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George Matcuk, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Radiology
1937 HOSPITAL PLACE Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 9914

Overview

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.

Awards

Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctors Southern California Rising Star, 2013-2015

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2011-2015

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy (HOA), 2015

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Coracoid: The Lighthouse of the Shoulder , 2015

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Hematologic Malignancies, 2015

ARRS: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Scapulothoracic Bursitis and Snapping Scapula Syndrome, 2015

RSNA: Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: The TFCC - An Illustrated Review of Anatomy and Injury Patterns, 2014

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Inferior Glenohumeral Labroligamentous (IGHL) Complex, 2014

RSNA: Magna Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Sesamoiditis and Turf Toe, 2013

RSNA: Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Posteromedial Corner of the Knee: The Neglected Corner, 2013

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Tuberculosis Musculoskeletal Manifestations, 2012

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Hand Infections: Vectors, Spread, and Imaging Findings, 2012

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Osteosarcoma Variants, 2012

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Elbow Fracture Patterns and Classification Systems, 2012

USC Department of Radiology: Teacher of the Year, 2011

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Giant Cell Tumors, 2011

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Sternoclavicular Joint Pathology, 2011

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Transient Lateral Patellar Dislocation, 2010

RSNA: Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Limb-sparing Surgery for Knee Lesions, 2010

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Injuries of the Medial Collateral Ligament, 2010

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Elbow Arthroplasties and Osteoarticular Allografts, 2010

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Bursae of the Knee, 2009

USC Department of Radiology: Fellow of the Year, 2009

USC Department of Radiology: Board Reviewer of the Year, 2009

USC Department of Radiology: Resident of the Year, 2008

Stanford University: Genentech Medical Scholars Research Fellowship, 2000-2001

PA Governor's School for the Sciences: Exemplary Service Award, 1999

Carnegie Mellon University: Andrew Carnegie Society Presidential Scholar, 1998

Carnegie Mellon University: Outstanding Academic Achievement and Undergraduate Research Award, 1998

Carnegie Mellon University: Alumni Association Academic-Athletic Achievement Award, 1998

Publications

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. View in: PubMed

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 Mar 22. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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):462. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Matcuk GR, Radin R. Deborah M. Forrester, MD. Radiology. 2015 Jul; 276(1):314. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

White EA, Matcuk GR, Schein A, Skalski M, 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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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):384-96. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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; 31(7):1865-82. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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