J. Levi Chazen   Associate Professor of Radiology

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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 cranial 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)


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  • J. Levi Chazen

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  • jlc2008@med.cornell.edu