Arzu Kovanlikaya, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Biographical Info

Dr. Arzu Kovanlikaya is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology. She is a Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. She is board-certified with a certificate of added qualifications in Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology. She received her fellowship training in both Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles of the University of Southern California.

Dr. Kovanlikaya’s expertise is the interpretation and performance of all examinations performed on pediatric patients such as plain films, ultrasound, CT and MRI. She also performs pediatric fluoroscopic procedures including esophagrams, upper GIs, small bowel follow throughs, contrast enemas, intussusception reductions and voiding cystourethrograms. She is focused on pediatric dose reduction and advancing modalities without ionizing radiation such as pediatric body MRI and ultrasound. Another area of Dr. Kovanlikaya’s special expertise is contrast enhanced ultrasound for a variety of applications, including contrast enhanced voiding urosonograms and liver lesion characterization. Her academic and clinical interests include advanced MRI techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Perfusion/Ventilation, DWI and their clinical applications in pediatric body imaging. 

She has been an investigator in several projects supported by NIH on bone and body composition in children. Recently, Dr. Kovanlikaya has also been involved in clinical research on structural and quantitative functional lung MRI in neonates.

She has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, two book chapters and has lectured at several national and international meetings. She is the Pediatric radiology section editor of the Clinical Imaging journal and has served as a reviewer for several journals. Dr.Kovanlikaya is the director of Pediatric Radiology elective for medical students and actively involved in resident and medical student teaching at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Kovanlikaya is an active member of the Radiological Society of North America, Society of Pediatric Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, New York Roentgen Society, World Federation of Pediatric Imaging, Doctors without Borders. She actively serves in the Society of Pediatric Radiology, most recently as Chair of Ultrasound Committee.

Honors and Awards


Best Paper Award, Western Neuroradiological Society Meeting, 1995
Board Certifications
American Board of Radiology
American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
American Board of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)
Clinical Expertise
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MR Spectroscopy
Pediatric Neuroradiology
MRI, Pediatric
Brain MRI
MRI of the Spine
CT Scan, Pediatric
Brain CT
Pediatric Ultrasound
Ultrasound Imaging
Crohns Disease
X-Ray Imaging
Fluoroscopic Air Contrast Barium Enema In Pediatric Patient
Fluoroscopic Voiding Cystourethrography In Pediatric Patient
Fluoroscopy of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract In Pediatric Patient
  • M.D.
    Ege University Faculty of Medicine (Turkey)
  • Professor of Radiology in Clinical Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Clinical Radiology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Radiologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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