Andrew D. Schweitzer, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Biographical Info

Andrew D. Schweitzer, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Neuroradiology. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Radiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. He also serves as the Program Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program, Director of the Master of Science in Biomedical Imaging 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 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in May 2021.

Dr. Schweitzer’s clinical expertise is in Neuroradiology, in which he has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) from the American Board of Radiology (ABR). He interprets a variety of studies including 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, synovial cyst ruptures, 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), traumatic brain injury (TBI), calibration in residency training, and simulation as an educational tool in diagnostic radiology. He has served as peer reviewer for multiple radiology journals, an ABR volunteer, a contributor to ASNR Neurocurriculum Live, co-director for the RSNA Early Career Spotlight Course in 2022, and prior Neuroradiology Section Editor for Clinical Imaging. 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, 2018-2019, and 2020-2021 Robin C. Watson Weill Cornell Radiology Teacher of the Year Awards.


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)
  • New York Roentgen Society (NYRS)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • New York State Radiological Society (NYSRS)
  • Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR)
  • Alliance of Directors and Vice Chairs of Education in Radiology (ADVICER)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
Honors and Awards
  • Robin C. Watson NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Radiology Teacher of the Year Award, 2020-2021
  • New York Roentgen Society (NYRS) Pandemic Service Award, 2020
  • Robin C. Watson NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Radiology Teacher of the Year Award, 2018-2019
  • 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
Board Certifications
American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
Clinical Expertise
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
CT (Computed Tomography)
CAT Scan (CT Scan)
PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
Neuro Imaging
Brain MRI
MRA of Brain
MRI Spine
MR Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Brain CT
CT Angiogram Head
CT Head and Neck
CT Neck
CTA Neck
CT Spine
Disease of Brain
Neurodegenerative Disorder
Spinal Disease
Cerebral Aneurysm
Traumatic Brain Injury
Lumbar Puncture
  • M.D.
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • B.S.
    Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Radiologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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