Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale University School of Medicine is pleased to sponsor a 1 year fellowship in Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Imaging.

The training will include plain film interpretation, including general orthopedics, trauma, pediatric imaging, orthopedic CT, MRI, MSK US and interventional procedures (bone and soft tissue biopsies), arthrography, and CT guided tumor localization. Candidates should be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology, hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in Connecticut, and must have evidence of valid work authorization.

The fellow will attend and participate in relevant conferences including sports medicine (weekly), orthopedic grand rounds (weekly), multidisciplinary orthopedic oncology conference (weekly), Journal Club and didactic radiologic musculoskeletal conference (weekly). Departmental Radiology conferences include 2 daily resident conferences and Radiology Grand Rounds (biweekly). A dedicated hands on MSK ultrasound curriculum has also been implemented and is held weekly on Monday afternoons.

The musculoskeletal imaging section has five dedicated radiologists on staff and performs approximately a high volume of musculoskeletal MRI examinations on 7 1.5T Siemens clinical magnets and 7 3.0 T clinical magnets and a dedicated Ultrasound unit in the department. There are several additional magnets dedicated to research in our MR research center. Yale New Haven Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center with an extensive exposure to blunt and penetrating bone injury and its imaging. Fellows will be encouraged to complete one or more research projects during the 12 month fellowship.

MSK Fellowship Program Director: Andrew Lischuk, MD

MSK Fellows 2015-16

Brittany Branson, MD
Ezra Detroy, MD
Al Hassan Makkouk, MD

All positions for the 2018-19 academic year have been filled. Please check back with us the Spring of 2017.


Application process

To apply for a fellowship position, candidates should send the following documents in PDF format to ydrmskfellowship@yale.edu with the candidates name in the subject line.

*** Please note that consideration will only be given to those candidates who submit all of the following documents in the appropriate format.***

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement - Please limit the personal statement to one page: double spaced and 12 point font Times New Roman.
  • Yale University School of Medicine MSK Imaging Fellowship Application
  • Medical School Transcripts or Dean’s Letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation (signed and on official institutional letterhead): One letter must be from the residency program director
  • USMLE Steps I, II and III scores
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

*Please note: Candidates should be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology, hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in Connecticut, and must have evidence of valid work authorization. Being authorized to work in the United States is a precondition of employment in this Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowship Program. The fellowship program and the department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging are unable to sponsor applicants requiring a work visa.

It is strongly suggested that all completed applications be submitted by deadline.  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via e-mail.

Any questions please contact:

M. Lisa Varipapa, MPH
MSK Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 203.200.5590
Fax: 203.200.5170

Andrew Lischuk, MD
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Program Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Yale University School of Medicine