Joseph Gagliardi, MD

Dr. Gagliardi specializes in musculoskeletal MRI imaging and orthopaedic radiology. He graduated from Yale University and received a bachelors of science degree in psychobiology. He then went on to attend New York Medical College. At completion of his military service and honorable discharge, Dr. Gagliardi was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the US Army. Dr. Gagliardi proudly practiced radiology at the West Haven VA Medical Center for 8 years.

Primary Specialty

Education and Training

  • B.S. Psychobiology - Yale University
  • M.D. New York Medical College
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency - St. Vincent's Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Radiology

Office Locations


Full Biography

Dr. Gagliardi specializes in musculoskeletal MRI imaging and orthopaedic radiology. Dr. Gagliardi graduated from Yale University and received a bachelors of science degree in psychobiology. He then went on and attended New York Medical College. After completing his diagnostic radiology residency at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport CT, he entered the US Army as a board-certified radiologist. At completion of his military service and honorable discharge, Dr. Gagliardi was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the US Army.

Private practice included Saint Vincent’s Medical Center where at times Dr. Gagliardi was appointed Department Vice Chairman, Residency Program Director as well as Department Chairman. He also served on the medical centers professional liability committee and medical executive committee as well.

Dr. Gagliardi proudly practiced radiology at the West Haven VA Medical Center for 8 years as well where he was awarded several teaching awards and recognitions from the Yale residency program where he participated in their training. Dr. Gagliardi has served as an American Board of Radiology examiner for both the oral and written examinations and in 2015 was awarded a Lifetime Service award. Dr. Gagliardi has served as a journal manuscript reviewer and has co-authored over 50 articles and 50 presentations worldwide.

Dr. Gagliardi currently resides in Branford, CT with his wife, Tracy. His daughter Gina graduated Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University in 2019.

Dr. Gagliardi’s CV


  • Yale University School of Medicine Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award – 2017-2018
  • Yale University School of Medicine VA Faculty of the Year – 2015-2016
  • Yale Diagnostic Radiology Special Recognition Award VA Teacher of the Year – 2015
  • Yale Diagnostic Radiology VA Teacher of the Year – 2013
  • Yale Diagnostic Radiology Award of Excellence in Education – 2012
  • St. Vincent’s Health Services Dedicated Service Award – 2009
  • The Meritorious Service Medal – 1991-1995

Research and Publications

Original Articles

  • Gagliardi JA, Interventional Radiology Complication Rates. Administrative Radiology 1992; 11:90-99
  • Chandnani VP, Yeager TD, DeBerardino TM, Christensen K, Gagliardi, JA, Heitz DR, Baird DE, Hansen MF.Glenoid Labral Tears: Prospective Evaluation with MR Imaging, MR Arthrography and CT Arthrography.  AJR 1993; 161:1229-1235
  • Chandnani VP, Harper MT, Ficke J, Gagliardi JA, Rolling L, Christensen K, Hansen MF.Chronic Ankle Instability.  Evaluation with MR Arthrography, MR Imaging, and Stress Radiography.  Radiology 1994; 192:189-94
  • Gagliardi, JA, Chung EM, Chandnani VP, Kesling KL, Christensen KP, Null RN, Radvany MG, Hansen MF.Detection and Staging of Chondromalacia Patella: Relative Efficacies of Conventional MR Imaging, MR Arthrography and Computed Arthrotomography.  AJR 1994; 163: 629-636
  • Chandnani VP, Gagliardi JA, Murnane TG, Bradley YC, DeBerardino TM, Spaeth J, Hansen MF.Glenohumeral Ligaments and Shoulder Capsular Mechanism: Evaluation with MR Arthrography.  Radiology 1995; 196:27-32
  • Bradley YC, Chandnani VP, Gagliardi JA, Reeves TQ.Partial Thickness Supraspinatus Tears; Diagnosis by Magnetic Resonance Arthrography.  Australas Radiol 1995; 39(2): 124-127
  • Riccio GJ, Gagliardi JA.Pitfalls in Hysterosalpingographic Interpretation.  Postgraduate Radiology 1997; 17:190-208
  •  Gagliardi JA, Nunberg SM, Fisher T. Fracture Detection: A Possible Method to Aid in Diagnosis and Improve Reporting Accuracy. April Issue 2001


