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Vanessa M. Zayas-Colon, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-1381

Fax: (585) 273-1033

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Imaging Sciences

Biography

Professional Background

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.

As a specialist in Musculoskeletal Imaging, Dr. Zayas works closely with fellow clinicians to optimize treatment for their acute trauma patients as well as in the diagnosis and follow up of orthopaedic and rheumatologic conditions. 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 experience in administration, resident and fellowship education, outpatient imaging, teleradiology, emergency and musculoskeletal Imaging, she brings a fresh and unique skill set to the imaging department and to the musculoskeletal section.

Credentials

Education

1996
MD | University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Radiology, General at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at LSU Health Sciences Center-Dept of Radiology

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Radiology, General at San Juan City Hospital (Puerto Rico)

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Awards

2022
ARRS 2022 Certificate of Merit for educational electronic exhibit abstract, E1487, entitled, "Ouch! Gout Makes Me Want to Shout!
Sponsor: ARRS

2021
Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Sponsor: American College of Radiology

2020 - 2020
ASER Case of the Day Top 10 score
Sponsor: ASER virtual meeting

2020
ICARE Strong Star

2017
RSNA Certificate of Merit for the Finger: The Fair, The Bad & The Ugly
Sponsor: RSNA Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

2014
Patients' Choice Award
Sponsor: Vitals.com

2014
On-Time Doctor Award
Sponsor: Vitals.com

2005
RSNA Certificate of Merit for The Popliteal Fossa: Anatomy, Pathology, and Imaging Findings
Sponsor: RSNA Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

2002
ARRS Bronze Medal for Psoriasis: The Radiology and the Management -- 102nd Annual Meeting
Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society
Location: Atlanta, GA

2002
ARRS Certificate of Honor for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nontumoral Lesions of Muscles -- 102nd Annual Meeting
Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society
Location: Atlanta, GA

2001
RSNA Certificate of Merit for Towards a Picturesque Speech Metaphors in Musculoskeletal Radiology -- 87th Scientific Assembly
Sponsor: Radiologic Society of North America
Location: Chicago, IL

1994
AOA Honor Society Candidate
Sponsor: University of Puerto Rico
Location: Puerto Rico

1991 - 1992
National Dean's List
Sponsor: Pontifical Catholic University
Location: Puerto Rico

1991 - 1992
Beta Beta Beta (BBB) Biological Society
Sponsor: Pontifical Catholic University
Location: Puerto Rico

1990 - 1992
Highest Point Average Award
Sponsor: College of Science - Pontifical Catholic University
Location: Puerto Rico

1989 - 1992
Pre-Medicine Circle
Sponsor: Pontifical Catholic University
Location: Puerto Rico

1989 - 1992
Honor Tuition
Sponsor: Pontifical Catholic University
Location: Puerto Rico

1989 - 1992
Honor Program
Sponsor: Pontifical Catholic University
Location: Puerto Rico

1989 - 1992
Dean's List
Sponsor: Pontifical Catholic University
Location: Puerto Rico

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/2022
Zayas-Colon, V. "Imaging of Patients Suspected of Superior Labral Anteroposterior Tear: A Cost-Effectiveness Study" . AJR. 2022; .

12/2021
Zayas-Colon, V. "The Evolving Roles of MRI and Ultrasound in First-Line Imaging of Rotator Cuff Injuries" . AJR. 2021; .

6/2021
Zayas-Colon, V. "Decreased Muscular Perfusion in Dermatomyositis: Initial Results Detected by Inflow-based Vascular-space-occupancy MR Imaging" . AJR. 2021; .

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