Virna Lisi-DeMartino

Virna Lisi-DeMartino, MD

Radiologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Breast Imaging
  • Breast Interventional Procedures
  • Breast Localizations
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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Director of Radiology, MSK Westchester
Get To Know Me

I am a board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologist with experience and expertise in:

I strongly believe my role as a radiologist is not only to provide high-quality interpretation that is timely and accurate, but also to provide supportive and compassionate care. Through years of listening to patients and welcoming their feedback, I have grown sensitive to the anxiety and emotional stress that can accompany a patient’s visit for imaging or interventional procedures. So, I make it a priority to create a positive atmosphere for each patient. I treat everyone involved in their care — from staff to technologists to the patient and their family — with respect, understanding, and empathy.

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Having majored in psychology in college, I thought I would one day become a psychiatrist. When following that path through medical school, I participated in a combined psychiatry/radiology research project studying functional imaging with MR, where I could observe brain activity in real-time. It was a lifechanging experience; I knew at that moment that my career path would change to radiology.  The technological advances in the field are exciting and have played an important role in improving patient care and outcomes.

In 2023, after practicing for 16 years in an outpatient multispecialty medical group in the community in which I live, I decided to return to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), the amazing institution that helped shape me into the radiologist I am today. I am excited to once again be part of a special place that provides state-of-the-art imaging and world-class care to patients.

When I am not working, you can find me helping my kids with their schoolwork, exercising, cooking with my husband, or playing tennis with my twin sister, who is also a radiologist at MSK! 

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

  • Breast Imaging
  • Breast Interventional Procedures
  • Breast Localizations
  • Breast Biopsies
  • Body Imaging
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Diagnostic Radiology, Cornell Weill Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • 2021 Female Trailblazer Award/Westfair Doctors of Distinction, award celebrating extraordinary healthcare providers who go above and beyond, to provide top quality care and service to patients in Fairfiled and Westchester Counties
  • 2014-2023 Top Doctors, Castle Connelly Top Doctor Award, Westchester Magazine
  • 2020 Exceptional Women in Medicine
  • 2017, 2020, 2021 Best Doctor Award, New York Magazine

Fellowships

  • Breast and Body Imaging, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • 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

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Emblem to learn more.

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

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Fidelis to learn more.

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

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Healthfirst to learn more.

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

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

Contact and Location

Dr. Lisi-DeMartino sees patients at three locations.

Location
New York, NY
Montvale, NJ
West Harrison, NY
300 East 66th Street Floors 5 - 6 New York NY 10065
225 Summit Avenue Montvale NJ 07645
500 Westchester Avenue West Harrison NY 10604

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Lisi-DeMartino’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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