David D.B. Bates, MD


Conditions Treated

Memorial Sloan Kettering diagnostic radiologist David Bates
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About Me

I am a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis using CT, ultrasound, and MRI. As a member of the Colorectal Cancer Disease Management Team, I collaborate closely with gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists to diagnose colorectal cancer and create comprehensive treatment plans for our patients.

As part of my position, I collaborate in research to help advance medical knowledge and contribute to the field of gastrointestinal oncology. I am also investigating the use of machine learning to assist in the interpretation of diagnostic images. It is inspiring to work alongside so many motivated and committed colleagues every day.

  • Clinical Expertise: Abdominal Imaging; Cancer Imaging
  • Awards and Honors: Ralph Schlaeger Fellowship Grant; Member, The Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, New York Medical College
  • Residencies: Diagnostic Radiology - Boston University Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Abdominal Imaging - Massachusetts General Hospital

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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