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Douglas N. Mintz, MD

Radiology, Hip Preservation
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Douglas N. Mintz, MD

Radiology, Hip Preservation
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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 orthopedic 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. Clinical research projects include topics in hip preservation, the patellofemoral joint, and osteoporosis. 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. He is the team radiologist for the NY Rangers and participates in the care of several local sports teams.

Patient Stories


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


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

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


Image guided injections of the musculoskeletal system, including spine


NYMag and Castle Connolly logosCastle Connelly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2008-2020
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2012-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2015-2020
Top Doctors: South Florida, First Edition
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


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



Insurance Information

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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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Mintz as of November 13, 2019.

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - Consultant
  • Current Rheumatology Reports - Editor

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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Mintz in the News


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

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Skeletal Radiology & Clinical Imaging

Selected Books by Dr. Mintz

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

Liu JN, Mintz DN, Nguyen JT, Brady JM, Strickland SM, Shubin Stein BE. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Validation of Tibial Tubercle Transfer Distance in the Fulkerson Osteotomy: A Clinical and Cadaveric Study. Arthroscopy. 34:1. 189-197. 2018.

Brady JM, Sullivan JP, Nguyen J, Mintz DN, Green DW, Strickland S, Shubin Stein BE. The Tibial Tubercle-to-Trochlear Groove Distance Is Reliable in the Setting of Trochlear Dysplasia, and Superior to the Tibial Tubercle-to-Posterior Cruciate Ligament Distance When Evaluating Coronal Malalignment in Patellofemoral Instability. Arthroscopy. 33:11. 2026-2034. 2017.

Goodbody C, Kedem P, Thompson M, Do HT, Mintz DN, Widmann RF, Dodwell ER. Reliability and Reproducibility of Subject Positioning with EOS Low-Dose Biplanar X-ray. HSS J. 13:3. 263-266. 2017.

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

MRI and Arthroscopy Correlation. HSS 29th Annual Holiday Knee and Hip Course. New York, NY. 2017 Nov 30.

Musculoskeletal Imaging. Weill Cornell Medical Student Lecture, HID Course. New York, NY. 2017 Nov 15.

Post-Operative Joint Imaging. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2017 May 2.

Imaging in Hip Preservation: What Is The Gold Standard in 2016 and Where Are We Headed? Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2016 October 19-22.

Research Interests

Hip disorders; innovative imaging techniques