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Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ

BA in Computer Science
GPA: 3.71
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1996-2000

Post Doctoral Training:

Fellowship in MRI (MSK, Body, Breast)

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Start in 7/2009-06/2010

Residency in Diagnostic Radiology
Maimonides Medical Center, Brookyln, N.Y.

Internship in Internal Medicine
St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan, NY.


TEXAS State Medical License (N0062)

Exam Scores:

USMLE Step1 – Score: 99 (246), 6/2002
USMLE Step2 – Score: 99 (241), 8/2003
USMLE Step3 – Score: 80 (207), 5/2004

Radiology Research:

MRI findings after cryoablation of renal cell carcinomas at various follow-up intervals. Currently involved in developing protocols and we are in the data collection phase for a research paper looking at the progression of the ice ball and tumor recurrence post ablation.

Cardiac CTA and EKG gated aortic studies. I have helped develop and oversee the cardiac CT program at my institution. I have done original research in the role of EKG gating aortic studies (see RSNA poster below)


1. Graziano V: “The Role of EKG Gating in Aortic Dissection Studies”. Radiological Society of North America annual meeting. Nov 2007.

2. Gerard P, Graziano V, Finestone H: “Small bowel to abscess fistula detected with hepatobiliary scintigraphy”. Submitted for publication Clin Nuc Med.

3. Tack C, Graziano V: “RF ablation of a high rectal fistula: case report”. Submitted for publication J Vasc Int Rad

4. Graziano V, Check JH, Dietterich C, Choe JK, Yuan W: “A comparison of luteal phase support in graduated estradiol/progesterone replacement cycles using intramuscular progesterone alone versus combination with vaginal suppositories on outcome following frozen embryo transfer”. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol, 2005, 32(2) p. 93-4.

5. Check JH, Liss J, Check ML, Diantonio A, Choe JK, Graziano V: “Leukocyte immunotherapy improves live delivery rate following embryo transfer in women with at least two previous failures: a retrospective review.” Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2005, 32(2): 85-8.

6. Check JH, Graziano V, Cohen R, Krotec J, Check ML: “Effect of an abnormal sperm chromatin structural assay (SCSA) on pregnancy outcome following(IVF) with ICSI in previous IVF failures.” Arch Androl Mar-Apr 2005, 51(2): 121-4.

7. Check JH, Graziano V, Lee G, Nazari A, Choe JK, Dietterich C: “Neither sildenafil nor vaginal estradiol improves endometrial thickness in women with thin endometria after taking oral estradiol in graduating dosages.” Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2004, 31(2): 99-102.

8. Check JH, Dietterich C, Graziano V, Lurie D, Choe JK: “Effect of maximal endometrial thickness on outcome after frozen embryo transfer.” Fertil Steril. May 2004, 81(5): 1399-400.

9. Check JH, Hourani W, Check ML, Graziano V, Levin E: “Effect of treating antibodycoated sperm with chymotrypsin on pregnancy rates following IUI as compared to outcome of IVF/ICSI.” Arch Androl. Mar-Apr 2004, 50(2): 93-95.

10. Graziano V, Check JH, Wilson C, Choe JK, Swenson K: “Does cryopreservation of embryos in patients at risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome lower the odds of a successful pregnancy?.” American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting. Oct 2003.

11. Graziano V, Check JH, Lurie D, Wilson C: “Outcome of recipients with and without ovarian function.” American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting. Oct 2003.

12. Berkman D, Graziano V, Check JH, Marmar J, Wilson C: “Higher miscarriage rates following frozen embryo transfer with oocytes fertilized by ICSI with sperm obtained from testicular aspirtation vs. ejaculated sperm.” American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting. Oct 2003.

13. Dietterich C, Graziano V, Check JH, Choe JK: “Thin endometria and outcome in fresh and frozen transfer.” European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology Annual Meeting. Jul 2003.

