Musculoskeletal Radiology (VGH)

Site(s): Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) & UBC Hospital (UBCH)



The VGH-UBCH Musculoskeletal Radiology program is a busy fellowship currently accepting 5 funded and 4 sponsored or self-funded fellows per year. Fellows are an integral part of the musculoskeletal services at Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Hospital, which perform a wide variety of examinations including radiography, Ultrasound, Dual Energy CT, MRI, bone mineral density, and interventional procedures.

Oncology and Interventional procedures:

Interventional procedures include imaging-guided bone biopsy, ultrasound-guided pain injection, image-guided joint aspiration/injection including arthrography, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, vertebroplasty, and cementoplasty. As the Vancouver General Hospital is the primary site for the management of musculoskeletal oncology, we have a strong relationship with the sarcoma program at the British Columbia Cancer Agency and participate in the program each week. Most patients are biopsied at the Vancouver General Hospital, and most staging imaging is also done at VGH. Also, a close working relationship exists with the division of palliative care at the BC Cancer Agency with a program for image-guided palliative care procedures performed at VGH.

Sports Imaging and Orthopedics:

The musculoskeletal radiology service has a close relationship with orthopedics and fellows are encouraged to attend orthopedics grand rounds. A large reconstructive joint program is based at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital, providing an opportunity for evaluation of prostheses as well as aspiration and injection of joints. Vancouver General Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Centre with a large volume of orthopedic trauma and sports injury-related imaging. The MSK division also has a close relationship with Sports Medicine at UBCH with important volumes of sport-related injury MR imaging, DECT, and US. MSK Fellows lead our Sport Medicine rounds at the Allen McGavin Center.

Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Disease:

A strong relationship also exists between Musculoskeletal Radiology and Rheumatology. Our practice has a large rheumatological case volume with exposure to all imaging modalities including DECT for patients with Gout. Imaging of all rheumatological disorder including peripheral inflammatory arthritides and spondyloarthropathies as well as MR imaging of degenerative disc disease of the spine is common. We also are involved in imaging metabolic bone disorders such as Gaucher’s disease. MSK Fellows are an integral part of the rheumatology rounds with the clinical team.


MSK Fellows are expected to lead a research project in view of publication. Fellows are encouraged to write reviews and case reports, and are expected to participate in the MSK Journal Club. Some of the strongest areas of research and development at VGH and UBCH are in Sport Imaging, MSK intervention and MSK applications of Dual Energy CT. MSK application of AI and 3D Printing are also of interest.


Clinical and Teaching Rounds

Allen McGavin Center Sports Medicine-Radiology Rounds

MSK Fellowship Lecture Series

MSTCF: Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Rounds

MSTCF (R): Orthopedics Oncology-Radiology Rounds

MIPPC: Palliative Rounds for Cryoablation and Cementoplasty

MSK Radiology Journal Club

Rheumatology-Radiology Rounds

MSK Radiology Interesting Cases Rounds

Radiology Grand Rounds

Orthopedics Grand Rounds


MSK Radiology Staff


Dr. Gordon Andrews: Vancouver Imaging Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Bruce Forster: UBC Radiology Chairman

Dr. Luck Louis: Director of MSK Ultrasound

Dr. Paul Mallinson: Director of MSK Education

Dr. Peter Munk: MSK Intervention Pioneer

Dr. Nicolas Murray: Director of MSK CT/DECT

Dr. Savvas Nicolaou: Vancouver Imaging Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hugue Ouellette: Head of MSK Division

Dr. Adnan Sheikh: Director of MSK MRI and Research

Dr. William Yee: MSK Radiology




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Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship- VGH

Director/Contact Information

5 fully-funded positions 

Up to 4 Sponsored or Self-Funded positions 


2023-2024 Application is closed

Shortlisted candidates have been contacted


Accepting applications for 2024-2025

Application Deadline 

August 31, 2022

Dr. Hugue Ouellette, Director


UBC Radiology
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada V5Z 1M9