Memorial Sloan Kettering diagnostic radiologist David Bates

David Bates, MD


Clinical Expertise

Abdominal Imaging; Cancer Imaging

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About Me


MD, New York Medical College


Diagnostic Radiology - Boston University Medical Center


Abdominal Imaging - Massachusetts General Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology

I am a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in abdominal imaging with CT, MRI, and ultrasound. As a member of the Colorectal Cancer Disease Management Team, I work closely with gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists. Together, we diagnose colorectal cancer and create comprehensive care plans for our patients

In addition to caring for patients, I am actively engaged in research. I serve as the principal investigator on several projects to improve diagnostic imaging. I am specifically interested in the imaging of gastrointestinal cancers. Along with my colleagues, I explore new technologies and ways to improve how we use existing imaging. 

I am an active member of the Society of Abdominal Radiology’s Rectal Cancer Disease Focus Panel, which strives to improve and standardize diagnostic imaging of rectal and anal cancer. I am also chair of the committee on dual-energy computed tomography at Sloan Kettering. In this role, I am leading a program to further understand this type of imaging in cancer care.

Educating trainees at MSK and Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as other practicing radiologists, is an important and gratifying part of my work. I lecture in MSK’s continuing medical education course on MRI for rectal cancer. I have been invited to speak and moderate at national meetings, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. 

Together, we diagnose colorectal cancer and create comprehensive care plans for our patients.

Dr. Bates

Awards and Honors

  • Ralph Schlaeger Fellowship Grant
  • Member, The Gold Humanism Honor Society


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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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