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University of Virginia

Fellowship Director: Nicholas Nacey, MD
Fellowship Director Email: [email protected]
Fellowship Coordinator: Sandy Kerns
Fellowship Coordinator Email: [email protected]

Department of Radiology Box 800170
University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Telephone Number: 434-924-9377
Fax Number: 434-924-8698
ACGME Accreditation: No
Teaching Faculty:

Total Skeletal Radiology Faculty: 7
Society of Skeletal Radiology Members: 6
International Skeletal Society Members: 4

Clinical Training Offered:

Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Bone Mineral Densitometry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Arthrography, Imaging-Guided Biopsy and RF ablation, Interventional (epidural, nerve block, facet injection, etc.), Musculoskeletal Sonography

Additional Information:

Associate Fellowship Director: Maxie Kresse, MD
Associate Fellowship Director Email: [email protected]

Positions Offered: 9
Duration: 12 months
Application Deadline: In compliance with the Match/SCARD

The Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Virginia offers a high volume clinical practice through which our fellows see a wide range of pathology. Fellow education is a constant emphasis among the faculty, with a dedicated fellow lecture curriculum, numerous interdisciplinary conferences, and daily view box teaching from experts in the field. The fellowship also provides ample opportunity for graded fellow independence throughout the year, both in diagnostic interpretations and procedures. We run an exceptionally busy interventional service which gives fellows extensive hands-on experience, with up to 35 interventional musculoskeletal procedures scheduled daily across multiple sites. Our fellows get extensive spine radiology exposure, both with cross sectional imaging as well as through interventions. Our trainees leave prepared for private practice or academics, with confidence in interpreting "bread and butter" sports medicine imaging as well as pediatric, oncologic, and rheumatologic MSK imaging. As a large fellowship, we have an extensive fellow network throughout the country which can be a great aid when searching for post fellowship jobs. One of our fellowship positions is an MSK/informatics hybrid spot where fellows spend dedicated time on informatics work. An additional unique aspect of our fellowship is that our fellows have the option to spend a week at a time performing overnight general radiology final reads on ED patients, with subspecialist back-up. This optional "24/7" coverage internal moonlighting program both helps the fellow maintain general radiology skills during fellowship year and results in a significant salary boost. Our fellows also generally receive a number of academic days which can be utilized for research, independent study, operating room observation, or elective time in other radiology divisions.

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Fellowship Director: Josephina Vossen, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director Email: [email protected]
Fellowship Coordinator: Theresa Morman
Fellowship Coordinator Email: [email protected]

Department of Radiology Main Hospital
3rd Floor, Rm 3-417
1250 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23298-0615

Telephone Number: (804) 828-0552
Fax Number: (804) 628-1132
ACGME Accreditation: No
Teaching Faculty:

Total Skeletal Radiology Faculty: 6
Society of Skeletal Radiology Members: 3
International Skeletal Society Members: 1

Clinical Training Offered:

Computed Radiography (CR), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Arthrography, Image-Guided Biopsy, Ablations, etc., Image-Guided Therapeutic Procedures, Including Spine

Additional Information:

Positions Offered: 2-3

Duration: 12 months

Application Deadline: per NRMP Match guidelines

We are a highly regarded hospital system in Richmond, the capital city of Virginia.  The VCU Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention fellowship is a one-year program. Fellows are predominantly based in a brand new state-of-the-art Orthopedic Imaging outpatient center in the vibrant Short Pump area, a suburb just outside of Richmond.  Fellows also rotate at our other outpatient center (Stony Point) and at our main VCU medical center. 

We have 6 musculoskeletal trained faculty and are still expanding.  Fellows in our program will become experts at all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging, including spine imaging, and at performing MSK procedures (CT and US guided biopsies, joint injections/aspirations, epidural steroid injection, facet injections). We have a high daily volume of MSK CT, MRI and US.  Our department includes friendly and expertly trained support staff to assist with all interventional procedures. The MSK section works closely with VCU's large and highly rated Orthopedic department, as well as the Rheumatology and PMR departments.  Our fellows focus on cross-sectional imaging. Optional in-house MSK moonlighting opportunities have allowed recent fellows to more than double their base salary. Elective time is available (e.g. nuclear medicine, emergency, pediatric, chest, breast, neuro or abdominal imaging)

The Richmond area is a great place to live and to raise a family.  It has been regularly ranked on US News's lists for Best Places to Live and Best Places to Retire.

For additional information and applications, contact Theresa Morman at (804) 828-0552.