David M. Panicek, MD, FACR


Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Radiology

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About Me

I am a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with special expertise in the care of patients with bone tumors and soft-tissue sarcomas. As an integral member of the Bone Tumor Disease Management Team, I collaborate closely with orthopedic surgeons, medical oncologists, and pathologists to optimize the accurate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients with these rare and often difficult-to-treat tumors.

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My research interests cover a wide range of topics in oncologic imaging, often evaluating the effectiveness of various imaging techniques used in the diagnosis and care of patients with cancer. I am currently studying MR imaging and CT scanning of bone and soft-tissue tumors. I was the lead investigator on the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health multi-institutional project which compared CT and MR imaging for the staging of musculoskeletal cancers.

In addition to my clinical responsibilities and research, I serve as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Radiology and Vice Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at Memorial Hospital, as well as Director of Educational Programs in Radiology. I am proud to help train new physicians, and I received the Robin C. Watson Award for Excellence in Radiology Teaching from our radiology residents.

I was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 2002 and as a member of the International Skeletal Society, and I serve on the editorial board of Skeletal Radiology. I am also a Co-Chair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Task Force on Oncologic Imaging and Therapy, which involves organizing lectures for radiologists and radiation oncologists from around the world who attend the annual RSNA meeting. In addition, I serve as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology, which determines whether a radiologist is awarded board certification.

  • Clinical Expertise: Cross-Sectional Body Imaging (CT, MRI); Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Cornell University Medical College
  • Residencies: The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology

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