Noor Ahmad, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiology
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Dr. Noor Ahmad is board certified in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. He is an assistant professor of radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and an assistant attending radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Ahmad serves as vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Radiology, as well as associate chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Ahmad has expertise in performing minimally invasive procedures to manage and treat a wide array of clinical conditions ranging from cancer care to men’s and women’s health. His particular focus and interests are in the treatment of blood clots within legs (deep venous thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolism). Related to this, Dr. Ahmad is an expert in complex removal of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

Rounding out his practice, Dr. Ahmad performs a wide range of procedures for cancer and non-cancer pain which include image-guided joint injections, blocks, and ablations. Finally, Dr. Ahmad has expertise in performing knee embolizations for both recurrent bleeding and osteoarthritis.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Ahmad was a bioengineer and performed research within a tissue engineering laboratory. After medical school and radiology training at New York Medical College, where he served as chief resident, Dr. Ahmad received his training in vascular and interventional radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Ahmad is an active teacher of fellows, residents, and medical students and has authored numerous book chapters and research articles. In addition, he has presented nationwide and is a member in several radiology societies including the Society of Interventional Radiology and Radiologic Society of North America.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Ablation
  • Ablation of Liver Lesion
  • Ablation of Lung Lesion
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Aneurysm Endovascular Surgery
  • Angioplasty
  • Arterial Stents
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Biliary Stenting
  • Biopsies
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Central Venous Access
  • Chemoembolization
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain In Female
  • Consults
  • Cosmetic Sclerotherapy of Legs
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolization
  • Endovascular Intervention
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Fibroids
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Interventional Vascular
  • IVC Filter Placement and Retrieval
  • IVC Filter Retrieval
  • IVC Filters
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Lesions
  • Liver Masses
  • Liver Tumors
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Poor Leg Circulation
  • Prostate Embolization
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Spider Veins
  • Stents
  • TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt)
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Embolization
  • UFE - Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Varicocele Embolization
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Stents
  • Vein Problems
  • Venous Access PICC, Port
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Y90 Treatment (Radioembolization)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
  • Associate Chief, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital


  • Male

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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency: Westchester Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Radiology, Vascular/Interventional


Selected Publications

Ahmad N, Schiffman MH, Sos TA.. Renal Artery Stenosis. (Book Chapter) In: Rastinehad AR, Siegel DN, Pinto PA, Wood BJ (Eds.). Interventional Urology. Springer International, Heidelberg. 2016.

Ahmad N, Shilo D, Siddiqui S. Pain Management. (Book Chapter) In: Pua B, Madoff D, Covey A (Eds). Interventional Radiology: Fundamentals of Clinical Practice. Oxford University Press, New York. 2017.

Reis SP, Zhao K, Ahmad N, Widemon RS, Root CW, Toomay SM, Horowitz JM, Sista AK. Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Endovascular Therapy. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2017.

Chen J, Ramjit A, Ahmad N. Replaced Gastroduodenal Artery with Continuation as Accessory Left Hepatic Artery: A Rare Anatomical Variant. CVIR Endovascular. 2018. 

Lei BZ, Ramjit A, Chen J, Portal D, Ahmad N. Establishing an Interventional Radiology Clinic in a Community Hospital Setting [Abstract]. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 30(3), 85-86. Abstract no. 829. 2019.

Emmanuel G, Mehta V, Geller D, Giordano C, Scheiner J, Ahmad, N. Interventional Radiology procedures and the Obstetric Patient: Indications, Precautions and Challenges for the Mother and the Fetus. Presented at the Society for Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 2016.

Chen J, Ramjit A, Giordano C, Ahmad, N. The Interventional Radiologist's "PARTO" portal hypertension management: TIPS and additional tricks, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2018.

Chen J, Giordano C, Geller D, Scheiner J, Ahmad N. Management Algorithm of Acute Pulmonary Embolism in a Community-Based Hospital Setting. Association of University Radiologists Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2018.

Chen J, Giordano C, Ramjit A, Geller D, Scheiner J, Ahmad N. Transradial Approach for Noncoronary Interventions: Experience of a Community Based Academic Medical Center Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting. Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA. 2018.