Jeffrey Plutchok earned his BS from University of Maryland and his Medical Degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and subsequently a nuclear and PET fellowship also at Columbia. He was one of the first PET trained fellows in the tri-state area; this was at a time when PET imaging was just becoming a clinical tool for oncologists.

Dr. Plutchok’s career includes developing and directed the nuclear and PET imaging departments at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, St Clare’s Denville and Dover Hospitals, and now at Atlantic Health Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains.  Dr. Plutchok also was the lead radiologist at Premier PET of New Jersey; this center was the first outpatient PET center in New Jersey.

His imaging interests and specialization includes endocrine imaging of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, radioactive iodine imaging and treatment of patients with hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, nuclear PET prostate imaging and nuclear brain imaging for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

Dr. Plutchok was boarded by the America Board of Radiology in June of 1996 and is a member of the Radiological Society of North America.  He has done research at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease and has been invited as guest speakers for multiple large pharmaceutical companies in the past. 


Board Certification:

Diagnostic Radiology

Special Interest:

Prostate Imaging


Nuclear and PET at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Medical Degree:

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School