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Li Foong Foo, MD, MRCP, FRCR


About Dr. Foong Foo

Dr. Li Foong Foo is a board certified radiologist specializing in musculoskeletal radiology. She completed a research fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Hospital for Special Surgery, focusing on using innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology to diagnose and monitor postoperative total joint conditions, as well as cartilage repair and rheumatoid arthritis.

She has exhibited scientific research posters and presented papers at national and international forums.

Dr Foo’s expertise is musculoskeletal MRI focusing on sports medicine, cartilage imaging and arthroplasty imaging. Read about MRI for more information.


Special Expertise

Sports Medicine
Cartilage Imaging
Arthroplasty imaging

Patient Stories


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Assistant Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Radiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) 1997
Royal College of Radiologists (United Kingdom) 2001
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Diagnostic Radiology (United Kingdom) 2004
USMLE 2006
American Board of Radiology, 2012


Charles L. Christian Award for Musculoskeletal Research, HSS 2005

Hap Paul Award Paper of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, 2008


University of Wales School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 1989-1994


West of Scotland Higher Training Scheme in Diagnostic Radiology, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1998-2004


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2004-2007

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Foong Foo

Selected Journal Articles

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

1)      Husami YM, Foo LF, Poon FW. CASE REPORT: Now you see it; Now you don’t : Computed Tomography in Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists  2000;3(4):421-422

2)    Foo LF, Raby N. Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour and Tumour-like lesions of the Foot and Ankle: A Pictorial Essay. Clinical Radiology 2005;60(30308-332

3)     Potter HG, Foo LF, Nestor BJ.  What is the role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of total hip arthroplasty?  HSS Journal 2005; 1(1):89-93.

4)      Potter HG, Foo LF.  Magnetic resonance imaging of articular cartilage: Trauma, degeneration and repair. Am J Sports Med 2006; 34(4):661-677.

5)   Shindle MK, Foo LF, Kelly BT, Khanna AJ, Domb BG, Farber A, Wanich T, Potter HG.  Magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage in the athlete: Current techniques and spectrum of disease.  J Bone Joint Surg 2006; 88A(4):27-46.

6)   Potter HG, Jawetz ST, Foo LF. Imaging of the rotator cuff following repair: Human and animal models. J Shldr Elb Surg 2007; 16(5): S134-139.

7)      Nho SJ, Foo LF, Green DM, Shindle MK, Warren RF, Wickiewicz TL, Potter HG, Williams III, RJ.  MRI and Clinical Evaluation of patella resurfacing with press-fit osteochondral autograft plugs.  Am J Sports Med 2008; 36(6):1101-1109.

8)      Cooper HJ, Ranawat AS, Potter HG, Foo LF, Jawetz ST, Ranawat CS.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Hip Pain after Total Hip Arthroplasty.  J Arthro 2009; 24(5):661-667.

9)      Pellicci PM, Potter HG, Foo LF, Boettner F.  MRI shows biologic restoration of posterior soft tissue repairs after THA.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2008; 497:940-945.

10)   Crawford DC, Heveran CM, Cannon WD, Foo LF, Potter HG.  Autologous cartilage tissue implant (ACTI) NeoCart & (reg) for treatment of grade III chondral injury to the femur.  Prospective clinical safety trial at 2 years.  Am J Sports Med  2009; 37:1334-1343.

11)  Bedi A, Foo LF, Williams III RJ, Potter HG and the Cartilage Study Group.  The maturation of synthetic scaffolds for osteochondral donor sites of the knee:  An MRI and T2-mapping analysis.  Cartilage 2010; 1(1):20-28.

12)  Murawski CD, Foo LF, Kennedy JG.  A review of arthroscopic bone marrow stimulation techniques of the talus:  The good, the bad, and the causes for concern.  Cartilage 2010; 1(2):137-144.


Industry Relationships

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 November 22, 2019, Dr. Foo 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.

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