Timothy G. Sanders, MD

Medical Director,
Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Dr. Sanders is regarded as one of the foremost national and international authorities in the field of musculoskeletal and sports medicine imaging. He is a national and international lecturer / educator to both radiologists and orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Sanders has written extensively in the field of musculoskeletal radiology. He co-authored the textbooks Problem Solving in Musculoskeletal Radiology and Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation, has written numerous book chapters and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. Dr. Sanders also serves as manuscript reviewer for several organizations and publications, including the esteemed Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).

Prior to joining NationalRad as Partner in 2003, Dr. Sanders had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force. He retired with the rank of colonel in 2003, after having held such positions as vice chair of military radiology, radiology consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General, chairman of the department of radiology at Wilford Hall Medical Center and commander of the 759th Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, amongst many others. In addition, Dr. Sanders has received numerous awards for his service and work and has served as professor (visiting, part-time), Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY.

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Education

Bachelor's Degree

+ Emory University, Augusta, GA

Medical Degree

+ Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Internship

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

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology Residency

+ University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL

Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship

+ David Grant USAF Medical Center / University of California Davis School of Medicine, Fairfield, CA

Areas of Interest

+ Sports Medicine Imaging, Particularly Running and Throwing Injuries

+ Imaging of the Hand and Foot

+ Postoperative Imaging of the Shoulder and Knee

Certifications

+ American Board of Radiology

Professorships

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

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

Publications

  1. Denard PJ, Ladermann A, Brady PC, Narbona P, Adams CR, Arrigoni P, Huberty D, Zlatkin MBSanders TG & Burkhart SS. 2015. Pseudoparalysis From a Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Is Reliably Reversed With an Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Patients Without Preoperative Glenohumeral Arthritis. American Journal of Sports Medicine. XX(X), 1-6.
  2. Burkhart SS, Sanders TG, Denard PJ & Parsley BK. 2012. MRI and arthroscopic correlation of the shoulder: A case-based approach. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Instructional Course Lecture. 61, 185-200.
  3. Milewski MD, Sanders TG & Miller MD. 2012. MRI-arthroscopic correlation: The knee. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Instructional Course Lecture. 61, 525-37.
  4. Milewski MD, Sanders TG & Miller MD. 2011. MRI-arthroscopy correlation: The knee. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 93A(18), 1734-1745.
  5. Sanders TGZlatkin MB & Montgomery J. 2010. Imaging of glenohumeral instability. Seminars in Roentgenology: Musculoskeletal MRI, in print.
  6. Zlatkin MB, Pevsner D, Sanders TG, Hancock CR, Ceballos CE & Herrera MF. Acetabular labral tears and cartilage lesions of the hip: Indirect MRI arthrographic correlation with arthroscopy. A preliminary study. AJR, in print.
  7. Hancock CR, Sanders TGZlatkin MB, Clifford PD & Pevsner D. 2009. Flexor femoris muscle complex: Grading systems used to describe the complete spectrum of injury. Clinical Imaging, 33, 130-135.
  8. Sanders TG & Rathur SK. 2008. Imaging of painful conditions of the hallucal sesamoid complex and plantar capsular structures of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.Radiology Clinics of North America, 46(6), 1079-1092.
  9. Sanders TG & Zlatkin MB. 2008. Avulsion injuries of the pelvis. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 12(1), 42-53.
  10. Sanders TG. 2008. Preface: Imaging of the pelvis. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 12(1), 1.
  11. Sanders TG & Rathur SK. 2008. Impingement syndromes of the ankle. MRI Clinics of North America, 16(1), 29-38.
  12. Timothy G Sanders, Narayan Babu Paruchuri & Michael B Zlatkin. 2006. MRI of osteochondral defects of the lateral femoral condyle: Incidence and pattern of injury after transient lateral dislocation of the patella. American Journal of Radiology, 187: 1332-1337.
  13. Timothy G Sanders, Monica A Medynski, John F Feller & Keith W Lawhorn. 2000. Bone contusion patterns of the knee at MR imaging: Footprint of the mechanism of injury. RadioGraphics, 20: S135-S151.
  14. Timothy G Sanders, Phillip FJ Tirman, John F Feller & Harry K Genant. 2000. Association of intramuscular cysts of the rotator cuff with tears of the rotator cuff: Magnetic resonance imaging findings and clinical significance. Athroscopy, 13(3), 230-235.

