J. Levi Chazen, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology
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J. Levi Chazen, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuro Radiology


  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Brain MRI
  • MRI Spine
  • MRA of Brain
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • Facet Joint Block With CT Guidance
  • Epidural Injections
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Myelography
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty
  • Block, Ganglion Impar
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • Aspiration of Synovial Cyst
  • Injection of Piriformis Muscle
  • Neuro Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • PET-CT
  • Brain CT
  • CT Angiogram Head
  • CT Head and Neck
  • CT Neck
  • CTA Neck
  • Disease of Brain
  • Stroke
  • Spinal Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysm


 J. Levi Chazen, M.D. is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Neuroradiology. He is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Attending Radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Campus.


Dr. Chazen earned his B.S. degree, with departmental and university honors, in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 2002.   He was awarded his M.D. degree, magna cum laude, in 2007 from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA where he graduated top 5 in his class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society.


Following an internship in Internal Medicine, Dr. Chazen completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency (2008 – 2012) at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.  He achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology from the American Board of Radiology in July 2012.  Dr. Chazen went on to complete a Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center before joining the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Radiology faculty in August 2013.


Dr. Chazen’s clinical expertise is in Neuroradiology with a focus on spine imaging and imaged-guided spine interventions. He interprets a variety of studies including radiographs, CT, and MRI involving the brain, spine, and the head & neck and performs neuro-interventional procedures such as CT and fluoroscopic guided nerve blocks, facet blocks, epidural injections, epidural blood patch, lumbar punctures and myelography. Dr. Chazen has further expertise in minimally invasive back surgery including CT-guided facet radiofrequency ablation (RFA), median branch nerve blocks, cervical nerve and facet blocks, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, Impar ganglion blocks, Tarlov cyst treatment, synovial cyst aspiration/fenestration, and piriformis muscle Botox injections.


Dr. Chazen’s research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of CSF leaks, CT-guided minimally invasive spine procedures, and crainal MR-guided focused ultrasound ablation (MRgFUS).  He serves as a peer reviewer for many prestigious journals and serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR).  In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr. Chazen is the Neuroradiology fellowship program director and is actively engaged in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.


Dr. Chazen is a member of several prestigious radiological societies:


  • American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)
  • American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)



Board Certifications

  • Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 2007
  • B.S., The Johns Hopkins University, 2002


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor 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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