Esther Hwang, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology
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Esther Hwang, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Radiology - Diagnostic


  • Breast Imaging
  • Interventional Breast Imaging
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Mammography
  • Mammogram
  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Breast Sonogram
  • US Breast
  • Dense Breasts
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • MRI of the Breast
  • Breast MRI
  • Image Guided Biopsies
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Breast Core Biopsy
  • Mammo Guided Stereotactic Biopsy of Breast
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Core Biopsy
  • US Guided Needle Biopsy of Breast
  • Ultrasound Guidance For Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Needle Localization of Breast
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Core Needle Biopsy of Breast
  • MR Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ductography


Esther Hwang, MD, is a radiologist specializing in Breast Imaging. She is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Radiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.      

Dr. Hwang graduated from Brooklyn College where she earned her BS in Biology and BA in English Literature in 2009. She received her MD from Stony Brook School of Medicine in 2013.      

Following a transitional year at Reading Hospital, Dr. Hwang served as a resident in Radiology from 2014 to 2018 at Mount Sinai Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging from 2018 to 2019 at NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. She joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Radiology. Her clinical interests include raising awareness of the importance of appropriate breast cancer screening to patients and health care providers.      

Dr. Hwang is a member of the following radiological societies:   

• Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)   

• New York Breast Imaging Society (NYBIS)   

• New York Roentgen Society (NYRS)   

• Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)   

• Korean American Medical Association (KAMA)   

• American Medical Association (AMA)



Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine, 2013
  • B.A., B.S., Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2009


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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • 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
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

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