Carolyn M. Sofka, MD

Director, Education and Fellowship Training

Dr. Carolyn Sofka is a Board-Certified Radiologist specializing in Musculoskeletal Radiology since 1999. She is published in peer reviewed radiology subspecialty journals, has co-authored book chapters, including one on musculoskeletal ultrasound, and has presented at national radiology and subspecialty meetings.

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Appointments

Associate Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director,  Education and Fellowship Training, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialty

Subspecialty

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Conventional Radiology
Dual emission X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) (Bone density testing) (Certified Clinical Densitometrist)(CCD)
Ultrasound

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine
Arthritis
Certified in Clinical Densitometrist (CCD)

Awards

Representation of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) at the Ultrasound Practice Forum (Musculoskeletal), Potomac, MD November 2008

Profiled in Horizon magazine (Hospital for Special Surgery) 2005

Guide to America's Top Physicians 2005
Consumer Research Council of America

Guide to America's Top Radiologists 2002-2003,2006
Consumer Research Council of America

Affiliations

American College of Radiology
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (Senior member)
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Association for Women Radiologists
Radiological Society of North America
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Society of Skeletal Radiology
New York State Radiological Society
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (Fellow)
International Skeletal Society

Education

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1995

Residency

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1995-1999

Fellowship

Orthopaedic Radiology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, 1999-2000
Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 1999-2000

Certification

USMLE, 1996
American Board of Radiology, 1999

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Ohio

Carolyn M. Sofka, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Editorial Appointments

Deputy Editor, Editorial Board, Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
Reviewer for American Journal of Roentgenology
Reviewer for Skeletal Radiology
Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Reviewer for Foot and Ankle International
Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Ultrasound
Reviewer for Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Reviewer for European Radiology

Selected Publications

Sofka CM, Saboeiro G, Schneider R. Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis and computed tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteoma. HSS J 2006; 2(1): 55-58.

Luchs J, Sofka CM, Adler RS. Sonographic contrast effect of combined steroid and anesthetic injections: in vitro analysis. J Ultrasound Med 2007; 26(2): 227-231.

Flemming D, Davis KW, Dinauer PA, Gentili A, Resnick CS, Learch TJ, Major NM, Peterson JJ, Roach NA, Sofka CM. Musculoskeletal radiology curriculum for radiology residents. J Am Coll Radiol 2007; 4: 636-639.

Sofka CM, Adler RS, Ciavarra GA, Pavlov H. Ultrasound-guided interdigital neuroma injections: short-term clinical outcomes after a single percutaneous injection -- preliminary results. HSS J 2007; 3(1): 44-9.

Lin JT, Adler RS, Bracilovic A, Cooper G, Sofka CM, Lutz GE. Clinical outcomes of ultrasound-guided aspiration and lavage in calcific tendonitis of the shoulder. HSS J 2007; 3(1): 99-105.

Bogner E, Sofka CM. CT evaluation of total hip arthroplasty complication: dissociation of acetabular component. HSS J 2007; 3(1): 112-114.

Saboeiro G, Sofka CM. Imaging-guided treatment of scapulothoracic bursitis. HSS J 2007 3(2): 213-215.

Sofka CM, Bogner E. Imaging of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. HSS J 2008; 4(1): 71-73.

Sofka CM, Ciavarra GA, Hannafin JA, Cordasco FA, Potter HG. Magnetic resonance imaging of adhesive capsulitis: correlation with clinical staging. HSS J 2008; 4(2): 164-169.

Saboeiro G, Sofka CM. Ultrasound guided ganglion cyst aspiration. HSS J 2008; 4(2): 161-163.

Sofka CM, O'Loughlin P, Kennedy J. Fracture of the medial tubercle of the posterior process of the talus: magnetic resonance imaging appearance with clinical follow up. HSS J. 2009; 5(2):161-4.

Sofka CM, Adler RS, Saboeiro G, Pavlov H. Sonographic evaluation and sonographic-guided therapeutic options of lateral ankle pain: peroneal tendon pathology associated with the presence of an os peroneum. HSS J 2010; 6(2): 177-181.

Sofka CM. Posterior ankle impingement. HSS J 2010; 6(1): 99-101.

Kazam JK, Nazarian L, Miller TT, Sofka CM, Adler RS. Sonographic Evaluation of Femoral Trochlear Cartilage in Patients with Knee Pain. J Ultrasound Med. 2011; 30(6):797-802.

Chan J, Williams B, Nair P, Young E, Sofka CM, Deland J, Ellis S. The contribution of medializing calcaneal osteotomy on hindfoot alignment in the reconstruction of the stage II adult acquired flatfoot deformity, in press Foot and Ankle International, July 2012.

Haleem AM, Pavlov H, Bogner E, Deland JT, Ellis SJ, Sofka CM. Comparison of deformity with respect to talus in adult acquired flatfoot patients and controls using multi-planar weight-bearing imaging versus conventional radiography submitted to Journal Bone and Joint Surgery (Am), August 2012.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Potter H, Sofka CM. Imaging the athlete's elbow. In: The Athlete's Elbow, DW Altchek and JR Andrews, eds. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2001, pp. 59-80

Adler RS, Mack LA, Scheible W, Sofka CM, Resnick D. Diagnostic Ultrasonography. In: Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Disorders, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders 2002 pp.167-191.

Sofka CM, Potter HG, Hooper T. Imaging the adult knee. In The Adult Knee, Callaghan JJ, Rosenberg AG, Rubash HR, Simonian PT, Wickiewicz TJ, eds. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Vol. 2, 2003, pp. 335-366.

Adler RS, Sofka CM, Positano R. Atlas of Foot and Ankle Sonography. Lippincott Williams Wilkins, publishers, 2004.

Sofka CM. MRI of the lower extremity. In Sports Medicine: Just the Facts and Sports Medicine: Board Review and Examination, O'Connor FG, Sallis RE, Wilder RP, St. Pierre P, eds. pp. 329-336 McGraw-Hill, New York 2005

Sofka CM, Potter HG. Knee. In: Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 3rd edition., Edelman R, Hesselink JR, Zlatkin MB, Crues III JV eds. pp. 3400-3435 Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia 2006 (Book chapter)

Sofka CM. Optimizing techniques for musculoskeletal imaging of the postoperative patient. Radiol Clin North Am 2006; 44(3): 323-9 (Review)

Sofka CM. Imaging of stress fractures. Clin Sports Med 2006; 25(1): 53-62, viii (Review)

Sofka CM, Potter HG, Adler RS, Pavlov H. Musculoskeletal imaging update: current applications of advanced imaging techniques to evaluate the early and long-term complications of patients with orthopaedic implants. HSS J 2006; 2(1): 73-77 (Review)

Sofka CM, Saboeiro G. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Interventions. in Minimally Invasive Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, Freedman MK, Morrison WB, and Harwood MI, eds. Informa Healthcare USA, Inc, New York, NY 2007. pp.131-139 (Chapter)

Sofka CM. Current concepts in imaging of rheumatological disorders. J Musculoskeletal Med 2007; 24: 198-206 (Review, peer-reviewed)

Sofka CM. Current applications of advanced cross sectional imaging techniques in evaluating the painful arthroplasty Skeletal Radiology 2007; 36(3): 183-193; Epub 2006, Dec 6 (Review, peer-reviewed)

Sofka CM Potter HG. Magnetic resonance imaging of athletic hip pain. Operative techniques in sports medicine 2007; 15(4): 157-164

Miller TT, Sofka CM, Zhang P, Khurana JS. Systematic approach to tumors and tumor-like conditions of soft tissue, in Diagnostic Imaging of Musculoskeletal Diseases, Bonakdarpour A, Reinus WR, Khurana JS, eds. Humana Press, Springer New York. 2009 pp.313-350

Sofka CM. Magnetic resonance imaging of myopathies and myositis, in The inflammatory myopathies, L. Kagen, ed., Humana Press New York 2009, pp.127-146

Sofka CM. Guest Editor, Radiologic Clinics of North America, 2009; 47(3)

Sofka CM, Pavlov H. The History of Clinical Musculoskeletal Radiology. Radiol Clin North Am 2009; 47(3): 349-356

Pavlov H, Sofka CM, Saboeiro G, Mintz DN. Imaging of foot and ankle athletic injuries. In: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine

Selected Presentations

Luchs J, Adler R. Sofka CM. In vitro analysis of the sonographic contrast effect of therapeutic steroid and anesthetic injections. American Roentgen Ray Society's 104th Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, May, 2004

Sofka CM, Adler RS, Danon M. Sonoarthrography in the detection of acetabular labral disease and correlation with MRI, Society for Skeletal Radiology's 2005 Annual Meeting, Portofino, FL, March, 2005

Sofka CM, Adler RS, Danon M. Sonoarthrography in the detection of acetabular labral disease and correlation with MRI, American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, May, 2005

