Gul Moonis, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
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Dr. Gul Moonis is board certified in diagnostic radiology with subspecialty training in neuroradiology. Dr. Moonis is an associate professor of radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and associate attending radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She heads the head and neck imaging section within the Division of Neuroradiology. In addition to all aspects of general neuroradiology, Dr Moonis has clinical expertise in radiology of the head and neck. Dr. Moonis’ research currently focuses on imaging of the temporal bone which has resulted in publications, book chapters, and review articles. 

Her clinical responsibilities also include teaching and supervising radiology residents and medical students. She is particularly dedicated to mentoring residents and fellows in clinical research projects as evidenced by the 41 abstracts presented within the last three years. A gifted educator, Dr. Moonis has won numerous teaching awards at UPenn and Harvard and has been an invited speaker at various national and international meeting in the field of head and neck radiology. Dr. Moonis is a member of the Radiological Society of North America and American Society of Neuroradiology and a senior member of the Eastern Neurological Society and American Society of Head and Neck Radiology.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • CAT Scan (CT Scan)
  • Computerized Axial Tomography (CT)
  • Functional Brain Mapping
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Neuro Imaging

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Radiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Head and Neck Imaging Section

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Female

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177 Ft. Washington Avenue
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710 West 168th Street
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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University (India)
  • Residency: University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Residency: 1993 University Of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: 2000 Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications

  • Neuroradiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

Honors & Awards

Wallace T Miller award for excellence in radiology resident teaching, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2005

Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School ,Boston, MA 2008

Ferris Hall Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2011

Cum Laude Award. Ginat D, Quesnel A, Moonis G. Imaging of temporal bone trauma RSNA Chicago,IL 2013

Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metropolitan Area- Neuroradiology 2015

Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metropolitan Area- Neuroradiology 2016

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Selected Publications

Ho ML, Moonis G, Ginat DT, Eisenberg RL. Lesions of the corpus callosum.AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan;200(1):W1-16.

Juliano A, Ginat D, Moonis G. Imaging review of the temporal bone: part I. Anatomy and inflammatory and neoplastic processes. Radiology. 2013 Oct;269(1):17-33.

Gao Y, Moonis G, Cunnane ME, Eisenberg RL.Lacrimal gland masses.AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Sep;201(3):W371-81

Dubey P, Pandey S, Moonis G. Acute stroke imaging: recent updates.Stroke Res Treat. 2013;2013:76721

Vaccha B, Cunnane MB, Mallur P, Moonis G. Imaging of vocal cord paralysis. Journal of Clinical Imaging Sciences. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2013 Mar 29;3:15

Vachha B, Rojas R, Prabhu SP, Bhadelia R, Moonis G. Magnetic resonance imaging in viral and prion diseases of the central nervous system. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Oct;23(5):293-302. doi: 10.1097

Noujaim D, Juliano A, Moonis G. Middle Ear Ossicles: Congenital, Acquired, Traumatic and Post Operative Pathology. Neurographics , Volume 4, Number 4, December 2014, pp. 176-182(7)

Ho ML, Juliano A, Eisenberg RL, Moonis G. Anatomy and Pathology of the facial nerve. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jun;204(6):W612-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.13444

Juliano A, Ginat D, Moonis G. Imaging review of the temporal bone: part II. Traumatic, Postoperative and Noninflammatory Nonneoplastic Conditions. Radiology. 2015 Sep;276(3):655-72. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2015140800

Vachha BA, Ginat DT, Mallur P, Cunnane MM, Moonis G..Finding a voice. Imaging Features after Phonosurgical Procedures for Vocal Fold Paralysis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 May 12

Moonis G, Patel P, Koshkareva Y, Newman J, Loevner LA.Imaging characteristics of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2007 Sep;28(8):1532-6.

Yu A, Teich DL, Moonis G, Wong ET.Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence in East Asian Women with Osteoporosis. BMC Ear Nose Throat Disord. 2012 Jul 25;12(1):8.

Hazany S, Rojas R, Moonis G. Lipodystrophy of HIV (LDHIV) in the Head and Neck: Imaging and Clinical Features. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 2012, 1, Published Online August 2012

Ginat DT, Singh AD, Moonis G. Multimodality imaging of hydrogel scleral buckles. Retina. 2012 Sep;32(8):1449-52.

Quesnel AM, Moonis G*, Appel J, O'Malley JT, McKenna MJ, Curtin HD, Merchant SN. Correlation of Computed Tomography with Histopathology in Otosclerosis. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Jan;34(1):22-8.

Ginat DT, Freitag SK, Kieff D, Grove A, Fay A, Cunnane M, Moonis G. Radiographic Patterns of Orbital Involvement in IgG4- Related Disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jul-Aug;29(4):261-6.

Manaswala M, Cunnane MB, Curtin HD, Moonis G. Imaging of auto-atticotomy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):182-5.

Vaccha B, Brodoefel H, Wilcox C, Hackney DB, Moonis G. Radiation Dose Reduction in Soft Tissue Neck CT using Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASIR). Eur J Radiol. 2013 Dec;82(12):2222-6.

Imaging Appearance of the Lateral Rectus-Superior Rectus Band in 100 Consecutive Patients without Strabismus.Patel SH, Cunnane ME, Juliano AF, Vangel MG, Kazlas MA, Moonis G. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Apr 24.