Fellowship in Musculoskeletal (Bone) Imaging and Intervention

Since 1992, the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Division of the Brigham & Women’s Radiology Foundation has maintained a clinical fellowship program. Each academic year, the Division appoints five fellows to train with staff radiologists and distinguished faculty to experience the full range of musculoskeletal imaging, and imaged-guided interventions. The MSK fellowship provides a comprehensive exposure to arthrographic procedures and a large volume of cross-sectional imaging studies such as CT and MRI imaging of the extremities and spine, radiography, and image-guided biopsies of bone and soft tissues. Additionally, the fellows have the opportunity to get hands-on training in new, advanced, minimally invasive procedures such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, as well as other spine and non-spine interventions. Staff Radiologists are present at all aspiration and interventional procedures, and provide direct supervision at the workstation daily as the examinations are reviewed while the fellows are responsible for consultations and image interpretation. The fellows are highly encouraged to conduct clinical research and academic projects (research, review paper, book chapter, etc.) with a staff advisor. Presentations of research projects are to be reviewed and supervised by one or more staff and faculty members. If the fellow presents research at one academic meeting, travel expenses will be reimbursed. Teaching responsibilities also include case presentations at inter-department conferences with Orthopedics and Rheumatology, “view box” case discussions, journal club, and supervision of the residents when they perform arthrography and cross sectional interventions.

In February 2009, the Brigham and Women’s/MGH Health Care Center was opened adjacent to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Radiology section at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is responsible for all sports medicine imaging and interventions at the site. Fellows have the option to rotate through this facility and perform joint arthrography and image consultation for the busy orthopedic services of both Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospital on site.

For inquiries regarding the 2019-2020 Clinical Fellowship Application please contact

Roberta Otis
Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention
Phone: (617) 732-7537
Email: rotis@bwh.harvard.edu

We are scheduled to have five positions available for the 2019-2020 Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship program at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. We will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2017. Deadline for submission of completed applications is July 14, 2017. All submitted applications will be reviewed and invitations for interviews will offered. We will begin interviewing candidates in August 2017 and acceptances to our fellowship program will be offered on a rolling basis thereafter. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a completed application as soon as possible in order to receive an invitation for interview. You may contact our office to confirm receipt of your completed application.

You will need to submit the following to be considered for an interview:

  • Completed application form
  • Your current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A personal statement of your reasons for pursuing our training program
  • 3 letters of recommendation (these can be sent directly)
  • 1 current picture of yourself
  • NBME Transcript of all USMLE Scores

Please mail the completed documents to

Varand Ghazikhanian, MD, MS
Program Director
Stacy Smith, MD
Division Chief

Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship Program
Department of Radiology, RA-3
Brigham & Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115


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