Nic Petitti, M.D., Ph.D., Neuroradiologist

  • M.D. from SUNY Syracuse, Diagnostic Radiology residency at Wake Forest University, and Neuroradiology Fellowship at MGH/Harvard
  • Board Certification and Holder of the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology by the American Board of Radiology

Dr. Petitti was born in Italy and, at the age of 8 years, moved to New Jersey with his family. After graduating salutatorian of his high school class, he attended Rutgers University in New Jersey for his undergraduate training in Biochemistry. At graduation, he was honored as the Rutgers University Senior of the Year.

Dr. Petitti then completed several years of neuroendocrinology research and entered the neuroscience graduate program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his Ph. D. degree in neuroscience in 1991. He is the author of many published papers, book chapters, and scientific exhibits/ presentations.

He attended medical school at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. While there, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and served as president. He was graduated cum laude with an M.D. degree in 1995.

Following his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, Dr. Petitti completed a two year Neuroradiology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. While at MGH, he held a joint appointment as Instructor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Petitti received additional subspecialty training in Head and Neck Imaging at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, as well as additional Pediatric Neuroimaging training at Boston Children's Hospital.

In 1999, he received full certification by the American Board of Radiology. In 2001, he received the Board's Certificate of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology, recognizing his subspecialty skills in neuroimaging.

Dr. Petitti joined the medical imaging staff at St. Peter's Hospital and Albany Advanced Imaging in 2001. He became a full member in 2004.

He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is also a member of the American College of Radiology, Society for Neuroscience, and the International Brain Research Organization. Dr. Petitti and his family live in Slingerlands.