Andrew D. Schweitzer, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology
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Andrew D. Schweitzer, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuro Radiology

Expertise

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • CAT Scan (CT Scan)
  • Ultrasound
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • PET-CT
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Myelography
  • Lumbar Puncture

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, 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), traumatic brain injury (TBI), calibration in residency training, and simulation as an educational tool in diagnostic radiology. He acts as peer reviewer for multiple radiology journals and serves as 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 and 2018-2019 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)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)

Research

Honors and Awards

Honors and 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

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Radiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

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

Insurance

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 - HMO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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 - HMO
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

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