Gerald Behr, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified radiologist who specializes in caring for children with cancer. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, I am one of two on-site pediatric radiologists. Diagnosing childhood cancers and interpreting images of them requires particularly detailed training and deep experience. We consult closely with other members of a child’s care team, including oncologists and surgeons. 

In addition to imaging cancers, I have clinical and research experience in the diagnosing related diseases, including infantile hemangiomas and tumor mimics such as venous malformation and arteriovenous malformations.

  • Clinical Expertise: Radiologic Imaging in Children (MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Plain Radiography)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Fellowships: Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology; Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology


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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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Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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