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MSK fellows 2019

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiology offers a diverse and broad experience in musculoskeletal imaging and interventions. Our section is responsible for all musculoskeletal imaging in The Kirklin Clinic, University Hospital, and Highlands Hospital, including radiographs, US, MR, and CT imaging. Training includes spine imaging and interventions in addition to wide variety of other image-guided musculoskeletal procedures. Our section interprets studies from 12 magnets ranging from 1.5 to 3.0 T in addition to a PET-MRI 3.0 T scanner. Additionally, there are 13 multidetector CT scanners within the UAB health system, some of which have dual-energy capabilities.

The fellows are involved in all aspects of these studies and are also primarily responsible in performing the MSK procedures. At UAB, over 2,000 image-guided musculoskeletal procedures are performed each year including arthrography, myelograms, percutaneous bone and soft-tissue biopsy, diagnostic and therapeutic joint and spine injections, calcific tendinitis lavage, tendon fenestration, radiofrequency ablation, cryo-ablation, vertebral biopsies, and much more. We also have a high volume musculoskeletal ultrasound program, performing approximately 2,000 cases per year.

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As a Level One Trauma Center, our program offers a broad experience in traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. Education is also a mainstay of our fellowship program with a weekly morning musculoskeletal radiology conference in which faculty, fellows, and residents participate. There is a structured musculoskeletal didactic curriculum with lectures given on a weekly basis. There is also a strong collaborative relationship with our referring physicians and includes participating in interdisciplinary conferences such as Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Tumor board and Rheumatology conferences held on a regular basis. Interdisciplinary lectures are also given to our fellows by other UAB physicians in orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and primary care sports medicine. Our fellows also participate in journal club which is always a fun time for fellows and faculty to gather to socialize, learn, and critique the most recent musculoskeletal radiology literature.

Our fellows participate in musculoskeletal backup call (home pager call) along with the entire musculoskeletal faculty. Our fellows also participate in weekend day call, usually one half day occurring approximately every six weeks. Fellows have the option of providing evening coverage from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. daily for added compensation that is competitive with similar moonlighting work. The evening radiologists interpret radiographs, CT scans, and sonograms for inpatients. The current rates for internal moonlighting are $250-$300/hour.

In addition to the base PGY-6 salary, you will received 40K compensation for reading MSK radiographs independently.

Current Faculty:

Carl A. Narducci , M.D. | MSK Section Chief
Mason Frazier, M.D.
Matt Larrison, M.D.
Yulia V. Melenevsky, M.D. (Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Program Director)
Rachel Z. Bass, M.D.
Dirk Rehder, M.D.
Mark Langston, M.D.
Benjamin Euwer, M.D.

UAB’s Musculoskeletal Imaging Program participates in the SSR MSK match.

  • We will begin accepting applications for 2025/26 on November 1st, 2023 and interviews will start after January 8th , 2024.
  • Per SCARD guidelines, all interviews will be conducted virtually over zoom, but you are welcome to stop by and visit us, if you are in the area.

To apply, please send the items listed below to Dianne Wideman at dwideman@uabmc.edu.

  • UAB Application (see link below)
  • Updated CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (one from Residency Program Director)
  • Personal Statement

Contact Information:
Yulia V. Melenevsky, M.D., Program Director  |  Dianne Wideman, Program Coordinator

Department of Radiology - University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
619 19th Street South - Birmingham, AL 35249-6830
(Tel) 205.934.3108 - (Fax) 205.975.4413
ymelenevsky@uabmc.edu  |  dwideman@uabmc.edu
Click to download the UAB application.