David N. Loy

David N. Loy, MD, PhD

Radiology and Medical Imaging
Primary Location:

PO Box 800170

Charlottesville, VA 22908

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
Clinical Practice:
Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears), Ischemic Stroke, Stroke


Assistant Professor

David Loy, MD, PhD, is a board-certified diagnostic neuroradiologist and neurointerventional surgeon. Dr. Loy simultaneously earned both his medical degree and PhD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, writing his PhD thesis on microvascular processes in the central nervous system. After medical school, Dr. Loy completed a general surgery internship at the University of Louisville Hospitals. He went on to complete his residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Following his residency, Dr. Loy completed fellowships in diagnostic neuroradiology and endovascular surgical neuroradiology/neurointerventional surgery at Washington University.

After training, Dr. Loy served on the Mallinckrodt faculty as instructor of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology and co-director of the Radiology Research Residency. A year later, he was recruited by Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA Neurovascular) to work at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO. During his six years with RIA, Dr. Loy served as medical director of neurosciences for the continental division of HCA. In August, 2017, Dr. Loy joined the UVA faculty as assistant professor and co-medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Loy’s clinical interests and areas of research focus include: ultra-minimally invasive treatment/embolization of cerebral aneurysms and ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes; pulsatile tinnitus; endovascular flow-diversion; brain and spinal cord arteriovenous malformations (AVM); dural AV fistula; cerebral vasospasm; intracranial hypertension; intracranial atherosclerosis; moyamoya disease; cerebral venous disease; functional MRI; diffusion tensor imaging; and neurovascular imaging.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Loy is characterized by the excellence of his work and the genuine care with which he treats all of his patients. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals. In his spare time, Dr. Loy enjoys guitar, mountain biking, history, auto restoration, and tennis.


University of Louisville
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis