David J. Axelrod, M.D., is a board-certified Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist with over 12 years of experience in a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures. At Viva Eve, he works with our team on a part-time basis reviewing all our sonograms and imaging once they are completed. He has performed UFE procedures alongside our other Interventional Radiologists in the past.
Dr. Axelrod is an author of numerous scientific publications and currently serves as an Interventional Radiologist at Azura Vascular Care and as a member of the Ethics Committee for the NYS Radiological Society. Dr. Axelrod received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology in Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology in North Shore University Hospital.
What's a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?
Through my work with RAD-AID International, I helped start a Radiology Residency Training program in Guyana. The first class graduated this year.
What are some of the most pressing health issues today? Why?
Balancing the cost and quality of health care is very difficult. Education, research, equipment, medicine, insurance and trained staff are expensive. Making it all accessible to the public needs to happen while motivating progress and innovation as well. Quite a challenge!
What is your favorite quote?
“Act the the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.” -Bob Dylan
Elaine I. The Viva Eve staff made what could've been a very difficult experience so easy. Their interventional radiologist explained everything so I knew exactly what to expect, and the nurses that took care of me in recovery were wonderful.