The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences


This non-accredited fellowship offers a faculty appointment for an intensive one-year program in Musculoskeletal and Emergency Radiology to qualified radiologists seeking subspecialty training in this area. Two positions are offered each year.  The program will include all aspects of clinical musculoskeletal and emergency radiology, including trauma radiology, musculoskeletal CT and MRI imaging, musculoskeletal ultrasound and intervention.  The fellowship is primarily intended to prepare the trainee for subspecialty - level clinical practice in musculoskeletal radiology. 

Trainees become proficient at arthrography. There is a close working relationship between the musculoskeletal radiologists, the orthopaedic surgeons,and the rheumatologists.  There are several interdepartmental conferences as well as conferences with the radiology department where musculoskeletal imaging is stressed.

Members of the section are actively involved in teaching programs at the medical student, resident, and postgraduate levels. We participate in national and international meetings including those sponsored by the Department of Radiology and other professional societies.

There will be opportunities for research and teaching in musculoskeletal radiology, and musculoskeletal fellows will be encouraged and supported in the development of their academic interests.  Fellows are expected to participate with the faculty in the ongoing education of medical students and diagnostic radiology residents.  Noon conference lectures are given by the musculoskeletal fellow as well as participation in pre-call lectures for residents.  Moonlighting is available in Emergency Radiology and a few outpatient imaging facilities.


Candidates for the fellowship should be certified by the American Board of Radiology or in the examination process by the July 1 start date. Medical licensure in the state of Tennessee is also required. Foreign medical graduates must complete 3 years of ACGME accredited training in order to be eligible for licensure and provide ECFMG certification.


Please contact us in August 2013 for the number of positions available in the 2015-16 MSK Fellowship program. Thank you for your interest.


Only completed application will be considered for interviews. Required application documents MUST include the following:

  1. Vanderbilt Application Form with passport size photo
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal Statement
  4. 1 Letter of Recommendation from Program Director or Dean
  5. Minimum of 2-3 additional Letters of Recommendation addressed to Jake Block, MD
  6. Official Medical School Transcripts
  7. USMLE Transcript with Scores (Steps I, II, III)
  8. Valid ECFMG Certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the U.S. or Canada)


Jake Block, M.D.
Program Director,
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
1161 21st Avenue South
Medical Center North
Suite CCC-1106
Nashville, TN 37232-2675


Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Vice-Chairman of Clinical Operations
Program Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging

Section Members   

Kate Hartley, MD 

Jeremy Kaye, MD 

Martin Jordanov, MD 

David Taber, MD