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Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Dr. Lischuk in the reading room
Photo by Henry Douglas


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 Fellows 2019-20

Varun Chowdhury, MD
Eric Gullbrand, MD
Trilochan Gangadhar Hiremath, MD 


MSK Faculty

Andrew Haims, MD - Section Chief

Fellowship Application

Application will be accepted beginning August 15, 2019 for the 2021-2022 academic year, (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

Applications must be submitted and complete by December 1, 2019. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via e-mail. Please note that, in accordance with SCARD and Society for Skeletal Radiology (SSR) recommendations, no formal interviews will be conducted before December 1, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

You must submit your application through the following secure portal. Do not submit your application materials directly to us via email.

YALE RADIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP APPLICANT PORTAL

The information & documents (please upload PDFs) requested through the portal includes:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement - Please limit the personal statement to one page: double spaced and 12 point font Times New Roman.
  • UNIVERSAL APPLICATION
  • Medical School Transcripts or Dean’s Letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation (signed and on official letterhead): One letter must be from the residency program director
  • A photograph is requested but not required.
  • USMLE Steps I, II and III score
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

Applicant Criteria

  • Candidates should be eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology.
  • Hold or be eligible for a permanent medical license in Connecticut.
  • Must have evidence of valid work authorization.
  • Being authorized to work in the United States is a precondition of employment in this MSK Imaging Fellowship Program.
  • The fellowship program and the department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging are unable to sponsor applicants requiring a work visa.


Any questions please contact: ydrmskfellowship@yale.edu

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