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Ben Wandtke, M.D., M.S.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 978-8303

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Imaging Sciences


Professional Background

Dr. Ben Wandtke serves as Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at FF Thompson Hospital where he practices as a general radiologist. His funded research focuses on health system quality improvement, most notably the development of the Backstop radiology recommendation tracking system that assures patients with incidental findings receive appropriate follow-up care, eliminating delays in diagnosis of cancer.

Dr. Wandtke is active in radiology and health system leadership, currently serving as the President of the Medical Staff of FF Thompson Hospital and the Vice President of the Rochester Roentgen Ray Society. He serves on the Board of the FF Thompson Health System and chairs the FF Thompson Population Health Committee.

Dr. Wandtke is certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He completed a Fellowship in MRI Imaging and a master's degree in medical management at the University of Rochester. He is an Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center.



MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Radiology, General at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Radiology, General at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004
Internship at Philadelphia Heart Institute/Presbyterian Medical Center

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Innovation Spotlight – Triple Aim
Sponsor: Hospital Association of New York (HANYS)

Health Care Achievement Award – Health Care Innovation
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

Physician Excellence Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center Board of Directors

Advanced Level Quality Certificate
Sponsor: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

International Business Honor Society
Sponsor: Beta Gamma Sigma

Elizabeth S. Hansen Award – Highest GPA of Master's Program Graduates
Sponsor: University of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business

Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management Certificate of Achievement
Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

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Journal Articles

Wandtke, B., Gallagher, S. "Reducing Delay in Diagnosis: Multistage Recommendation Tracking" . AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017; 209(5): 970-975.