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Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR


About Dr. Herzog

Dr. Herzog is Emeritus Medical Staff with the Department of Radiology and is no longer providing patient care at the Hospital. Dr. Herzog continues to be involved educational and research activities.


Special Expertise

Orthopaedic Radiology
Sports Medicine

Patient Stories


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Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


American College of Radiology
North American Spine Society
New York Roentgen Society


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


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2022
Castle Connolly Top Regional Doctor, 2015-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021, 2022
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Fellow, VA Research
Fellow, American College of Radiology


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


Intern, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1972


Resident, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1975


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

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Herzog

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editorial Board, Journal Spine

Selected Journal Articles

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.

Herzog, RJ. Are all spine MRI studies created equal? Understanding and rewarding quality. The Spine Journal. 15: 2122-25.2015

Horne PH, Lampe LP, Nguyen JT, Herzog RJÍž Albert TJ. A Novel Radiographic Indicator of Developmental Cervical Stenosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 14: 1206-14. 2016.

Herzog RJ, Elgort DR, Flanders AE, Moley PJ. Variability in diagnostic error rates of 10 MRI centers performing lumbar spine MRI examinations on the same patient within a 3-week period. The Spine Journal. 17:554-561. 2017.

Fields A, Battie M, Herzog R et al. Measuring and reporting of vertebral endplate bone marrow lesions as seen on MRI (Modic changes): recommendations from the ISSLS Degenerative Spinal Phenotypes Group. Eur Spine J. Oct;28(10):2266-2274. 2019

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


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 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