Musculoskeletal Fellowship

The Leeds MSK fellowship is a well established and renowned dedicated year long Musculoskeletal Fellowship suitable for experienced Senior Radiology Trainees typically post CCT or within 3 months of obtaining CCT. The posts will allow the trainee plenty of exposure to all aspects of both diagnostic and therapeutic work including musculo-skeletal, spinal and sports injury imaging including intervention with, bone, soft tissue and spinal biopsies, ultrasound, MSK MRI, CT and arthrography. There will also be ample time and facilities for on-going teaching and research. There is no on call commitment to these posts.

The posts are fixed term for one year. The exact number may vary from year to year but usually there are three positions available, typically advertised in September to commence the following year, if successful. Candidates must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold a license to practice by the intended start date.

Contact name for enquiries and telephone details: Dr Richard Fawcett (Sec: Miss Adele Blanchard) 0113 3923620.

We can also provide contact details for our most recent fellows to help give prospective applicants a first hand view on their experiences.


All the previous fellows from Leeds have gone on to Consultant Musculoskeletal positions in the UK; our fellows often remark on how much the fellowship helped them and prepared them for their Consultants roles:

"Having served as a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellow in Leeds, one of the best places to train in musculoskeletal radiology, was a privilege and honour. It is a fundamental step towards my further career in musculoskeletal radiology. Starting a new job as a Consultant in Musculoskeletal Radiology in a busy, highly esteemed and demanding working environment is admittedly a challenging task. I am carrying out a large volume of MRI, CT and Radiograph reporting, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound studies as well as CT and Fluoroscopy guided peripheral joint and spinal injections. I am running orthopaedic, rheumatology and low back pain MDTs on a weekly basis and I am teaching registrars and fellows. The feedback I have received so far from colleagues, other clinicians and patients is more than positive. I feel that, thanks to my Leeds fellowship experience, I am very well prepared and I could not be more grateful to my friends, colleagues, tutors and mentors in Leeds for their valuable contribution."

Manos Astrinakis, Consultant MSK radiologist Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

"As a radiology trainee I firmly decided on a career in MSK radiology after my final FRCR exams and knew I wanted to ultimately work in a teaching hospital as a specialist radiologist. With this distinct aim in mind I decided to apply for the Leeds MSK fellowship because of its established training programme and its reputation in providing an excellent fellowship that encompasses all aspects of MSK radiology as well as the research opportunities. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Leeds and felt I continually progressed in my knowledge and skills throughout the year, as well as gaining 4 first author publications. I now work with a fantastic team of MSK Radiologists in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals."

Dr Annu Chopra, Consultant Radiologist Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

The posts would ideally suit trainees with their CCT, wishing to improve their knowledge and experience of musculo-skeletal imaging prior to undertaking a substantive consultant post in this sub-specialty.

For more information please you can also contact the department on 0113 3924514 or email the consultants.