Victoria Chernyak, MD, MS

Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Locations and Appointments

CUIMC/Milstein Hospital Building

177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Existing Patients
Login or sign-upto Connect Patient Portal
Existing Patients
Login to Connect Patient Portal make an appointment, view documentation or contact your doctor’s office.
Columbia Connect App
The Columbia Connect app allows you to access convenient services to help manage your health. Access the patient portal, communicate with your doctor, manage appointments, view test results, request prescription refills, pay a bill, and find a doctor.

About Victoria Chernyak, MD, MS

Dr. Victoria Chernyak is a board-certified radiologist with fellowship training in abdominal MRI. She is a national and international expert in liver imaging, with a focus on primary liver malignancies. Dr. Chernyak is a professor of radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and an attending radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Dr. Chernyak a leading expert of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS), a comprehensive system of standardized imaging and interpretation of liver findings in patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. She serves as co-chair of the American College of Radiology's LI-RADS Steering Committee. She co-edited the 2018 LI-RADS Manual, and co-led the creation of a clear and concise universal liver imaging lexicon that has been adopted internationally.

A passionate educator, Dr. Chernyak has been recognized for her engaging and educational lectures by numerous awards, including the Society of Abdominal Imaging's prestigious Richard H. Marshak International Lecturer Award in 2021. She is the editor for Radiology in Training, a program which mentors senior radiology residents and fellows in the art of scientific review, editing, and publishing.

Dr. Chernyak is an author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited speaker for more than 140 national and international presentations. She serves as deputy editor of Radiology and is a member of the scientific committees for several societies including the Society for Abdominal Radiology (SAR), the Society for Advanced Body Imaging (SABI), and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Dr. Chernyak received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed a radiology residency and abdominal MRI fellowship at Einstein's affiliated hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, after which she joined the faculty at Einstein. At Montefiore, she served as Director of Abdominal MRI and Interim Section Chief for the Division of Abdominal Imaging, as well as earning her Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods.


  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Radiology

Need Help Finding a Doctor?