Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Katja Pinker-Domenig

Katja Pinker-Domenig, MD, PhD

Radiologist

Titles

Director of Research; Director of Breast MRI, Breast Imaging Service, Department of Radiology.

Clinical Expertise

Breast and Body Imaging

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Pinker-Domenig accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 7/1/23)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

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About Me

Education

MD, Medical University of Vienna; PhD, Medical University of Vienna

Residencies

Radiology - Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

Fellowships

Division of Breast and Gender Imaging - Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

Board Certifications

Radiology (Austria)

I am a radiologist with subspecialty expertise in breast and oncologic imaging, disease management teamwork, and research in advanced medical imaging. Before joining Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), I trained and practiced at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria for almost a decade. Due to my strong interest in cancer research that uses advanced imaging, I chose to join MSK in 2014 as a researcher.

I am proud to have been a part of the research community at MSK and the radiology team at Memorial Hospital since November 2017, as well as a professor of radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University since November 2020. I currently serve as the Director of Research and the Director of Breast MRI for the Breast Imaging Service in MSK’s Department of Radiology.

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I have extensive expertise in all aspects of state-of-the-art breast imaging, including mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound, and MRI. Additionally, I am experienced in breast interventions.

One of my top clinical accomplishments is successfully using multiparametric MRIs (which give more detailed pictures) in routine patient care. This is a concept that I developed, investigated, and implemented in Vienna and further refined at MSK in order to achieve the most accurate breast cancer detection.

My goal is to promote the quality of clinical breast imaging worldwide. As such, I serve as an Executive Board Member for the nonprofit European Society of Breast Imaging. I also have co-authored several guidelines addressing all aspects of breast cancer imaging and am actively involved in the development of consensus and mission statements published in distinguished journals such as The Lancet Oncology.

I have earned an international reputation for cutting-edge research in breast imaging. My research, which has largely been funded by external sources (or extramural funding), has continued to advance scientific knowledge and clinical practice. My research interests focus on molecular breast imaging with advanced high-field/ultra-high-field MRI using multiple advanced MRI parameters and hybrid (combined) techniques, such as positron emission tomography (PET)-MRI with specific tracers and the application of AI in oncologic imaging. I aim to develop new imaging biomarkers in breast cancer so that they can be used to improve diagnosis, prediction, and prognosis in the clinical care setting. A special focus is to investigate multiparametric (which takes different types of pictures), multimodal (which combines techniques) imaging as a noninvasive tool to better understand the effectiveness and early response assessment of therapy, thus improving treatment interventions. I have published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in breast and oncologic imaging.

I serve on several editorial boards for publications including BJR Open (as Editor-In-Chief) and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (as Deputy Editor). I am active in many committees with international organizations, including the American College of Radiology, European Society of Breast Imaging, and European Society of Radiology, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and Radiological Society of America.

I am also a popular teacher at national and international conferences, where I have served as organizer, peer reviewer, and chairperson. In recognition of my accomplishments, I have been named a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Pinker-Domenig’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Katja Pinker-Domenig discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • AURA Health Technologies GmbH
    Provision of Services
  • European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)
    Provision of Services
  • MX Healthcare GmbH
    Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services (uncompensated)

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