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Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging

Department of Radiology


Dr Ashwini Kulkarni MD
HOD, Department of Radiology


Dr Sanjay Desai MD DNB
Consultant Department of Radiology

Updates Date 19th March 2020 :- Due to the current scenario of the corona virus pandemic, it has been decided that the the interviews for the June 2020 session will be held in the form of e-interviews. Kindly refer below in the timeline section for the updated dates of the e-interview.

Notice regarding invitation of applications for the June 2020, session of the MSK fellowship programme.


Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Center is a charitable, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Pune, India. Founded in 2001, it is now a level 1 trauma, tertiary, academic health sciences centre, with over 1000 beds under one roof. The Royal College of Surgeons of England has accredited the post-graduate training center for academic excellence.

The Department of Radiology offers comprehensive, diagnostic radiology and image-guided interventional services under one roof. It houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment like Digital Radiography & Fluoroscopy, Ultrasonography, Color Doppler, BMD, Digital Mammography, CT Scan (64 & 128 slice), PET CT Scan and MRI (3T).

Ultrasonography and CT Guided Interventions are also carried out with biopsies and Cathlab procedures in relation to MSK Radiology.

On a yearly basis, the MSK section reads over 12000 MRI and 1500 CT, and performs over 1500 Ultrasound cases besides the guided procedures.

There is a large collection of radiographs including trauma, orthopedic, and rheumatology cases.

Recruitment , stipend and duration

The Musculoskeletal Imaging fellowship is a six-month post-MD/DNB training program, with biannual intakes in June and December.

Two posts per session

Minimum 10 hours per day for 6 days per week. This includes a minimum of 10 hours for research purposes per week.

A monthly stipend of Rs 50,000/-(gross) per month will be issued for the duration of the fellowship.


Six Months from the joining date (after due completion of formalities including PC-PNDT registration, MCI / MMC registration/approval and HR formalities as required).

Minimum 10 hours per day for 6 days per week. This includes a minimum of 10 hours for research purposes per week.

Selection Process

Evaluation of application forms filled by the candidate. Application form fees is Rs. 1500/- (exclusive of bank charges).

Payment of fees

The candidate has to fill the Google form in the link below. He/she needs to upload the CV in the form although he or she may have mailed it previously. The form is accepted after payment of the said fees.

Kindly also upload two letters of reference along with the CV.

Form for application


Written paper 60 marks.

Personal Interview 40 marks.

The written paper will be composed of spots, cases and objective questions. This will be followed by a personal interview conducted by 3 people.

Musculoskeletal Fellow training Activities:

  • To review and interpret radiography, USG, MRI and CT studies under direct faculty supervision.
  • To rotate in all the modalities in MSK radiology on a pre-decided time table.
  • To conduct routine follow-up of cases reported and correlate with operative findings and further course of treatment.
  • To perform methodical clinical research.
  • To attend weekly lectures by the mentors along with active involvement in DNB academic activities.
  • To attend weekly / monthly multidisciplinary conferences in and outside the hospital.
  • To participate in the research activities of the Department in order to complete one paper publication and one article each by the end of the tenure of 6 months.

Completion Criteria :

End of the term assessment is made as an examination having written and/or oral components and review of the fellow’s publication and research work and participation in academic activities.

Objective :

This fellowship program aims that the graduating fellows should have the confidence and skill to practice Musculoskeletal Radiology as a career anywhere at the highest level.


Application process starts: 4th March 2020

Ends: 25th March 

Shortlisted candidates notified: 27th March

e- Interview: 31st March

Selected/waitlisted candidates notified: 2nd April

Offer acceptance: 6th April

Note: The format of the e-interview, software to be downloaded, login id’s passwords will be e mailed to the shortlisted candidates in due course of time.

Past fellows

Name Batch Present work Email ID
Dr. Amar Udare 1 Fellow in Cross-sectional imaging, McMaster University, Canada amarudare@gmail.com
Dr. Arnab Marik 1 Consultant, MGM New Bombay Hospital, Navi Mumbai dr.arnab.marik@gmail.com
Dr. Vishal Walasangikar 2 Assistant Professor, DY Patil Medical College, Pune vishalwalasangikar@gmail.com
Dr. Navin 2 Lincoln County Hospital, UK drnavin1982@gmail.com
Dr. Vikas Reddy 3 MSK Head Consultant, Lucid scans, Hyderabad palle_vikas@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Aniket Jadhav 3 MSK Consultant, STAR imaging, Pune aniketj40@gmail.com
Dr. Vikas Jhanwar 4 SR (MSK division), SMS medical college, Jaipur vikasjhanwar85@gmail.com
Dr. Jayeta Chowdhury 4 Associate Consultant, Mission hospital, Dibrugar, WB drjayetach@gmail.com
Dr. Robin Kuruvilla 5 Consultant,Abu Dhabi, UAE drrobinmk@gmail.com
Dr. Pranav Mahadeokar 5 MSK Consultant, STAR imaging, Pune pranav.mahadevkar@gmail.com
Dr. Tushar Kapoor 6 Present fellow tusharkapoor2307@gmail.com
Dr. Nandakishore Patil 6 Present fellow nandakishorepatil88@gmail.com
Dr. Ayush Agarwal 6 Present fellow ayushagarwal9.8@gmail.com


Dr. Sanjay Desai
Department of Radiology
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Center
Erandwane, Pune- 411014