Burton Drayer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Burton Drayer, M.D.
Citizenship American
Fields radiology
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania, Chicago Medical School
Known for X-ray computed tomography and Magnetic resonance imaging

Burton Drayer, MD, FACR, FANN,, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice, is an American radiologist and nationally recognized authority on the use of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing neurological disorders.[1] He is the Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Drayer is the author of more than 200 publications and book chapters and was consulting editor for Neuroimaging Clinics of North America from 1991-2005. He is currently president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)[1] and was listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors from 1996 to 2009.[2]


Drayer earned an A.B. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in 1971 and completed residencies in neurology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and in diagnostic radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1978. He is board certified in Radiology, Neuroradiology and Neurology.[2][3]

From 1978-1979 Drayer was Director of Neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. Until 1984 he served as Chief of Neuroradiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, then, until 1986, Director of Neuroimaging. He then joined the St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where, until 1995, he served as Radiologist-in-Chief and Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Research at the Barrow Neurological Institute. In 1995 he joined Mount Sinai Hospital as Director of Radiology. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Mount Sinai. From 2003 to 2008, Drayer served as President of Mount Sinai Hospital and Executive Vice President for Hospital and Clinical Affairs for The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He continues as Executive Vice President for Risk. In November 2014, Drayer was named President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Executive Vice President for Hospital and Clinical Affairs of the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Drayer has served as a reviewer for the American Journal of Neuroradiology, the New England Journal of Medicine, Radiology, the Journal of Computerized Tomography, Neurosurgery, Annals of Neurology, Stroke, Neurology, and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of US Radiology. Drayer is past President of The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). He also was President (1995–2001) and founding member of the Neuroradiology Education and Research Foundation of the ASNR. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) since 2003 and was President of the board in 2011. Currently, he chairs the RSNA Research and Education Foundation.

Awards and honors[edit]


  • Keller PJ, Drayer BP, Fram EK: Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Vol 2(4) Neuroimaging Clinics of North America, Drayer BP (Consulting Editor), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1992; pp 835
  • Brasch RC: MRI Contrast Enhancement in the Central Nervous System. A Case Approach. (Assoc. Eds., Drayer BP, Haughton VM, Jinkins JR, Nelson KL, Sze G); Raven Press 1993, pp 334 ISBN 0-7817-0116-3


Partial list:

  • Drayer BP, Gur D, Yonas H, Wolfson Jr SK, Cook EE (1980). "Abnormality of the xenon brain:blood partition coefficient and blood flow in cerebral infarction: an in vivo assessment using transmission computed tomography". Radiology. 135 (2): 349–54. doi:10.1148/radiology.135.2.6768103. PMID 6768103. 
  • Drayer BP, Schmeckel DE, Hedlund LW, Lischko MM, Sage MR, Heinz ER, Dubois PJ, Goulding PL (1982). "Radiographic quantitation of reversible blood–brain barrier disruption in vivo". Radiology. 143 (1): 85–9. doi:10.1148/radiology.143.1.6801727. PMID 6801727. 
  • Drayer BP, Burger P, Hurwitz B, Dawson D, Cain J, Leong J, Herfkens R, Johnson GA (1987). "Magnetic resonance imaging in multiple sclerosis: decreased signal in thalamus and putamen". Annals of Neurology. 22 (4): 546–50. doi:10.1002/ana.410220418. PMID 3435073. 
  • Drayer BP (1988). "Imaging of the aging brain. Part II. Pathologic conditions". Radiology. 166 (3): 797–806. doi:10.1148/radiology.166.3.3277248. PMID 3277248. 
  • Rigamonti D, Hadley MN, Drayer BP, Johnson PC, Hoenig-Rigamonti K, Knight JT, Spetzler RF (1988). "Cerebral cavernous malformations. Incidence and familial occurrence". The New England Journal of Medicine. 319 (6): 343–7. doi:10.1056/NEJM198808113190605. PMID 3393196. 
  • Dean BL, Drayer BP, Bird CR, Flom RA, Hodak JA, Coons SW, Carey RG (1990). "Gliomas: classification with MR imaging". Radiology. 174 (2): 411–5. doi:10.1148/radiology.174.2.2153310. PMID 2153310. 
  • Heiserman JE, Drayer BP, Keller PJ, Fram EK (1992). "Intracranial vascular stenosis and occlusion: evaluation with three-dimensional time-of-flight MR angiography". Radiology. 185 (3): 667–73. doi:10.1148/radiology.185.3.1438743. PMID 1438743. 
  • Keller PJ, Karis JP, Fram EK, Heiserman JE, Drayer BP (1996). "An alternative to GRASE: toward spin-echo-like contrast with independent reconstruction of gradient-echo images". Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 36 (5): 804–8. doi:10.1002/mrm.1910360523. PMID 8916034. 
  • Ricci PE, Karis JP, Heiserman JE, Fram EK, Bice AN, Drayer BP (1998). "Differentiating recurrent tumor from radiation necrosis: time for re-evaluation of positron emission tomography?". AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 19 (3): 407–13. PMID 9541290. 


  1. ^ a b c d e "RSNA.org: Burton P. Drayer, MD". Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Best Doctors". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Mount Sinai Hospital – Doctor profile". Retrieved 2010-02-08. 

External links[edit]