Vanessa Zayas-Colon, M.D.

Vanessa Zayas-Colon, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 276-0256
Office: (585) 275-1416

Professional Bio

Dr. Zayas-Colon obtained her medical degree at the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She completed her Transitional Year Internship at San Juan City Hospital, in San Juan Puerto Rico. She then went on to complete residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Louisiana State University Medical Center, in New Orleans LA, one of the busiest Trauma Centers in the country. She completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University Of Rochester Medical Center and she holds a life time certification in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board Of Radiology.



A specialist in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Emergency Imaging, Dr. Zayas works closely with fellow clinicians to optimize treatment for their acutely ill and trauma patients. She is a strong proponent of using imaging wisely and often uses her radiological skill to identify problems which will help to prevent, or early detect, chronic disease. With her prior experience in departmental administration, outpatient imaging and Teleradiology she brings a fresh and unique set of skill to the Imaging Sciences Department and to the Emergency Radiology Section.

Awards & Honors (National)

ARRS Bronze Medal for Psoriasis: The Radiology and the Management -- 102nd Annual Meeting | American Roentgen Ray Society | Atlanta, GA 2002
ARRS Certificate of Honor for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nontumoral Lesions of Muscles -- 102nd Annual Meeting | American Roentgen Ray Society | Atlanta, GA 2002
RSNA Certificate of Merit for Towards a Picturesque Speech Metaphors in Musculoskeletal Radiology -- 87th Scientific Assembly | Radiologic Society of North America | Chicago, IL 2001
National Dean's List | Pontifical Catholic University | Puerto Rico 1991 - 1992

Awards & Honors (Local)

AOA Honor Society Candidate | University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico 1994
Beta Beta Beta (BBB) Biological Society | Pontifical Catholic University | Puerto Rico 1991 - 1992
Highest Point Average Award | College of Science - Pontifical Catholic University | Puerto Rico 1990 - 1992
Pre-Medicine Circle | Pontifical Catholic University | Puerto Rico 1989 - 1992
Honor Program | Pontifical Catholic University | Puerto Rico 1989 - 1992
Dean's List | Pontifical Catholic University | Puerto Rico 1989 - 1992
Honor Tuition | Pontifical Catholic University | Puerto Rico 1989 - 1992

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 7 available »

2008 May
Zayas, V.M.; Monu, J.U.V. "Psoriatic Arthritis – A Radiographic Synopsis." Journal of Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2008; 31(10): 1-6.
2008
Webber BJ, Zayas VM, Pal A, Cipolla D, Coopersmith H. "ACR Case in Point: Ulnar collateral ligament tear of the thumb with Stener's lesion." ACR On-line Journal. 2008; .
2004
Harper, A; Zayas-Colon, V. "Surgical Rounds Anatomical Chart: Pectoral Muscles." Surgical Rounds. 2004; 27(1): 209-210.
2003
Scheuermann, C; Zayas-Colon, V. "Surgical Rounds Anatomical Chart: Humerus." Surgical Rounds. 2003; 26(12): 208-209. Link
2001
Zayas, V; Calimano, M; Acosta, A; Pierre-Jerome, C; Monu, J. "Gout - The Radiology and the Clinical Manifestations." Applied Radiology. 2001; 30(11): 15-24. Link

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ of Puerto Rico-San Juan1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Radiology at University of Rochester, Dept. of Radiology07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at LSU Medical Center07/01/1997 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Radiology at San Juan City Hospital06/30/1997