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George Matcuk, MD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Radiology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentRadiology
AddressGNH 1937 Hospital Place
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90031
Phone+1 323 865 9914
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    Los Angeles Magazine2013  - 2015Super Doctors Southern California Rising Star
    Pasadena Magazine2011  - 2015Top Doctor
    RSNA2015Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy (HOA)
    RSNA2015Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Coracoid: The Lighthouse of the Shoulder
    RSNA2015Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Hematologic Malignancies
    ARRS2015Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Scapulothoracic Bursitis and Snapping Scapula Syndrome
    RSNA2014Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: The TFCC - An Illustrated Review of Anatomy and Injury Patterns
    RSNA2014Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Inferior Glenohumeral Labroligamentous (IGHL) Complex
    RSNA2013Magna Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Sesamoiditis and Turf Toe
    RSNA2013Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Posteromedial Corner of the Knee: The Neglected Corner
    RSNA2012Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Tuberculosis Musculoskeletal Manifestations
    RSNA2012Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Hand Infections: Vectors, Spread, and Imaging Findings
    RSNA2012Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Osteosarcoma Variants
    RSNA2012Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Elbow Fracture Patterns and Classification Systems
    USC Department of Radiology2011Teacher of the Year
    RSNA2011Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Giant Cell Tumors
    RSNA2011Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Sternoclavicular Joint Pathology
    RSNA2010Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Transient Lateral Patellar Dislocation
    RSNA2010Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Limb-sparing Surgery for Knee Lesions
    RSNA2010Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Injuries of the Medial Collateral Ligament
    RSNA2010Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Elbow Arthroplasties and Osteoarticular Allografts
    RSNA2009Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Bursae of the Knee
    USC Department of Radiology2009Fellow of the Year
    USC Department of Radiology2009Board Reviewer of the Year
    USC Department of Radiology2008Resident of the Year
    Stanford University2000  - 2001Genentech Medical Scholars Research Fellowship
    PA Governor's School for the Sciences1999Exemplary Service Award
    Carnegie Mellon University1998Andrew Carnegie Society Presidential Scholar
    Carnegie Mellon University1998Outstanding Academic Achievement and Undergraduate Research Award
    Carnegie Mellon University1998Alumni Association Academic-Athletic Achievement Award

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    Dr. Matcuk received dual B.S. degrees in biology and chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, and subsequently earned his M.D. from Stanford University.

    He performed his radiology residency and musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the University of Southern California, and was awarded Resident of the Year in 2008, both Fellow and Board Reviewer of the Year in 2009, and Teacher of the Year in 2011. Dr. Matcuk has co-authored over 30 journal articles and 80 educational exhibits and is currently working on a number of other projects, including original research. He enjoys daily teaching of USC medical students, residents, and fellows.

    Dr. Matcuk enjoys the interpretation of musculoskeletal imaging studies, including x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and communicating these findings with his clinical colleagues to optimize patient care. Dr. Matcuk also enjoys direct patient interaction during image-guided procedures and the relief he is often able to provide with steroid/anesthetic injections or radiofrequency ablation of tumors, such as osteoid osteomas.


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    1. Matcuk GR, Patel DB, Cen S, Heidari KS, Tan EW. Fibular groove morphology and measurements on MRI: correlation with fibularis tendon abnormalities. Surg Radiol Anat. 2018 Nov 08. PMID: 30406355.
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    2. Lara KM, In GK, Matcuk GR, Mehta A, Hu JS. Talimogene laherparepvec in combination with pembrolizumab leads to a complete response in a patient with refractory Merkel cell carcinoma. JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Nov; 4(10):1004-1006. PMID: 30450405.
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    3. Assadi M, Velez E, Najafi MH, Matcuk G, Gholamrezanezhad A. PET Imaging of Peripheral Nerve Tumors. PET Clin. 2019 Jan; 14(1):81-89. PMID: 30420224.
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    4. Batouli A, Gholamrezanezhad A, Petrov D, Rudkin S, Matcuk G, Jadvar H. Management of Primary Osseous Spinal Tumors with PET. PET Clin. 2019 Jan; 14(1):91-101. PMID: 30420225.
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    5. Behzadi AH, Raza SI, Carrino JA, Kosmas C, Gholamrezanezhad A, Basques K, Matcuk GR, Patel J, Jadvar H. Applications of PET/CT and PET/MR Imaging in Primary Bone Malignancies. PET Clin. 2018 Oct; 13(4):623-634. PMID: 30219192.
