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Douglas N. Mintz, MD, FACR

Radiology, Hip Preservation
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About Dr. Mintz

Dr. Douglas Mintz is a radiologist specializing in imaging the musculoskeletal system. His primary expertise is in interpreting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations, but he also has expertise in radiographs (X-rays), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and image-guided procedures.

Dr. Mintz's interests coincide with the Hospital's orthopedic specialties. He has a particular interest in imaging tumors and hip, knee, pelvic, and spine problems in adults and musculoskeletal disorders in children. Sports injuries make up a large part of his practice.

With an emphasis on clinical practice and teaching, he has lectured nationally and internationally, published in journals and textbooks, and participated in care of many professional athletes. Clinical research projects include topics in the patellofemoral joint, osteonecrosis, and axial spondyloarthropathy.

Dr. Mintz completed his musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery and subsequently joined the HSS staff. He spent a short time in Miami, Florida where he worked with the Dolphins, the Panthers, and the NBA-champion Miami Heat, but has been with HSS the majority of his career. He is the team radiologist for the NY Rangers and participates in the care of several local sports teams.


Specialized Centers

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health

Special Expertise

Musculoskeletal tumors, MRI, sports injuries, disorders of the pelvis and hip, patellofemoral disorders, pediatric musculoskeletal disorders


Image guided injections of the musculoskeletal system, including spine

Patient Stories


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Professor of Clinical Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Councilor to the American College of Radiology for the New York Radiological Society


Society of Skeletal Radiology
American College of Radiology
New York Roentgen Society
American Roentgen Ray Society
New York State Radiological Society


American Board of Radiology, 1997


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 15 Years
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2012-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2008-2022
Top Doctors: South Florida, First Edition 
Teaching/Mentorship Award from the HSS Radiology & Imaging Fellows, 2018, 2019, 2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2015-2022
Fellow of the American College of Radiology, 2016
Certificate of Merit. Radiological Society of North America. For poster presentation: MR imaging of developmental dysplasia of the hip: goals and obstacles, 2015
Certificate of Special Distinction. Journal of Skeletal Radiology. For exceptional contribution to the Journal of Skeletal Radiology as a reviewer of distinction, 2014, 2015
RSNA Trainee Research Prize. Radiological Society of North America. For paper: Accuracy of power Doppler sonography in the evaluation of hemophilic synovitis: comparison with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, 2007
1st Place Award. Institute for Biological Engineering, Cornell University Chapter. For poster presentation: Load dependence of the thumb and carpal bone configuration during static pinch, 2005


MD, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York, 1988


Surgery: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990


Radiology: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, 1997


Immunology Research; Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, 1990-1992
Musculoskeletal Radiology Hospital for Special Surgery and The New York Hospital, New York, New York, 1997-1998

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Mintz

Selected Journal Articles

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer: Skeletal Radiology, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of the American Association of Sports Medicine, Osteoporosis International

Selected Books/Chapters

Kalia V, Mintz DN. Imaging in Patellofemoral Pain. In: Shubin Stein B, Strickland S, eds. Patellofemoral Pain and Instability. Springer; 2019: 85-116.

Kalia V, Mintz DN. Imaging in Patellofemoral Instability. In: Shubin Stein B, Strickland S, eds. Patellofemoral Pain and Instability. Springer; 2019: 193-210.

Carrino J, Mintz DN, Nwawka O. Musculoskeletal Imaging Principles. In: Grauer JN, eds. Orthopeadic Knowledge Update 12. 12th Ed. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2017: P149-P168.

Mintz DN, Pope T. Post-operative knee. In: Pope T, Bloem HL, Beltran J, Morrison WB, Wilson DJ, eds. Musculoskeletal Imaging. 2nd Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2015:1171-1193.

Pavlov H, Sofka C, Saboeiro G, Mintz DN. Imaging of foot and ankle athletic injuries. In: Altchek DW, DiGiovanni CW, Dines JS, Positano RG, eds. Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:51-66.

Selected Presentations

Alia E, Chhabra A, Simpfendorfer C, Cohen M, Mintz DN, Vossen J, Zoga A, Fritz J, Spritzer C, Armstrong D, Morrison W. Nomenclature for Muscuoloskelatal Infection on MRI. 2020 June 24. Presented virtually to SSR 2020.

Yoon E, Mintz DN. Etiology of focal muscle edema seen in flexor pronator mass after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in the elbow. Presented at: 2018 European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology Annual Meeting. 2018 June 13-16. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Johnson C, Daluiski A, Fabricant P, Mintz DN. A Matched Quantitative CT Analysis of Three Surgical Approaches for Osteochondral Reconstruction of the Capitellum. Presented at: 2018 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting. 2018 May 9-12. Austin, Texas.

Johnson C, Roberts S, Mintz DN, Fabricant P, Hotchkiss R, Daluiski A. Objective Analysis of Capitellum Exposure for Autologous Osteochondral Reconstruction. Presented at: 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. 2018 March 6-10. New Orleans, LA.

Van Der List J, Mintz DN, DiFelice G. The Location of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: A Prevalence Study using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Presented at: 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. 2018 March 6-10. New Orleans, LA.


Research Interests

Hip, knee, pelvic, pediatric disorders; osteoporosis; osteonecrosis; innovative imaging techniques

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 January 22, 2024, Dr. Mintz 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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