Dr. Philip Colucci is a musculoskeletal radiologist and former professional ballet dancer. After graduating from Juilliard, he was a soloist at Pennsylvania Ballet (renamed Philadlephia Ballet in 2021) and toured internationally with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago before retiring from the stage to transition into his career in medicine. After completing his musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at HSS, he joined the Hospital's Department of Radiology and Imaging.
Dr. Colucci balances his diagnostic and interventional clinical practice with teaching and research. He received the RSNA Fellow Research Grant to build an upper extremity peripheral nerve MRI atlas. His educational interests include MRI physics with an emphasis on clinical applications.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Image-guided musculoskeletal injections
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Assistant Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
American Roentgen Ray Society
New York Roentgen Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Skeletal Radiology
RSNA Fellow Research Grant, Ultra-High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Neurography: An Interactive Atlas of the Brachial Plexus and Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerves. (2020)
World Federation of Pediatric Imaging Award for Best Educational Poster, SPR: Pediatric Chest Wall Masses: Spectrum of benign findings on ultrasound. (2020)
Magna Cum Laude, RSNA: Development and Use of RadStax: A Web-based Application as a Robust Radiology Teaching Tool for Medical Students (2013)
Best of Philly Award, Philadelphia Magazine (2004)
Rocky Award, Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2004)
Choice Award, The City Paper (2002)
Princess Grace Award (1998)
Weill Cornell Medical College, 2015
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital - Medicine, 2016
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine - Diagnostic Radiology, 2020
Hospital for Special Surgery, 2021
Reviewer, Clinical Imaging
Reviewer, HSS Journal
Colucci PG, Yoshimi E, Ahlawat S, Sneag DB. Chapter 6: Radiologic Imaging of Neuroma. In: Eberlin KR, Ducic I, Moore A, Cederna PS, Valerio I, Dumanian GA. Contemporary Neuroma Management. In press.
Tannenbaum M, Colucci PG, Baad M, Borczuk AC, Steigman SA, Kovanlikaya A. Chondroid lipoma: multimodality imaging in a 9-year-old female. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Jan;49(1):161-169. Epub 2019 Jun 22.
Colucci PG, Schweitzer AD, Saab J, Lavi E, Chazen JL. Imaging findings of spinal brown tumors: a rare but important cause of pathologic fracture and spinal cord compression. Clin Imaging. 2016 Sep-Oct; 40(5):865-9.
Colucci PG, Kostandy P, Shrauner W, Arleo EK, Fuortes M, Griffin A, Huang Y, Juluru K, Tsiouris AJ. Development and Use of RadStax: a Web-based Application as a Robust Radiology Teaching Tool for Medical Students. Acad Radiol. 2015 Feb; 22(2):247-55.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Colucci PG, Cohen S, Baad M, Pomeranz CB, Collins L, Kovanlikaya A. Pediatric Chest Wall Masses: Spectrum of benign findings on ultrasound. Society of Pediatric Radiology 2020 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course. Miami, FL; May 9-15, 2020.
Gorelik N, Peterson J, Kerbel Y, Colucci PG, Morrison WB, Zoga AC. Behind the Scenes of Ballet: The Imaging Spectrum of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Elite Ballet Dancers. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Nov 25-30, 2018; Chicago, IL.
Gorelik N, Casagranda BU, Colucci PG, Green J, Morrison WB, Zoga AC. "Leopard Spot Bone Marrow": A Frequent Stress-Related MRI Finding in the Hindfoot and Midfoot of Ballet Dancers. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; Nov 27, 2017.
Colucci P, Morrison WB, Zoga AC, Elias I, Green J, Chao W. Use of Positional Imaging for Evaluation of Posterior Ankle Impingement. Proceedings of the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; May 5, 2011.
Shortt CP, Lammers L, Colucci P, Morrison WB. Dynamic MRI of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Feasibility Study to Assess the Utility of an Inflatable Anterior Drawer Device. Proceedings of the Society of Skeletal Radiology Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, Arizona; March 13, 2011.
Performing Arts Medicine
Magnetic Resonance (MR) Neurography
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