Michelle S. Bradbury, MD, PhD

Michelle S. Bradbury, MD, PhD

Radiologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Neuroradiology

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What I Do at MSK
  • Director of Intraoperative Imaging, Radiology
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I am a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with special expertise in the imaging of the nervous system (neuroradiology). I specialize in anatomic and functional CT and MRI of the brain, neck, and spine.

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As a physician-scientist, I also pursue laboratory research in an effort to refine imaging methods and develop new approaches that can be taken to the clinic and used to gather more information about tumors, and also to deliver novel therapies. Specifically, as a member of the Nano Center, I am collaborating with other investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Department of Material Sciences and Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca to design and develop very tiny substances called nanoparticles that can be used to detect and treat tumors and associated metastatic disease (cancer spread).

Because these particles attach to specific cells, they could serve as tracers, tagged with both a fluorescent dye and radiolabelled and visualized with optical and PET imaging to detect tumor cells and metastases in the body more effectively than the tracers we use today. They may even potentially be used by surgeons right in the operating room to assess the extent of tumor spread. Sentinel lymph node mapping (a staging procedure using these tracers to see if the first node to which cancer cells would spread actually contains cancer cells) is one such study that is under way in animal models, in collaboration with the Head and Neck Service in the Department of Surgery. In addition, we are in the process of attaching therapeutic drugs to these nanoparticles, so they may also have a place in cancer therapy. These studies began in the laboratory and are moving into clinical trials in collaboration with the Department of Surgery.

With my colleagues in the Brain Tumor Center, I am studying the use of a piece of a protein called a peptide which is attached to a chemotherapy drug for the treatment of brain tumors. This complex could possibly be more successful in passing through the blood-brain barrier and get to tumor cells more effectively than conventional drugs. I am also evaluating new ways to combine MRI findings with data from PET scanning to gain more knowledge about the molecular biology of brain tumors.

In all of my research, my goal is to develop novel approaches that increase our ability to target tumor cells to improve the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of cancers, and to ultimately improve survival and prognosis for patients.

My Role at MSK

A radiologist is a doctor with special training in using imaging to diagnose and treat disease. Imaging includes X-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Neuroradiology
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Residencies

  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Baptist Medical Center

Fellowships

  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Baptist Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology

Insurance Information

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Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

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

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

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

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

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

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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Contact and Location

Dr. Bradbury sees patients at one location.

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Location
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065

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Colleagues

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Research and Publications

Bradbury MS, Hambardzumyan D, Zanzonico P, Schwartz J, Cai S, Burnazi E, Larson SM, and Holland EC. PET imaging of tumor proliferation in genetically engineered mouse models of human glioma using 18F-FLT (submitted, J Nucl Med).

Peck K, Bradbury MS, Petrovich N, Hou B, Brennan C, Tabar V, and Holodny A. Preoperative susceptibility artifacts in brain tumor patients: can fMRI effectively assess language laterality? (submitted, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry).

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Bradbury’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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