Elizabeth K. Arleo, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Biographical Info

Dr. Elizabeth Kagan Arleo is a Board-Certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging and a Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging (FSBI). She is a Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Radiologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Imaging.

Dr. Arleo is a graduate of Yale College and Yale University Medical School. After an internship year in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Dr. Arleo completed her Radiology residency in Diagnostic Radiology at New York- Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center. After staying on for a Fellowship year in Women’s Imaging, she was invited to join the radiology faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Arleo’s clinical expertise is in breast and body imaging and she interprets a variety of studies including mammograms, MRIs, CTs, ultrasounds, and X-rays. For her clinical work, Dr. Arleo was selected by the Department of Radiology for the Distinguished House Staff Award in 2007.

Dr. Arleo’s research focuses on multiple topics in Women’s Imaging, including breast and pelvic imaging, as well as women in radiology and medicine. For her research, she has received several education and research awards and grants, most recently including the 2018 Distinguished Educator Award from the New York Roentgen Society, and she was one of Aunt.Minnie.com’s semifinal candidates for Most Influential Radiology Researcher of 2013:


At the national level, Dr. Arleo is actively involved in the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR), where she served as the 2019 President, and with the American College of Radiology (ACR), where she has served on the ACR Commission on Breast Imaging, ACR Commission for Women and General Diversity, and ACR Commission for Human Resources. 

Dr. Arleo is the Founder and Director of the Mentorship Program for Women in Radiology at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical College, which has been funded by the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) Leadership Fund. She is also the Director of Medical Student Research and Career Development in her institution and the 2017 recipient of the Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.

Board Certifications
American Board of Radiology
Clinical Expertise
Breast Imaging
Interventional Breast Imaging
Abdominal Imaging
Breast Cancer Screening
Abnormal Mammogram
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Breast Ultrasound
Breast Sonogram
US Breast
Dense Breasts
Abdominal Ultrasound
Gynecologic Ultrasound
Pelvic Ultrasound
Transvaginal Ultrasound
Computerized Axial Tomography (CT)
CT Scan of the Abdomen
CT Scan of the Body
PET Scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Breast MRI
MRI of the Breast
MRI of the Abdomen
MRI of the Pelvis
MRI Pelvis Female
MRI Liver
Image Guided Biopsies
Breast Biopsy
Mammo Guided Stereotactic Biopsy of Breast
Stereotactic Breast Core Biopsy
Fine Needle Aspiration
Core Needle Biopsy of Breast
Needle Localization of Breast
Ultrasound Guidance For Fine Needle Aspiration
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Core Biopsy
US Guided Needle Biopsy of Breast
MR Guided Breast Biopsy
  • M.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • B.A.
    Yale University
  • Attending Radiologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Radiology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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