George R. Matcuk Jr.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology Fellowship Director, Musculoskeletal Radiology
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Areas of treatment:

Soft-Tissue and Bone Tumors
Internal Derangement of Joints, including Traumatic and Sports Injuries
Infectious Diseases
Arthritides and Deposition Diseases
Congenital and Heritable Diseases
Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
Musculoskeletal Interventional Procedures
Advanced Imaging Techniques

Specialty:

  • Radiology

Department:

  • Department of Radiology

Language:

  • English

George R. Matcuk Jr., MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Fellowship Director, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

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

Dr. Matcuk performed his radiology residency and musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the University of Southern California. He 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 twenty (20) journal articles and seventy (70) educational exhibits and is currently working on a number of other projects. 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 his is often able to provide with steroid/anesthetic injections or the radiofrequency ablation of tumors, such as osteoid osteomas.

Education:

MD, Stanford University, 2003

Internships:

UCLA-Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2004

Residencies:

University of Southern California, Radiology, 2004 - 2008

Fellowships:

University of Southern California, Musculoskeletal Radiology, 2008 - 2009

Certifications:

American Board of Radiology, 2008

Professional society memberships:

American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
American Roentgen Ray Society
Los Angeles Radiological Society
California Radiological Society
USC Society of Graduate Radiologists and Faculty

Awards:

Super Doctors, Southern California Rising Star, Los Angeles Magazine, 2013-2015
Top Doctor, in Beverly Hills, CA, International Association of Radiologists (IAR), 2015
Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2011-2014
Cum Laude Award, RSNA education exhibit: The TFCC - An Illustrated Review of Its Anatomy and Injury Patterns Based on the Palmer Classification, 2014
Certificate of Merit, Inferior Glenohumeral Labroligamentous (IGHL) Complex—Anatomy, Injuries, and Adhesive Capsulitis, 2014
Top Doctor, Diagnostic Radiology, Castle Connolly Medical, LTD., 2014
Magna Cum Laude Award, RSNA education exhibit: Sesamoiditis and Turf Toe: An In-Depth Look at Two Common Foot Injuries, 2013
Cum Laude Award, RSNA education exhibit: Posteromedial Corner of the Knee: The Neglected Corner, 2013
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: TB or not TB? That is the Question for the MSK Radiologist, 2012
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Hand Infections: Vectors, Modes of Spread, Imaging Findings, and Treatment Options, 2012
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Osteosarcoma Variants: Common Appearances, Mimics, and Developments in Imaging, 2012
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Elbow Fracture Patterns and Classification Systems, 2012
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Sternoclavicular Joint Pathology: A Radiographic Review with Clinical Correlation, 2011
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Giant Cell Tumors: Common Appearances, Unusual Subtypes, and New Developments in Treatment, 2011
Teacher of the Year, USC Department of Radiology, 2011
Cum Laude Award, RSNA education exhibit: Limb-sparing Surgery for Distal Femoral and Proximal Tibial Bone Lesions: Imaging Findings with Intraoperative Correlation, 2010
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Transient Lateral Patellar Dislocation: Review of Imaging Findings, Patellofemoral Anatomy, and Treatment Options, 2010
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Injuries of the Medial Collateral Ligament: A Multimodality Review, 2010
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Elbow Arthroplasties and Osteoarticular Allografts: Indications, Imaging, and Complications, 2010
Certificate of Merit, RSNA education exhibit: Bursae of the Knee: Normal Anatomy, Complications and Mimics, 2009
Fellow of the Year, USC Department of Radiology, 2009
Board Reviewer of the Year, USC Department of Radiology, 2009
Resident of the Year, USC Department of Radiology, 2008
4th Year Winner LAC+USC Resident Case-of-the-Week Competition, 2008
First Place LAC+USC Resident Case-of-the-Week Competition, 2006
Third Place LAC+USC Resident Case-of-the-Week Competition, 2005
Genentech Medical Scholars Research Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2000 and 2001
PA Governor's School for the Sciences Exemplary Service Award, 1999
Andrew Carnegie Society Presidential Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
Outstanding Academic Achievement and Undergraduate Research Award, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
Alumni Association Academic - Athletic Achievement Award, Carnegie Mellon University,1998