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University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics

Fellowship Director: Howard O’Rourke, MD
Fellowship Director Email: howard-orourke@uiowa.edu
Fellowship Coordinator: Catharine Cashner
Fellowship Coordinator Email: catharine-cashner@uiowa.edu
Address:

Department of Radiology University of Iowa College of Medicine
200 Hawkins Drive; 3980 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Attn: Catharine Cashner, Fellowship Coordinator

Telephone Number: (319) 356-3435
Fax Number: (319) 384-8114
ACGME Accreditation: No
Teaching Faculty:

Total Skeletal Radiology Faculty: 8
Society of Skeletal Radiology Members: 4
International Skeletal Society Members: 4

Clinical Training Offered:

Radiography,
Computed Tomography (CT),
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),
Arthrography,
Image-Guided Injections (epidural, facet and segmental nerve injections, joint injection, etc.),
Image-Guided Biopsy of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors,
Image-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation,
Discography,
Musculoskeletal Sonography (Foot & Ankle),
Other: Training includes pediatric and spine cases. Extensive tumor referral. Excellent relationship with clinicians.

Additional Information:

Positions Offered: 4
Duration: 12 months
Application Deadline: We follow the SSR Match schedule. The Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program currently offers a one-year fellowship (do we mention 2nd year possibility?)which includes hands-on experience with plain film studies, Multi-detector CT, MRI imaging, arthrograms, and interventional musculoskeletal procedures (needle biopsies, joint aspirations, epidural steroid injection, facet injections, and nerve root blocks). Fellows are also trained in the interpretation of pediatric orthopedic cases and spine imaging. There is a variety of cases encompassing complex orthopedic trauma, hand, foot, sports, tumors, pediatric and spinal disorders. The section also provides imaging services for a busy Rheumatology Clinic. Applicants must be eligible for a permanent Iowa Medical License. The specialized curriculum offers fellows an MSK case conference 3 times per week, as well as monthly faculty lectures.  
To apply, please send the following: 1. Completed SSR or UIHC application form: https://gme.medicine.uiowa.edu/musculoskeletal-radiology-fellowship/how-apply 2. Current CV. 3. Personal Statement that includes a summary of training background, areas of particular strength and interest, and a brief description of how the applicant hopes to utilize and apply the fellowship training. 4. Three letters of recommendation – letters should come from those persons familiar with recent training and current professional activities. Application materials should be sent to: Howard O’Rourke, MD c/o Catharine Cashner, Department of Radiology;  University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA 52242 or by email to catharine-cashner@uiowa.edu.

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