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Douglas N. Mintz, MD

Radiology & Imaging, Hip Preservation

Douglas N. Mintz, MD

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

Tel: 212.606.1828
Fax: 212.734.7475
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

Tel: 212.606.1828
Fax: 212.734.7475

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 orthopaedic specialties. He has a particular interest in imaging tumors; peripheral nerves; and spine, pelvic, and hip problems. 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. As part of his research responsibilities, he reviews papers for journals, grades abstracts for national radiology meetings, and evaluates future radiologists for the American Board of Radiology.

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.

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


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Musculoskeletal tumors, MRI, sports injuries, disorders of the hip


Image guided injections of the musculoskeletal system, including spine


Society of Skeletal Radiology
American College of Radiology
New York Roentgen Society
Radiology Leadership Institute
Radiological Society of North America
American Roentgen Ray Society

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
MultiPlan PHCS
NYS Empire Plan
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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


College of Physicians & Surgeons New York, New York, 1988


Surgery; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1988-1990


Radiology; Lenox Hill Hospital New York, New York, 1993-1997


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


American Board of Radiology, 1997

State Licensure

New York, Florida

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Skeletal Radiology & Clinical Imaging

Selected Books/Chapters

Vigorita V and Mintz DN Synovitis In: Insall and Scott, Surgery of the Knee, 5th Ed.  Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Ngo MH and Mintz DN General Imaging of the Hip in Ranawat A and Kelly BT Musculoskeletal Examination of the Hip and Knee: Making the Complex Simple Slack, Inc, NJ, 2011.

Mintz DN Post-Operative Knee In: Pope T, Morrison WB, Bloem HL, et al. Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System, WB Saunders, 2008.

Vigorita V, Ghelman B and Mintz DN, Orthopaedic Pathology 2nd Edition, Lippincott Williams &Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

Mintz DN. Medical imaging of injury. In: Gregory S. Kolt, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, editors. Physical Therapies in Sports and Exercise. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 2003. p. 555-74.

Selected Publications

Meftah M, Katchis SD, Scharf SC, Mintz DN, Klein DA Weiner LS.  SPECT/CT in the management of osteochondral lesions of the talus. Foot and Ankle Int.  2011 32(3) 233-8.

Green DW, Lawhorne TW 3rd, Widmann RF, Kepler CK, Ahern C, Mintz DN, Rawlins BA, Burke SW, Boachie-Adjei O. Long Term Follow-up Demonstrates Minimal Transitional Level Lumbar Lumbar Disc Degeneration after Posterior Spine Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Spine 2011 36(23):1948-54.

Delos D, Shindle MK, Mintz DN, Warren RF. Meniscectomy of the sternoclavicular joint: a report of two cases. Shoulder and Elbow Surg. 2010 19(4):9-12.

Puhaindran M, Healy J, Mintz DN, Athanasian E.  Predictive Value of MRI in Determining Presence of Residual Disease Following Marginal Excision of Unsuspected Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Hand,  Journal of Hand Surgery J Hand Surg Am. 2010 35(9):1479-84.

Mintz DN, Hooper, Connell D, Buly R, Padgett DE, Potter HG.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Hip: detection of labral and chondral injuries using non-contrast imaging. Arthroscopy.  21:4, 385-393, 2005.

Mintz  DN, Tashjian GS, Connell DA, Deland JT, O'Malley M, Potter HG. Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus:  A new MR Grading system with Arthroscopic Correlation. Arthroscopy. 19:3, 353-359, 2003.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

 New thoughts on arthritis: FAI and Subchondral Fractures.  Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital, Miami, FL March 1, 2012. 

 Imaging the Young Adult with Hip Disease. Mossbacher Symposium.  Hospital for Special Surgery, April 15, 2010.

 Adolescent Shoulder Injuries at the 11th Annual Sports Medicine the Young Athlete Conference at Weill Cornell Medical College. February 21, 2009

 Metabolic Bone Disease at the International Skeletal Society 6th Pathology Refresher Course, New Delhi, India October 29- October 31, 2008.

Professional Education by Dr. Mintz on HSS.edu

Research Interests

Hip disorders; innovative imaging techniques