David C. Madoff, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Diagnostic Radiology (Board Certified)
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. David C. Madoff is Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs and Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. He is an internationally-recognized expert in Interventional Oncology, a subspecialty within Interventional Radiology that offers patients with various forms of cancer minimally invasive curative, adjuvant and palliative treatment options.

Dr. Madoff earned his B.A. from Emory University and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed both his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Radiology at SUNY at Stony Brook and his fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Madoff achieved Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology from the American Board of Radiology in 2000 and attained his Certificate of Added Qualifications in Vascular and Interventional Radiology in 2002. He was a faculty member in the Section of Interventional Radiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for a decade before joining Weill Cornell in 2011. From January 2011 to November 2015, Dr. Madoff served as Chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology. Under his leadership, the division experienced tremendous growth clinically and academically and regained its prominence as one of the leading Divisions of Interventional Radiology in the nation.

Dr. Madoff has a strong background in clinical care and has treated many patients with complex oncological problems. His clinical interests are wide-ranging, and have included visceral vascular, hepatobiliary and genitourinary interventions, various embolotherapy and percutaneous biopsy techniques and many specialized therapies within the realm of Interventional Oncology. In particular, Dr. Madoff is world-renowned for his work on preoperative portal vein embolization, a technique used to improve the safety of major hepatic resection. This technique is based on the liver's ability to regenerate and has been used in patients with primary and metastatic hepatobiliary cancer to increase the size of the anticipated liver remnant before surgery. Without this procedure, many patients with potentially resectable disease would not be eligible for curative resection. Dr. Madoff has also been heavily involved in treating patients with transarterial and ablative approaches to cancer in the liver and other organ systems.

Dr. Madoff is a leader in academic Interventional Radiology and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings. He authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has written more than 30 book chapters and served as co-editor of three textbooks including the highly regarded textbook entitled Venous Embolization of the Liver: Radiologic and Surgical Practice and the newly released textbook entitled Clinical Interventional Oncology. Dr. Madoff currently serves as Deputy Editor for RADIOLOGY, the flagship scientific journal of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology from 2007 to 2010. Dr. Madoff also serves on the editorial boards of other publications that include Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Seminars in Interventional Radiology. He also serves as a reviewer for many other scientific journals including The Lancet, PLoS OneJournal of Hepatology, Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Heart, Pediatrics and Urology. Dr. Madoff is active in many of the major radiological societies including the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Association of University Radiologists. Based on his important contributions to the field, Dr. Madoff was elected Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology in 2007 and Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 2015.

Top Procedures:

1. Percutaneous transcatheter and ablative tumor therapy

2. Hepatobiliary and genitourinary interventions

3. Vascular access procedures

4. Image-guided needle biopsy

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]

Amida Care


Emblem Select Care


Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Fidelis Care





Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]



1995 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Internship: 1996 Stony Brook University Medical Center

Residency: 2000 Stony Brook University Medical Center

Fellowship: 2001 MD Anderson Cancer Center


525 East 68th Street Payson Pavilion 5
New York, NY 10065

Get Directions

Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College