Alexander S Somwaru, MD Email Alexander Somwaru
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Alexander S. Somwaru, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologist. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Body Imaging in the Department of Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also the Director of Quality for Mount Sinai Downtown for the Department of Radiology.
Dr. Somwaru is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at The George Washington Univesity. He completed his residency at the University of Texas and fellowship in body imaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Somwaru was an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Hospital for four years, where he was unanimously recognized by the entire Department of Radiology as the Teacher of the Year in 2018.
Dr. Somwaru's areas of clinical expertise are MR and CT imaging of the gastrointestinal tract, MR imaging of prostate cancer, and transplant imaging. He is actively involved in the education of medical students and residents. Dr. Somwaru conducts clinical research that has resulted in numerous exhibits at national and international conferences, which have earned several awards, multiple peer-reviewed publications, and a book chapter. What Dr. Somwaru takes the most pride in is applying clinical knowledge that allows him to serve his patients and maintain thier safety.
MD, George Washington University School of Medicine
Albert Einstein Medical Center
University of Texas
Fellowship, Abdominal Imaging
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Cum Laude; Certificate of Merit
Radiologic Society of North America
Invited CME Lecture, 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Teacher of the Year
Department of Radiology
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Certificate of Merit and Invited CME lecture
Radiologic Society of North America
103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Somwaru AS, Khanijow V, Katabathina VS. Magnetic resonance enterography, colonoscopy, and fecal calprotectin correlate in colonic Crohn's disease. BMC gastroenterology 2019 Dec; 19(1).
Doo FX, Khorsandi A, Avanessian B, Bowers M, Somwaru AS. Gender Affirmation Surgery: A Primer on Imaging Correlates for the Radiologist. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2019 12; 213(6).
Ertreo M, Swerdlow DR, Kim A, Somwaru AS. Extrahepatic Vascular Parasitization by a Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Cureus 2019 Sep; 11(9).
Tiwari R, Singh AK, Somwaru AS, Menias CO, Prasad SR, Katabathina VS. Radiologist's Primer on Imaging of Common Hereditary Cancer Syndromes. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc; 39(3).
Ertreo M, Somwaru AS. The Double Wall Sign. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 2019 04; 17(5).
Somwaru AS, Philips S. Imaging of Uncommon Causes of Large-Bowel Obstruction. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2017 Nov; 209(5).
Kaushal P, Somwaru AS, Charabaty A, Levy AD. MR Enterography of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Endoscopic Correlation. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc; 37(1).
Ross SL, Ascher SM, Somwaru AS, Filice R. Quantifying Language Before and After Instituting Structured CT Reports. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 2017 Nov; 14(11).
Manning MA, Somwaru AS, Mehrotra AK, Levine MS. Gastrointestinal Lymphoma: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. Radiologic clinics of North America 2016 Jul; 54(4).
Somwaru AS, Alex D, Zaheer A. Prostate cancer arising in ectopic prostatic tissue within the left seminal vesicle: a rare case diagnosed with multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsy. BMC medical imaging 2016 Apr; 16.
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Dr.Somwaru did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2019 and/or 2020: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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