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Shirley McCarthy, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Radiology

Contact Information

Shirley McCarthy, MD, PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    PO Box 208042, Tompkin's East 2

    New Haven, CT 06520-8042

    United States


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


  • Board Certification
    AB of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (1983)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding Organization
Best Doctor National & NY area
FellowInternational Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Professional Service

Women Faculty Forum2008 - 2011

Departments & Organizations