Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging - Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Open Rank
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

The Department of Radiology and Radiologic Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is recruiting for an exciting leadership opportunity within the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging Section.  The Section Chief is responsible for leading and growing the MSK service at the largest comprehensive research, teaching, and patient care health system in the mid-South region.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, our nationally ranked health system sees more than 3 million patient visits a year.  Our faculty are at the forefront of making scientific discoveries, advancing clinical care, and training the next generation of health care professionals. 

Position Summary:

  • Provide leadership and operational oversight of the musculoskeletal imaging service
  • Services provided to university hospital and five outpatient centers.
  • VUMC has a busy and growing Orthopedic Surgery practice including:
    • Level 1 trauma center, tertiary referral center
    • NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center and NCCN Member Center
  • Focus on well-being, with a culture of collegiality, collaboration, & creativity
  • Opportunity to develop and grow professional interests
  • Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience

Position Requirements:

  • Fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging or the equivalent
  • Hold an MD or equivalent degree
  • ABR eligible/certified
  • Eligible for TN license
  • > 5 years from completion of training
  • Prior leadership experience within an academic medical center preferred
  • Comfort/willingness to perform routine fluoroscopy/CT/US guided procedures
  • Participate in multidisciplinary conferences and teach trainees and medical students


  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability/Occurrence-based Professional Liability Insurance
  • A 403.B program with approximately 5% salary match
  • Relocation allowance
  • 55% college tuition for up to 3 children
  • Yearly departmental incentive compensation
  • Professional development fund for CME and other expenses
  • Leadership development training, executive coaching, mentorship, and sponsorship.

About The Department of Radiology and Vanderbilt:

  • VUMC: part of US News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
  • Collaborative research opportunities with world renowned imaging scientists at Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Sciences, occupying 41,000 sq ft on campus and located next to the radiology department
  • Radiology program ranked in the top 20 nationally in NIH funding
  • Nationally recognized Women in Radiology (WiR) program
  • National leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • VUMC is in the heart of Vanderbilt University campus and Nashville.
  • Immediate proximity of Vanderbilt University campus contributes to additional research collaborations
  • Nashville, TN, is a rapidly growing and vibrant city, with beautiful parks and exciting nightlife
  • International airport for ease of travel across the USA and beyond
  • Great private/public schools, universities, no state income tax, & fantastic restaurants

Qualified applicants can submit a letter of interest and CV to Jake Block, M.D., Professor of Radiology at or Daniel Brown, M.D., Professor and Interim Chair at and upload at the following link: