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Robert Lookstein

  • PROFESSOR Radiology
  • PROFESSOR Surgery
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  • Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical Focus


  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology


  • MD, S.U.N.Y., Downstate Medical Center

  • Internship, Surgery (General)
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Radiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Interventional Radiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Robert A Lookstein, MD FSIR FAHA, is Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. After completing medical school at the State University of NY (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1995, he did his residency and fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at The Mount Sinai Medical School, New York. He subsequently joined the division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.‚8


    Dr. Lookstein lectures around the world on various subjects in the field of Vascular and Interventional Radiology including peripheral arterial imaging and intervention, endovascular interventions, aortic stent-grafts, and deep vein thrombosis.  He is recognized as an innovator in the field of peripheral arterial disease and noninvasive vascular imaging.‚8


    Dr Lookstein currently is Clinical Director and Chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the American Heart Association's Council on Peripheral Arterial Disease. Dr. Lookstein serves as the Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) service line for peripheral arterial disease.


    Dr. Lookstein is currently involved in numerous research studies related to peripheral vascular disease imaging and intervention. He currently serves as the Mount Sinai Medical Center Co-Principal Investigator for the NIH sponsored CORAL study examining the cardiovascular effects of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and the Site Principal Investigator for the NIH sponsoredATTRACT  trial examining the role of endovascular therapy for the treatment of deep vin thrombosis. In addition he serves as the site principal investigator for the ORION trial which will examine the role of endovascular stent placement in the iliac arteries for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral arterial disease.‚8


    Dr. Lookstein has authored dozens of scientific abstracts and manuscripts related to cardiovascular imaging and intervention and serves as an Assistant Editor for the American Journal of Roentgenology. Dr. Lookstein is currently the president of the New York City Interventional Radiology Society which serves to educate trainees from around the tri-state area in the field of Interventional Radiology,  Endovascular Therapy, and Cardiovascular Imaging. 

    He is a regular faculty member of numerous national and international meetings including The International Society of Endovascular Therapy, Advanced Interventional Management, The Society of Interventional Radiology, The Radiologic Society of North America, and The American Heart Association, VIVA, and Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics. He is the Program Director of several national education courses including Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN), Symposium for Peripheral vAsCular Embolization (SPACE), and The Mount Sinai Clinical Update in Cardiovascular Imaging.



  • - 2009
    Inaugural Society of Interventional Radiology Leadership Academy

  • - 2010
    Outstanding Faculty Award
    Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting

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    Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)

  • - 2010
    Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR)

  • - 2008
    Teacher of the Year
    Radiology Residency Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Radiology

  • 2013 - 2014
    New York Magazine Top Doctors: Vascular Interventional Radiology

  • 2012 - 2014
    Castle Connelly Top Doctors - Vascular Interventional Radiology

  • 2012 - 2014
    New York Super Doctors - Radiology

  • 2006 - 2013
    Harold A Mitty Distinguished Educator Award in Interventional Radiology
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Cohen E, Weinreb DB, Siegelbaum RH, Honig S, Marin M, Weintraub JL, Lookstein RA. Time-resolved MR angiography for the classification of endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair. J Magn Reson Imaging 2008 Feb 28; 27(3): 500-503.

Baril DT, Silverberg D, Ellozy SH, Carroccio A, Jacobs TS, Sachdev U, Teodorescu VJ, Lookstein RA, Marin ML. Endovascular stent-graft repair of failed endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Vasc Surg 2008 Jan; 22(1): 30-36.

Chang CY, Singal AK, Ganeshan SV, Schiano TD, Lookstein R, Emre S. Use of splenic artery embolization to relieve tense ascites following liver transplantation in a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Liver Transpl 2007; 13(11): 1532-1537.

Talenfeld AD, Schwope RB, Alper HJ, Cohen E, Lookstein RA. MDCT angiography of the renal arteries in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis: implications for renal artery stenting with distal protection. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2007 Jun; 188(6): 1652-1658.

Shah AD, Bajakian DR, Olin JW, Lookstein RA. Power-pulse spray thrombectomy for treatment of paget-schroetter syndrome. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2007 May; 188(5): 1215-1217.

Baril DT, Lookstein RA, Jacobs TS, Won J, Marin ML. Durability of renal artery stents in patients with transrenal abdominal aortic endografts. J Vasc Surg 2007 May; 45(5): 915-921.

Schwope R, Alper H, Talenfeld A, Cohen E, Lookstein RA. MR Angiography for Patient Surveillance After Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2007; 188(4): W334-W340.

Sachdev U, Baril DT, Ellozy SH, Lookstein RA, Silverberg D, Jacobs TS, Carroccio A, Teodorescu VJ, Marin ML. Management of aneurysms involving branches of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries: A comparison of surgical and endovascular therapy. J Vasc Surg 2006 Oct; 44(4): 718-724.

Silverberg D, Baril DT, Ellozy SH, Carroccio A, Greyrose SE, Lookstein RA, Marin ML. An 8-year experience with type II endoleaks: Natural history suggests selective intervention is a safe approach. J Vasc Surg 2006 Sep; 44(3): 453-459.

Axelrod DJ, Lookstein RA, Guller J, Nowakowski FS, Ellozy S, Carroccio A, Teodorescu V, Marin ML, Mitty HA. Inferior Mesenteric Artery Embolization before Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: Technique and Initial Results. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2004 Nov; 15(11): 1263-1267.

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. Lookstein during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Boston Scientific Corporation; Cordis Corporation; MEDRAD Interventional / Possis Partnership

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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