Keith Hentel, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Keith Hentel

Dr. Keith Hentel is Chief of the Division of Emergency/Musculoskeletal Radiology and  is  Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

He is a 1991 graduate of Cornell University (B.S. in Biology) and earned his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University in 1993.  Dr. Hentel is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and was awarded his M.D. in 1998.

After a year as an intern in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Hentel served as a radiology resident in Diagnostic Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital –Weill Cornell Campus (NYPH-WCC)  from 1999 to 2003.  Dr. Hentel was elected to serve as Radiology Chief Resident from 2002 to 2003.  Upon completion of Fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from 2003 to 2004, Dr. Hentel was recruited to the full-time faculty of  NYPH-Weill Cornell Campus in July 2004.

Dr. Hentel is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is an Associate Attending Radiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus.

He achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology from the American Board of Radiology in 2003.  

His clinical expertise is in musculoskeletal imaging and in emergency radiology.  Dr. Hentel’s leadership positions in the Department of Radiology reflect his dedication to ensuring that our department provides excellent clinical care in a caring and timely fashion and his striving for improvement in our processes. 

Dr. Hentel’s commitment to the education of future radiologists is reflected in his active participation in medical student and resident/fellowship training programs.   In addition to serving as mentor and advisor to individual students and residents Dr. Hentel is the Director, Medical Student Radiology Clerkship at Weill Cornell Medical College (2004-present) and is the Director of the Body Fellowship program (2004-2007) Department of Radiology, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  

Dr. Hentel has been an invited speaker nationally and has published numerous articles and book chapters.  Dr. Hentel also serves on many institution-wide committees in the both NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College.


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]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]



1. Hentel K, Gollub M: Contrast enema prior to bypass for small bowel obstruction in the oncologic patient. Is it really necessary? Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Nov;181(5):1361-4.

2. Hentel K, Winchester P, Brill P: Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax: A Case Report. Journal of Pediatric Radiology. Pediatric Radiology 32:457-459, 2002.

3. Radiographic evaluation of elbow injury in the pediatric population: A systematic approach. S.S. Milla and K.D. Hentel; Presented at the Association of University Radiologists, Montreal 2005

4. Identification of retained surgical material. A pictorial review. Thomas Keane, MD and Keith D Hentel, MD;

Presented at the Association of University Radiologists, Montreal 2005

5. Zimmerman, RD and Hentel, KD Intracranial Hemmorhage Secondary to Hypertension, Amyloid Angiopathy, and Vasculitis in "Imaging of the Nervous System - Diagnostic nad Therapeutic Applications" Latchaw, Kucharczyk and Mosley Elisever Mosby 2005.