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Vikash Panghaal, MD, MBA

Vikash Panghaal, MD, MBA

Vice Chair of Department of Radiology

Clinical Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell


Vikash Panghaal, MD, is passionate about, and actively engaged in, ensuring that his patients receive the best possible radiological care. Working alongside CareMount Medical physicians, Dr. Panghaal is leading the charge to make sure each diagnosis and treatment plan is customized to best fit a patient’s individual needs.

Dr. Panghaal joined CareMount Medical’s Radiology Department in 2013 and has been instrumental in providing a second to none level of care to patients across the Hudson Valley Region. Dr. Panghaal was CareMount Medical’s first musculoskeletal radiologist in Dutchess County. He provides diagnostic evaluations for patients after they undergo a CT scan, MRI scan, ultrasound, mammogram, or x-ray. He also assists with guided procedures through ultrasound to biopsy a lesion or inject a patient’s joint to help ease pain.

He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology at CareMount Medical. He is also on the CMM Enterprises Board of Directors.

Dr. Panghaal received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Biology from Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Panghaal earned his Medical Degree (MD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in health care management from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Business School. He completed his residency in Radiology and his fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. Panghaal volunteers with the Dutchess County Medical Society Executive Committee and serves as a Delegate to the American Medical Association. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed radiology/rheumatology journals.

He is a 2018 recipient of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Forty Under 40 Award and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society (2004).

Dr. Panghaal is married to Dr. Rupal Panghaal, ophthalmologist at CareMount Medical. They have two children together and reside in Dutchess County.


Media, Blogs & Content

Normal epiphyseal cartilage measurements in the knee in children: an alternative sonographic approach.
Panghaal V, Janow G, Trinh A, Ilowite N, Levin TL.
J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Jan;31(1):49-53.

Detection of active disease in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: sensitivity and specificity of the physical examination vs ultrasound.
Janow GL, Panghaal V, Trinh A, Badger D, Levin TL, Ilowite NT.
J Rheumatol. 2011 Dec;38(12):2671-4. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110360. Epub 2011 Sep 15.

Differentiating neoplastic from nonneoplastic processes in the anterior extradural space.
Kim DH, Rosenblum JK, Panghaal VS, Freeman KD, Lui YW.
Radiology. 2011 Sep;260(3):825-30. doi: 10.1148/radiol.11102287. Epub 2011 May 9.

CT features of adnexal involvement in patients with diverticulitis.
Panghaal VS, Chernyak V, Patlas M, Rozenblit AM.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Apr;192(4):963-6. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1655.

Benign acute childhood myositis: an unusual cause of calf pain.
Panghaal V, Ortiz-Romero S, Lovinsky S, Levin TL.
Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Jun;38(6):703-5. doi: 10.1007/s00247-008-0785-1. Epub 2008 Feb 28.

Recurrent midgut volvulus following a Ladd procedure.
Panghaal V, Levin TL, Han B.
Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Apr;38(4):471-2. Epub 2007 Dec 15.

Awards & Recognition

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2020-2021

  • Hudson Valley Magazine: 2020-2021

Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce Forty Under 40 Mover and Shaker Award, 2018

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Award 2004


Undergraduate & Graduate

Rutgers School of Business, Newark, NJ: 2003

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, BS in Chemical Biology: 2000

Medical Education

MD/MBA Dual Degree Program
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ: 2005


Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY: 2010


Musculoskeletal Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology