Arzu Kovanlikaya, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology
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Arzu Kovanlikaya, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pediatric Oncology


  • 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


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

Honors and Awards


Best Paper Award, Western Neuroradiological Society Meeting, 1995
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Arzu Kovanlikaya, M.D. has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Across 65 medical specialties, 404 Weill Cornell Medicine physicians have been awarded this designation.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
  • American Board of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • 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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Ege University Faculty of Medicine (Turkey), 1988


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported