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Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Beverly A. Thornhill, MD

Program Director
Beverly A. Thornhill, MD

The Montefiore Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited, one-year program providing in-depth academic and hands-on training in all aspects of clinical musculoskeletal radiology. One new fellow is sponsored each year.

Fellows are exposed to a high volume of cases with a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal pathology in addition to state-of-the-art technology, a stimulating working environment and ample research opportunities.

Fellows review plain films, CT studies and MRI examinations and learn to perform and interpret musculoskeletal sonographic studies. They become experts in numerous image-guided procedures as noted in the curriculum section below.

The program's emphasis on teaching proper protocol and interpretation of tests in a timely fashion is supported by our state-of-the-art equipment. The Department of Radiology houses 11 MRI units (including five, high-field 3.0 Tesla scanners), 11 multidetector CT scanners (including six GE LightSpeed 64-slice CT scanners), and a 1.0 Tesla Open MRI (the first used in the New York Metropolitan area).

Fellows function as an integral part of the musculoskeletal radiology division, working with the clinical staff of orthopaedics, rheumatology, physical and rehabilitation medicine, oncology, endocrinology, pathology, and other specialties. This comprehensive clinical experience, coupled with the intense didactic curriculum, has led to a 100 percent  post-fellowship placement rate for the past several years.

Curriculum

The Musculoskeletal Fellowship program combines extensive hands-on experience with lectures, conferences and research. The fellow's responsibilities include teaching residents, attending daily case reviews and one-on-one teaching conferences. Fellows also attend the weekly Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, a weekly bone sarcoma conference, and monthly orthopaedic oncology and rheumatology conferences. Three dedicated bone pathologists serve as excellent resources.

Fellows are encouraged to participate in a research project facilitated under the guidance of a mentor. Fellows also have opportunities to present the results of their research at peer-reviewed conferences and at national symposia whenever possible.

During the course of the fellowship program, our trainees become experts in performing procedures under CT, US and fluoroscopy guidance.  The procedures include MR arthrography, CT arthrography, therapeutic joint injections, joint and bursa aspirations, spine injections, bone biopsies, soft tissue biopsies and US guided barbotage.

Salary and Benefits

Montefiore Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including four weeks of vacation and one funded conference week for fellows. Subsidized housing is available near the Moses Division and in Riverdale. Fellows also receive a daily meal stipend, which may be used at all food stations at Montefiore Medical Center, as well as reduced rates for monthly parking.

Location

Montefiore Medical Center is located in a pleasant residential section of the North Bronx, close to the Westchester border and several major highways. Residents, fellows and faculty easily commute from Manhattan, Westchester, Connecticut, Rockland County and New Jersey. Montefiore housing is available in Riverdale (10 minutes away) and also on the Medical Center grounds.

We encourage all interested applicants to learn more about our generous compensation and benefits package as well as additional resources and amenities.

Requirements

Fellows must obtain a valid license to practice medicine in New York state before starting their duties.

How to Apply

Please send the following materials to the address below:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement of career objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Completed universal fellowship application form (can be downloaded from www.apdr.org/residents/fellowships.cfm)

Montefiore Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Attn: Emily Ofrias
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

 

Contact

Program Director
Beverly A. Thornhill, MD
bthornhi@montefiore.org

Education Administrator
Emily Ofrias
Telephone: 718-920-5506 
Fax: 718-920-4854 
Email: eofrias@montefiore.org