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David Yankelevitz

  • PROFESSOR Radiology
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  • Nuclear Medicine

  • American Board of Radiology


  • MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Staten Island University Hospital

  • Residency, Radiology
    Long Island College Hospital

  • Residency, Nuclear Medicine
    New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Radiology
    New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center


    Dr. David Yankelevitz is a Professor of Radiology and a Director of  the Lung Biopsy Service at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. 


    Dr. Yankelevitz is an experienced thoracic radiologist with a focus on fine needle aspirations (FNAs) of lung lesions that is one of the largest FNA practices in the United States. 


    His main academic interest is in the area of diagnosis of early lung cancer.  He was one of the initiators of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) lung screening study, which now has enrolled over 50,000 people in eight countries worldwide. 


    Dr. Yankelevitz has also been part of a team that develops software for diagnostic purposes, including techniques for rapid assessment of pulmonary lesion volumes scanned by CT on multiple dates.  This approach is now becoming a standard approach in the workup of lung lesions.


    He has been Principal Investigator on 4 NCI grants related to evaluation of lung nodules and evaluation of early lung cancer.  He has been an author of over 200 books and chapters.  He has trained 14 research fellows in Thoracic imaging. 


    Dr. Yankelevitz graduated from Downstate Medical Center in 1981.   He went on to complete residencies in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, and subsequently held a fellowship in Thoracic Imaging at The New York Presbyterian Hospital.


    Before joining Mount Sinai, he practiced at Weill Cornell Medical College.


Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Yankelevitz during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Royalty Payments:

  • General Electric Company

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