Elizabeth M. Hecht, MD

Expertise in: 
Pancreatic Cancer
Board Certifications: 
Diagnostic Radiology
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Pancreatic Cancer, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasonography, Diagnostic Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, Genitourinary Radiology, Hepatobiliary Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Radiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director of Cross Sectional Vascular Imaging

Dr. Elizabeth M Hecht graduated from Amherst College and received her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is currently Professor of Radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Director of Cross-Sectional Vascular Imaging. Dr. Hecht completed her residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College and fellowship in Body and Cardiovascular MR Imaging at New York University. She began her career as part of the abdominal imaging division at New York University and served as Director of their Body MRI fellowship. She subsequently worked at the University of Pennsylvania in the Abdominal and Cardiovascular divisions and served as director of their ACGME accredited Abdominal Imaging Fellowship before coming to CUMC in 2011. She currently serves as Deputy Editor for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI) and Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology. Dr. Hecht’s research interests include advanced MR imaging techniques and quantitative oncologic imaging with her current focus on imaging in pancreatic cancer. She has authored or coauthored over 65 research publications and book chapters. 

Dr. Hecht is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to her patients and referring clinicians. She is passionate about advancing the field of Diagnostic Radiology through education and research. She works as a consultant to the Pancreas Center at Columbia Medical Center and actively participates in weekly and bimonthly multidisciplinary conferences working closely with the Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant services, Colorectal Surgery, Gynecology/Gynecologic-Oncology and Urology. Dr. Hecht educates physicians in training and lectures to physicians in practice around the US and abroad. She is an active member or The Society of Abdominal Imaging (SAR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

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Aetna

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  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
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  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

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Emblem/GHI

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Emblem/HIP

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  • Medicaid Managed Care
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  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
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  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
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Local 1199

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MagnaCare

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Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
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  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
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  • POS
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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Internship: Greenwich Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research

Grants

CLINICAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATORY NETWORK-BASED PRECISION MEDICINE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER (Private)

Apr 1 2018 - Mar 31 2021

UTILITY OF MACROMOLECULAR DCE MRI AND DIFFUSION WEIGHED IMAGING AS BIOMARKERS FOR VASCULAR PERMEABILITY AND DESMOPLASIA IN PANCREATIC ADENOCARCINOMA (Private)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014