Neil Grey, M.D.



Neil Gray 2 (1 of 1)

Grand Junction, Colorado


College: BA Psychobiology, Occidental College
Graduate Degree: MA Bioethics, New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Professional Interests

Will be doing a Nuclear Radiology Fellowship at University of Colorado 2021-22. Will also be doing a Pediatric Radiology mini-fellowship spring 2021. Bioethics. Resident Education.


Skiing, hiking, backpacking, writing, photography, travel, running/trail running, ultimate frisbee, really long philosophical conversations. One day I'll finish doing all the 14ers (for those that don't know, there are ~53 14,000'+ mountains in Colorado, and it's a "thing" to hike them all).

What are your favorite things to do in the Denver Area?

Anything outside, checking out restaurants, bars, breweries, running with the dog and with the baby in the jogging stroller, summer barbecues, hanging out in the parks, and pursuing all the above hobbies in and around Denver.

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Honors and Awards 

Radiology Chief Resident (2020-21)
Colorado Radiologic Society Resident/Fellow Section President, past-VP (2019-Present, 2018-19)
University of Colorado Housestaff Executive Committee (2018-Present)
GWU SMHS Health Services Scholarship (2013)
NYU School of Graduate Arts and Sciences “Threesis Academic Challenge”, Audience Choice Winner (2012)
NYU Bioethics Departmental Fellowship and Moses Fellowship (2010-11)

What did you do before getting into Radiology?

I intended to take a year or two off to work in the medical field and make sure medicine was absolutely what I wanted to pursue. So I worked at a surgery center for a year back home, and decided medicine was indeed what I should do. Then I wanted to live a little more before medical school, so I traveled for a couple months on my own, moved to LA, did some private tutoring, then decided I needed the intellectual stimulation of grad school and decided on a master's in Bioethics.


What is your favorite aspect of our program? 

The people really make this program, from the residents to the attendings. Their support of personal and professional pursuits is incredible and makes it feel like a big family in many ways. They also happen to be really interesting, very accomplished people who also love to get out on the weekends, which is my favorite combo. We have an extremely strong academic experience, and still the work-life balance is a well-struck chord. 

What is the most rewarding thing about Radiology residency? 

I approached medical school with a very "generalist" mindset and on some level wanted to be a family doc in a rural town (despite not really wanting to live in a rural town). Then I stumbled on Radiology and realized that these doctors were specialists, were wicked smart, *and* got to keep their fingers in nearly every area of medicine, so I was sold. So while I occasionally miss seeing patients, it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction that on a daily basis I'm helping other doctors take the best care of their patients with my (developing) expertise. It's not uncommon to talk to a Family doc, followed by a General Surgeon, followed by an Emergency physician, and so on... It's the best of all worlds for me to be a specialist, use that across so many areas of medicine/surgery, and be able to help hundreds of patients every day.


Grey, N., DeWitt, P.E., Kramer, R.E., Browne, L.P., Miller, A.L., Malone, L.J. Imaging Findings Following Button Battery Ingestions. Oral Abstract, Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, San Francisco, CA, April-May 2019.

Okey, N.* “CT of Suspected Thoracic Acute Aortic Injury in the Emergency Department: Is Routine Abdominopelvic Imaging Worth the Additional Collective Radiation Dose?” American Roentgen Ray Society. Los Angeles, CA. April 2016.

Haji-Momenian, S., Rischall, J., Okey, N.*, Taffel, M., Khati, N., & Zeman, R. (2017). CT of suspected thoracic acute aortic injury in the emergency department: is routine abdominopelvic imaging worth the additional collective radiation dose?. Emergency Radiology, 24(1), 13-20.

Mercuri, J.J., Okey, N.E.*, Karia, R. J., Gross, R. H., & Zuckerman, J. D. (2016). Resident Physician Duty-hour Requirements: What Does the Public Think? Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 24(11), 789-795.

Okey, N.E.* The American Medical Association’s Arguments Against Euthanasia and PhysicianAssisted Suicide. Thesis paper for MA Bioethics at NYU (available upon request).

Harrington, M. G., Salomon, R. M., Pogoda, J. M., Oborina, E., Okey, N.*, Johnson, B., ... & Dalleska, N. F. (2010). Cerebrospinal fluid sodium rhythms. Cerebrospinal fluid research, 7(1), 3.

*former name: Neil E. Okey