Musculoskeletal Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Three Fellows
Sandip Biswal, MD, Fellowship Director
Contact: Dianna Ziehm (650) 725-8737 or dziehm[at]

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Section at Stanford University is currently offering a full-time, one-year fellowship. Qualified applicants include those with an MD degree or MD/PhD degrees who will have completed training and taken National Boards in an accredited diagnostic radiology program in the U.S. by the time the fellowship begins. Exceptions may be made for qualified applicants who are a U.S. citizen training outside of the U.S.

* We are unable to accept applications for candidates who do not have United States Citizenship.

Highlights of the fellowship include extensive involvement in musculoskeletal MRI with an emphasis on sports injuries and musculoskeletal US and CT. In addition, a moderate volume of plain radiographic studies, arthrograms, and tenograms are performed. Dedicated time for research is provided. Fellows are expected to participate actively in research with faculty radiologists as well as Stanford’s world-renowned imaging physicists and engineers.

Beginning with the 2020-2021 term, the MSK Fellowship Application process will be through the Match Program. Applications will be accepted November 1 – December 15, 2018. Interviews will be held mid-January through mid-February, 2019.

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship application will be available by September 15, 2018 and posted here.


Please be prepared to attach the following documents attached to your application:

  • Your current CV, which must include date of birth, place of birth, and citizenship*.
  • A personal statement addressed to Dr. Sandip Biswal, Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship, Department of Radiology, Stanford School of Medicine.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Sandip Biswal, Associate Professor, Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship: One from the Residency/Fellowship Director or Chairman of your current institution, and two from additional faculty in your department.

Visiting Fellowship


Visiting fellowships for musculoskeletal radiology are offered through the department of radiology. Six full-time faculty are available currently training three full time fellows. The majority of training occurs at the University 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: