In Appreciation of Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR, Radiologist-in-Chief, 1997–2013

HSS Journal Volume 10, Number 3 October 2014

Carolyn M. Sofka, MD
Carolyn M. Sofka, MD

Associate Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

An Excerpt
In this special issue of the HSS Journal, we take the time to thank and reflect on the service of Dr. Helene Pavlov, who served as the Radiologist-in-Chief of the Department of Radiology and Imaging for 16 years from April 1, 1997 through November 30, 2013.

Dr. Pavlov was one of the first musculoskeletal imaging Fellows at Hospital for Special Surgery (1976–1977). Dr. Pavlov’s contributions to the field of musculoskeletal radiology are extensive: Dr. Pavlov was one of the first to write on the conventional arthrographic findings of anterior cruciate ligament tears. She also described radiographic findings in various sports injuries including often difficult to diagnose entities such as navicular stress fractures. She further reported on patterns of athletic cervical spine injuries and their predisposing factors.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 10, Issue 3.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.


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