Dr. Scales, a native of Mississippi, received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Mississippi, graduating summa cum laude, and his M.D. from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1999. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in radiology in 2005, at Wake Forest University. Dr. Scales then completed a fellowship in body imaging, also at Wake Forest University. Dr. Scales is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology.