Michael A. Tall, MD

Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Dr. Tall joined NationalRad in 2007. He is a colonel in the United States Air Force (USAF) and director of the MSK fellowship program as the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), a program which he founded. Previously, Dr. Tall served as section chief of MRI and musculoskeletal imaging at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA and chairman of the department of radiology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He has received several academic and service awards and honors, including Air Force achievement and commendation medals. Dr. Tall’s publications and presentations on the osseus tunnel after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, displaced meniscal fragments and chondrosarcoma have appeared at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meetings, as well as in the Journal of Computed Assisted Tomography.

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Bachelor's Degree

+ University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Medical Degree 

+ University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


+ Wilford Hall USAF (Unites States Air Force) Medical Center, San Antonio, TX


Diagnostic Radiology Residency

+ San Antonio Uniformed Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX


Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship

+ University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, VA

Areas of Interest

+ Sports Medicine Imaging, Particularly Traumatic and Overuse Injuries


+ American Board of Radiology


+ Assistant Professor of Radiology - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

+ MSK MRI Fellowship Program Director - San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX


  1. Thelen MD, Ross MD & Tall MA. 2014. Cervical Myelopathy: Diagnosing Another Great Imposter The United States Army Medical Department Journal. Apr-Jun:31-8.
  2. Tall MA, Thompson AK, Greer B & Cambell S. 2011. The pearls and pitfalls of magnetic resonance imaging of the lower extremity. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 41(11), 873-886.


  1. Chondroid Tumors
    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, January 13, 2012, San Antonio, TX
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