. Curran received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. After a surgical internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, he completed a tour as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon with Marine Prowler squadron VMAQ-2, earning an Air Medal while deployed overseas twice for combat operations in the Bosnia and Kosovo Conflicts. He completed his radiology residence at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center/Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident and was awarded “Resident of the Year”. He then served as attending radiologist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where he was an adjunct professor of radiology for USUHS, and was awarded “Teacher of the Year”. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he provided radiology interpretations for Allied forces in Kuwait, and southern Iraq, earning a Navy and Army Commendation Medal. After 12 years of military service, he joined Peninsula Radiology Associates in July, 2007.
Dr. Curran is passionate about the role of radiology in patient care. He enjoys interacting everyday with his fellow PRA radiologists and Riverside physicians to improve the health of patients throughout the Virginia Peninsula.
Dr. Curran lives in Williamsburg with his beautiful wife and two daughters who keep him smiling, laughing, and always on the go.
- B.S., University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
- M.D., Georgetown School of Medicine, Washington, DC
- Surgery Internship, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
- Radiology Residency, Bethesda Naval Medical Center/Walter Reed Medical Center, Chief Resident
- American Board of Radiology
- Unrestricted, Commonwealth of Virginia Medical License
- American College of Radiology
- American Roentgen Ray Society
- Radiological Society of North America
- Adjunct professor of radiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, “Teacher of the Year”.
“I recently had to have a study done at the hospital. I was an add-on patient later in the day, and my study actually ended up carrying over into the next shift. All of the staff I dealt with were incredibly professional, friendly, and comforting. Dr. Curran was so compassionate and caring. He asked me questions about my symptoms so he could make sure all possibly causes were evaluated to ensure I had the best study possible. He explained what he was doing and then took the time to answer my questions to the best of his ability at the time. Everyone and everything was so efficient, my referring doctor had the results for his review the next morning. I appreciate the time Dr. Curran took with me and the way he made me feel like I was the only patient he had to deal with, when in fact, he had several. I have no doubt each and every patient felt the same way I did and that is because of Dr. Curran’s exceptional bedside manner.”-Diane Forbes