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Mount Sinai St. Luke's West Radiology (MSSLW)


In November 2015, Mount Sinai Roosevelt was renamed Mount Sinai West. We are now an integral part of the Mount Sinai Health System.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's- Mount Sinai West Hospital Center is the largest voluntary teaching hospital in New York State, comprised of two hospitals which merged in 1979: St. Luke's Hospital (523 beds) at 114th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, and Mount Sinai West (formerly Roosevelt) Hospital (505 beds) at Tenth Avenue and 59th Street. This provides diversity in patient population and pathology. 

Mount Sinai St. Luke's is located in Morningside Heights across from Columbia University. Mount Sinai West is located in west midtown Manhattan. Together, the two hospitals provide much of the medical care for the area of Manhattan extending from 34th to 134th Street, from Central Park West to the Hudson River. 

In 1997, St. Luke's-Roosevelt merged with the Beth Israel Hospital. In 1999, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was incorporated as well. We collaborate with the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Radiology Residency in order to maximize the educational experience of residents through rotation exchanges, rotations of faculty, and shared teaching conferences. In 2013 St. Luke's and Roosevelt joined the Mt. Sinai Health System. In 2015, the faculty joined the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice. Other hospitals in our system include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Queens, and the NY Eye and Ear Infirmary.

The Radiology Department is a unified Department under the leadership of Burton Drayer, M.D., Professor and System Chair of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Alex Kagen is the site chair of Radiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West. Dr. Barbara Zeifer is the site chair of Radiology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. There are specialty radiologists at each site with integration accomplished through staff meetings, grand rounds, resident teaching, and clinical cross-coverage.

The attending staff has been carefully selected for their ability to teach and stimulate the inquisitive mind. All attendings have an academic appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Unique specialty interests have brought national and international recognition to several members of the staff; in particular, Nuclear Cardiology, Body Imaging, Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, and Interventional Radiology.