Elizabeth M. Hecht, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology
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Elizabeth M. Hecht, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Body Imaging
  • Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • Genitourinary Radiology


  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Imaging
  • Body Imaging - US/CT/MRI
  • Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Body MRI
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Liver
  • MRI Spine
  • MRI of the Pelvis
  • MRI Pelvis Female
  • MRA of the Kidneys
  • CAT Scan (CT Scan)
  • CT Scan of the Body
  • CT Scan of the Abdomen
  • CT Scan of the Pelvis
  • PET-CT
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Testicular Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Ultrasound
  • Cancer Screening
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Disease of Liver


Elizabeth Hecht, MD, FSAR is Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development in the Department of Radiology, Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and member of the Division of Abdominal Imaging. She is dedicated to optimizing patient care and fostering an environment that encourages education, research and innovation.

Dr. Hecht attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine internship at Greenwich Hospital-Yale University, a diagnostic residency at Weill Cornell Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital and fellowship in Cardiac and Body MRI at New York University graduating in 2003. She has been a practicing American Board of certified clinical Radiologist since 2002. She served as Assistant Professor in Radiology and Body MRI fellowship director at New York University until 2009, moved to University of Pennsylvania where she was ACGME Body fellowship director until 2011 and joined us in June 2020 from Columbia University Medical Center where she was Professor of Radiology, Director of Cross-sectional Vascular Imaging and a member of the Abdominal Imaging Division.

Dr. Hecht clinically specializes in body and vascular imaging with particular expertise in MRI but interprets a wide range of imaging examinations, including radiography, CT, Ultrasound and MR angiography. She has been named America’s Top Doctor in her field since 2015 and Exceptional Women in Medicine Castle Connolly Top Doctors® since 2017. Her current research interests include hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases including liver and pancreatic cancer and clinical translation of new MRI technology. She has mentored many trainees and junior faculty over the years in clinical and research endeavors and aims to strengthen and expand the mentoring program at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Hecht is active member of many societies including the American Association for Women Radiologists, Radiology Society of North America, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Society of Abdominal Radiology, Society of Advanced Body imaging, American College of Radiology and the New York Roentgen Society. She served as associate editor for American Journal of Radiology (AJR) from 2011-2020 and has serves as deputy editor for Journal of Medical Resonance in Imaging since 2013. She also reviews for many other journals including Radiology, Radiographics, Abdominal Imaging, Journal of the American College of Radiology and Journal of Computed Tomography. She is currently a board member of the Society of MR Angiography and co-chair the management working group of The Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) of the American College of Radiology (ACR).



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1997
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1993


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