Education

Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Beverly A. Thornhill, MD

Beverly A. Thornhill, MD

The Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Montefiore 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.

Fellows function as an integral part of the musculoskeletal radiology division, working with the clinical staff of orthopedics, 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.

Curriculum

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship 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 orthopedic surgery Grand Rounds, a weekly bone sarcoma conference and rheumatology conferences. Three dedicated bone pathologists serve as excellent resources.

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.

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.

Contact Information

Beverly A. Thornhill, MD 
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery
Email: bthornhi@montefiore.org

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