Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR

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 43exhibits at national radiologic and orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic communities for having co-authored two monthly columns in the orthopaedic 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. She currently has a blog on the Huffington Post.

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: "Guide to America's Top Radiologists and also in Castle Connelly's: "Best Doctors in Metro Area."

Read about Radiology and Imaging for more information.

Appointments

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

Specialty

Subspecialty

Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Imaging

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine Imaging

Awards

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

Affiliations

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

Education

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

Residency

Germantown Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1973-1976

Fellowship

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

Certification

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

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio

Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer for the following scientific journals:

Radiology
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
American Journal of Radiology
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Radiographics
Journal Bone and Joint Surgery
Clinical Imaging

Selected Publications

Zifchock RA, Kirane Y, Hillstrom H Brown PT A, Backus S, Bogner E, Pavlov H, Chen C, Mandl LA, Hunter D. “Are Joint Structure and Function Related to Medial Knee OA Pain?” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Oct;469(10):2866-73. Epub 2011 Jul 19.

Kepler C., Pavlov H., Herzog RJ., Rawlins BA., Endo Y., Green DW., “Comparison of a Fluoroscopic Three Dimensional Imaging System and Conventional CT in Detection of Pars Fractures in the Cadaveric Lumbar Spine”, accepted for publication in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques J Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Kepler CK, Pavlov H, Kim HJ, Green DW, Rawlins BA. Preoperative Templating Before Spinal Fusion Using a Fluoroscopic Multiplanar Imaging System is as Accurate as CT Scan and Uses Substantially Less Radiation.  12/2012 J Pediatr Orthop. JPO–32(8):e67-71

Haleem, AM, Pavlov H., Bogner E, Sofka C, Deland J, Ellis S “Comparison of Deformity with Respect to Talus in Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Patients and Controls Using Multi-Planar Weight-Bearing Imaging Versus Conventional Radiography”
Accepted: JBJS, June 2013 (manuscript # JBJS-D-12-01205R1)

Bishop N, Adami S, Ahmed SF, Antón J, Arundel P, Burren C. Devogelaer J-P, Hangartner T, Hosszú E, Lane JM, Lorenc R, Mäkitie O, Munns C, Pavlov H., Paredes A, Plotkin H, Raggio CL, Reyes ML, Schoenau E, Semler O, Sillence DO, Steiner RD, “Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Risedronate in Children With Osteogenesis Imperfecta,” Accepted: The Lancet, July 2013 (manuscript #12-01201)

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

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

Pavlov H, Hogarth M, McKenzie IF, Cheers C: In Vivo and In Vitro Effects of Monoclonal Antibody to Ly Antigens on Immunity to Infection.  Cellular Immunology Jul 15;71(1):127-38, 1982

Sullivan D, Warren RF, Pavlov H: Stress Fracture in Runners. Surgical Forum 33:528-529,1982.

Research Description

Dr. 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 Allied Specialty member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 1989. She has published over 100 investigative original research articles, 36 book chapters and review articles and has displayed over 36 exhibits at national radiologic and orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic communities for having co-authored two monthly columns in the orthopaedic 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.

Current Research:

  • Multiplanar image acquisition and 3D volumetric image display
  • Weight Bearing Multiplanar Imaging Compared to Conventional Xrays and Routine CT
  • Radiation dose reduction analysis for fluoroscopic guided musculoskeletal procedures
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Dr. Helene Pavlov, Radiologist-in-Chief

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1132
Fax: 212.734.7378

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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