Ajay Gupta, MD, MS

Radiology, Neuroradiology, more
Chair, Department of Radiology | Radiologist-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian | more

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About Ajay Gupta, MD, MS

Ajay Gupta, MD, MS, is the chair of the Department of Radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is a professor of radiology and radiologist-in-chief for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Gupta is a board-certified radiologist specializing in neuroradiology. He has made significant contributions to the field through his research, which is focused on the quantification of the value and accuracy of diagnostic imaging for neurological disorders and the assessment of emerging neuroimaging techniques that may improve patient care. He has applied his investigative approach across a range of neurological disorders with a focus on stroke prevention and cerebrovascular disease assessment. Dr. Gupta is the principal investigator on several current and prior research projects supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and his contributions to imaging research have been published in more than 200 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Gupta previously served as vice-chair for research in the Department of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as the neuroradiology fellowship director at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian. He continues to teach and mentor a diverse range of clinical and scientific trainees.

Dr. Gupta earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society upon graduation. Following his internship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Neuroradiology Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. He subsequently earned a Master of Science in Clinical & Translational Investigation from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Gupta has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research and the Robert C. Watson Award for Teaching Excellence in Radiology. He currently serves as a senior editor for the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Board Certifications

  • Neuroradiology
  • Radiology

Languages Spoken

  • English

Specialties & Expertise

  • Brain CT
  • Brain MRI
  • CAT Scan (CT Scan)
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Angiogram Head
  • CT Head and Neck
  • CT Neck
  • CT Spine
  • CTA Neck
  • Disease of Brain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • MRA of Brain
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Spine
  • Myelography
  • Neurodegenerative Disorder
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • PET-CT
  • Spinal Disease
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ultrasound


  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • 2020: Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research
  • Robert C. Watson Award for Teaching Excellence in Radiology

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