Amichai J. Erdfarb, MD

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Amichai J. Erdfarb, MD, is an associate professor at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and chief of radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.

Dr. Erdfarb received his Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in biology and chemistry from Yeshiva University and was awarded his Doctor of Medicine with Honors from the Yale School of Medicine. He completed both his residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship in neuroradiology at Montefiore Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology, including subspecialty certification in neuroradiology. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Dr Erdfarb served as the chief of radiology at the Montefiore Medical Center Wakefield Campus and director of quality and safety for the Montefiore Department of Radiology.

Dr. Erdfarb is experienced in all aspects of neuroimaging with a clinical focus on CT and MR cross-sectional imaging of the head, neck, and spine, including the diagnosis and evaluation of acute stroke, inflammatory diseases, infection, degenerative disease, cancer, and congenital disorders.

Dr. Erdfarb's research focuses on radiation dose monitoring and reduction, acute stroke imaging, quality and safety, process improvement, reducing patient and procedure errors, and dual-energy/spectral CT imaging. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at invited lectures.

Dr. Erdfarb is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, and Radiological Society of North America. He most recently received the New York Roentgen Society Radiologist Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the field.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Stroke Imaging

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Radiology

Administrative Titles

  • Chief of Radiology, CUIMC NYP Hudson Valley Hospital Campus

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester


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1978 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
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  • MagnaCare


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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Hospital of St. Raphael
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
  • Radiology - Neuroradiology


Selected Publications

Raj S, Ushay HM, Erdfarb A, Overby P.  Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome – Incidence and Associated Factors in a Pediatric Critical Care Population. Pediatric Neurology 2013 Nov;49(5):335-9.

Scheinfeld MH, Erdfarb AJ, Krieger DA, Bhupali D, Zampolin RL. A radiologist’s guide to the clinical scales used in the 2015 Endovascular Stroke Trials and the Revised American Heart Association American Stroke Association Guidelines for Endovascular Stroke Treatment. Emergency Radiology 2016 Oct;23(5):497-501.

Scheinfeld MH, Krieger DA, Bhupali D, Zampolin RL, Erdfarb AJ. Imaging Scales and Techniques Used Used in the 2015 Endovascular Stroke Trials and AHA/ASA Revised Guidelines for Acute Intervention: Neurologic/Head and Neck Imaging. Radiographics 2017 Sep-Oct;37(5):1605-1606.

Goldberg-Stein S, Kaplun O, Scheinfeld MH, Burns J, Miller T, Erdfarb A. Making Feedback Easy: A Workflow-Integrated Quality Improvement Tool Increases Radiologist Engagement in the Technical Quality of Imaging Examinations.  Journal of the American College of Radiology 2018 Oct;15(10):1443-1447.

Burns J, Miller TM, Weiss JM, Erdfarb AJ, Silber D, Goldberg-Stein S. Just Culture: Practical Implementation for Radiologist Peer Review. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2019 Mar;16(3):384-388.

Lazarus MS, Taragin BH, Malouf W, Levin TL, Nororis E, Erdfarb AJRadiation dose monitoring in pediatric fluoroscopy: comparison of fluoroscopy time and dose area product thresholds for identifying high exposure cases. Pediatric Radiology, 2019 May;49(5):600-608.

Burns J, Gordon S, Scheinfeld M, Erdfarb A, Sprayragen S, Goldberg-Stein S. Use of a Macro as Nudge Factor in Communication Between Radiologists and Referring Physicians. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, 2020 Sept-Oct;49(5):318-321. Epub 2020 Feb 29.

Liberman AL, Wang C, Friedman BW, Prabhakaran S, Esenwa CC, Rostanski SK, Cheng NT, Erdfarb A, Labovitz DL, Lipton RB.  Head Computed tomography during emergency department treat-and-release visit for headache is associated with increased risk of subsequent cerebrovascular disease hospitalization. Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 Oct 5;8(2):199-208. Print 2021 May 26.

Emad Nader Eskandar, David J Altschul, Rafael de La Garza Ramos, Phillip Cezayirli, Santiago R Unda, Joshua Benton, Joseph Dardick, Aureliana Toma, Nikunj Patel, Avinash Malaviya, David Flomenbaum, Jenelys Fernandez-Torres, Jenny Lu, Ryan Holland, Elisabetta Burchi, Richard Zampolin, Kevin Hsu, Andrew McClelland, Judah Burns, Amichai Erdfarb, Rishi Malhotra, Michelle Gong, Peter Semczuk, Victor Ferastraoaru, Jillian Rosengard, Daniel Antoniello, Daniel Labovitz, Charles Esenwa, Mark Milstein, Alexis Boro, and Mark F Mehler. Neurological syndromes predict higher in-hospital mortality in COVID-19 Neurology 2021 Mar 16;96(11):e1527-e1538.

Burns J, Ciccarelli S, Mardakhaev E, Erdfarb A, Goldberg-Stein S, Bello JA. Handoffs in Radiology: Minimizing Communication Errors and Improving Care Transitions. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2021 May 11:S1546-1440(21)00323-9. Online ahead of print.

Yee J, Erdfarb A, Goldberg-Stein S, Clemente B, Rodriguez J, Rehani B, Liszewski M. Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Response in a Major New York City Hot Zone. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2021 Jul 4;S0363-0188(21)00108-0. Online ahead of print.




Zampolin RL, Erdfarb A, Miller T. Imaging of Lumbar Spine Fusion. Neuroimaging Clinics of North America 24 (2014) 269-286.

Burns J, Hsu K, Shifteh K, Erdfarb A. Neuroendocrine Imaging: Pathology, Clinical Algoriths, Imaging Appropriateness, and Management of Incidental Findings. Advances in Clinical Radiology vol 1 (2019) 151-170.

Chulpayev B, Benitez S, Van Dine S, Erdfarb A, Moshe S, Ballaban-Gil K, Brook A, Lee SK. Pediatric Ischemic Strokes. Advanced in Clinical Radiology vol 2 (2020) 319-324.