Hollis G. Potter, MD
Radiology & Imaging

Hollis G. Potter, MD

Radiology & Imaging

Hollis G. Potter, MD

Office Locations
Hospital for Special Surgery
MRI (Basement Level)
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1023
Fax: 212.774.2786
Hospital for Special Surgery
MRI (Basement Level)
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1023
Fax: 212.774.2786

Chairman, Department of Radiology and Imaging
Coleman Chair in MRI

Dr. Hollis Potter is a Board-Certified Radiologist specializing in Musculoskeletal MR Imaging since 1990. She has published 205 scientific articles and 60 book chapters. Dr. Potter has presented and been invited to speak locally, nationally, and internationally at orthopedic and radiologic scientific meetings. She is funded for MR research in both clinical and basic science projects. Her MRI laboratory is actively funded by the NIH NIAMS for translational MRI research. Dr. Potter is nationally and internationally recognized for her expertise in developing MR applications for orthopedic conditions.

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Chairman, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
The Coleman Chair in MRI Research
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Senior Scientist, Clinical Research Section, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director of Research, Department of Radiology and Imaging


Special Expertise

Sports Medicine
Cartilage Imaging
Arthroplasty Imaging


Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa
Cabaud Award for Excellence in Basic Science- AOSSM 2005
New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" - 2003 – 2016
Charles L. Christian Award for Musculoskeletal Research - 2005, 2006
ABJS Nicholas Andry Award - 2007
Outstanding Teacher Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011
Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011
8th Annual Lodwick Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research, 2012
Board of Trustees, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Robert E. Fairer Award, presented by the ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Radiology
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
The Knee Society
Shoulder & Elbow Society
The Hip Society Orthopaedic Research Society

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
MultiPlan PHCS
NYS Empire Plan
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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MD, New York Medical College, New York, New York -1985


North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York - 1986-1990


Hospital for Special Surgery, Musculoskeletal Radiology, New York - 1990-1991
New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, Skeletal Radiology, New  York, 1990-1991


National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985
Diplomate, American Board of Radiology, 1990

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Hollis G. Potter, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

For Patients - on HSS.edu

For Professionals - on HSS.edu

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor for Imaging Sports Health (AOSSM)
Editorial Board, Cartilage (The International Cartilage Repair Society Journal)
Editorial Board, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Editorial Board, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Reviewer, Journal of Biomechanics
Reviewer, Radiology
Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Selected Publications

Nawabi DH, Do HT, Ruel A, Lurie B, Elpers ME, Wright T, Potter HG, Westrich GH. Comprehensive analysis of a recalled modular total hip system and recommendations for management. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2016; 98 (1): 40 -47.

Wang H, Koff MF, Potter HG, Warren RF, Rodeo SA, Maher SA. An MRI-compatible loading device to assess knee joint cartilage deformation: Effect of preloading and inter-test repeatability. J Biomech. 2015 Sep 18;48(12):2934-40.

Burge AJ, Gold SL, Lurie B, Nawabi DH, Fields KG, Koff MF, Westrich G, Potter HG. MRI of adverse local tissue reactions around Rejuvenate modular dual taper stems. Radiology 2015; 277:142-50.

Nawabi DH, Nassif NA, Do HT, Stoner K, Elpers M, Su EP, Wright T, Potter HG, Padgett DE. What causes unexplained pain in patients with metal-on metal hip devices? A retrieval, histologic, and imaging analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014; 472(2):543-54.

Koff MF, Pownder SL, Shah PH, Yang LW, Potter HG. Ultrashort echo imaging of cyclically loaded rabbit patellar tendon. J Biomech. 2014;47(13):3428-32.

Koch KM, Koff MF, Shah PH, Kanwischer A, Gui D, Potter HG. Flexible longitudinal magnetization contrast in spectrally overlapped 3D-MSI metal artifact reduction sequences: Technical considerations and clinical impact. Magn Res in Med, 2014 Nov; 74(5):1349-55.

Potter HG, Jain SK, Ma Y, Black BR, Fung S, Lyman S. Cartilage injury following acute, isolated ACL tear: Immediate and longitudinal effect with clinical/MRI follow up. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(2):276-85

Barber L, Koff MF, Virtue P, Lipman JP, Hotchkiss RJ, Potter HG. The use of MRI modeling to enhance osteochondral transfer in segmental Kienböck’s. Cartilage 2012 3: 188-193.

Koch KM, Brau AC, Chen W, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA, Koff M, McKinnon GC, Potter HG, King KF. Imaging near metal with a MAVRIC-SEMAC hybrid. Magn Reson Med. 2011; 65(1):71-82.

Hayter CL, Koff MF, Shah P, Koch KM, Miller TT, Potter HG. MRI After Arthroplasty: Comparison of MAVRIC and conventional Fast Spin Echo Techniques. AJR 2011;197(3):W405-11.

Koff MF, Chong LR, Virtue P, Ying LL, Gholve P, Widmann R, Potter HG. Correlation of MRI and histological examination of physeal bars in a rabbit model. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2010;30(8):928-35.

Koff MF, Chong LR, Virtue P, Chen D, Wang X, Wright T, Potter HG. Validation of cartilage thickness calculations using indentation analysis. J Biomechanical Engineering 2010, 132:041007,1-6.

Fortier LA, Potter HG, Rickey E.J, Schnabel LV, Ellsworth JR, Foo LF, Nixon A. Concentrated bone marrow aspirate improves full-thickness cartilage repair. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2010; 92;1927-1937

Ballyns JJ, Gleghorn JP, Niebrzydowski V, Rawlinson J, Potter HG, Maher SA, Wright TM, Bonassar LJ. Image guided tissue engineering of anatomically shaped implants via MRI and micro-CT using injection molding. Tissue Engineering 2008;14(7):1195-1202.