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    6. Asadoorian M, Matcuk GR, Patel DB, Tomasian A, Wassef HR, White EA. Musculoskeletal Pitfalls on Fluorodeoxyglucose F 18 PET-Computed Tomography: Pictorial Review. PET Clin. 2018 Oct; 13(4):587-607. PMID: 30219190.
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    7. Patel DB, Matcuk GR. Imaging of soft tissue sarcomas. Chin Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug; 7(4):35. PMID: 30173526.
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    8. White EA, Skalski MR, Matcuk GR, Heckmann N, Tomasian A, Gross JS, Patel DB. Intra-articular tongue-type fractures of the calcaneus: anatomy, injury patterns, and an approach to management. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30062534.
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    9. Matcuk GR, Chopra S, Menendez LR. Solid aneurysmal bone cyst of the humerus mimics metastasis or brown tumor. Clin Imaging. 2018 Jul 24; 52:117-122. PMID: 30056289.
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    10. Gholamrezanezhad A, Basques K, Batouli A, Matcuk G, Alavi A, Jadvar H. Clinical Nononcologic Applications of PET/CT and PET/MRI in Musculoskeletal, Orthopedic, and Rheumatologic Imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Jun; 210(6):W245-W263. PMID: 29787313.
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    11. Matcuk GR, Price SE, Patel DB, White EA, Cen S. Acetabular labral tear description and measures of pincer and cam-type femoroacetabular impingement and interobserver variability on 3?T MR arthrograms. Clin Imaging. 2018 Apr 06; 50:194-200. PMID: 29655063.
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    12. Liu YW, Skalski MR, Patel DB, White EA, Tomasian A, Matcuk GR. The anterior knee: normal variants, common pathologies, and diagnostic pitfalls on MRI. Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Mar 25. PMID: 29574492.
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    13. White EA, Skalski MR, Patel DB, Gross JS, Tomasian A, Heckmann N, Matcuk GR. Isolated greater tuberosity fractures of the proximal humerus: anatomy, injury patterns, multimodality imaging, and approach to management. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Jun; 25(3):235-246. PMID: 29453500.
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    14. Gholamrezanezhad A, Basques K, Batouli A, Olyaie M, Matcuk G, Alavi A, Jadvar H. Non-oncologic Applications of PET/CT and PET/MR in Musculoskeletal, Orthopedic, and Rheumatologic Imaging: General Considerations, Techniques, and Radiopharmaceuticals. J Nucl Med Technol. 2017 Nov 10. PMID: 29127246.
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    15. Osias W, Matcuk GR, Skalski MR, Patel DB, Schein AJ, Hatch GFR, White EA. Scapulothoracic pathology: review of anatomy, pathophysiology, imaging findings, and an approach to management. Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Feb; 47(2):161-171. PMID: 29075809.
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    16. Navarro SM, Matcuk GR, Patel DB, Skalski M, White EA, Tomasian A, Schein AJ. Musculoskeletal Imaging Findings of Hematologic Malignancies. Radiographics. 2017 May-Jun; 37(3):881-900. PMID: 28388273.
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    17. Flato R, Passanante GJ, Skalski MR, Patel DB, White EA, Matcuk GR. The iliotibial tract: imaging, anatomy, injuries, and other pathology. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 May; 46(5):605-622. PMID: 28238018.
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    18. Lee YK, Skalski MR, White EA, Tomasian A, Phan DD, Patel DB, Matcuk GR, Schein AJ. US and MR Imaging of Pectoralis Major Injuries. Radiographics. 2017 Jan-Feb; 37(1):176-189. PMID: 28076015.
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    19. Khadem N, Costales C, White EA, Patel DB, Tomasian A, Matcuk GR. Lung Adenocarcinoma with Miliary Metastases and Left Femur Pathologic Fracture: an Unusual Case Mimicking Disseminated Tuberculosis. HSS J. 2017 Jul; 13(2):201-206. PMID: 28690472.
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    20. Yap FY, Skalski MR, Patel DB, Schein AJ, White EA, Tomasian A, Masih S, Matcuk GR. Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy: Clinical and Imaging Features. Radiographics. 2017 Jan-Feb; 37(1):157-195. PMID: 27935768.
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    21. Passanante GJ, Skalski MR, Patel DB, White EA, Schein AJ, Gottsegen CJ, Matcuk GR. Inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL) complex: anatomy, injuries, imaging features, and treatment options. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Feb; 24(1):65-71. PMID: 27530740.
