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Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR

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Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR

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Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.2251
Fax: 212.774.7833
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.2251
Fax: 212.774.7833

Director, Spinal Imaging
Chief, Division of Teleradiology

Dr. Richard J. Herzog is a board certified radiologist specializing in musculoskeletal/spine radiology. He has published over 50 articles in scientific peer review journals and is a major contributor to texts related to the spine. He has been invited to serve as an instructional course faculty at the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and at the North American Spine Society (NASS). He has held Editorial Review positions for American Journal of Orthopaedics, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgery, and the Journal Spine.

Dr. Herzog  has been an advisor to orthopedic corporations and radiologic consultant for various sports teams. He is a member of the HSS Institutional Research Review Board and has been listed in the Consumer's Research Council of America's "Guide to America's Top Radiologists.

Read about Teleradiology for more information.

Patient Stories


Director, Spinal Imaging, Chief, Division of Teleradiology, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Orthopaedic Radiology
Sports Medicine


NYMag and Castle Connolly logosCastle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2020
Castle Connolly Top Regional Doctor, 2015-2020
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Fellow, VA Research
Fellow, American College of Radiology


American College of Radiology
North American Spine Society



Insurance Information

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

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 18, 2019, Dr. Herzog 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. Herzog in the News


MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1967-1971


University of California, San Francisco, California, 1975


University of California, Gastrointestinal Radiology, San Francisco, California, 1975


National Board of Medical Examiners, 1972
Diplomate, American Board of Radiology, 1975

State Licensure

Selected Publications

Herzog RJ, Wiens JJ, Dillingham MF, Sontag MJ: Normal Cervical Spine Morphometry and Cervical Spine Stenosis in Asymptomatic Professional Football Players-plain Film Radiography, Multiplanar Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Spine 16 (6S):S178-S186, 1991.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.