- To train Fellows in advanced image interpretation of the musculoskeletal system
- To educate our Fellows in a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders
- To teach proficiency in image-guided musculoskeletal procedures
Clinical training is offered in all modalities, including:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Bone Mineral Densitometry (DXA)
- MR & CT Arthrography
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections including Spine
- Bone Biopsy including Spine
- Muscle and other Soft Tissue Biopsy
- Osteoid Osteoma RF Ablation
Our musculoskeletal program is an ACGME-accredited program and candidates are selected through the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Match. Through one-on-one teaching at the workstation, case conferences, lectures, and interdepartmental conferences with our Orthopedic colleagues, our fellows learn from a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders and feel comfortable interpreting those cases. As a tertiary care center, we care for patients throughout South and Central Texas spanning a wide distribution of socioeconomic classes and health.
We are fortunate to have 2 Orthopedic Oncologists who refer bone and soft tissue tumor cases which are discussed in our weekly Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma conferences. We work closely with our referring Orthopedic Surgeons, Rheumatologists, Emergency Physicians, and Primary Care Physicians.
As part of our team, the Fellow will perform image-guided procedures at University Hospital, the Medical Arts & Research Center and our outpatient imaging center.
In addition to training in musculoskeletal radiology, the Fellow receives an appointment as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Radiology. As a Clinical Instructor, the fellow provides faculty-level on-call coverage at our Level I Trauma Center. Therefore, board certification/eligibility as well as Texas licensure are prerequisites for the fellowship.
Length of program:
How to Apply
Please see the Society of Skeletal Radiology website for details on the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Match
Eligible candidates should send the following documents to Stephanie Navarro, NavarroSB@uthscsa.edu
- Complete SSR MSK Common Application Form (PDF)
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Three Letters of Recommendation (Including one from your Residency
- Program Director)
- A current passport-size photograph
If you have questions, please contact:
Michael Davis, MD DavisM8@uthscsa.edu
University Hospital – One of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals and South Texas’ premier Level I trauma center, University Hospital is the flagship hospital of University Health System (UHS), the third largest public health system in Texas. Construction is underway for our new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
UT Health Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) – Located in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center, MARC is the flagship home of many of our faculty practices including Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Podiatry. The MARC contains a state-of-the-art imaging center which was awarded the Presidential Award for excellence from UT Health in 2019.
UT Hill Country – A multispecialty facility serving the Hill Country area of San Antonio, UT Hill Country features an on-site imaging center with the latest MRI and CT capability as well as support for ultrasound-guided procedures.
Musculoskeletal Teaching Faculty
Angel Gomez-Cintron, MD; Section Chief and Residency Program Director
Austin Lindsey, MD – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Steven Hole, MD – San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Recent Publications and Presentations
Imaging of Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Conditions In: Prof. Michael Patias, Douglas Katz MD, Mariano Scaglione MD. Atlas of Emergency Imaging from Head-to-Toe. Switzerland: Springer (Pre-Publication)
Acquired Adult Flatfoot Deformity: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Staging, Imaging and Management Radiographics 2019 Sep;39(5):1437-1460.
A Practical Guide to Injuries and Unique Conditions of the Pediatric Knee, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting 2020, American Roentgen Ray Society, Chicago, IL
Spectrum of Musculoskeletal Lipomatous Tumors: A Multimodality Review, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting 2020, American Roentgen Ray Society, Chicago, IL
Calcium Hydoxyapatite Deposition Disease: Multimodality Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment, Society of Skeletal Radiology 43rd Annual Meeting 2020, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Huntington Beach, CA
Elastofibroma Dorsi – Sonographic Diagnosis and Multimodality Appearance, AIUM 2020, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, New York, NY
Incidentally Speaking: Incidental but Important Extraskeletal Findings on Routine Musculoskeletal Imaging, RSNA Annual Meeting 2019, Radiologic Society of North America, Chicago, IL
Common and Uncommon Complications of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Pictorial Review and Review of the Literature, RSNA Annual Meeting 2019, Radiologic Society of North America, Chicago, IL (Certificate of Merit award winner)
Imaging Features of Tarsal Coalition – A Review of Anatomy and Spectrum of Clinical Findings, American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting 2019, American Roentgen Ray Society, Honolulu, HI
Ultrasound for Suspected Soft Tissue Masses; When can we make the Diagnosis and when is additional imaging or biopsy needed? American Institute in Ultrasound in Medicine 2019, American Institute in Ultrasound in Medicine, Orlando, FL