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Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR


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

Blog Posts

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.

Selected Journal Articles

Torg JS, Pavlov H, Cooley LH, Bryant MH, Arnoczky SO, Bergfield J, Hunter LY: Tarsal Navicular Stress Fractures: A Review of 2l Cases. J Bone Joint Surg 64A: 700-712,1982. Abstracted: a) 1983 Year Book of Orthopaedics, b) 1983 Year Book of Sports Medicine, c) 1984 Year Book of Diagnostic Radiology

Pavlov H, Heneghan MA, Hersh A, Goldman AB, Vigorita V  Haglund's Syndrome: Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Posterior Heel Pain. Radiology 144:83-90, 1983 Abstracted: a) 1983-Year Book of Sports Medicine, b) 1983 Year Book of Orthopaedics.

Torg JS, Pavlov H, Naranja J, Sennett, BJ, Corcoran T, Priano S: Cervical cord neuropraxia. Classification, Pathomechnics, Morbidity and Management Guidelines: A Review of 110 Cases J of Neurosurgery. 87:843-850, 1997<

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 22, 2019, Dr. Pavlov 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.

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