Musculoskeletal Radiology


Emory MSK Fellowship Application Process


We will be participating in the NRMP Match.  This will begin in October 2018 for the 2020-2021 application cycle.  In accordance with the NRMP and Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) guidelines, the following outlines our application process and timeline:

1.  Application:  Each of the following items must be submitted before an application will be considered for an interview invitation:

a.  SSR common application -  Click HERE to download.
b.  A passport sized head shot photo (this should be clear, recent and sent electronically)
c.  Three letters of recommendation which should include one from your program director or chair, one from an MSK radiologist and one from someone of your choice
d.  A personal statement.  This should be a maximum of one typed page (double space, 12 font, standard margins).
e.  Current CV

Material should be sent to Ms. Marvis Zanders ( starting  October 1st 2018.

2.  Interviews:  We will be conducting rolling interviews from December to February.  All interviews will occur during the work week in an effort to let applicants see a typical work day and meet some of the attendings, fellows, residents and staff.  There will be a lunch provided in addition to a facility tour.  A maximum of 3 applicants will be interviewed on a day.  Interviews are by invitation only and will occur on the following dates:


December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

10th - 14th

7th - 11th

14th - 18th

22nd - 25th

28th - 31st


4th - 8th

3.  Match notification:  Match outcome notification will occur in accordance with the policies and timeline set forth by the NRMP.  Please see their website for details as they become available by clicking HERE.

For additional information, see the SSR's FAQ page by clicking HERE.


Program Overview  

The division offers a one-year fellowship in diagnostic and procedural orthopedic radiology.  There is emphasis on clinical service, resident teaching and scholarly activity.    The MSK division provides orthopedic imaging interpretation for the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Dream, Georgia Tech collegiate athletes in addition to high school and recreational athletes around the area. 
The division provides diagnostic and procedural ultrasound services for rheumatology, sports and the peripheral nerve clinic.  We also have a growing MR neurography service.   There are currently five faculty members.  
The program strives to prepare individuals for an academic or subspecialized private practice career.  There is potential opportunity for dedicated research time and observation/correlation of cases in the orthopedic surgery operating room.


Diagnostic and Procedural Caseload  

The fellowship features training in radiography, CT, MRI and US interpretation of bone, joint, soft tissue and spine pathology.  There are a significant number of procedures performed at Executive Park, Emory Hospital Midtown and Grady including image guided joint injections, peripheral nerve blocks, joint aspirations and biopsies of bone, soft tissue masses and the spine.  Image guidance is performed using CT, US and fluoroscopy.  At Grady, there is a signifcant emphasis on MSK related trauma and post-traumatic care.


Multidisciplinary Activity  

Our section works closely with the robust orthopedic oncology practice at Emory and participates in the weekly multi-disciplinary sarcoma conference.  There are periodic multi-disciplinary conferences related to sports, peripheral neuropathy and foot and ankle injuries. 


Atlanta, GA  

Atlanta is a great place to live and the cost of living is relatively lower compared to some other large cities.  Between professional and collegiate sporting events, outdoor recreation, music festivals, theatre and a thriving night life, there is a lot to do.  Atlanta is also very family friendly and has many attractions targeted to families.  Some major attractions include the Fox Theatre, Six Flags/White Water Park, Lake Lanier Beach and Waterpark, Georgia Aquarium, Museum of Coca Cola, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, High Museum of Art, Piedmont Park, Center for Puppetry Arts, Centennial Park, Fernbank Science Museum, Delta Flight Museum, Chastain Park Amphitheater – and much more.  Atlanta is also three hours from the coastal town of Savannah, an hour and a half from the college town of Athens and about an hour away from the Appalachian hiking trail.  Atlanta is also home to the Hartsfield-Jackson international airport which makes traveling easy.


MSK Section Director: Monica Umpierrez, MD

Fellowship Director: Walter Carpenter, MD
Assistant Fellowship Director: Adam Singer, MD

Current Fellows

To read about our current fellows click here.


This fellowship will give you the opportunity to interact with the established specialists of the Emory Orthopedics and Spine Center. This fellowship includes experience at the Emory Executive Park, Emory University Hospital Midtown, the new Hawks facility and Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital.  We also serve the MSK needs at Grady Memorial Hospital and work with the hospital's specialists in orthopedics and trauma.


Fellows will interpret images acquired on various CT units and 1.5T and 3T MRI units.  Fellows will also make use of ultrasound and fluoroscopy units for diagnostic and procedural cases.

Research and Education

The fellowship program embraces the importance of continued education and strongly encourages participation in scholarly endeavors.  For those fellows with approved scholarly activities, protected research time is available.  Fellows will participate in weekly case conferences, recurring multidisciplinary conferences (sarcoma, peripheral nerve, sports arthroscopy/MR correlation and foot and ankle) in addition to spending time teaching residents.  


We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 match starting on October 1st 2018.

For more information contact:
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiologic Imaging, 4th Floor
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Phone: 404-778-5834
Fax: 404-778-6250