Refky Nicola, D.O.

Refky Nicola, D.O.

Contact Information

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

Professional Bio

Dr. Refky Nicola is an Assistant Professor in Imaging Sciences and Emergency Medicine. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after completing in a Master's Degree in Biomedical Science. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at UMDNJ-Cooper University Hospital, which is a busy level I trauma center serving the South Jersey/Philadelphia Region. During his residency he was honored for his excellence in research with the RSNA resident research award and selected for the RSNA/ARRS-Introduction to Research Program. He currently specializes in Emergency Imaging and is a member of the Emergency Radiology Section.

He has presented international and national meetings and an active member in the Society of Emergency Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and Radiological Society of North America. He works closely with fellow Emergency physicians to optimize the best treatment for patients who are acutely ill and a strong advocate of Imaging Wisely.

Awards & Honors (National)

Radiographics-Editor's Dinstinction Award | RSNA 2015
Distinguished Reviewer-Journal of Abdominal Imaging 2015
AUR-Faculty Development Program | AUR Faculty Development Program | Baltimore, MD 2014
Certificate of Merit-Educational Exhibit-RSNA, | 100th Annual RSNA meeting | Chicago, Illinois 2014
Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award 2008 - 2009
RRS/RSNA/AUR-Introduction to Research Program 2008
SIR-Resident In-training Scholarship 2008

Awards & Honors (Local)

John M. Rowland II Jr. Memorial Scholarship 2003
Class of 1985 Scholarship 2002
Henry Rutgers Scholars Program | Rutgers University 1997 - 1998
Honors in Biochemistry 1997 - 1998

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 13 available »

2015 Nov 16
Nicola R, Dogra V. "Ultrasound: The triage tool in the emergency room: Using Ultrasound First." The British journal of radiology. 2015 Nov 16; :20150790. Epub 2015 Nov 16.
2015 Nov
Rohatgi S, Hanna TN, Sliker CW, Abbott RM, Nicola R. "After-Hours Radiology: Challenges and Strategies for the Radiologist." AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 2015 Nov; 205(5):956-61.
2015 Oct
Scaglione M, Iaselli F, Sica G, Feragalli B, Nicola R. "Errors in imaging of traumatic injuries." Abdominal imaging. 2015 Oct; 40(7):2091-8.
2015 Aug 13
Nicola R, Shaqdan KW, Aran S, Prabhakar A, Singh AK, Abujudeh HH. "Contrast Media Extravasation of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Management Guidelines for the Radiologist." Current problems in diagnostic radiology. 2015 Aug 13; Epub 2015 Aug 13.
2015 Jul 29
Nicola R, Shaqdan KW, Aran S, Singh AK, Abujudeh HH. "Detecting Aortic Graft Complications: A Spectrum of Computed Tomography Findings." Current problems in diagnostic radiology. 2015 Jul 29; Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD)


Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology


DO | Osteopathy | Philadelphia Coll of Osteopathic Med2004
M.S. | Biomedical Science | University of Medicine and Dentistry2000
BA | Biochemistry | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Radiology at Cooper University Hospital07/01/2006 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center-St Luke's Divi07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship at Maimonides Medical Center07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005