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NYU Langone Provider

Michael P. Recht, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Radiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-9530
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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 NYU 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

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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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Amidacare
  • Centerlight
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • GHI
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Railroad Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • WellCare Family Health
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Locations and Appointments

NYU 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 Musculoskeletal Imaging Specialist

Academic office

660 First Avenue

Third Floor

New York, NY 10016



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