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 the Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Association of University Radiology GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award, and the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center supported by the NIH.




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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • 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
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • 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]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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    


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.  


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. PMID: 24496392


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  


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  


Boikov AS, Schweitzer AD, Young RJ, Lavi E, Tsiouris AJ, Gupta A. 2013. Glioblastoma-Arteriovenous Fistula Complex:  Imaging Characteristics and Treatment Considerations. Clin Imaging. 2014 Mar-Apr;38(2):187-90. PMID: 24405866


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.  


Ishii M, Lavi H, Kamel H, Gupta A, Iadecola C, Navi BB. Amyloid Beta-related Central Nervous System Angiitis Presenting with an Isolated Seizure. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Apr;4(2):86-9. PMID: 24707337


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. 2014 May;35(5):866-71. PMID: 24309123. 


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. 2014 May-Jun;38(3):318-21. PMID: 24444708  


Merkler AE, Marcus JR, Gupta A, Kishore SA, Leifer D, Patsalides A, DeAngelis LM, Navi BB. 2013.  Endovascular Therapy for Acute Stroke in Patients with Cancer.  Neurohospitalist. 2014 Jul;4(3):133-5. PMID: 24982717


Sanelli PC, Pandya A, Segal A, Gupta A, Hurtado-Rua S, Ivanidze J, Kesavabhotla K, Mir D, Mushlin AI, Hunink M.  2014. Comparative effectiveness and cost-effictiveness analyses of imaging modalities in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1714-20.


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  


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


Xu B, Spincemaille P, Liu T, Gupta A, Thimmappa N, Dutruel S, Prince M, Wang Y. Quantitative cerebral perfusion using dynamic quantitative susceptibility mapping. 2014 Apr 14. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25257. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 24733457


Winkler-Eskreis S, Gupta A, Wang Y. Multiple sclerosis lesion geometry in quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and phase imaging.  J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25174493


Chazen, JL, Gupta, A, Lelli, G, and Phlilips C.D. 2014.  Orbital Soft-Tissue Trauma. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2014 Aug;24(3):425-437.PMID: 25086805


Wang E, Shirvalkar P, Maciel M, Merkler AE, , Safdieh J, Gupta A. American neuroborreliosis presenting as cranial polyneuritis and p-radiculoneuritis. Neurology:  Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation September 4, 2014 vol. 1 no. 3 e30.  PMID: 25340082


Gupta A, Mtui E, Baradaran H, Salama G, Pandya A, Kamel H, Giambrone A, Sanelli PC.  CT Angiography Features of Symptom-Producing Plaque in Moderate-Grade Carotid Artery Stenosis.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:25213881.


Pandya A, Gupta A, Kamel H, Navi B, Sanelli PC, Schackman BR. 2014. Cost-effectiveness of image-based cerebrovascular reserve assessment to guide carotid endarterectomy decisions in stroke prevention. Radiology. 2014 Sep 16:140501. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25225841


Zhang J, Liu T, Gupta A, Wisnieff C, Spincemaille P, and Wang Y. 2014. Measurement of Quantitative Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen using Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping.  Magn Reson Med. 2014 Sep 26.  [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25263499


Gupta A, Kesavabhotla K, Baradaran H, Mtui H, Giambrone A, Kamel H, Pandya A, Suri JS, Sanelli PC, Mushlin AI.  Carotid Plaque Ultrasound Echoloucency as a Stroke Risk Factor in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Stroke. 2014 Nov 18. pii: STROKEAHA.114.006091. [Epub ahead of print]


Araki A, Ikeda N, Dey N, Chakraborty S, Saba L, Kumar D, Godia EC, Jiang X, Gupta A, Radevia P, Nicolaides A, Suri JS. A Comparative Approach of Four Different Image Registration Techniques for Quantitative Assessment of Coronary Artery Calcium Lesions using Intravascular Ultrasound. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2014 Dec 2. pii: S0169-2607(14)00385-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2014.11.006. [Epub ahead of print] 


Gamss C, Gupta, A, Chazen JL, and Phlilips C.D. 2014. Imaging Evaluation of the Suprahyoid Neck. 2015 Jan;53(1):133-144.


Maciel CB, D’Amico RS, Mayer SA, Gupta A.  The Reversal Sign: an ominous imaging finding.  Accepted, in-press Neurohospitalist.


Schweitzer AD, Liu T, Gupta A, Zheng K, Seedial S, Shtilbans A, Shahbaze M, Greene J, Lange D, Wang Y, Tsiouris AJ.  Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) or the Motor Cortex in Upper Motor Neuron Disease.  Accepted, in-press, American Journal of Roentgengenology.


Ivanidze J, Kesavabhotla K, Mir D, Kallas ON, Baradaran H, Gupta A, Segal AZ, Claasen J, Sanelli PC.  Evaluating Blood-Brain Permeability in Delayed Cerebral Infarction after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Accepted, in-press, American Journal of Neuroradiology. 


 Ikeda N, Gupta A, Dey N, Bose S, Shafique S, Arak T, Godia EC, Saba L, Laird J, Nicolaides A, Suri JS.  Improved Correlation between Carotid and Coronary Atherosclerosis using Automated Ultrasound Carotid Bulb Plaque IMT Measurement.  Accepted, in-press, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.


Gupta A, Baradaran H, Mtui E, Kamel H, Pandya A, Giambrone A, Iadecola C, Sanelli PC.  “Detection of Symptomatic Carotid Plaque Imaging using Source Data from MR and CT Angiography:  A Correlative Study.” Accepted, in-press Cerebrovascular Diseases.