Ernst Garcon, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

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

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 Medical Center and Assistant Attending Radiologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he also teaches and supervises radiology residents and medical students.

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • French


  • Male

Insurance Accepted

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  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care




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

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • State University of Haiti School of Medicine
  • Internship: Metropolitan Hospital Center
  • Residency: Long Island College Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

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”


"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

  • Quantitative imaging of White Matter Disease
  • Arterial Spin Labeling

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