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PROFESSOR | Radiology PROFESSOR | Surgery


Specialty Radiology Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology 

Education MD, S.U.N.Y., Downstate Medical Center Internship, Surgery (General) Mount Sinai Hospital Residency, Radiology Mount Sinai Hospital Fellowship, Interventional Radiology Mount Sinai Hospital

Robert A Lookstein, MD FSIR FAHA, is Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. After completing medical school at the State University of NY (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1995, he did his residency and fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at The Mount Sinai Medical School, New York. He subsequently joined the division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  Dr. Lookstein lectures around the world on various subjects in the field of Vascular and Interventional Radiology including peripheral arterial imaging and intervention, endovascular interventions, aortic stent-grafts, and deep vein thrombosis. He is recognized as an innovator in the field of peripheral arterial disease and noninvasive vascular imaging. Dr Lookstein currently is Clinical Director and Chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the American Heart Association's Council on Peripheral Arterial Disease. Dr. Lookstein serves as the Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) service line for peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Lookstein is currently involved in numerous research studies related to peripheral vascular disease imaging and intervention. He currently serves as the Mount Sinai Medical Center Co-Principal Investigator for the NIH sponsored CORAL study examining the cardiovascular effects of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and the Site Principal Investigator for the NIH sponsoredATTRACT trial examining the role of endovascular therapy for the treatment of deep vin thrombosis. In addition he serves as the site principal investigator for the ORION trial which will examine the role of endovascular stent placement in the iliac arteries for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Lookstein has authored dozens of scientific abstracts and manuscripts related to cardiovascular imaging and intervention and serves as an Assistant Editor for the American Journal of Roentgenology. Dr. Lookstein is currently the president of the New York City Interventional Radiology Society which serves to educate trainees from around the tri-state area in the field of Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Therapy, and Cardiovascular Imaging. He is a regular faculty member of numerous national and international meetings including The International Society of Endovascular Therapy, Advanced Interventional Management, The Society of Interventional Radiology, The Radiologic Society of North America, and The American Heart Association, VIVA, and Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics. He is the Program Director of several national education courses including Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN), Symposium for Peripheral vAsCular Embolization (SPACE), and The Mount Sinai Clinical Update in Cardiovascular Imaging.

Awards - 2008 Teacher of the Year Radiology Residency Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Radiology - 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting - 2010 Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR) - 2009 Inaugural Society of Interventional Radiology Leadership Academy - Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) 2013 - 2014 New York Magazine Top Doctors: Vascular Interventional Radiology 2012 - 2014 New York Super Doctors - Radiology 2012 - 2014 Castle Connelly Top Doctors - Vascular Interventional Radiology 2006 - 2013 Harold A Mitty Distinguished Educator Award in Interventional Radiology Mount Sinai School of Medicine