Campbell SE, Sofka CM, Adler R. Ultrasound imaging of skeletal muscle abnormalities. American Roetgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 2005

Sofka CM, Adler RS, Saboeiro GR, Pavlov H. Sonographic evaluation of lateral ankle pain: peroneal tendon pathology associated with symptomatic os peroneum and sonographic guided therapeutic options, American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting, Orlando, FL, May 2007

Sofka CM, Perino G, Bansal M, Salvati E. CPPD (pseudogout) in extraskeletal chondroma. International Skeletal Society, Washington DC, September 2009

Post operative MRI of the foot and ankle. American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2011

Physiatry Grand Rounds – "Sonographic Evaluation of the Wrist and Hand" – Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, July, 2011

MR and US of epicondylitis. International Skeletal Society Refresher Course/Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 2011

Ultrasound of the adult hip. Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL,  October 2011

Diagnosing the frozen shoulder. International Skeletal Society Refresher Course/Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy. September 2012

Ultrasound of joint arthroplasty, Annual Fellows Meeting, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, October 2012

Invited Presentations

Advances in Imaging for Sports Medicine symposium: Diagnostic Ultrasound in Sports Medicine. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2004 Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, June, 2004

"How-to" MR imaging in sports medicine refresher course, Radiological Society of North America's 90th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2004, Chicago, IL, December, 2004

Session leader, hands on MSK ultrasound break out sessions. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: a practical hands on approach. New York, New York, August 19-21, 2005

Musculoskeletal MR imaging at 3T Franklin and Seidelmann's All-Star Lecture Series, November 16, 2005

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course, Thomas Jefferson University. Lecture topics: "Ultrasound of the shoulder: anatomy and technique," "Ultrasound of the hand/wrist," "Demonstration of ultrasound of the hand/wrist", "Ultrasound of the foot/ankle","Ultrasound of arthritis", "Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound" Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA February 24-25, 2006

Imaging of systemic thromboembolic complications following arthroplasty: CT and Doppler ultrasound, Advances in hip and knee arthroplasty surgery and recovery: an interdisciplinary approach. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, April, 2006

Musculoskeletal MR imaging at 3T New York Roentgen Society Spring Meeting, New York, NY, April, 2006

Co-chair scientific session, Knee: Techniques. European Society of Skeletal Radiology, Bruges, Belgium, June 9, 2006

Imaging of the knee: a multimodality approach. New York Roentgen Society, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, February, 2007

Categorical course: Musculoskeletal Hands-on Course: Group II Advanced: Ultrasound of the nerves. 2007 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention March 17, 2007, New York, NY

Categorical course: Arthrosonography: ultrasound anatomy of the joint 2007 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention March 18, 2007, New York, NY

Musculoskeletal MR imaging at 3T. New York Roentgen Society Spring meeting, New York, NY, April, 2007

Mayo Clinic/AIUM Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course. Lecture topics: "Ultrasound imaging/interventions of the hip", "Ultrasound imaging/interventions of the hand and wrist","Ultrasound imaging/interventions of the knee". Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, July, 2007

Mayo Clinic/AIUM Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course. Lecture topics: "Ultrasound imaging/interventions of the hip","Ultrasound imaging/interventions of the hand and wrist","Ultrasound imaging/interventions of the knee". Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, July, 2008

Ultrasound in rheumatology. Instructional Course lecture. American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting Boston, MA, April 2009

Peripheral nerve ultrasound – hands on instructor American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting, New York, NY, April 2009

Advances in hip imaging. Hip Pain: Current Developments in Diagnosis and Treatment. New York, NY, June 2009

Ultrasound of meniscal cysts, in "Just Images: Sports Medicine" session, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2010

Magnetic resonance imaging of the post operative foot and ankle, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual meeting. Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010

Session Moderator: MR Imaging of the Post-Operative Joint and Spine: Clinical Concerns and Methodology for Artifact Reduction, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual meeting. Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010

Moderator, Knee - Differential diagnosis of Effusion/Para-articular Swelling, International Skeletal Society Meeting, Athens, Greece, October 2010

Ultrasound of the hand and wrist, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 2011

Post operative MRI of the foot and ankle. American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2011

MR and US of epicondylitis. International Skeletal Society Refresher Course/Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 2011

Ultrasound of the adult hip. Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, October 2011

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Dr. Carolyn Sofka, Radiologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1130
Fax: 212.734.7378

Mailing Address

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