Case Reports

  • Gagliardi, JA, Chaddha, SKB.CNS Toxoplasmosis.  Consultant 1991; 31: 45-48
  • Gagliardi JA, Torstenson G.Fibrous Dysplasia in the Skull Base.  Applied Radiology 1991; 20: 42-43
  • Gagliardi JA, Chaddha SKB.Mid Gut Volvulus with Computed Tomography.  Applied Radiology 1992; 21: 58-59
  • Gagliardi JA, Posch R.Flare Response in Nuclear Medicine Secondary to Chemotherapy Toxicity to the Kidneys.  Applied Radiology 1992; 21:24-25
  • Gagliardi JA, Eline MJ.Minimal Plain Film Findings of a Femoral Neck Osteoid Osteoma Diagnosed by Radionuclide Bone Scintigraphy and MRI.  Clinical Nuclear Medicine 1993; 18:446-447
  • Zaheer W, Friedland ML, Cooper EB, Dorosario A, Burd R, Gagliardi JA, Torstenson G.Spontaneous Regression of Small Cell Lung Cancer Associated with Severe Neuropathy.  Cancer Investigation 1993; 11:306-309
  • Shanley DJ, Gagliardi JA, Daum-Kowalski R.Choledochal Cyst Complicating Pregnancy: Antepartum Diagnosis with MRI. Abdom Imaging1994; 19: 61-62
  • Radvany MG, Shanley DJ, Gagliardi JA. Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Computed Tomography of a Renal Leiomyoma.  Abdom Imaging1994; 19:67-69
  • Quan SS, Gagliardi JA*, Russo RD.Neurofibromatosis.  Applied Radiology 1994; 23: 35-26
  • Samlaska CP, Gagliardi JA.Diffuse Venous Malformation with Intraosseous Involvement.  Hawaii Medical Journal 1994; 53: 218-221
  • Gagliardi JA, Evans EM, Chandnani VP, Myers JB, Pacheco CM.Osteogenesis Imperfecta Complicated by Osteosarcoma.  Skeletal Rad1995; 24(4): 308-310
  • Munter FM, Gagliardi JA, Russo RD.Familial Hyperphosphatasemia.  Applied Radiology 1995; 25(7): 44-45
  • Eclavea A, Gagliardi JA, Jezior J, Burton B, Donahue J.Pheochromocytoma with Central Nervous System Manifestations.  Australasian Radiology 1997 41(4): 373-376
  • Lustberg H, Gagliardi JA, Lawson JP. Digital Enlargement in Tuberous Sclerosis.Skeletal Radiology 1999; 28:116-118
  • Gagliardi JA. Musculoskeletal Involvement of Sarcoidosis in the Hands. Electronic Journal: Radiologyweb .Com. December Issue, 1999
  • Gagliardi JA. Silicone Implant Arthropathy of the Wrist. Electronic Journal: Com. September Issue, 2000
  • Gagliardi JA, Duff MK, Callahan T, Pannese JR. Abnormal Dilatation to the Internal Carotid Artery on Angiography without Abnormal Finding at Craniotomy: Connecticut Medicine 2004; 68:3-5
  • Hyo-Jeong Lee, Gagliardi JA. Diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis. Applied Radiology 2004; 33(12):41-43
  • Udeshi M, Gagliardi JA. Foreign body giant cell reaction to polytetrafluoroethylene used as interposition material in scaphoid-trapezium arthroplasty. Australasian Radiology 2006; 50:233-236
  • Martinez F, Gagliardi JA, Olsavsky TD. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor originating in the stomach. Applied Radiology 2006; 35(7): 43-46.
  • Gripp M, Gagliardi JA. Calciphylaxis On Technetium Bone Scan: Two Case Reports. Radiology Case Reports 2007; 2(2):30-32.
  • Rastogi P, Gagliardi JA, Bharucha R. Manifestations of Von Hippel-Lindau disease. Applied Radiology 2007; 36(11):62-65.
  • Swain FR, Udeshi M, Gagliardi JA, Armm M. Fracture of the Penis: MR Imaging with Surgical Correlation. Radiology Case Reports Epub 2007; 2 (3).
  • Werder GM, Razdan RS, Gagliardi JA, Chaddha SKB. Conservatively managed pineal apoplexy in an anticoagulated patient. Radiography 2008; 14:69-72.
  • Tagg W, Woods S, Razdan R, Gagliardi J, Steenbergen P. Hemoperitoneum after Colonoscopy. Endoscopy. Accepted for publication ID ENDOS -2008-1226.R1
  • Martinez F.,Cho Y., Gagliardi JA, Razdan R. Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum. Applied Radiology 2008;37(4):40-44.
  • Werder GM, Tangri RK, Gagliardi JA. Bleeding diathesis with hemophilic arthropathy. Applied Radiology 2008;37(9):35-36.
  • Chirindel A, Martinez F, Gagliardi JA, Armm MF. Testicular Tuberculosis without epididymitis simulating neoplasm. Radiology Case Reports 2008;3(3):1-6.
  • Cho Y, Gagliardi JA, Chaddha SK. Cystic Meningioma. Applied Radiology 2009; 38(5):29-30.
  • Khan AA, Agarwal A, Chaddha SK, Gagliardi JA. Histiocytic sarcoma of the Terminal Ileum Presenting as a Large Ulcerating Lesion: CT Diagnosis. Radiology Case Reports, 2009; 4(2):262
  • Singhal A, Torstenson GE, Gagliardi JA. Celiac Artery Dissection on Computed Tomography. Clinical Challenges and Images in GI. Gastroenterology 2010; 139(3):733.
  • Gagliardi JA and Agarwal A. Gamekeeper’s Thumb (Skier’s thumb).’s-thumb-(Skier’s-thumb).aspx
  • Gagliardi, JA and Carino, M. Glenoid Bare Spot. Applied Radiology 2013; 42(10):29-30.

Reviews and Book Chapters

  • Gagliardi JA, Freestone KA, Shanley DJ.Testicular Microlithiasis: Ultrasound Appearance and Associated Complications.  Hawaii Medical Journal 1993; 452:192-193
  • Gagliardi JA, Lengyel RJ.A Review of the Radiographic Manifestations of Gout.  Hawaii Medical Journal 1994; 53: 40-43
  • Gagliardi JA, Radvany MG, Kilkenny TE, Russo RD.Colonic Sphincters Revisited: Simulator’s of Organic Disease.  Hawaii Medical Journal 1994; 53:278-282
  • Wilbur MJ, Gagliardi JA, Riccio GJ, Vincent NR, Haber S, Delaplain C, Eclavea A.Soft Tissue Uptake in Radionuclide Musculoskeletal Imaging.  Applied Radiology 1997; 26(12): 30-37
  • Meyer NR, Gagliardi JA, Lawson JP.Musculoskeletal Radiology.  Practical Guide of Diagnostic Imaging, CV Mosby Co., 1998, page 220-279
  • Wilbur MJ, Gagliardi JA, Lawson JP, Sobel LM. Tuberous Sclerosis: The Spectrum of Clinical and Radiographic Findings.  Postgraduate Radiology 1999; 19:3-12
  • Lustberg H, Gagliardi JA, Lawson JP, Fugate M, Micalizzi GJ, Specht NT. Intramedullary Osteosarcoma: Radiographic Appearances and Imaging Strategies. Com. December Issue, 1999
  • Lustberg H, Gagliardi JA, Lawson JP, Lawson AJ, Fugate M, Specht NS, Micalizzi GJ. Surface Osteosarcoma: Radiographic Appearances and Imaging Strategies. Radiology January Issue, 2000
  • Lustberg H, Gagliardi JA, Lawson JP, Specht NS, Fugate M, Micalizzi GJ. Secondary Osteosarcoma. February Issue, 2000
  • Lustberg H, Gagliardi JA, Lawson JP, Kilkenny TE, Donkor D, Fugate M, Micalizzi GJ, Specht NS. Extraskeletal and Gnathic Osteosarcoma. com. March-April Issue, 2000
  • Gagliardi JA. Musculoskeletal Cartilage Lesions Encountered in Clinical Practice. Part One: Benign Lesions. com. January Issue, 2001
  • Gagliardi JA. Musculoskeletal Cartilage Lesions Encountered in Clinical Practice. Part Two: Malignant Lesions. com.February Issue, 2001
  • Gagliardi JA, Ibrahim S, Kumar M. Paget’s Disease: Radiologic Findings. com. July Issue, 2002
  • Swain FR, Martinez F, Gripp M, Razdan R, Gagliardi JA. Traumatic complications from placement of thoracic catheters and tubes. Emergency Radiology 2005; 12: 11-18
  • Tagg WG, Razdan RS, Swain FR, Gagliardi JA, Chaddha SKB. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Following a Cesarean Delivery: Case Report and Literature Review. Connecticut Medicine 2008 (72) 5: 267-269.


  • Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor – Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences
  • Assistant Clinical Professor – Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale School of Medicine (2010-2020)