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    22. Mohammed H, Skalski MR, Patel DB, Tomasian A, Schein AJ, White EA, Hatch GF, Matcuk GR. Coracoid Process: The Lighthouse of the Shoulder. Radiographics. 2016 Nov-Dec; 36(7):2084-2101. PMID: 27471875.
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    23. Matcuk GR, Mahanty SR, Skalski MR, Patel DB, White EA, Gottsegen CJ. Stress fractures: pathophysiology, clinical presentation, imaging features, and treatment options. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Aug; 23(4):365-75. PMID: 27002328.
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    24. Matcuk GR, Siddiqi I, Cen S, Hagiya A, Isaacson R, Brynes R. Bone marrow cellularity MRI calculation and correlation with bone marrow biopsy. Clin Imaging. 2016 May-Jun; 40(3):392-7. PMID: 27133674.
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    25. Shen L, Masih S, Patel DB, Matcuk GR. MR anatomy and pathology of the ulnar nerve involving the cubital tunnel and Guyon's canal. Clin Imaging. 2016 Mar-Apr; 40(2):263-74. PMID: 26995584.
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    26. Olimpiadi Y, Song S, Hu JS, Matcuk GR, Chopra S, Eisenberg BL, Sener SF, Tseng WW. Contemporary Management of Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Curr Oncol Rep. 2015 Aug; 17(8):39. PMID: 26092408.
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    27. Matcuk GR, Radin R. Deborah M. Forrester, MD. Radiology. 2015 Jul; 276(1):314. PMID: 26101930.
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    28. Lundquist RB, Matcuk GR, Schein AJ, Skalski MR, White EA, Forrester DM, Gottsegen CJ, Patel DB. Posteromedial Corner of the Knee: The Neglected Corner. Radiographics. 2015 Jul-Aug; 35(4):1123-37. PMID: 26172356.
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    29. Skalski MR, White EA, Patel DB, Schein AJ, RiveraMelo H, Matcuk GR. The Traumatized TFCC: An Illustrated Review of the Anatomy and Injury Patterns of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 45(1):39-50. PMID: 26117527.
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    30. Sivasundaram L, Matcuk GR, White EA, Hatch GF, Patel DB. Partial semitendinosus tendon tear in a young athlete: a case report and review of the distal semitendinosus anatomy. Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Jul; 44(7):1051-6. PMID: 25855409.
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    31. Matcuk GR, Patel DB, Schein AJ, White EA, Menendez LR. Giant cell tumor: rapid recurrence after cessation of long-term denosumab therapy. Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Jul; 44(7):1027-31. PMID: 25712768.
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    32. Schein AJ, Skalski MR, Patel DB, White EA, Lundquist R, Gottsegen CJ, Forrester DM, Matcuk GR. Turf toe and sesamoiditis: what the radiologist needs to know. Clin Imaging. 2015 May-Jun; 39(3):380-9. PMID: 25482355.
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    33. Patel DB, Emmanuel NB, Stevanovic MV, Matcuk GR, Gottsegen CJ, Forrester DM, White EA. Hand infections: anatomy, types and spread of infection, imaging findings, and treatment options. Radiographics. 2014 Nov-Dec; 34(7):1968-86. PMID: 25384296.
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    34. White EA, Matcuk GR, Schein A, Skalski M, Marecek GS, Maracek GS, Forrester DM, Patel DB. Coronal plane fracture of the femoral condyles: anatomy, injury patterns, and approach to management of the Hoffa fragment. Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Jan; 44(1):37-43. PMID: 25273616.
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    35. Matcuk GR, Cen SY, Keyfes V, Patel DB, Gottsegen CJ, White EA. Superolateral hoffa fat-pad edema and patellofemoral maltracking: predictive modeling. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Aug; 203(2):W207-12. PMID: 25055295.
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    36. Boswell SB, Patel DB, White EA, Gottsegen CJ, Forrester DM, Masih S, Matcuk GR. Musculoskeletal manifestations of endocrine disorders. Clin Imaging. 2014 Jul-Aug; 38(4):384-396. PMID: 24642251.
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    37. Matcuk GR, Grant EG, Ralls PW. Ultrasound measurements of the bile ducts and gallbladder: normal ranges and effects of age, sex, cholecystectomy, and pathologic states. Ultrasound Q. 2014 Mar; 30(1):41-8. PMID: 24901778.
