Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship

The musculoskeletal imaging and intervention (MSK) fellowship emphasizes all aspects and modalities related to musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging and imaging-guided intervention. We have a diverse spectrum of pathology and several strong clinical departments. Our fellows focus on cross-sectional imaging with a high daily volume of musculoskeletal  CT, MRI and ultrasound.

The MSK fellowship is a one-year program with fellows working mainly in our state-of-the-art VCU Health Short Pump Pavilion, an outpatient center located in the West End of Richmond. Fellows also rotate to the VCU Health Stony Point outpatient center and to the VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond. Fellows in our program gain expertise in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging and MSK procedures, including CT and ultrasound-guided biopsies, joint injections/aspirations, epidural steroid injection, and facet injections.

Our six specialty trained musculoskeletal faculty members play an integral role within orthopaedics, sports medicine, orthopaedic oncology, joint replacement, orthopaedic spine and hand/wrist/elbow sections. We are also clinically and academically active in rheumatology, medical oncology, endocrinology, infectious disease, neurosurgery and transplant surgery.

There are numerous educational and academic opportunities for fellows and residents, including monthly interdisciplinary and sectional conferences. Fellows are advised to participate in resident and medical student conferences. Fellows who engage in formal research are provided academic and meeting time. There are optional in-house MSK moonlighting opportunities and elective time (up to 4-5 months) is available in nuclear medicine, emergency radiology, pediatrics, breast, abdominal imaging, IR, chest/cardiac, and neuroradiology.

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VCU Radiology Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship

The video introduces residents to the VCU Department of Radiology Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship program. Learn about the program goals, technology and innovation, as well as conferences and case studies.

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VCU Radiology Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship
VCU Radiology Musculoskeletal Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Procedures

Musculoskeletal Procedures

  • Fluoroscopically-guided joint injections, aspirations, and arthrograms
  • Fluoroscopically-guided spine injections
  • Diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injections, aspirations, and biopsies
  • CT-guided injections, aspirations, biopsies, and tumor ablations

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • Actively involved, hands-on experience, in basic and clinical MSK ultrasound
  • Twenty-five percent growth in procedure volume over last year

Musculoskeletal Education and Responsibilities

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology

Associate Professor
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention
Director, Residency Education
Associate Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Medical Director, MSK, Stony Point Radiology

Phone: (804) 628-1989

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: josephina.vossen@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital, East Wing

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Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-8691

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: peter.haar@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital, West Wing

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Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Email: Rafael.JimenezRiveros@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital, West Wing

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Yujie Qiao, M.D.

Yujie Qiao, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Yujie Qiao, M.D.

Yujie Qiao, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Director, MSK Fellowship

Email: Yujie.Qiao@vcuhealth.org

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Aram N. Salem, M.D.

Aram N. Salem, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Aram N. Salem, M.D.

Aram N. Salem, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Phone: 804-828-0552

Email: Aram.Salem@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital, West Wing

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Taryar M. Zaw, M.D.

Taryar M. Zaw, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Taryar M. Zaw, M.D.

Taryar M. Zaw, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Email: taryar.zaw@vcuhealth.org

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Clinical Locations Where We Work and Moonlight

Clinical Locations

We provide musculoskeletal imaging and intervention services at the following locations:

Moonlighting Opportunities

Moonlighting is an opportunity for fellows to interpret MSK plain films after business hours. Fellows are paid per radiograph read.

Cutting-Edge Technology, Software and Workspaces

From people to places, innovation connects it all. The VCU Department of Radiology is committed to graduate medical education by creating a thriving environment for fellows, faculty and residents. We offer fellows a rigorous, highly specialized experience in a supportive, interdisciplinary workplace. Fellows work with cutting-edge technology and multiple departments, to solve complex cases.

Resources for Prospective Fellows

VCU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Resources

Salary, Benefits and Policies

The VCU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education provides an excellent online resource for applicants to learn more about our training, as well as contract and benefits details, salary scale, graduate medical education policies, and terms and conditions of service.

Graduate Medical Education Resources

How to Apply

Applicants for any of our fellowships should have completed an accredited residency in diagnostic radiology and be board eligible or board certified at the time of the fellowship year.

For the academic year beginning July 1, 2024, all interviews for fellowship positions will take place between November 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. No interviews will be scheduled or conducted outside of this time frame.

Please send any questions to the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program Director Yujie Qiao, M.D.

Fellowship Application Process

Fellowship application materials include:

  • Complete the SSR Common Application for MSK Fellowship [Word document]
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Copy of National Board scores
  • Letter from the dean of your medical school
  • Three letters of recommendation - one from the director of your residency program and two from faculty members well acquainted with your abilities
  • Personal interviews are required
Email Fellowship Application Materials

Application Submission

Submit application materials to the VCU Department of Radiology or contact us with your questions.

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