Language: English
Gender: Male
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Neurologic & Head and Neck Imaging
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Call
212-746-6000
Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian
1305 York Avenue , 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-0122
Call
212-746-6000
Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Call
(212) 746-6000

Personal Statement

Dr. Comunale is Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology in 1994 and a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology in 1996 and was recertified in 2007. Dr. Comunale has particular interests in Emergency Neuroradiology and in Multiple Sclerosis Imaging. He is the Physician Leader of Weill Cornell Imaging at NYP at the Weill Greenberg Center location. Dr. Comunale performs a variety of brain, head and neck, and spine imaging including MRI, MRA, CT, CTA and procedures.

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

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Neuroradiology
  • Radiology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Attending Radiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1989

Biography

Dr. Joseph Comunale is Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is a member of the Division of Neuroradiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Chief of the Division of Outpatient Imaging. He is also a Consultant in Radiology and Imaging at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

In 1985, Dr. Comunale earned his B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Spanish Language Studies from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded his M.D. degree in 1989 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine after completing the “Rochester Plan,” an early selection to medical school program.

After a general surgery internship (1989-1990) at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, Dr. Comunale served as a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1990-1994) and was elected as Chief Radiology Resident 1993-1994. Dr. Comunale then did a Fellowship in Neuroradiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1994-1996.

Dr. Comunale achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology in 1994. He achieved a Certificate in Added Qualification (CAQ) in the sub-speciality of Neuroradiology in 1996 and was recertified in 2007.

Dr. Comunale performs a variety of neurologic and spine imaging (MRI, MRA, CT, CTA and procedures. In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Comunale has a leadership position in the Department of Radiology serving as the Physician Leader of the Weill Cornell Imaging at NYP at the 1305 York Avenue (Weill Greenberg Center) imaging practice. He is Chief of the Division of Outpatient Imaging. Dr. Comunale is an active and enthusiastic teacher of medical students, radiology residents and neuroradiology fellows and is a mentor to medical students, residents, and neuroradiology fellows. He is both a local and national speaker on topics in Neuroradiology.