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Kemi Babagbemi, M.D.

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. T. Kemi Babagbemi is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging.  Dr. Babagbemi has been full time faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine since 2006. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. Dr. Babagbemi is also the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Babagbemi earned her B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA in 1994 and was awarded her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 1998.  Dr. Babagbemi was an intern (1998-1999) at The Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA.  She then completed her residency training (1999-2003) in Diagnostic Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.  Dr. Babagbemi was elected Chief Radiology Resident in 2001-2002.  She remained at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for additional training in Women’s Imaging and Emergency Radiology.  Prior to joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Babagbemi was an attending radiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in both the Ultrasound and Breast Imaging departments.

Dr. Babagbemi’s clinical expertise is in Women’s imaging (mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image guided procedures) and ultrasonography (including early obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound).

Dr. Babagbemi is very active and involved in the teaching of radiology residents and medical students.  She is the creator and course director for the Diversity Visiting Student Internship in Radiology designed to help increase exposure for those students historically underrepresented in Medicine, and specifically Radiology. She is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Jeanne and Herbert Siegel award for Excellence in Medical Education at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Babagbemi serves as the team captain for the national radiology team #RadsforFood as part of the X( Twitter) based annual Healthcare Workers vs Hunger fundraising competition to raise money for food banks nationwide. The team raised $234,351 and won the 2023 national competition.

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