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Vanessa Zayas-Colon, M.D.

Imaging Sciences

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-1416

Fax: (585) 276-0256

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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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.

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

1996
MD | Univ of Puerto Rico-San Juan
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

070/1/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Radiology-Diagnostic at San Juan City Hospital

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Radiology-Diagnostic at LSU Medical Center

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

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Awards

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

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

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

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/2008
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.

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