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Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian
1305 York Avenue , 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-0122
Call
(212) 746-6000
Neurologic & Head and Neck Imaging
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Call
(212) 746-6000
MRI Center
520 East 70th Street , Room F-039
New York, NY 10065
Fax
(212) 746-8046
Call
(212) 746-3850

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

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 - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Radiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2009
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2004

Honors & Awards

  • Robin C. Watson NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Radiology Teacher of the Year Award, 2017-2018
  • ABR Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, 2017
  • Elected Chief Resident by peers and faculty at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery, 2013-2014
  • Young Investigator Award for the 2013 International Workshop on MRI Phase Contrast and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM), 2013
  • Alexander R. Margulis Award, 2013
  • Norman E. Leeds Award for the best scientific paper presented at the Eastern Neuroradiological Society (ENRS) Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Lambda Chapter, 2008
  • Student Delegate, International Achievement Summit, Hawaii, 2008
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Training Fellow, 2007-2008
  • Distinction in Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2006

Biography

Andrew D. Schweitzer, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Neuroradiology. He is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Radiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. He also serves as the Program Director of the Radiology Residency Training Program and the Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Schweitzer earned his B.S. in Biological & Environmental Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University in 2004. After having been awarded a Distinction in Research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2006 and completing a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008, Dr. Schweitzer received his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009. He was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society in his 4th year of medical school. 

Following an internship at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Schweitzer completed residency training in Diagnostic Radiology (2010-2014) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, during which he was elected and served as Chief Resident. He was awarded the Alexander R. Margulis, M.D., D.Sc Award in 2013. He remained at WCMC – NYP for a year of specialized fellowship training in Neuroradiology. Dr. Schweitzer joined the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Radiology faculty in July 2015 as Assistant Professor of Radiology.  

Dr. Schweitzer’s clinical expertise is in Neuroradiology, in which he has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ). He interprets a variety of studies including radiographs, CT, and MRI of the brain, spine, and the head/neck. He also performs x-ray and CT-guided neuro-interventional procedures such as lumbar punctures, myelograms, cisternograms, nerve blocks, facet blocks, epidural injections, and epidural blood patches.

Dr. Schweitzer’s research interests include applications of quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) of the brain, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), and simulation as an educational tool in diagnostic radiology. He acts as peer reviewer for multiple radiology journals. In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr. Schweitzer is an active and involved teacher of medical students, residents, and fellows, having received the 2017-2018 Robin C. Watson Weill Cornell Radiology Teacher of the Year Award.

Dr. Schweitzer is a member of several radiological societies listed below:

  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • Association of University Radiologists (AUR)
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)