Williams R III, Ranawat A, Carter, T, Potter HG. Fresh stored allografts for the treatment of osteochondral defects of the knee. J Bone Joint Surg 2007; 89(4):718-726.

Glenn RE Jr, McCarty EC, Potter HG, Juliao SF, Gordon JD, Spindler KP. Comparison of fresh osteochondral autografts and allografts: A canine model. Am J Sports Med 2006; 34(7):1084-1093.

Kelly BT, Potter HG, Deng X, Pearle AD, Turner AS, Warren RF, Rodeo SA. Meniscal allograft transplantation in the sheep knee: evaluation of chondroprotective effects. Am J Sports Med 2006; 34:1464-1477

Potter HG, Nestor BJ, Sofka CM, Ho ST, Peters LE, Salvati EA. Magnetic resonance imaging of total hip arthroplasty: Evaluation of periprosthetic soft tissue. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2004; 86:1947-1954.

Brown WE, Potter HG, Marx RG, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF. Magnetic resonance imaging appearance of cartilage repair in the knee. Clin Orthop Rel Res 2004; 422:214-223.

Maier CF, Tan SG, Hariharan H, Potter HG. T2 quantitation of articular cartilage at 1.5T. J Magn Reson Imaging 2003; 17(3):358-364.

Potter HG, Linklater JA, Allen AA, Hannafin JA, Haas SB. Magnetic resonance imaging of articular cartilage in the knee: An evaluation with use of fast spin echo imaging. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1998; 80(A):1276-1284.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

John W. Frymoyer Lecture. Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, The University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. September 11, 2013.

Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) Founders Series Lecture, 2015.

Research Description

Dr. Potter is the Coleman Chair in MRI research.  Her prior and current research interests lie in the use of quantitative MR imaging as a biomarker for assessment of early depletion of matrix from cartilage and fibrocartilage, as well as the reduction of susceptibility artifact around orthopaedic hardware. Dr. Potter’s MRI laboratory is actively funded by the NIH NIAM, and she serves as the site PI for a multicenter feasibility trial establishing imaging and biochemical technologies as measures of knee cartilage composition following acute ACL injury. She has been the co-recipient of the AOA research award, the Cabaud award for excellence in basic science research from the AOSSM and the Nicholas Andry award from the ABJS.  She has continuously served on several NIH/NIAMS Study Sections since 2007, and the research committee of the AOSSM. Many of her current basic science imaging projects have been successfully transported into clinical use and implementation.

Research Support:

NIH/NIAMS 1R01 AR064840-01: 8/15/2013- 7/31/2017

  • Using MRI as a biomarker for adverse local tissue reaction in individuals with hip arthroplasty.

Role: Principal investigator (co-PI Matthew Koff, PhD)

Arthritis Foundation: 8/1/2013-7/31/2015

  • A multicenter feasibility trial establishing imaging and biochemical technologies as measures of knee cartilage composition following acute ACL injury.
  • The major goal of this project is to establish the role of quantitative MR imaging in individuals with acute ACL injuries in a multi-institutional study.

Role: Co-investigator (site PI); Principal investigators: S. Rodeo MD, S. Majumdar, PhD

AOSSM / ConMed Linvatec Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Grant: 9/1/2012-9/1/2015

  • Meniscus Allograft Transplantation: Quantifiable Predictors of Outcome

Role: Co-investigator

NIH/NIAMS (1R01AR057343-01A2): 4/1/2010-4/1/2014

  • Designing a Meniscal Substitute Through An Integrated Experimental Computational and Statistical Approach.
  • The major goal is to define the relationship between meniscal material and structural properties and joint contact mechanics under multiple physiological activities across a range of patient populations.

Role: Consultant; Principal investigator: Suzanne Maher PhD

General Electric Health Care: 4/1/14-4/1/17

  • Research support for orthopaedic applications of MRI
  • T2/T1rho mapping of articular cartilage
  • MR imaging of arthroplasty and susceptibility reduction
  • Segmentation analysis of cartilage
  • UTE imaging

Role: Principal Investigator

NIH NIAMS (1R01AR065023-01A1): May 2014- April 2018

  • Meniscus Regeneration by Endogenous Stem/Progenitor Cells
  • Optimize strategies for the recruitment of host endogenous cells and differentiation into fibrochondrocytes in our existing pre-clinical model of meniscus regeneration

Role: Site Principal Investigator; Co-PIs: Scott Rodeo, MD, Lisa Fortier, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Jeremy Mao, PhD

NIH NIAMS (1R01AR066069-01A1): 9/1/2014-8/31/2019

  • FAI comparative effectiveness

Role: Co-investigator; Principal Investigator: Stephen Lyman, PhD

NIH Training Grant (T35EB006732): 9/30/2006-8/31/2016 (no salary support)

  • Clinical summer immersion for biomedical engineering PhD students

Role: Co-investigator; Principal Investigator: Yi Wang, PhD

OREF Resident Research Project Grant: 7/1/2015-7/1/2016

  • Evidence of Avascular Necrosis on MR: Correlation with Histology

Role: Co-investigator; Principal Investigator: Morgan Swanstrom, MD

Clinical Trials


Changing the Game

The MRI Lab at HSS: Preclinical (and clinical) Orthopaedic Research in a Clinical Environment
Hollis G. Potter, MD