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Burton P Drayer, MD


    • Positions
    • Specialties
    • Radiology
    • Neuroradiology
    • Languages
    • English
    • Hebrew
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
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Burton P. Drayer, MD, FACR, FAAN is the CEO of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice and Dean for Clinical Affairs, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Burt is also, the Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and System Chairman of the Department of Radiology (1995 - present), Icahn School of Medicine. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Drayer served as President, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Executive Vice President for Hospital and Clinical Affairs, The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Working closely with Dr. Kenneth Davis, Dr. Drayer played an important role in the Hospital turnaround which has led to our present day success. Among his achievements were the initiation of the CARTS system, the construction of the Kravis Center for Advanced Medicine, the enhancement of physician-medical center relations, improvements in purchasing and billing expertise, major early advocacy for an expanded ambulatory footprint, and the complete digitization of imaging services throughout Mount Sinai. He has also had multiple prior leadership roles in the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice.

Burt completed his internship and neurology residency at the University of Vermont and then a radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Health Center. Dr. Drayer served as Associate Professor and Professor of Radiology at Duke University from 1979 to 1986 where he was also Director of Neuroradiology. In 1986, he joined the Barrow Neurological Institute as Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Research. He is also well recognized as an expert in the development of outpatient imaging facilities, imaging center design and advanced imaging equipment. Dr. Drayer serves on the Board of Hospitals Insurance Company, our malpractice liability insurance captive.

Internationally known for his research using anatomic, physiologic, and functional imaging of the aging brain, brain iron, neurodegenerative disorders, brain infarction, Xenon CT regional cerebral blood flow, MR angiography, and multiple sclerosis, Dr. Drayer has over 200 publications in major journals as well as multiple book chapters. He is on many editorial boards and was the Editor of Neuroimaging Clinics of North America from 1990 to 2005.

Dr. Drayer has been a leader in the major national and international Radiology societies. He is a past President of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), was awarded its Gold Medal in 2011, and was inaugural Chairman of the Research Foundation of the ASNR. In 2003 Dr. Drayer was elected to the Board of Directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) as Designate for Annual Meeting and Technology. He served on the RSNA Board of Directors from 2003 to 2011 and was Chairman of the Board in 2009, President-Elect in 2010 and President of the RSNA in 2011. In the one hundred year history of the RSNA, Dr. Drayer is the only Mount Sinai faculty member to ever serve as Chair of the Board and President. Dr. Drayer presently serves on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Board of Directors of the Academy of Radiology Research. He was recently named Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation. Dr. Drayer is a fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American College of Radiology. For the past 19 years he has been committed to enhancing the excellence of the educational, clinical, and research platform of Mount Sinai as well as the national and international community of radiologists and imaging scientists and will continue to do so for all physicians at Mount Sinai in his new role.


Diagnostic Radiology
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus


MD, Chicago Medical School

Internship, Internal Medicine
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Residency, Neurology
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology
University of Pittsburgh

Fellowship, Neuroradiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


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