Ajay Gupta, M.D.

Ajay Gupta

Ajay Gupta, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in neuroradiology. His is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Gupta earned his B.A. in 2001  from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with Highest Honors. He was awarded his M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland in 2005 and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society upon graduation.

Dr. Gupta did his internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY before completing a  Diagnostic Radiology residency (2006-2010) at NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He remained at Weill Cornell for a year (2010-2011) of Fellowship training in Neuroradiology at NewYork-Presbyterian and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was recruited to join the radiology faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in July 2011.

Dr. Gupta achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology from the American Board of Radiology in 2010. He earned his Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ)in the subspeciality of Neuroradiology in 2013.

Dr. Gupta's clinical expertise is in Neuroradiology. He interprets a variety of studies including radiographs, CT, and MRI involving the brain, spine, and the head & neck and performs neuro-interventional procedures such as x-ray guided lumbar punctures and myelography. He is also actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Gupta's research interests are focused on the imaging of stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Gupta research has been supported by  several grants including the 2011 Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology's Comparative Effectiveness Research Award and the 2012 Association of University Radiology GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award. 




Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


1. Woolley, SC, Sakata, JT, Gupta, A, and Crews, D.  2001. Evolutionary changes in dopaminergic modulation of courtship behavior in Cnemidophorus whiptail lizards. Hormones and Behavior, 40: 483-489. PMID: 11716577
2. Sakata, JT, Gupta, A, Chuang, C-P, and Crews, D.  2002. Social experience affects territorial and reproductive behaviours in male leopard geckos, Eublepharis macularius. Animal Behaviour, 63: 487-493. DOI: 10.1006/anbe.2001.1952
3. Sakata, JT, Gonzalez-Lima, F, Gupta, A, and Crews, D.  2002. Repeated interactions with females elevate metabolic capacity in the limbic system of male rates. Brain Research 936: 27-37. PMID: 11988227
4. Sakata, J.T., Gupta, A., Gonzalez-Lima, F., and Crews, D.  2002. Heterosexual housing increases robustness to castration and metabolic capacity in limbic nuclei in male whiptail lizards, Cnemidophorus inornatus. Hormones and Behavior, 42: 263-273. PMID: 12460586
5. Sakata, J.T., Woolley, S.C., Gupta, A., Gonzalez-Lima, F., and Crews, D.  2003. Differential effects of testosterone and progesterone on the activation and retention of courtship behavior in sexual and parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus whiptail lizards. Hormones and Behavior. 43: 523-30. PMID: 12799168
6. Hofmann, L.V., Sood, S., Liddell, R.P., Gupta, A., Arepally, A., Rodriguez, E.R., and Eng, J. 2003. Arteriographic and Pathologic Evaluation of Two Suture-mediated Arterial Closure Devices in a Porcine Model.J Vasc Interv Radiol 2003;14 755-761 PMID: 12817043
7. Hofmann. L.V., Lee, D.S., Gupta, A., Arepally, A., Sood, S., Girgis, R., Eng, J.  2004.  Safety and Hemodynamic Effects of Pulmonary Angiography in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension: 10 YearSingleCenter Experience.  American Journal of Roentgenology 2004 Sep;183(3):779-86.  PMID: 15333370
