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Joseph Comunale, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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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.

Biographical Info

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-specialty 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 holds various leadership postitions. He 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 international speaker on topics in Neuroradiology.

Board Certifications
American Board of Radiology
American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
Clinical Expertise
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
CT (Computed Tomography)
CAT Scan (CT Scan)
Ultrasound
PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
PET-CT
Neuro Imaging
Brain MRI
MRA of Brain
MRI Spine
MR Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Brain CT
CT Angiogram Head
CT Head and Neck
CT Spine
CT Neck
CTA Neck
Myelography
Lumbar Puncture
Disease of Brain
Neurodegenerative Disorder
Cerebral Aneurysm
Spinal Disease
Stroke
Traumatic Brain Injury
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    1989
Appointments 
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Radiologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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