Robert Lookstein

Robert Lookstein, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Radiology
  • PROFESSOR | Surgery


Interventional Radiology, Radiology

Research Topics:

Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Robert A Lookstein, MD MHCDL, FSIR FAHA, is Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). After attending medical school at the State University of NY (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1995, he completed his radiology residency and fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at ISMMS in New York. He subsequently joined the division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology as Faculty in 2002.

Dr. Lookstein currently lectures around the world on various subjects in the field of Vascular and Interventional Radiology including peripheral arterial imaging and intervention, endovascular interventions, aortic stent-grafts, and deep vein thrombosis.  He is recognized as an innovator in the field of peripheral vascular disease and noninvasive vascular imaging. His clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

Dr Lookstein currently serves as Vice Chairman in The Department of Radiology overseeing all Interventional Services for The Mount Sinai Health System. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the American Heart Association's Council on Peripheral Arterial Disease. Dr. Lookstein serves as the Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) service line for peripheral arterial disease.

Dr. Lookstein is currently involved in numerous research studies related to peripheral vascular disease including the VENITE VICI venous stent trial, the RANGER study evaluating drug coated balloons in the femoral artery, the PRESERVE registry evaluating the safety and efficacy of Inferior Vena Cava filters, as well as the NHLBI funded BEST-CLI evaluating the role of endovascular revascularization for critical limb ischemia.

Dr. Lookstein has authored hundreds of scientific abstracts and manuscripts related to cardiovascular imaging and intervention and has served as Assistant Editor for the American Journal of Roentgenology.

He is a regular faculty member of numerous national and international meetings including The International Society of Endovascular Therapy, Advanced Interventional Management, The Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting, The Radiologic Society of North America, and The American Heart Association, VIVA, and Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics. He is the Course Program Director of several national education courses including Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN), TransRadial EndovAscular Therapy (TREAT).

Dr. Lookstein is the Clinical Director and Chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology. He serves on numerous committees within the Mount Sinai Health System related to patient safety and quality, novel procedure oversight, cardiovascular disease intervention value analysis, and performance improvement.



Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical Focus


MD, S.U.N.Y., Downstate Medical Center

Internship, Surgery (General), Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Interventional Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital

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