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Department of Radiology

Adam Greenspan, M.D., F.A.C.R. View profile as PDF

Adam  Greenspan

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.


Professor Emeritus


Radiology-Musculoskeletal Imaging



Musculoskeletal Radiology


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-0655

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

German, Polish, Russian


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


Queens General Hospital, Jamaica NY 1969-1970
State General Hospital of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, 1957-1958


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

Select 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.

To see if Adam Greenspan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).