Adam Greenspan, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Adam Greenspan, M.D., F.A.C.R.


Radiology-Musculoskeletal Imaging




  • Professor Emeritus
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Clinical Interests

A leading expert in diagnostic orthopaedic imaging, Dr. Greenspan devotes his clinical attention to musculoskeletal tumors using radiography, CT, and MRI for diagnosis, pathology, and treatment.

He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has written or edited a dozen textbooks.  

He has been a visiting professor at institutions around the world, including Switzerland, Austria, England, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Canada, and Brasil.  

His research focuses on orthopaedic imaging modalities, diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumors, and skeletal dysplasias.


Musculoskeletal Radiology


M.D., Medical Academy of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, 1965


Radiology, Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, 1970-1973

Rehabilitation Medicine, Sanatorium and Orthopaedic Hospital, Wroclaw, 1960-1965

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sanatorium and Orthopaedic Hospital, Wroclaw, 1963-1967


American College of Radiology, San Antonio, Texas, 1996

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology, 1975

Specialty Board in Orthopaedic Surgery, Poland, 1967

Specialty Board in Rehabilitation Medicine, Poland, 1965

Professional Memberships

American Roentgen Ray Society

Association of University Radiologists

International Skeletal Society

New York Academy of Medicine

New York Academy of Science

Radiological Society of North America

Society of Skeletal Radiology

Honors and Awards

Honorary Memebership of Polish Medical Society of Radiology, Poland, 2009

Medal "Academia Medica Wratislaviensis Polonia" awarded by the Senate of the Medical Academy of Wroclaw, Poland, 2008

Award for Excellence in Professionalism- UC Davis Department of Radiology, 2003

Award of the Corrine Farell Prize Committee of the International Skeletal Society for the best article on bone tumors published in Skeletal Radiology, 1995

Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by Diagnostic Radiology Residents, UC Davis, 1990

Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, 1978

Select Recent Publications

Greenspan A: Orthopedic Imaging- A Practical approach. Woters Kluwer Health/Lippincott. Williams Wilkins, Philadelphia 2011. Fifth Ed. (7 Parts, 33 Chapters, 1024 pgs, 4077 Illustrations).

Czyrny, Z., and Greenspan. A.: Choroba Osgood-Schlattera: nowe spojrzenie i nowa klasyfikacja w oparciu o diagnostyke ultrasonograficzna (Osgood-Schlatter disease: a new perspective and classification based on ultrasonography). Ultrasonografia 2009; 38:55-70.

Greenspan, A.: Orthopedic Imaging - A Practical Approach. Korean edition. Gabon World Publishers, Inc., Korea, 2008.

Greenspan, A., Jundt, G., Remagen, W.: Diagnostyka Roznicowa w Onkologii Ortopedycznej. Polish edition. Medipage, Warsaw, Poland, 2008.

Greenspan. A., Jundt, G., and Remagen, W.: Diagnosi Differenziale in Oncologia Ortopedica. Seconda edizione. CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Roma, Italy, 2008.

Mansour, M., Cheema, G., Naguwa, S., Greenspan. A., and Gershwin, M.E.: Ankylosing spondylitis: a contemporary perspective on diagnosis and treatment. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2007; 36:210-223.

Greenspan, A.: Diagnostyka Obrazowa w Ortopedii Dla Lekarza Praktyka. MediPage, Warsaw, Poland (in Polish), 2007.

Greenspan, A.: Imaging in Ortopedia. Un Approccio Pratico. CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Roma, Italia, 2007.

Greenspan, A.: Skelettradiologie. Orthopadie, Traumatologie, Rheumarologie, Onkologie. Urban & Fischer, Elsevier, Munchen, Germany, 2007.

Greenspan A., Borys D.:  Outline of Bone Tumors Imaging and Pathology:  A Quick Reference and Review.  Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2015.

Greenspan A, Beltran J, Orthopedic Imaging- A Practical Approach. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2015. Sixth Ed.