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    38. White EA, Patel DB, Forrester DM, Gottsegen CJ, O'Rourke E, Holtom P, Charlton T, Matcuk GR. Madura foot: two case reports, review of the literature, and new developments with clinical correlation. Skeletal Radiol. 2014 Apr; 43(4):547-53. PMID: 24150831.
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    39. Ali S, Fedenko A, Syed AB, Matcuk G, Patel D, Gottsegen C, White E. Bilateral primary xanthoma of the humeri with pathologic fractures: A case report. World J Radiol. 2013 Sep 28; 5(9):345-8. PMID: 24198913; PMCID: PMC3817293.
    40. Bonilla-Yoon I, Masih S, Patel DB, White EA, Levine BD, Chow K, Gottsegen CJ, Matcuk GR. The Morel-Lavallée lesion: pathophysiology, clinical presentation, imaging features, and treatment options. Emerg Radiol. 2014 Feb; 21(1):35-43. PMID: 23949106.
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    41. White EA, Omid R, Matcuk GR, Domzalski JT, Fedenko AN, Gottsegen CJ, Forrester DM, Patel DB. Lipoma arborescens of the biceps tendon sheath. Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Oct; 42(10):1461-4. PMID: 23677483.
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    42. White EA, Patel DB, Matcuk GR, Forrester DM, Lundquist RB, Hatch GF, Vangsness CT, Gottsegen CJ. Cruciate ligament avulsion fractures: anatomy, biomechanics, injury patterns, and approach to management. Emerg Radiol. 2013 Oct; 20(5):429-40. PMID: 23525909.
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    43. Chakarun CJ, Learch TJ, White EA, Menendez LR, Brien EW, Matcuk GR, Patel DB. Limb-sparing surgery for distal femoral and proximal tibial bone lesions: imaging findings with intraoperative correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb; 200(2):W193-203. PMID: 23345384.
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    44. Chakarun CJ, Forrester DM, Gottsegen CJ, Patel DB, White EA, Matcuk GR. Giant cell tumor of bone: review, mimics, and new developments in treatment. Radiographics. 2013 Jan-Feb; 33(1):197-211. PMID: 23322837.
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    45. Earhart C, Patel DB, White EA, Gottsegen CJ, Forrester DM, Matcuk GR. Transient lateral patellar dislocation: review of imaging findings, patellofemoral anatomy, and treatment options. Emerg Radiol. 2013 Jan; 20(1):11-23. PMID: 22941569.
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    46. Schein A, Matcuk G, Patel D, Gottsegen CJ, Hartshorn T, Forrester D, White E. Structure and function, injury, pathology, and treatment of the medial collateral ligament of the knee. Emerg Radiol. 2012 Dec; 19(6):489-98. PMID: 22890899.
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    47. Kim AC, Matcuk G, Patel D, Itamura J, Forrester D, White E, Gottsegen CJ. Acromioclavicular joint injuries and reconstructions: a review of expected imaging findings and potential complications. Emerg Radiol. 2012 Oct; 19(5):399-413. PMID: 22639336.
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    48. Ihde LL, Forrester DM, Gottsegen CJ, Masih S, Patel DB, Vachon LA, White EA, Matcuk GR. Sclerosing bone dysplasias: review and differentiation from other causes of osteosclerosis. Radiographics. 2011 Nov-Dec; 31(7):1865-82. PMID: 22084176.
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    49. Segal E, Sirlin CB, Ooi C, Adler AS, Gollub J, Chen X, Chan BK, Matcuk GR, Barry CT, Chang HY, Kuo MD. Decoding global gene expression programs in liver cancer by noninvasive imaging. Nat Biotechnol. 2007 Jun; 25(6):675-80. PMID: 17515910.
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    50. Matcuk GR, Learch TJ, Keesara SR. Chronic circumferential periostitis of proximal phalanges related to tight fitting rings. Emerg Radiol. 2006 Nov; 13(2):89-93. PMID: 16957929.
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    51. Ho M, Yang E, Matcuk G, Deng D, Sampas N, Tsalenko A, Tabibiazar R, Zhang Y, Chen M, Talbi S, Ho YD, Wang J, Tsao PS, Ben-Dor A, Yakhini Z, Bruhn L, Quertermous T. Identification of endothelial cell genes by combined database mining and microarray analysis. Physiol Genomics. 2003 May 13; 13(3):249-62. PMID: 12644598.
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