8. Gupta A, Allaf ME, Kavoussi LR, Jarrett TW, Chan DY, Su LM, Solomon SB. 2006.  Computerized tomography guided percutaneous renal cryoablation with the patient under conscious sedation: initial clinical experience.  Journal of Urology. 2006 Feb;175(2):447-52; discussion 452-3. PMID: 16406968
9. Link RE, Permpongkosol S, Gupta A, Jarrett TW, Solomon SB, Kavoussi LR. 2006. Cost analysis of open, laparascopic, and percutaneous treatment options for nephron-sparing surgery. Journal of Endourology. Oct;20 (10):782-9. PMID: 17094755
10. Sood S, Gupta A, Tsiouris AJ.  2010.  Advanced Magnetic Resonance Techniques in Neuroimaging:  Diffusion, Spectroscopy, and Perfusion.  Seminars in Roentgenology. 2010 Apr;45(2):137-46. PMID: 20171345
11. Gupta A, Shah A, Young RJ, Holodny AI. 2010.  Imaging of Brain Tumors: fMRI and DTI. 2010.  Neuroimaging Clinics of North America. Aug; 20(3):  379-400. PMID: 20708553
12. Gupta A and Young RJ. 2011. The Supraglottic Larynx and the Hypopharynx: An Important Anatomic Distinction.  Radiographics. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):116. PMID: 21257937
13. Gupta A*, Young RJ*, Sood S, Karimi  Zhang Z, Mo Q, Gutin P, Holodny AI, Lassman, A.  2011. Isolated Diffusion Restriction Precedes the Development of Enhancing Tumor in a Subset of Patients with Glioblastoma.  American Journal of Neuroradiology 2011  Aug;32(7):1301-6(*these authors contributed equally)  PMID: 21596805
14. Young RJ, Gupta A, Shah A, Graber J, Zhang Z, Shi W, HolodnyAI, Omuro A.   2011. Potential Utility in Conventional MRI signs in Diagnosing Pseudoprogression in Patients with Glioblastoma. Neurology. 2011 May 31;76(22):1918-24. PMID: 21624991
15. Gupta A, Chazen JL, Phillips CD.  2011. Carcinoid Tumor Metastases to the Extraocular Muscles.  MRI and CT Findings and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Neuroradiology.AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Aug;32(7):1208-11. PMID: 21659479
16. Gupta A, Omuro AM, Shah AD, Graber JJ, Shi W, Zhang Z, Young RJContinuing the search for MR imaging biomarkers for MGMT promoter methylation status: conventional and perfusion MRI revisited.Neuroradiology. 2012 Jun;54(6):641-3. PMID: 22006425
17. Chazen, JL, Gupta A, Phillips CD.  Diagnostic Accuracy of 4D-CT for Parathyroid Adenomas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Mar;33(3):429-33. PMID: 22135127
18. Gupta A, Shah A, Zhang Z, Phillips CD and Young R. 2012. Variability in the Position of the Retropharyngeal Internal Carotid Artery:  A Potential Surgical Hazard. Laryngoscope, 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1002/lary.23393. PMID: 22614949
19. Gupta A, Chazen JL, Hartman M, Delgado D, Anumula N, Shao H, Mazumdar M, Segal AZ, Kamel H, Leifer D,  Sanelli PC. 2012. Cerebrovascular Reserve and Stroke Risk in Patients with Carotid Stenosis or Occlusion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Stroke. 2012 Nov;43(11):2884-91. PMID: 23091119 PMCID: 3500140
20. Gupta A, Nair S, Schweitzer A, Kishore S, Johnson CE, Comunale JP, Tsiouris AJ, Sanelli PC.  2012. Neuroimaging of Cerebrovascular Disease in the Aging Brain.  Aging Dis. 2012 Oct;3(5):414-25. PMID: 23185721 PMCID: 3501396
21. Gupta A, Chazen LJ, Phillips CD. 2012. Pharyngeal mucosal space and Parapharyngeal space.  Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2012 Dec;45(6):1223-32. PMID: 23153746
22. Young RJ, Gupta A, Shah AD, Graber JJ, Chan TA, Zhang Z, Shi W, Beal K,  Omuro AM.   2012. MR Perfusion Imaging in Determining Pseudoprogression in Patients with Glioblastoma. Clin Imaging. 2013 Jan;37(1):41-9. PMID: 23151413
23. Gupta A, Prager A, Shi W, Graber JJ, Omuro AMP, Young RJ. Diffusion-weighted MR Imaging and MGMT Methylation Status in Glioblastoma:  A Reappraisal of the Role of Preoperative Quantitative ADC Measurements.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Jan;34(1). PMID:  23275590
