Victoria Chernyak, MD
- Practice Specialty
- Radiology, Abdominal Imaging
- Medical Education
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Professor, Radiology and Urology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Administrative Title
- Interim Director, Abdominal Imaging; Director, Abdominal MRI
- Clinical Focus
Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), abdominal and pelvic conditions, liver, prostate and pelvic floor disorders
- Research Focus
Hepatocellular carcinoma imaging, prostate cancer imaging
Victoria Chernyak MD, MS, FSAR is Interim Chief of Abdominal Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Director of Abdominal MRI at Montefiore. She is a Professor of Radiology and Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Chernyak’s clinical focus includes computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of various abdominal and pelvic conditions. She is particularly interested in MRIs of the liver, prostate and pelvic floor disorders.
Dr. Chernyak received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology at Rutgers University, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in 2001 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, graduating as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following graduation, she began an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Hospital of UMDNJ Newark. In 2006, she completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Montefiore, earning an Outstanding Graduating Resident Award. Following that, she completed a fellowship in Abdominal MRI at Montefiore, and stayed on as a faculty since 2007. In 2014, Dr. Chernyak earned her Master of Science in Clinical Research in the Clinical Research Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Chernyak’s research focuses on the imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma and prostate cancer. She has had numerous original communications published in peer-reviewed journals, is currently a journal reviewer for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Clinical Imaging, Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, Abdominal Imaging and Academic Radiology. Additionally, she is a an associate editor for Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a subject editor for the Gastrointestinal Imaging section of Clinical Imaging, and a member of the Oncology section of the Scientific Editorial Board for European Radiology.
An active invited speaker regionally, nationally and internationally, Dr. Chernyak is a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) and the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR). She is a Vice Chair of ACR’s Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) Steering Committee, and a Vice Chair of SAR Disease Focus Panel on Pelvic Floor Imaging. In 2006, she won the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Department of Radiology from Montefiore.
Dr. Chernyak has been board certified in Diagnostic Radiology since 2006.