Musculoskeletal Imaging

The Emory musculoskeletal radiology section has completed its review of applicants for the 2019-2020 fellowship year.  
Thank you to all who expressed an interest in our program. 

The division offers a one-year fellowship in diagnostic and procedural orthopedic radiology.  There is emphasis on clinical service, resident teaching and research.  The fellowship features training in radiography, CT, MRI and US interpretation of bone, joint, soft tissue and spine pathology.  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 the department of rheumatology, sports and the peripheral nerve clinic.  We also have a growing MR neurography service. 

Our section works closely with the robust orthopedic oncology practice at Emory and participate in the weekly multi-disciplinary sarcoma conference.  Additional recurring multi-disciplinary conferences include sports, peripheral nerve and foot and ankle.  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. 


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.

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 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 will require participation in clinical research endeavors.  Fellows will participate in weekly case conferences, recurring multidisciplinary conferences (sarcoma, peripheral nerve, sports arthroscopy/MR correlation and foot and ankle) in addition to spend time teaching residents.  Fellows will be provided with time to perform research.


The application cycle for the 2019-2020 year is currently closed.  

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

Phone: 404-778-5834,   404-778-6276
Fax: 404-778-6250