Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Three Fellows
Sandip Biswal, M.D., Fellowship Director
Contact: Dianna Ziehm

All positions for 2020-2021 have been filled.

We are part of the Match Program and  adhere to the timeline set by the NRMP.

Submission of applications for the 2021-2022 Fellowship will begin on October 1, 2019.

The Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Stanford University offers a full-time, one-year fellowship. Highlights of the fellowship include extensive involvement in musculoskeletal MRI with an emphasis on sports injuries and musculoskeletal US and CT.  A moderate volume of plain radiographic studies, arthrograms, and tenograms are performed. Additionally, dedicated time for research is provided, and Fellows are expected to participate actively in research with faculty radiologists as well as Stanford’s world-renowned imaging physicists and engineers.

Qualified applicants include those with an MD degree or MD/PhD degrees, and those with a DO degree who will have successfully completed training and taken National Boards in an ACGME accredited diagnostic radiology program in the U.S. by the time the fellowship begins. Candidates who have a DO degree must include the original COMLEX score sheet with their application.

Exceptions may be made for qualified applicants who are a U.S. citizen and completed training outside of the U.S. However, we are unable to accept applications for candidates who do not have United States Citizenship.

Applicants must be eligible to obtain a California Medical License, which is required prior to the start of fellowship. Please refer to the Medical Board of California website for eligibility information and license application. 

Please be prepared to upload the following documents as a PDF with your application:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Scores
  • Three letters of recommendation: One from your current Residency Director or the Chairperson of your department, and two from additional faculty members in your department.
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Visiting Fellowship


Visiting fellowships for musculoskeletal radiology are offered through the Department of Radiology. Seven full-time faculty are available currently training four full time fellows. Training occurs at the Stanford University Hospital and the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center which is home to the Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine outpatient clinics. At this site, all cross sectional examinations are interpreted and procedures are performed. Please note that this location is 25 minutes from the main Stanford Hospital. Visitors are required to provide their own transportation to and from the site as well as to and from the main campus. To enroll, or to obtain more information on visiting our section please see: