Dr. Chertoff is Professor of Radiology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She is Chair of the Department of Radiology and Vice President of the Regional Radiology Service Line. She was the Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency for 17 years. She is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hitchcock Foundation. She is a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Governors and of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees. Dr. Chertoff is a member of the Board of Directors of Varex Imaging Corporation.
She grew up in New York City and graduated from Brown University, then from University of Vermont College of Medicine. Following a Transitional Internship at Hartford Hospital and a Pediatric Internship at University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, and after spending two years in a physician shortage area in New York State, and serving as the Medical Director for Vermont EMS, she returned to the Medical Center of Vermont for a Residency in Radiology and a Fellowship in Cross-Sectional Imaging. She came to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after completing her training in 1991. She was a 2003-2004 Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, and she received a Master’s degree from the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth College in 2005. She completed a Master’s of Health Care Delivery Science, a joint Master’s program between the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and The Dartmouth Institute, in 2014.
Dr. Chertoff is particularly interested in workforce issues in Radiology, in Gastrointestinal Imaging, in resident education, in issues for women physicians, and in faculty development. She serves on multiple institutional and national committees, and is Past Chair of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science, Past President of the Association of Clinician Educators in Radiology (ACER), of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR) of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) and the New Hampshire Radiological Society. Dr. Chertoff received the ACER Achievement Award in 2012, and both the APDR Achievement Award and the AUR Gold Medal in 2017.