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Musculoskeletal Imaging - Academic Radiologist - Columbia, MO, USA

Job Description

Job Description

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging – Academic Radiology 

All Ranks 

Non-Tenure Track 

The University of Missouri’s School of Medicine,  Department of Radiology , chaired by Dr. Talissa Altes, is expanding, and searching for a full-time Musculoskeletal Imaging Radiologist to join our growing radiology practice. This is an excellent career opportunity for candidates just starting their careers, as well as experienced candidates to join a thriving academic radiology department. 

Our Clinical Model 

Faculty in our MSK Imaging Division have responsibilities in sports medicine, tumor, arthritis, congenital and developmental abnormalities, and spine disease.  

  • Join a department of 26 radiologists – Meet our Team  

  • Responsibilities are:  

    • Expected mix of teaching to clinical work:  

      • ~80% Clinical 

      • ~10% Teaching/Education 

      • ~10% Administration 

  • Teaching 

    • ~75% of the time spent overreading residents & fellows 

  • Expected schedule: 

    • Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM 

      • ½ - 1 day per week for administrative time

  • Expected call schedule 

    • ~Every 6 weeks 

  • McKesson Home Call Packs available  

    • Cerner EMR  

  • Equipment 

    • GE:  

      • Mix of 1.5T and 3T MRI Scanners 

    • Siemens:  

      • Mix of 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners 

  • Compensation Structure 

    • Base salary + Incentive 

    • Competitive total compensation package 

    • Early hiring incentives available for those just starting or finishing fellowship  

Our Educational Model 
As educators, the MSK Imaging Division is an integral part of University of Missouri (MU) medical student and post-graduate trainee education. We offer eight radiology fellowship programs, including a non-ACGME accredited MSK Imaging Fellowship , which we accept one fellow per year.  

We have a strong long-standing ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency program which accepts five residents per year. Our diagnostic residency program offers the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology Residency (ESIR) pathway. We also accept one resident per year for our ACGME-accredited Nuclear Medicine residency program. As of July 2021, we introduced our new Independent Interventional Radiology residency program.  

Our Research Model 

Looking to the future, we are making a huge investment in medical research. The NextGen Precision Health Institute is a $220 million, 265,000-square-foot research facility that is a hub where scientists and clinicians collaborate with experts in other disciplines. The facility is equipped for every step of the translational research process and houses a MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner, the first of its kind in Missouri.   


  • MD/DO 

  • Board-Certified/Board-Eligible in Radiology 

  • Fellowship-Trained in Musculoskeletal Imaging 

  • Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with training, current academic productivity, and experience 

  • This is a great opportunity for a new fellowship graduate, but also for those with experience who are looking for a new opportunity to join us as we grow 

  • Leadership opportunities abound for those qualified and interested in the same 

  • We encourage candidates from diverse and unique backgrounds to apply! 

Employees of the University of Missouri and University of Missouri Healthcare are eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Our Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit

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Employer: University of Missouri Healthcare
Location: Columbia, MO, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Radiology
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