14. Check JH, Choe JK, Nazari A, Wilson C, Graziano V: “Frozen thawed embryos and birth defects.” European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology Annual Meeting. Jul 2003.

15. Check JH, Graziano V: “Multiple confounders-measured with error?.” Fertil Steril May 2003, 79(5):1256-7.

Volunteer Service and Leadership

Volunteer Teacher-Every Monday during the school year I’ve taught a class at the local school. The goal of this program is to excite interest about radiology. (September 2001-present)

International Health Care Volunteer-I was part of a medical mission to Ghana, Africa and was given an award for outstanding service by the government and was featured on local television. Our mission was to help train local physicians on surgical techniques. (Sept 1999)


Employment History

Dec ’11-present
Denville Diagnostics, NJ

Jan ’11 – Nov ‘11
The Imaging Center of Montville, Montville, NJ
Medical Director

July ’09- Dec ‘10
Per diem work for local practices including Teaneck Radiology Center, Diagnostic Radiology Associates of NJ, and NJ Diagnostics, Brick

Dec.’02-July ’09
Tri-County MRI & Diagnostic Radiology
Chatham, NJ
Chief Radiologist and Medical Director from July 2007

July ’01-Dec.’02
The Lifeline Center for Women
Director of Clinical Imaging
Morristown, NJ

Associated Radiologists
Green Brook, NJ
Staff Radiologist: Somerset Hospital,
Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center

Jan.-Mar. 1996
Instructor of Radiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Staff Radiologist
Gramercy Radiology Group-Cabrini Medical Center
New York, NY

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship: Neuroradiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Residency: Radiology
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Internship: Transitional Program
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT


M.D., Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY

A.B., Wilson College, summa cum laude
Chambersburg, PA

Licensure and Certification

American Board of Radiology, 1993
Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology, 1998
(currently in process of Maintenance of Certification)
State of New Jersey #MA64283

Professional Memberships

American Society of Neuroradiology – Senior Member
Radiological Society of North America


Nov.-Dec. 1992
Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Anatomy

Papanicolaou Fellow in Gross Anatomy
Teaching Assistant, Department of Anatomy
Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY


“Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Head and Neck – Illustrations with CT/MRI Correlation”
Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

“Genetic Inheritance of Dopamine-B-Hydroxylase Activity”
Department of Human Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Bauer CJ, Govoni AF and Hom E: Radiology-Pathology Conference: A 31-Year-Old White Male with a Sclerotic Lesion of L1. Clinical Imaging 15(3): 227-30, 1991.

Bauer CJ: Review – Atlas of Human Cross-Sectional Anatomy with CT and MR Images 2nd ed. By D. Cahill, et al., Clinical Imaging 15(2): 140-1, 1991.

Heier LA, Bauer CJ, Schwartz L, Zimmerman RD, Morgello S, Deck MDF: Large Virchow-Robin Spaces: MR-Clinical Correlation. AJNR 10: 929-36, 1989.



Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology


State of New York
State of New Jersey
State of Pennsylvania
State of Florida


9/1991 – 6/1995
Yeshiva University, New York, NY
B.A. in Biological Sciences, cum laude

8/1995 – 6/1999
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Doctor of Medicine

Post-graduate Training

7/1999 – 6/2000
Lenox Hill Hospital – Medical Internship

7/2000 – 6/2004
Montefiore Medical Center – Radiology Residency

7/2004 – 6/2005
Montefiore Medical Center – Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship


6/2014 – present
Musculoskeletal Radiologist – Radiology Center of Fair Lawn, Star MRI of Wayne, Denville Diagnostics

2012 – present
Musculoskeletal Radiologist – Williamsburg Medical Imaging

3/2014 – present
Musculoskeletal Radiologist – DDI Imaging of the Bronx

2008 – present
Teleradiologist –

12/2011 – 6/2014
Medical Director – American Imaging Center of Englewood

3/2010 – 6/2014
Musculoskeletal Radiologist – American Imaging Center (Northern NJ Sites)

