Language: English
Gender: Male
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Personal Statement

As an interventional radiologist, I use real-time image guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures throughout the body, ranging from biopsy to vascular stenting to targeted cancer therapies.  These advanced techniques have become a cornerstone of modern medicine as they allow for targeted interventions in the least invasive manner possible.  Almost all of these procedures can be performed though a tiny nick in the skin typically with less discomfort and recovery time when compared to traditional surgical methods.

 

I spend 100% of my clinical time within the Division of Interventional Radiology at the Weill Cornell Campus of New York Presbyterian. Practicing at this world-renowned medical center allows me to utilize the latest advancements in technology and evidence-based medicine. It also provides me the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the fields of surgery, transplant hepatology, urology, endoscopy, and oncology to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for patients. In addition to my clinical work, I take an active role in medical education, quality assurance and improvement, and research. These various aspects of my career help me achieve what is most important- the safety, well-being and comfort of my patients.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Interventional Oncology

Expertise

  • Liver Cancer
  • Cancer of Biliary Tract
  • Chemoembolization of Liver Tumor
  • Catheter Embolization of Liver Tumor
  • Transarterial Hepatic Radioembolization
  • Hepatic Tumor Ablation
  • TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt)
  • Splenic Artery Embolization
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • IVC Filter Placement
  • IVC Filter Retrieval
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Venous Disease
  • Vein Stenosis
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Renal Tumor Ablation
  • Nephrostomy Catheter Placement
  • Embolization of Aneurysm
  • Central Venous Access
  • Placement, Gastrostomy Tube, With Imaging Guidance
  • Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Abdominal Drainage
  • Pleural Drainage Procedure
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Cryoablation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Presurgical Tumor Embolization
  • Radiation Safety Precautions

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 - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • 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

Qualifications

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Radiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2009
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2001

Biography

Benjamin J. May, MD is a radiologist specializing in Interventional Radiology. He is an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus.

Dr. May graduated from the University of California – San Diego in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development.  In 2005, he was awarded the Golding Service and Research Scholarship to attend the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he earned his M.D. degree in 2009. Dr. May was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society and served as President of the Albert Einstein Medical Student Chapter of the American Medical Association.

Following an internship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. May completed residency training in Diagnostic Radiology (2010-2014) at NewYork Presbyerian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. There, he served as Chief Resident and earned the Alexander R. Margulis Award in 2013 for excellence in residency. He remained at NYP-WCMC for a year of fellowship training in Interventional Radiology.  Both his residency and fellowships included significant training at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  After finishing his subspecialty training,  Dr. May was recruited to remain as full time faculty within the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Radiology.

Dr. May’s clinical expertise is in Interventional Radiology. His practice focuses liver and biliary cancer, liver cirrhosis, deep venous disease, IVC filter placement and retrieval, kidney and ureteral obstruction, pediatric interventions, and interventional oncology including tumor ablation and embolization throughout the body. He performs a variety of other procedures including embolization for chronic knee hemarthrosis, endovascular embolization, uterine fibroid embolization, chest wall port placement, central venous catheter placement, and biopsies throughout the body.

Dr. May remains an educational resource to the medical student community. He directs the Weill Cornell medical student rotations in interventional radiology and organizes the IR lecture series for radiology residents. Dr. May has authored numerous research articles and book chapters. His research has been published in several prestigious journals such as the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Dr. May also serves as a reviewer for the journal of Clinical Imaging. In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr. May is a member of several radiological societies listed below:

  • New York State Radiological Society
  • Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Radiologic Society of North America