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Alissa J. Burge, MD

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Alissa J. Burge, MD

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535 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1857
Fax: 212.774.7830
535 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1857
Fax: 212.774.7830

Dr. Burge is a fellowship trained board certified musculoskeletal radiologist specializing in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Prior to joining the HSS department of radiology and imaging, she completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at HSS. Dr Burge is highly involved in research activities, and is a member of the HSS MRI Laboratory, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Radiology Clinical Review Panel (CRP), in addition to serving as the Director of Fellow Research for the Radiology and Imaging department. Her research interests include MR imaging of arthroplasty and advanced imaging of articular cartilage; she has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters pertaining to these and other musculoskeletal imaging topics, and has presented research and served as course faculty at a variety of local, national, and international scientific meetings.

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Director of Fellow Research, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Scientist, HSS MRI Laboratory


Special Expertise

MRI of Arthroplasty
Sports MRI
MR Angiography


Roentgen Research Award, 2011
HSS Radiology and Imaging Fellowship Research Award, 2012


Radiological Society of North America
New York Roentgen Society
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Radiology
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Research Society



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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of December 22, 2020, Dr. Burge reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Burge in the News


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2006


Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, 2007


Diagnostic Radiology, North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, NY, 2011


Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2012


American Board of Radiology, 2011

State Licensure

Selected Publications

Burge AJ, Gold SL, Potter HG. Imaging of sports-related midfoot and forefoot injuries. Sports Health. 2012 Nov;4(6):518-34.

Burge AJ, Gold SL, Kuong S, Potter HG. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the lower extremity nerves. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2014 Feb;24(1):151-70.

Burge AJ. Total hip arthroplasty: MR imaging of complications unrelated to metal wear. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2015 Feb;19(1):31-9.

Burge AJ, Gold SL, Lurie B, Nawabi DH, Fields KG, Koff MF, Westrich G, Potter HG. MR Imaging of Adverse Local Tissue Reactions around Rejuvenate Modular Dual-Taper Stems. Radiology. 2015 Oct;277(1):142-50.

Burge AJ. Joint Inflammation and Synovitis . In: Skeletal Circulation in Clinical Practice. Aaron RK, editor. Hackensack NJ: World Scientific; 2016. Chapter 10; p.209-232.

Burge AJ, Nwawka OK, Berkowitz JL, Potter HG. Imaging of Inflammatory Arthritis in Adults: Status and Perspectives on the Use of Radiographs, Ultrasound, and MRI. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2016 Nov;42(4):561-585.

Burge AJ. CORR Insights®: T1ρ Hip Cartilage Mapping in Assessing Patients With Cam Morphology: How Can We Optimize the Regions of Interest?. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr;475(4):1076-1079.

Burge AJ. CORR Insights®: Does Cartilage Degenerate in Asymptomatic Hips With Cam Morphology?. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 May;477(5):972-973.

Burge AJ, Konin GP, Berkowitz JL, Lin B, Koff MF, Potter HG. What is the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI for Component Loosening in THA?. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Sep;477(9):2085-2094.

Burge AJ, Potter HGP. Imaging of Failed Cartilage Repair. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2020 28(1):1-10.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Wang A, Burge A, Brown M. Imaging of Tendon Injuries of the Fingers. American Roentgen Ray Society 2012 Annual Meeting.

Pascual-Garrido C, Gold SL, Burge AJ, Rodeo SA, Williams RJ, Potter HG. Morphological MR Applications in Cartilage and Cartilage Repair. ICRS 2012.

Burge A, Nawabi D, Gold S, Lyman S, Padgett D, Koff M, Potter H. MRI is Predictive of Adverse Tissue Reaction in Failed Metal on Metal Hip Arthroplasty. ISMRM 2013 Annual Meeting, April 25, 2013.

Flug J, Foster R, Miller T, Burge A. Extraspinal Sciatica. ARRS 2014 Annual Meeting San Diego CA May 4-9, 2014.

McLawhorn A, Mount L, Christ A, Burge A, Su E. Prospective Evaluation Of The Posterior Tissue Envelope After Anterior THA. Eastern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, October 19-22, 2016.

Burge AJ, Konin, Berkowitz, Koff, Potter Ability of MAVRIC MRI to Predict Component Loosening in Total Hip Arthroplasty ISMRM 2017, Honolulu HI 4/22-27/17.

Wang D, Lin KM, Burge AJ, Balazs GC, Williams RJ. Bone Marrow Concentrate Does Not Improve Osseous Integration of Osteochondral Allograft Transplants in the Knee: A Comparative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis. ICRS, April 9-12, 2018.

Burge AJ, Koff MF, Kersten S, Fields K, Potter HG, Lyman S, Kelly BT. Utilizing an anatomic landmark improves agreement between MRI and arthroscopic localization of chondral and labral pathology in FAI patients. ICRS, April 9-12, 2018.

Argentieri EC, Braun TW, Breighner RE, Burge AJ, Nguyen JT, Koff MF, Casey EK, Potter HG. Changes in ACL T2* over the course of a menstrual cycle: a new biomarker for ACL injury risk? ISMRM, May 12-16, 2019.

Zochowski K, Cheung J, Miranda M, Argentieri EC, Lin B, S. Kaushik S, Burge AJ, Koff MF, Potter HG. Added Clinical Value of Isotropic MAVRIC SL Acquisitions of Total Hip Arthroplasties. ISMRM, May 12-16, 2019.

Research Interests

MR imaging of arthroplasty
MR imaging of articular cartilage