Our People

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini    

“Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” 

Dr Daniel Cornfeld

Mātai Clinical Lead

Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti Head of Radiology

Lead, Prostate Cancer Pathway


Daniel has an AB in Physics from Princeton University and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Maryland, both with High Honors.  He completed his medical internship at the University of California, San DIego; his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston (a Harvard Hospital) , and an imaging fellowship in Body MRI at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 


Prior to coming to New Zealand, Daniel was the Chief of Abdominal MRI and Associate Professor of Radiology at Yale University and specialized in body, non-invasive cardiovascular, and emergency radiology.  Since arriving in New Zealand in 2015, Daniel has introduced multiple new imaging services to Gisborne Hospital (including Cardiac CTA/MRI, stroke perfusion, and prostate MRI). Daniel has considerable experience teaching, testing new imaging tools and experiment design, and in evaluating new imaging technologies.