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Alissa J. Burge, MD

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About Dr. Burge

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.


Special Expertise

MRI of Arthroplasty
Sports MRI
MR Angiography

Patient Stories


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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


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


American Board of Radiology, 2011


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


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

State Licensure



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Publications by Dr. Burge

Selected Journal Articles

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

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Burge reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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