Charito Love, M.D. is a board-certified Nuclear Medicine Radiologist.
Dr. Love received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. After exposure to imaging and therapy of thyroid diseases, she found Nuclear Medicine to be both fascinating and challenging. Dr. Love went on to complete her Nuclear Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York.
Prior to joining NY Imaging Specialists, Dr. Love has been an Attending Physician in the Department of Radiology for the Division of Nuclear Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Additionally, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
As an active member of the medical staff, Dr. Love is a member of numerous tumor boards and is constantly being recruited as an imaging specialist for various clinical trials involving the use of F-18 FDG PET/CT in staging and treatment response evaluation. Dr. Love is well-acquainted with clinical trials having participated as principal investigator for an IND approved evaluation of Ga-68 DOTATOC for neuroendocrine tumor (NET) among others. One of Dr. Love’s most notable participations is her close involvement with the clinical trial for Lu-177 DOTATATE therapy of progressing NET which has garnered her many invitations as a guest speaker in national and international medical symposia. More importantly, Dr. Love co-chaired the establishment of ACR-ACNM-ASTRO-SNMMI practice parameters for Lu-177 DOTATATE therapy in the USA.
Additionally, Dr. Love spearheaded the inclusion of a new imaging agent, F-18 Fluciclovine, at Montefiore Medical Center for imaging of patients with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer. Before she left the institution, she was facilitating the inclusion of new imaging agents, F-18 PSMA and F-18 FES.
As an active medical professional, Dr. Love has contributed many articles to several national and international journals as well as co-authored book chapters. She has also has served in various leadership capacities at the SNMMI, RSNA, ACR, and JRCNMT including having completed a two-year term as President of the Greater NY Chapter and Delegate for the House of Representatives for SNMMI and RSNA Judge for RadioGraphics. She serves as a board member of the General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Board of the SNMMI, JRCNMT representing the ACR, and the AUC committee for infection imaging. Dr. Love is also active in continuing medical education as a lecturer, reviewer, and author of various CME programs.
Dr. Love is fluent in Tagalog and Ilocano.