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Neuroradiology Section

General Information

P.O. Box 208042, Clinic Building-30
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Sr. Admin Assistant, Lorine Raccio


The Yale Neuroradiology Section is committed to providing exceptional patient care through a comprehensive diagnostic imaging service for disorders of the head and neck, spine, central and peripheral nervous systems. We utilize advanced CT and MRI technology, image processing and analysis, and offer angiography and neurointerventional procedures such as myelograms, biopsies and therapeutic interventions. Yale Neuroradiologists are fellowship trained, highly subspecialized board certified physicians within the ABMS recognized Subspecialty of Neuroradiology. We are a team of 16 diagnostic and 3 interventional neuroradiologists that provide centralized care and exam interpretations for our hospitals and community imaging centers.

Subspecialties and Collaborations

Our faculty provide subspecialty expertise in pediatric neuroradiology, head and neck imaging, spine imaging, seizure imaging, emergency imaging, functional imaging, neurodiagnostic and interventional angiography. We work closely with the Departments and Sections of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics and Radiation Oncology. Our staff includes the past Presidents of the American Society of Neuroradiology and American Society of Spine Radiology. As one of two pediatric hospitals in the state, we offer MR imaging of pediatric patients in a safe environment (in partnership with the Yale Dept. of Anesthesia).


Our Faculty and staff support the education of our ACGME accredited Neuroradiology Fellowship, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Residency Programs. We train our residents and fellows to deliver exceptional patient care, pursue research towards ultimately improving health care outcomes and to become future leaders in our field.


Our research endeavors have led to a number of funded projects, many through collaboration with other Yale School of Medicine faculty. Current or recent funded initiatives include:

  • Radiogenomics and Molecular Imaging
  • Quantitative Image processing and new sequences in MR imaging
  • Novel neuroimaging-based models for outcome prediction and treatment in stroke patients
  • Development and application of radiomics, bioimage texture analysis, machine learning classifiers and deep learning.
  • Risk and Predictors of Intractable Epilepsy in Children: A long-term follow-up
  • (NINDS); Neurobiology and genetics of autism and related conditions
  • Neuroimaging studies of autism and Asperger’s disorder (NICHD)
  • Integrated methods for measuring neuroanatomy in Autism (NINDS)
  • Mental Retardation And Developmental Psychology Autism And Asperger Syndrome--Neuropsychological And Biological Differentiation (NICHD)
  • Multicenter study of epilepsy surgery (NIH)
  • Development and connectivity of the fetal and infant brain
  • Neurobiology and genetics of autism
  • Risk and Predictors of Intractable Epilepsy in Children
  • Imaging of epilepsy and cortical dysplasia
  • Temporal lobe anatomy and anatomic variants
  • Fetal and neonatal development

Awards & Honors

  • Sam Payabvash, MD received a 2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
  • Mariam Aboian, MD, PhD Yale University Department of Radiology Seed Funding for functional neuroimaging with PET 2020 Academy Council for Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2)
  • Michele Johnson, MD elected President of the American Society of Spine Radiology 2019-20.
  • Sam Payabvash MD was inducted in the 2019 Class of CECI² (Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging).
  • Gordon Sze, MD: Held the position as President of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the world's premier neuroradiology society, in 2014.

Recent Publications