Lynn R. Chinitz, MD

Board Certifications: 
Diagnostic Radiology
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director of Breast Imaging at the Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center

Dr. Lynn Chinitz is the Director of the Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center at New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Columbia University Medical Cente. Dr. Chinitz is a graduate of Barnard College, of Columbia University. She earned her medical degree at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine and graduated with honors, completed an internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, and performed a fellowship at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

Dr. Chinitz has devoted her entire career to the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. As Director of Breast Imaging at Lawrence Hospital, she has developed the state of the art Breast Imaging Center in Southern Westchester. Lawrence Hospital Breast Imaging Center is now a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) awarded by the American College of Radiology. 

 Prior to her appointment here, she was Medical Director of Women’s Breast Imaging at St Luke’s-Roosevelt and before that was an attending at Columbia University Breast Imaging Department. She founded the minimally invasive breast biopsy program at Roosevelt Hospital which continues today.

 Dr. Chinitz is a member of the Society of Breast Imaging, New York Breast Imaging Society, NY Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, Radiological Society of North America, and the NY Roentgen Ray Society. She has spoken at many national meetings about breast imaging. 

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine
  • Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Fellowship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology