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Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging

Department of Radiology


Dr Ashwini Kulkarni MD
HOD, Department of Radiology


Dr Sanjay Desai MD, DNB, FRCR
Head of CT&MRI department.

Updated Date 28th February 2024 :- 

The admission procedure for next MSK radiology fellowship which was due to start on 1st May 2024, has been currently postponed by at least 2 months due to unforeseen circumstances.
The date of next fellowship and its admission procedure will be intimated in due course.



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, two CT machines, PET CT Scan and Two MRIs (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 1800 MSK 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 May and November for Indian Nationals and January and July for International.

Two posts per session for Indian Nationals and one for International

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.(Indian Nationals)


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).

Click on the link below and select conference/workshop in the purpose of payment dropdown box

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. The LOR can be submitted after the written exam but before the interview(in case of non-submission before interview the applicant will be disqualified)

Application form for National Candidate


Personal interview and spots will be conducted through online platforms on decided date and time, which will be informed to the shortlisted candidates through email.

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: 19th August 2023

Ends: 30th August 2023 (noon)

Tentative Online Written Exam: 1st September 2023

Tentative Online Interview: 5th September 2023

Selected/waitlisted candidates notified: 8th September 2023 (by 10 PM)

Offer acceptance: 11th September 2023 (by 7 PM)

Fellowship starts on 1st November 2023 (National)

Fellowship starts on 1st February 2024 (International)

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 Consultant, City X-ray And Scan Clinic, New Delhi tusharkapoor2307@gmail.com
Dr. Nandakishore Patil 6 Senior resident, SDM Medical College, Dharwad nandakishorepatil88@gmail.com
Dr. Jinu C Soman 7 MSK consultant, Mar Sleeva Medicity,Kerala jinucsoman@gmail.com
Dr. Foram Kthari 7 Pulse Diagnostic Center, Mumbai drfnk1@gmail.com
Dr. Meghna Regmi 7 B&B Hospital Gwarlko,Nepal hi_meghna@hotmail.com
Dr. Devendra Goyal 8 Consultant MSK radiologist at Sirona Diagnostika group of centres, Varanasi devendragoyal4@gmail.com
Dr. Preeti 8 Consultant radiologist at tenet diagnostics, Bengaluru preetiosan2008@gmail.com
Dr. Kevin Varghese 8 MSK Consultant, Tesla scans and healthcare, Kerala kevinvarghese87@gmail.com
Dr Ritika Chamadia 9 Manipal Hospital, Kharadi Pune ritikachamadia@gmail.com
Dr Madhusudhan B 9 Manipal Hospital, Banglore madhub792@gmail.com
Dr Shameena Salim 9 Aster Hospitals, Kochi shameena.a.s@gmail.com
Dr Vedang Bhadbhade 10 Radhey Diagnostic centre, Miraj vbhadbhade@gmail.com
Dr Kamesh G 10 Manipal Hospital , Bangalore ghsemak@gmail.com
Dr Karan Asthana 10 New Thergaon Corporation Hospital, Pune karanasthana12@gmail.com
Dr. Sruthi Subramanian 11 Apollo Hospital, Kochi shruthisubsot@gmail.com
Dr Amith Gaitonde 11 Prima Diagnostics, Bengaluru amitgaitonde08@gmail.com
Dr Pallavi Avinash Lokhande 11 Past International fellow dr.pallaviradio@gmail.com
Dr Gurukrishna B 12 Present fellow b.gurukrishna20@gmail.com
Dr Esha Agarwal 12 Present fellow esha.agarwal94@gmail.com
Dr Nimisha Lohiya 12 Present International fellow nimishalohiya0.3@gmail.com


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