Ronald S. Winokur, MD, RPVI
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
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Ronald S. Winokur, MD, RPVI

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English, Spanish


Specialties and Expertise


  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology


  • Varicose Veins
  • Spider Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Phlebectomy, Varicose Vein
  • Sclerotherapy (Spider Vein)
  • Cosmetic Sclerotherapy of Legs
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Pelvic Varices


Ronald Winokur M.D., FSIR, RPVI, is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Interventional Radiology. He is the Director of the Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Attending Radiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus.      

Dr. Winokur earned his B.S. with Cum Laude Honors in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 2002. He then earned his M.D. at Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College in 2006.

Following an internship in internal medicine at The Lankenau Hospital, Dr. Winokur trained as a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he became Chief Resident from 2010-2011. He then completed his fellowship in Interventional Radiology from 2012-2013 at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Winokur subsequently worked at Weill Cornell Medicine – NewYork Presbyterian Hospital from 2013-2019 before becoming Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Venous Interventions at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 2019-2021. He has rejoined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine in September 2022 as the Director of the Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center.  

Dr. Winokur's clinical expertise is the minimally invasive treatment of venous conditions including varicose veins, spider veins, pelvic venous disorders (aka pelvic congestion syndrome), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE). Dr. Winokur uses minimally invasive techniques such as endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), Venaseal, Varithena, Clarivein, microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy to provide high quality, individualized care to each patient.  

In addition to his clinical interest and experience, Dr. Winokur is involved in national medical leadership as the Vice Chair of the Venous Service Line for the Society of Interventional Radiology and served as the founding President-Elect and President of the New York Roentgen Society Interventional Radiology Section. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS) and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). Dr. Winokur has also been named New York Super Doctors Rising Star 2015-2017 and Castle Connolly Top Doc 2019-2022.

Dr. Winokur has numerous publications spanning all aspects of venous disease with a passion for improving the care provided to women suffering from chronic pelvic pain as a result of pelvic venous disease. He has also acted as guest editor for issues in Seminars in Interventional Radiology and Techniques in Interventional Radiology in addition to numerous invited lectures at national and international meetings. As part of his research, Dr. Winokur has been the site Principal Investigator for numerous NIH and industry funded research trials in chronic DVT, venous specific stent development, venous leg ulcers, and PE.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Dr. Winokur is a member of the following radiological society:

  • Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Radiology Society of North America
  • American Vein and Lymphatic Society
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Digestive Disease Interventions
  • IR Section of New York Roentgen Society
  • IR Section of New York Roentgen Society
Top Doctors
Ronald S. Winokur, MD, RPVI has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Across 65 medical specialties, 404 Weill Cornell Medicine physicians have been awarded this designation.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology (Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Radiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology (Interim) - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 2006
  • B.S., Tulane 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 Employee PPO Plan
  • 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 - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

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