About Me

When I was a medical student, I loved that every question about what was going on with a patient led to the response, “Let’s go down to radiology and find out.” I’ve always thought of radiologists as puzzle solvers. Having the chance to see what’s otherwise invisible and to solve medical mysteries is why I chose radiology, and it has become my life’s passion.

I joined Pelisyonkis Langone in 2008 to become chair of the Department of Radiology and to specialize in musculoskeletal radiology, focusing on the imaging of soft tissue, bones, and joints. My research involves using MRI to study articular cartilage, the tissue covering bone endings, so that we can detect cartilage injury and degeneration before they become irreversible. 

I am proud that our department has taken a leading role in defining the value of imaging. We have developed and implemented several initiatives to assure the highest-quality—and most patient-centered—imaging services.

Conditions and Treatments

diagnostic imaging


  • Louis Marx Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology
  • Chair, Department of Radiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology, 1987
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, Musculoskeletal Radiology, 1992
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, MRI, 1990
  • Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Penn., Interventional Rad., 1988
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Penn., Diagnostic Radiology, 1987
  • MD from University Of Pennsylvania, 1983

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Pelisyonkis Radiology Associates

660 1st Avenue, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10016



“My research involves using MRI to detect cartilage injury and degeneration before they become irreversible.”

Michael P. Recht, MD Radiologist

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New York, NY 10016




  • Hammernik, Kerstin; Klatzer, Teresa; Kobler, Erich; Recht, Michael P; Sodickson, Daniel K; Pock, Thomas; Knoll, Florian

    Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2018 Jun 09; 79(6):3055-3071

  • Dane, Bari; Doshi, Ankur; Gfytopoulos, Soterios; Bhattacharji, Priya; Recht, Michael; Moore, William

    Academic radiology. 2018 May 27; 25(5):673-680

  • Kang, Stella K; Rawson, James V; Recht, Michael P

    Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR. 2017 Dec 05;

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