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Brian K. Tan, M.D.

Imaging Sciences

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-5434

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groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients


Professional Background

1993-1997 Albany, Medical College, Albany, New York Medical Doctorate 1990-1993 Union College, Schenectady. New York Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Science B.S./M.D. Combined Accelerated Medical Education Program Double Major: Biology – graduated with Departmental Honors History – graduated with Departmental Honors Employment: Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York Assistant Professor of Radiology 2003-Present University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York University Medical Imaging Fellow – Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2002-2003 Advanced training in MRI Imaging with concentrations in Musculoskeletal, Neuro and Body MRI imaging Chief Fellow – 2002-2003 Administrative duties, Schedules, Resident-Faculty liaison University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York Department of Radiology 1998-2002 Diagnostic Radiology Resident Chief Resident 2000-2002 Administrative duties, schedules, resident-faculty liaison Internal Medicine Primary Care Program Intern 1997-1998 Adolescent Inpatient and Outpatient Medicine Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York Assistant Visiting Professor 1999-2000 (two semesters) Taught "Radiographic Pathology" course to radiology technology students Residency Clerkship - 2003-present Supervise internal medicine, family practice and radiology residents and physician assistants rotating through Highland Hospital Medical Imaging Department Strong Memorial Hospital Radiology Resident Conference - 2003 - present Case based and dedicated lectures to radiology residents Department of Medicine Morning Report - 2009 - present Represent Medical Imaging Department at Internal Medicine Report and Case Discussion Stroke Awareness Participate in education for hospital staff and patients regarding awareness of stroke symptoms and management Niagara-Erie Medical Associates, Buffalo, New York Clinical Assistant; Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic Summer 1995 Lead smoking Cessation group therapy and aided in individual therapy Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York Research Intern in Diagnostic Radiology, Summer 1994 Research and Clinical Experience in CT, MRI, Ultrasound


Differential Diagnosis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Textbook Burgener, Myers, Tan, Zaunbauer, 2002; Thieme Publisher - Major Contributor Tan B, Comerci S: "Diagnosis of Fetal Liver Tumors with Ultrasound" Grand Rounds Presentation, June 2000 AJR, 2000. Publication date pending "Current Techniques in Smoking Cessation" 1995 Publication Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital Researched and Developed treatment protocol "Subcutaneous Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Standard Intravenous Administration of Unfractionated Heparin as Treatment of Proximal Deep Venous Thrombosis" Literature review presented at Comprehensive Case Care Seminar, Albany Medical Center, 1996


Faculty Appointments


  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology


BS | Union College

MD | Albany Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2002 - 05/31/2003
Fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Radiology-Diagnostic at University of Rochester Medical Center

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