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Burton P Drayer, MD


    • Positions
    • Specialties
    • Neuroradiology
    • Radiology
    • 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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1176 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-241-8333


Dr. Drayer is executive vice-president for Risk at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology (1995-present) at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He also served as President of The Mount Sinai Hospital from November 2003 to September 2008.

Dr. Drayer's academic appointments began in 1977 at the University of Pittsburgh Health Center. From 1979 to 1986, Dr. Drayer was at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., where he became professor of radiology and assistant professor of medicine (neurology). In 1986, he was appointed chair of the Division of Neuroimaging Research-Education at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, where he remained until 1995. Dr. Drayer then moved to The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Drayer's many awards and honors include the Cornelius G. Dyke Award from the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Board of Radiology.

 Dr. Drayer serves on the Board of Trustees of the R&E Foundation at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dr. Drayer was elected to the RSNA Board of Directors in December 2003 and has acted as liaison for the annual meeting and technology and served as board chairman in 2009.   He was President-elect of the RSNA in 2010 and is RSNA President in 2011.


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


English, Hebrew, Spanish


Diagnostic Radiology
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology