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Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Radiology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship located at the main Northwestern University medical campus in downtown Chicago. Fellows will have a broad experience including MSK MRI, ultrasound, radiography and CT as well as MSK image-guided procedures, including arthrography, bone and soft-tissue biopsies and ultrasound-guided injections.

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We perform 30 to 70 non-spine musculoskeletal MR examinations per day with a variety of pathology, including sports injuries, trauma, arthropathy and tumors. We routinely perform advanced MR imaging studies, including MR neurography and imaging around metal.  CT exams are performed daily and include weight-bearing cone beam CT and dual-energy CT techniques. We see a high volume of diagnostic MSK ultrasound and routinely perform a variety of ultrasound-guided procedures, including corticosteroid injections, calcific tendinosis lavage, biopsies and aspirations. In addition, we perform a high volume of fluoroscopy-guided and CT-guided procedures. Fellows will become comfortable with and skilled at all aspects of musculoskeletal radiology.

Fellows will benefit from interdisciplinary interactions and formalized conferences in a variety of related clinical areas, including orthopedics/sports medicine, orthopedic oncology, physical and rehabilitation medicine and rheumatology. Fellows are also expected to take active roles in medical student and resident teaching. Opportunities for clinical research are available, and fellows are expected to participate in at least one project that leads either to a presentation at a national radiology meeting or to publication.

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 MSK Fellowship Information

 Musculoskeletal Radiology Faculty

 Current Fellows

Steven Lee

Steven Lee, MD


Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Diagnostic Radiology Residency, 07/2018-06/2022


Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA Preliminary Internship - Internal Medicine, 07/2017-06/2018


Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
Doctor of Medicine, 08/2013-05/2017


Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, 08/2009-05/2013






  • Saquid Khawar, MD: Staff Radiologist; Central Illinois Radiological Associates 


  • Mauricio Galizia, MD: Cardiovascular Radiologist; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


  • Nick Morley, MD: Musculoskeletal Radiologist; Marshfield Clinic- Eau Claire Campus


  • Eric Tarkowski, MD: Musculoskeletal Radiologist; Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL


  • Kulia Kakarala, MD: Staff Musculoskeletal Radiologist; Texas Tech University Medical Center Health System, Lubbock, TX


  • Jonathan Youngner, MD: Associate Staff Radiologist; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH


  • Michael Burke, MD: AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL


  • Samir Abboud, MD-Chief Emergency Radiology; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


  • Ravi Vassa, MD: Staff Musculoskeletal Radiology; Texas Radiology Associates, Dallas, TX


  • Bradley Herynk, MD: Staff Musculoskeletal Radiologist; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Alexander Skopec, MD: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Contact Us

Program Director


Imran Omar, MD

Program Coordinator

Kathryn Murphy

How to Apply

The Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship currently has two one-year positions and participates in the Match. Applications for the fellowship will be accepted starting November 1, 2023.

To apply, collect the following materials:

  • Universal Fellowship Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Imran Omar
  • USMLE transcripts
  • ABR Board scores, if applicable
  • Passport-size photo of yourself

Submit all completed applications and supporting documentation via email to Kathryn Murphy. At this time we are unable to support J-1 or H1B applicants.

Why Northwestern?

Learn more about the benefits of training at a world-class academic medical center in a diverse and vibrant city of Chicago. Further program details, including the Department of Medicine housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site.


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