7/2006 – 12/2011
Musculoskeletal Radiologist – Manhasset Diagnostic Imaging/NRAD

7/2005 – 7/2006
Director of Gun Hill Imaging – Montefiore Medical Center

7/2005 – 7/2006
Assistant Professor of Radiology – Montefiore Imaging Center, Montefiore Medical Center

Academic Appointments

7/2006 – present
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Radiology Residency
Milton Elkin Outstanding Graduating Resident Award
2004 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award

Medical School
Microbiology/Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine (clerkship),
Internal Medicine (subinternship), Diagnostic Radiology

National Dean’s List
Isaac Araten Memorial Award for Excellence in Bible


Schlossberg S, Umans H, Flusser G, Difelice GS, Lerer DB. Bucket handle tears of the medial meniscus: meniscal intrusion rather than meniscal extrusion. Skeletal Radiol. 2007 Jan;36(1):29-34.Epub 2006 Oct 19.

Lerer DB, Umans HR, Hu M, Jones MH. The role of meniscal root pathology and radial meniscal tear in medial meniscal extrusion. Skeletal Radiol. 2004 Oct;33(10):569-74. Epub 2004 Aug 14.

Lee S, Lerer DB, Dorfman HD, Coco M. Brown tumors developing in renal transplant recipients with persistent hyperparathyroidism: two case reports and review of literature. Clin Nephrol 2004 Apr;61(4):289-94. Review.

Lerer DB, Rozenblit AM, Cynamon J, Tubman G, Freeman LM. Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage localized by blood pool scintigraphy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2004 Feb;29(2):96-8.

Cynamon J, Lerer D, Veith FJ, et al. Hypogastric artery coil embolization prior to endoluminal repair of aneurysms and fistulas: buttock claudication, a recognized but possibly preventable complication. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2000 May;11(5):573-7.


Klein D, Lerer DB, Thornhill B. The Plantaris Muscle: Normal Anatomy and Variations. American Roentgen Ray Society 106th Annual Meeting. April 2006.

Oppenheimer A, Lerer DB, Sperling KE, Kulsakdinum C. The Area of the Lateral Retromalleolar Fossa as a Sonographic Sign of Peroneal Tendon Pathology. American Roentgen Ray Society 105th Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 2005. Scientific Session 22 – Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Abstract 179:4

Schlossberg S, Umans HR, Flusser G., Lerer DB, DiFelice GS. Bucket Handle Tears of the Medial Meniscus: Meniscal Intrusion Rather Than Meniscal Extrusion. American Roentgen Ray Society 105th Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 2005. Scientific Session 31 – Musculoskeletal: Knee, Abstract 270:70

Lerer DB, Umans HR, Hu M, Jones MH. MR findings of the medial meniscal root: normal and pathologic. Radiologic Society of North America 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program, 2003. Scientific Session – Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries. Abstract 143:324.

Lerer DB, Hu M, Umans HR, Jones MH. Medial meniscal extrusion: consequence or cause of degenerative arthritis. American Roentgen Ray Society 103rd Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 2003. Scientific Session 35; Abstract 295:72.

Grand Rounds

Current Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Department of Orthopedics, Jacobi Medical Center. November 17, 2004.

Professional Society Membership

7/2000 – present
Radiologic Society of North America

7/2000 – present
American Roentgen Ray Society

7/2000 – present
American College of Radiology

1/2007 – present
Society for Skeletal Radiology

2012 – present
Radiological Society of New Jersey

Cleveland Clinic eRadiology Core Physician Group

Neuro Imaging:

Jay Costantini, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Jeffrey Spreitzer, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Alfonso Rivera, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Paul Schroeder, MD  Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Moiz Vohra, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Musculoskeletal Imaging:

Paul Grooff, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

John McCormac, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Jose Irizarry, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Rosemary Klecker, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

David Piraino, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Abdominal Imaging:

Anne Singer, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Hsien Wong, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website

Paresh Arora, MD   Click Here to View Profile on Clevland Clinic Website