Kemi Babagbemi, M.D.
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About Kemi Babagbemi, M.D.
Dr. T. Kemi Babagbemi is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. Dr. Babagbemi has been full time faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine since 2006. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus.
She is also the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the department of Radiology.
She earned her B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA in 1994 and was awarded her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 1998. Dr. Babagbemi was an intern (1998-1999) at The Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA. She then completed her residency training (1999-2003) in Diagnostic Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Babagbemi was elected Chief Radiology Resident in 2001-2002. She remained at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for additional training in Women’s Imaging and Emergency Radiology. Prior to joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Babagbemi was an attending radiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in both the Ultrasound and Breast Imaging departments.
Dr. Babagbemi’s clinical expertise is in Women’s imaging (mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image guided procedures) and ultrasonography (including early obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound).
She is actively involved in initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in health care settings and in understanding and addressing health disparities as it relates to the access to diagnosis and treatment of disease, particular breast cancer. She was a Faculty Scholar in Health Equity, an initiative of the Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) and the Diversity Center of Excellence.
Dr. Babagbemi is very active and involved in the teaching of radiology residents and medical students. She is the creator and course director for the Diversity Visting Student Internship in Radiology designed to help increase exposure for those students historically underrepresented in Medicine, and specifically Radiology. Other teaching activities include Point of Care ultrasound (POCUS) and the hands on training of ultrasound skills. She is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Jeanne and Herbert Siegel award for Excellence in Medical Education at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Jeanne and Herbert Award for Excellence in Medical Education, 2022
Fellow of the American College of Radiology, 2022
Chief Resident, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
Resident teaching award, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston-2001
Resident teaching award, Core clerkship in radiology , Harvard Medical School-2001 & 2000
M.D.Harvard Medical School1998
Associate Attending RadiologistNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical RadiologyWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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