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Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR

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Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR

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Hospital for Special Surgery
3rd Floor Radiology
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1132
Fax: 212.734.7378
Hospital for Special Surgery
3rd Floor Radiology
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1132
Fax: 212.734.7378

Radiologist-in-Chief Emeritus, Radiology and Imaging

Dr. Helene Pavlov is a board certified radiologist specializing in orthopaedic radiology since 1976. She was elected to be a fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) in 1989 and an associate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 1989. She has published over 150 investigative original research articles, 100 book chapters and review articles and has displayed over 43 exhibits at national radiologic and orthopedic scientific assemblies. Dr. Pavlov is the first author of 3 textbooks: Atlas of Knee Menisci: Arthrographic Pathologic Correlation - 1983; The Running Athlete Roentgenograms and Remedies - 1987; and Orthopaedic Guide to Plain Film Imaging - 1999. She is well known in both the radiologic and orthopedic communities for having co-authored two monthly columns in the orthopedic literature entitled "Radiology for the Orthopaedic Surgeon-What is your Diagnosis?" from 1982-1996 and also " Legislative Update" detailing the current changes in the healthcare/provider laws and regulations from 1988-1996.

Dr. Pavlov served on the Expert Panel Task Force on Appropriateness Criterion for Musculoskeletal Imaging and was a member of the AAOS Task Force on musculoskeletal outcomes research forum. She is a past delegate to the New York State Chapter of the American College of Radiology and past President of the New York Roentgen Society.

She is an invited lecturer and presenter, including instructional course faculty, at local, national, and international scientific specialty meetings and is a recognized authority of sports medicine radiology and imaging of athletic injuries.

Dr. Pavlov has been repeatedly recognized as one of "The Best Doctors in New York" as reported in New York Magazine and Castle Connelly. Dr. Pavlov has been listed in the Consumer's Research Council of America's "Guide to America's Top Radiologists" and also in Castle Connelly's "Best Doctors in Metro Area."

Patient Stories


Radiologist-In-Chief Emeritus, Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Radiologist, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor of Radiology in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine Imaging


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


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



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.

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.

Dr. Pavlov in the News


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


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

State Licensure

Blog Posts by Dr. Pavlov

Selected Books by Dr. Pavlov

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 Publications

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.