24. Nair S, Gupta A, Fudim M, Robinson C, Ravi V, Hurtado-Rua S, Engelman Z, Lee KS, Phillips CD, Sista A.  CT Angiography in the Detection of Carotid Body Enlargement in Patients with Hypertension and Heart Failure.  Neuroradiology. 2013 Nov;55(11):1319-22. PMID: 24005832
25. Gupta A, Baradaran H, Schweitzer AD, Kamel H, Pandya A, Delgado D, Dunning A, Mushlin AI, Sanelli PC. Carotid Plaque MRI and Stroke Risk:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Stroke. 2013 Nov;44(11):3071-7]. PMID: 23988640.
26 .Young RJ*, Gupta A*,Shah AD, Graber JJ, Schweitzer AD, Prager A, Huse J, Shi W, Zhang Z, Omuro AMP, *these authors contributed equally as first authors. 2013. Potential Role of Preoperative Conventional MRI Including Diffusion Measurements in Assessing EGFR Gene Amplification Status in Glioblastoma Patients.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec;34(12):2271-7. PMID: 23811973
27. Shin, BJ, Anumula N, Hurtado-Rua S, Masi P, Campbell R, Sandorfer R, Ferrone A, Caruso T, Haseltine J, Robinson C, Gupta A, Sanelli PC.  2013. Does placement of the arterial input function in CT perfusion matter in patients with vasospasm?  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):49-54. PMID: 23945228    
28. Gupta A, Baradaran H, Schweitzer AD, Kamel H, Pandya A, Delgado D, Wright D, Hurtado-Rua S, Wang Y, Sanelli PC.  Oxygen Extraction Fraction and Stroke Risk in Patients with Carotid Stenosis or Occlusion:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Feb;35(2):250-5.  PMID:  23945227.  
29. Gupta A, Baradaran H, Kamel H, Mangla A, Dunning A, Marshall RS, Sanelli PC.  Evaluation of CT Angiography Plaque Thickness Measurements in High-Grade Carotid Artery Stenosis.  Stroke. 2014 Mar;45(3):740-5.
30. Gupta A, Baradaran H, Kamel H, Mangla A, Pandya A, Fodera V, Dunning A, Sanelli PC. Intraplaque High Intensity Signal on 3D-Time-of-Flight MR Angiography is Strongly Associated with Symptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):557-61.
PMID: 24008170  
31.  Killeen RP, Gupta A, Delaney H, Johnson CE, Tsiouris AJ, Comunale J, Fink ME, Mangat HS, Segal AZ, Mushlin AI, Sanelli PC. 2013. Appropriate utilization of CT perfusion following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage:  A Bayesian analysis approach.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):459-65. PMID: 24200901  
32.  Boikov AS, Schweitzer AD, Young RJ, Lavi E, Tsiouris AJ, Gupta A. 2013. Glioblastoma-Arteriovenous Fistula Complex:  Imaging Characteristics and Treatment Considerations.  Clin Imaging. Clin Imaging. 2014 Mar-Apr;38(2):187-90. PMID: 24405866
33. Chen W, Gauthier SA, Gupta A, Comunale J, Liu T, Wang S, Pei M, Pitt D, Wang Y. 2013. Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping of Multiple Sclerosis Lesions at Various Ages. Radiology. 2014 Apr;271(1):183-92. PMID: 24475808. [Epub ahead of print]
34. Sanelli PC, Kishore S, Gupta A, Mangat H, Rosengart A, Kamel H, Segal AZ. 2013. Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Proposal of a Combined Clinical and Imaging Reference Standard. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 24263697  
35. Mir DIA, Gupta A, Dunning A, Puchi L, Robinson CL, Epstein HA, Sanelli PC. 2013. CT Perfusion for Detection of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec 5.  [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 24309123. 
36. Sogani J, Yang W, Lavi E, Zimmerman RD, Gupta A. 2013.  Sellar Collision Tumor Involving Metastatic Lung Cancer and Pituitary Adenoma:  Radiologic-Pathological Correlation and Review of the Literature.  Clin Imaging. 2013 Dec 21 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24444708  
37. Gupta A, Young RJ, Shah AD, Schweitzer AD, Graber JJ,  Huse J, Zhang Z, Shi W, Omuro AMP, 2013. Evaluation of the Role of Preoperative Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast MRI Perfusion in Predicting EGFR-Defined Genetic Subtypes of Glioblastoma.  Clin Neuroradiol. 2014 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24474262