Shirley McCarthy, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Computed Tomography

Pancreatic Diseases Program

Yale Cancer Center

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Shirley McCarthy joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty in 1984. Among her research interests are the applications and cost effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging of the body, gynecologic applications of MRI, and other imaging techniques including CT. Previous studies have included prospective evaluations of MRI versus other imaging techniques in the diagnosis and detection of disease and the underlying anatomy and/or physiology accounting for the image appearance.

She is a fellow in the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and is considered an international leader in her field. Professor McCarthy completed her undergraduate studies at SUNY, her medical training at Yale and her Ph.D. at Cornell.

Education & Training

MD Yale University (1979)
PhD Cornell University (1975)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Fellow University of California, San Francisco, CA
Fellow Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Doctor National & NY area

  • FellowInternational Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

  • FellowSBCT/MR

Professional Service

  • (2008 - 2011) Women Faculty Forum

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Contact Info

Shirley McCarthy, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Diagnostic RadiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste South Pavilion - 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Radiology & Biomedical ImagingPO Box 208042
Tompkin's East 2

New Haven, CT 06520-8042