Ernst Garcon, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Dr. Ernst Garcon is board certified in diagnostic radiology with sub-specialty training in neuroradiology. Dr. Garcon is assistant professor of radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and assistant attending radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he also teaches and supervises radiology residents and medical students.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director of Global Imaging Volunteer Services-CUMC/PIH Mirebalais branch

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • French

Gender

  • Male

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  • EPO
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  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

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Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
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  • Medicaid Managed Care
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  • POS
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  • Select Care (Exchange)
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Local 1199

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MagnaCare

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Multiplan

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  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • MVP Health Care-HMO/EPO (Westchester Only)
  • MVP Health Care-PPO (Westchester Only)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • State University of Haiti School of Medicine
  • 1991 State University of Haiti, Faculty of Medicine
  • Internship: Metropolitan Hospital Center
  • Residency: Long Island College Hospital
  • Residency: 2003 Long Island College Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2005 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C
  • Fellowship: 2005 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C

Board Certifications

  • Neuroradiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

Honors & Awards

  • PRIDE Comparative Effectiveness Research at Columbia University: 06/2013
  • American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR): 10/2003 Silver Medal winner-Scientific Exhibit presentation: “Horner’s syndrome: how to tailor the radiographic evaluation and the clinical findings.
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR): 05/2003 MAGNA CUM LAUDE- Scientific Exhibit presentation: “Horner’s syndrome: how to tailor the radiographic evaluation based on clinical findings”
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): 2003 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): 2002 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): 12/2002 Certificate of Merit - Scientific Exhibit presentation: “Horner’s syndrome: how to tailor the radiographic evaluation based on clinical findings”
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): 12/2002
  • Best design - Scientific Exhibit presentation: “Horner’s syndrome: how to tailor the radiographic evaluation based on clinical findings”.
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): 12/2000 Certificate of Merit- Scientific Exhibit presentation:” Congenital Malformation of the spine: an embryologic approach”

Research

"Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition". Elbert Hubbard

His primary research interest is Quantitative Imaging of white matter diseases in late life depression using conventional and advanced MR imaging techniques such as Arterial Spin Labeling(ASL): It is a multidisciplinary work with psychiatrists and neuro psychologists at the New York State Psychiatric Institute to better understand the clinical and imaging characteristics of older individual with late life depression and cognitive decline.

He is also interested in looking at the environmental factors that may trigger depression in older individuals living in the Nother Manhattan area. A multidisciplinary pilot grant proposal was submitted to the Columbia Community Based Participatory Research(CBPR) for looking at the relationship between the built environment and late life depression.

Research Interests

  • Arterial Spin Labeling
  • Quantitative imaging of White Matter Disease

Selected Publications

Vascular depression: overrepresented among African Americans? (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 10/2013)
Michelle E Reinlieb, Amanda Persaud, Deepika Singh, Ernst Garcon, Bret R Rutherford, Gregory H Pelton, D P Devanand, Steven P Roose, Joel R Sneed

A Case of Diffuse Subarachnoid Pneumocephalus after Epidural Injection. (Omics Journal of Radiology 04/2013; Volume 2(Issue 4))
Shahla F Syed, Ernst Garcon

The external validity of MRI-defined vascular depression. (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 02/2013)
Monique A Pimontel, Michelle E Reinlieb, Lauren C Johnert, Ernst Garcon, Joel R Sneed, Steven P Roose

MRI signal hyperintensities and failure to remit following antidepressant treatment. (Journal of Affective Disorder 2011)
Joel R. Sneed, Michelle E. Culang-Reinlieb, Adam M. Brickman, Faith M. Gunning-Dixon, Lauren Johnert, Ernst Garcon, Steven P. Roose

Quantitative approaches for assessment of white matter hyperintensities in elderly populations. (Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 2011)
Brickman, A.M., Sneed, J.R., Provenzano, F.A., Garcon, E., Johnert, L., Muraskin, J., Yeung, L.K., Zimmerman, M.E., & Roose, S.P.

MRI-defined vascular depression: a review of the construct (Int J. Geriatr Psychiatry 2010)
Michelle E. Culang-Reinlieb, Lauren C. Johnert, Adam M. Brickman, David C. Steffens, Ernst Garcon and Joel R. Sneed

Horner's Syndrome: Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation (Neuroimaging Clinics 2008) Deborah L. Reede, Ernst Garcon, Wendy R.K. Smoker, Randy Kardon