NY Magazine Designates Three Hospital for Special Surgery Radiologists Among Region’s Best Doctors

Recognition further reinforces the reputation of the Department of Radiology and Imaging and its expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions
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July 16, 2012 - PRLog -- According to New York Magazine, one of life's most important questions is how to find a first-rate physician when you need one. Recently, the magazine released its 15th annual Best Doctors list to help answer this question.

Among the 52 orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, sports medicine specialists, pain management physicians and other doctors that appear on the list from Hospital for Special Surgery, three of those physicians are radiologists. Dr. Helene Pavlov, Radiologist-in-Chief; Dr. Hollis G. Potter, the Chase and Stephanie Coleman Chair, MRI Research, and Chief, Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging; and Dr. Gregory R. Saboeiro, Chief, Division of Interventional Radiology and Ultrasound, were all honored by New York Magazine. These designations further reinforce the reputation of the Department of Radiology and Imaging and its expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions.

“We are fortunate that at Hospital for Special Surgery we can focus our imaging expertise to the musculoskeletal system,” said Dr. Helene Pavlov, Chief, Department of Radiology and Imaging. “The clinical volume and variety of clinical conditions and the collaboration with our outstanding clinical colleagues create unparalleled forums for patient care, clinical advances and research opportunities.

Drs. Pavlov, Potter and Saboeiro are board-certified radiologists with specific expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. These doctors, along with the entire team of radiologists in the Department, publish regularly and are invited to speak at medical conferences around the country and worldwide. They have received numerous teaching and research awards and grants and are nationally recognized for their accomplishments in musculoskeletal imaging. The ongoing collaborative research with other HSS physicians and surgeons helps to ensure that future patients will continue to benefit from the most advanced imaging protocols and techniques.

“I am proud that the achievements of our faculty members at Hospital for Special Surgery Department of Radiology and Imaging have been recognized by New York Magazine,” continued Dr. Pavlov.

A New York City research and information company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., conducts the research and surveying that help to determine which doctors appear on the list. To select the doctors, Castle Connolly sends out 12,000 nomination forms to medical professionals in New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut. The recipients include randomly selected board-certified doctors; all doctors listed in the previous edition of Castle Connolly’s annual guidebook; and, from every hospital in the area, the president or CEO, the vice-president of medical affairs and up to eight chiefs of service in departments from surgery to pediatrics. The forms ask recipients to nominate those doctors who, in their judgment, are the best in their field and related fields—especially those to whom they would refer their own patients and family members (doctors are asked not to nominate themselves; nominations are kept confidential).

About Hospital for Special Surgery Department of Radiology and Imaging
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Department of Radiology and Imaging has the largest and most experienced academic musculoskeletal radiology faculty in the world, each with academic appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College. HSS radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and have received numerous awards by honor and professional societies, including the Consumer's Research Council of America Guide to America's Top Radiologists. The department's focus is on both the imaging diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions and diseases and the treatment of specific conditions utilizing image guidance. More than 250,000 musculoskeletal examinations are performed annually, of which approximately 185,000 exams are conventional radiography.  Other imaging includes Magnetic Resonance (MR), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound (US), and Teleradiology.  100 percent of all imaging in the Department is acquired digitally.

HSS Radiologists are committed to excellence and understand that “all images and imaging are not created equal." For more information on the Department of Radiology and Imaging at Hospital for Special Surgery, contact 212-606-1015 or visit www.imaging.hss.edu.  

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 2 in rheumatology, No. 19 in neurology, and No. 16 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2011-12), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.
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