Leah P. Gruss, MD

Diagnostic Radiology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)


Leah Gruss, MD is an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Body Imaging section of Columbia University Medical Center. She is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship trained in Abdominal Imaging. After graduating from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she completed radiology residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City and an abdominal imaging fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

For more than 20 years, she has provided exemplary service at The Allen Hospital and continues to advance radiologic services in the newly developed Spine Center. With a focused interest in clinical radiology, she served as Director of Ultrasound at The Allen Hospital and has a particular interest in advancing body MRI.

Dr. Gruss is deeply committed to teaching and as a designated educator she has a vested interest in radiology resident and medical student education. She is focused on improving patient care by maintaining open communication with the medical and surgical staff at The Allen Hospital and has instituted weekly radiology rounds with the ICU residents and monthly noon conference with the medical residents.

Dr. Gruss has extensive experience in body cross-sectional imaging including ultrasound, CT, CT Angiography and MRI/MRCP. Dr. Gruss is a member of The American Roentgen Ray Society and The New York Roentgen Society.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Yeshiva University

Internship: North Shore University Hospital

Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  1. Gruss, LP and Newhouse, JH, Eight Echo T2 Measurements of Adrenal Masses: Limitations of Differential Diagnosis by Relaxation Time Determination, JCAT, 20(5): 792-797, 1996

  2. Gruss, LP, Case Report: Relapsing Polychondritis, Radiology Today, 8(9): 23, 1991

  3. Gruss, LP, Case Report: Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis, Radiology Today, 7(3): 28, 1990

  4. Gruss, LP, Case Report: Breast Edema due to Congestive Heart Failure, Radiology Today, 6(l2): 36, 1989

  5. Kisseleff, HR, Gruss, LP, Thornton, J and Jordan, HA, The Satiating Efficiency of Foods, Physiol. Behav., 32: 319-332, 1984

  6. Newman, A and Gruss, LP, Role-taking Ability of Paranoids, Psych. Reports, 47: 729-730, 1980


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Assistant Professor of Radiology at CUMC