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Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR

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About Dr. Pavlov

Dr. Pavlov is the Radiologist-in-Chief Emerita of the Department of Radiology and is no longer providing patient care at the Hospital. Dr. Pavlov continues to be involved educational and research activities.


Specialized Centers

Computer Assisted Surgery Center

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine Imaging

Patient Stories


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Radiologist-in-Chief Emerita, Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Radiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Women Radiologists
American College of Radiology
American College of Sports Medicine
American Roentgen Ray Society
Association of University Radiologists
International Skeletal Society
Medical Society of the County of New York
New York Academy of Medicine
Radiologic Society of North America
Society for Health Services Research in Radiology
Society of Medical Jurisprudence
Society of Skeletal Radiologists


National Board of Medical Examiners, 1973
Diplomate American Board of Radiology, 1976


American Academy Orthropedic Surgery
Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Award, 2004
North American Spine Society Award for "Outstanding Research Paper in Orthopaedics," 1997
Nicholas Andry Award for "Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Orthopaedic Surgery," 1994
RT Image "Top 25 Most Influential People," 2004, 2006
Consumer's Research Council of America: Guide to America's Top Radiologists. First Edition, 2002-2003
Castle Connelly America's Top Doctors: New York - Metro Area, 2000-2013
Society of Medical Jurisprudence Board of Trustees, 2000
"Best Doctors in New York", New York Magazine, 2000, 2001, 2013
Inducted into Gallery of Success: Temple University School of Medicine, 2008


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1972


Germantown Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1973-1976


Hospital for Special Surgery, Musculoskeletal Radiology, New York, 1976-1977
New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, Skeletal Radiology, New York, 1976-1977

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Pavlov

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Pavlov H, Ghelman B, Vigorita V: Atlas of Knee Menisci – An Arthrographic-Pathologic Correlation. Appleton-Century Crofts, New York, May 1983.

Pavlov H, Torg JS: The Running Athlete – Roentgenograms and Remedies. YearBook Medical Publishers, Chicago, April 1987.

Pavlov H, Burke M, Giesa M, Seager K, White E: An Orthopaedist Guide to Plain Film Positioning. Thieme. New York, New York. January 1999.


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 November 22, 2019, Dr. Pavlov 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.