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Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

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

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 training will include a diverse exposure to radiography and cross-sectional CT and MR imaging in all facets of musculoskeletal radiology, including trauma (level-one trauma center), orthopedic oncology, sports imaging, rheumatologic disease, infection, and pediatrics. Additionally, interventional procedures include arthrography, therapeutic and diagnostic US, CT, and fluoroscopic-guided joint injections/aspirations, as well as US and CT-guided musculoskeletal biopsies.

The fellow will have an opportunity to attend and participate in numerous conferences including sports medicine conference (weekly), orthopedic grand rounds, multidisciplinary orthopedic oncology conference (weekly), multidisciplinary multiple myeloma conference (weekly), journal club, and didactic musculoskeletal imaging conferences. Departmental-wide radiology conferences also include 2 daily resident conferences and radiology grand rounds (biweekly).

The musculoskeletal imaging section has eight dedicated radiologists on staff and performs a high volume of musculoskeletal MRI examinations on 7 1.5 T Siemens clinical magnets and 7 3.0 T clinical magnets. There are several additional magnets dedicated to research in our MR research center. Those fellows interested in research opportunities will have exposure to faculty enthusiastic to mentor in the domain of research.

MSK Fellows

Cheng-Han Lee, MD
Kyle Urbanczyk, DO

MSK Faculty

Jack Porrino, MD - MSK Fellowship Co-Director
Andrew Haims, MD - Section Chief

Fellowship Application

Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2023 through January 1. 2024 for the 2025-2026 academic year, (July 1, 2025 – June 30, 2026).
Applications must be submitted and complete by January 1, 2024. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via e-mail.
In accordance with SCARD and Society for Skeletal Radiology (SSR) recommendations, no formal interviews will be conducted before January 8, 2024 and will be completed by March 31, 2024.
Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via e-mail and interviews will be virtual.

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please visit the NRMP website for additional information.

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 include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement - Please limit the personal statement to one page: double spaced and 12 point font Times New Roman
  • SSR Fellowship 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

Point of Contact

M. Lisa Varipapa, MPH
Program Coordinator
E-mail (preferred):

Jack Porrino, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology (MSK)
Fellowship Program Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Yale School of Medicine

Education Program Manager:
Amy Cacciamani
E-mail (preferred):

Fellowship Verifications

To verify a fellowship in Yale Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
please visit our webpage at: YDR Verifications
Requests may be emailed to: