Refky Nicola Refky Nicola, DO

Refky Nicola

Diagnostic Radiology

Specializing In:

Gynecological Oncology Genitourinary Oncology Ultrasound Imaging Emergency Imaging

Special Interests:

Ultrasound MRI of Abdomen & Pelvis Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education Gyn Oncology GU Oncology

About Refky Nicola


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology


Education and Training:

  • 2000-2004 - DO - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998-2000 - MS - Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Newark, NJ


  • 2006-2010 - Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rowan-Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ


  • 2013-2015 - Musculoskeletal Radiology (Mini-fellowship), University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • 2005-2006 - Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship, St Luke's Hospital and Roosevelt Medical Center, New York City, NY

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Radiology

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Abdominal Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • European Society of Urogenital Radiology - Female Pelvis Group/Renal Mass Group
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • American Society of Emergency Radiology

Professional Experience:

  • 2017-2019 - Associate Professor of Radiology, SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • 2011-2016 - Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Honors & Awards:

  • 2015-2018 - Distinguisher Reviewer for Abdominal Radiology
  • 2015, 2017 - Radiographics - Editor’s Distinction Award
  • 2009 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award


Full Publications list on PubMed
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Staging and Follow-Up of Ovarian Cancer. Expert Panel on Women’s Imaging: Kang SK, Reinhold C, Atri M, Benson CB, Bhosale PR, Jhingran A, Lakhman Y, Maturen KE, Nicola R, Pandharipande PV, Salazar GM, Shipp TD, Simpson L, Small W Jr, Sussman BL, Uyeda JW, Wall DJ, Whitcomb BP, Zelop CM, Glanc P.J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 May;15(5S): S198-S207.
  • Imaging of Oncologic Emergencies. Iacobellis F, Perillo A, Iadevito I, Tanga M, Romano L, Grassi R, Nicola R, Scaglione M. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Apr;39(2):151-166. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Ovarian Cancer Screening. Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH, Kathryn P. Lowry, MD, Caroline Reinhold, MD, Mostafa Atri, MD, Carol B. Benson, MD, Priyadarshani R. Bhosale, MD, Edward D. Green, MD, Stella K. Kang, MD, MS, Yulia Lakhman, MD, Katherine E. Maturen, MD, MS, Refky Nicola, DO, Gloria M. Salazar, MD, Thomas D. Shipp, MD, RDMS, Lynn Simpson, MD, Betsy L. Sussman, MD, Jennifer Uyeda, MD, Darci J. Wall, MD, Bradford Whitcomb, MD, Carolyn M. Zelop, MD, Phyllis Glanc, MD. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Nov;14(11S): S490-S499
  • Nicola R, Menias CO, Dahiya N, Robinson K, Hara AK, Siegel CL. Review of paratesticular pathology: findings on ultrasound and MRI. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Feb;42(2):585-601.
  • Baheti AD, Nicola R, Bennett GL, Bordia R, Moshiri M, Katz DS, Bhargava P. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in the Pregnant Patient. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2016 May;24(2):403-17.
  • Nicola R, Shaqdan KW, Aran K, Mansouri M, Singh A, Abujudeh HH.Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Identifying the Risks, Choosing the Right Agent, and Reviewing Effective Prevention and Management Methods. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2015 Nov-Dec;44(6):501-4.Epub 2015 Apr 15.
  • Nicola R, McNeeley MF, Bhargava P. Burnout in Radiology. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2015 Sep-Oct;44(5):389-90.Epub 2015 Apr 30.

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