Andrew J. Plodkowski, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified radiologist specializing in musculoskeletal and cardiothoracic imaging. My expertise is in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT coronary angiography. I also specialize in musculoskeletal sports imaging and procedures, including ultrasound-guided techniques.

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I am a member of the Cardiology and Lung Cancer Disease Management Teams at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Experts from many different areas come together in these multidisciplinary teams to provide the best possible comprehensive care for our patients.

My current research is on cardiac MRI and CT in people with cancer. I am also conducting innovative research on thoracic cancer. My thoracic research includes radiogenomics. This is a new and exciting field that uses our understanding of the genetic differences in lung cancer. New differences are continually being discovered. By learning how they relate to imaging, we can improve our care for each patient.

As Director of General Radiology, I oversee the radiograph section in the department. I also supervise the residents from Weill Cornell Medicine who rotate through our service. This role is so important to me because it means helping new radiologists gain skills they will use throughout their career. In addition to teaching, throughout the year I participate in numerous lectures to our fellows and residents. I also lecture at local and national meetings. These have included the Society of Thoracic Imaging’s national meeting and the New York Roentgen Society.

  • Clinical Expertise: Musculoskeletal and Cardiothoracic Advanced Imaging
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Loyola University of Chicago School of Medicine
  • Residencies: SUNY Upstate Medical Center (Syracuse, NY)
  • Fellowships: Hospital for Special Surgery; Montefiore Medical Center (New York)
  • Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology; certificate of advanced proficiency in Cardiac Computed Tomography

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Clinical Trials

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