Presentations

  1. Case-based Review of Magnetic Resonance (An Interactive Session) - Upper Extremity
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, December 1, 2014, Chicago, IL
  2. MRI of Instability Excluding SLAP Lesions | Current Imaging of the Shoulder: Rotator Cuff and Glenohumeral Joint Instability including Normal Variants, Pitfalls, Controversies, and Postoperative Challenges
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 99th Scientific Meeting and Annual Assembly, December 3, 2013, Chicago, IL
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 98th Scientific Meeting and Annual Assembly, November, 2012, Chicago, IL
  3. Imaging of the Runner with Pain
    XI Simposio Internacional de Resonancia Magnetica, Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica, September 13-14, 2013, Cancun, Mexico
  4. MRI of Throwing Injuries
    XI Simposio Internacional de Resonancia Magnetica, Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica, September 13-14, 2013, Cancun, Mexico
  5. MRI of the Hand, Fingers and Thumb
    XI Simposio Internacional de Resonancia Magnetica, Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica, September 13-14, 2013, Cancun, Mexico
  6. Imaging of the Knee and Shoulder MRI and Arthroscopic Correlation
    XI Simposio Internacional de Resonancia Magnetica, Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica, September 13-14, 2013, Cancun, Mexico
  7. MRI Interpretation
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) MRC Recertification Course, August 2, 2013, Minneapolis, MN
  8. MR of Glenohumeral Instability
    22nd Annual Current Issues of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, August 25, 2013, San Francisco, CA
    21st Annual Current Issues of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, August 26, 2012, San Francisco, CA
  9. MR of Finger Injuries
    22nd Annual Current Issues of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, August 27, 2013, San Francisco, CA
    21st Annual Current Issues of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, August 28, 2012, San Francisco, CA
  10. MR Arthrography of Glenohumeral Instability
    American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) Four-Week Course, March 1, April 5, May 16 & July 26, 2013, Silver Springs, MD
    American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) Four-Week Course, February 3 & May 4, 2012, Silver Springs, MD
    American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) Four-Week Course, August 16, 2011, Silver Springs, MD
  11. MR Imaging of the Knee
    Fort DeWitt Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, February 2, 2013, Fort Belvoir, VA
  12. MR Imaging of the Hip
    Fort DeWitt Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, February 2, 2013, Fort Belvoir, VA
  13. MR Imaging of the Foot and Ankle
    Fort DeWitt Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, February 2, 2013, Fort Belvoir, VA
  14. MR Imaging of Running Injuries
    Fort DeWitt Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, February 2, 2013, Fort Belvoir, VA
  15. Keynote: MRI of the Shoulder - Tips and Tricks-of-the-Trade
    Michigan Orthopaedic Society (MOS) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 17, 2012, Mackinac Island, MI
  16. Keynote: MRI of the Knee - Tips and Tricks-of-the-Trade
    Michigan Orthopaedic Society (MOS) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 16, 2012, Mackinac Island, MI
  17. Imaging and Running Injuries
    Michigan Orthopaedic Society (MOS) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, June 15, 2012, Mackinac Island, MI
  18. Imaging of Glenohumeral Instability
    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, January 20, 2012, San Antonio, TX
  19. Musculoskeletal Radiology
    Miller's Orthopaedic Review Course, May 26, 2011, Westminster, CO
  20. Postoperative Principles: Knee and Shoulder
    American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting, May 3, 2011, Chicago, IL
  21. Imaging of Glenohumeral Instability
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, February 4, 2011, Washington, DC
  22. MRI Arthroscopy Correlations of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee: A Case Based Approach
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, February 16, 2011, San Diego, CA

Books & Chapters

  1. Sanders TG. 2014. Knee Imaging. Miller M & Thompson S. DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 4th Edition. Philadelphia, USA: Elsevier Saunders.
  2. Sanders TG. 2014. Shoulder Imaging. Miller M & Thompson S. DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 4th Edition. Philadelphia, USA: Elsevier Saunders.
  3. Sanders TG. 2014. Diagnostic Imaging of Running Injuries. Wilder RP, O'Connor FG & Magrum EM. Running Medicine, 2nd Edition, 158-186. Healthy Learning, Montery, CA.
  4. Miller MD & Sanders TG. 2011. Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation. Philadelphia, USA: Elsevier Saunders.
  5. Sanders TG. 2009-2010. MR arthrography of glenohumeral instability. W Criag, E Chung, J Galvin, L Glassman, A Levy, M Murphey & A Smith. Radiologic Pathology, 8th Ed, 1079-1083.
  6. Sanders TG. 2009. Imaging of the glenohumeral joint. JC DeLee, D Drez & MD Miller. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Principles and Practice, 3rd Ed, 947-985. Philadelphia, USA: WB Saunders Co.
  7. Morrison WB & Sanders TG. 2008. Problem Solving in Musculoskeletal Imaging. Philadelphia, USA: Elsevier.
  8. Sanders TG. 2008-2009. MR arthrography of glenohumeral instability. W Criag, E Chung, J Galvin, L Glassman, A Levy, M Murphey & A Smith. Radiologic Pathology, 7th Ed, 1060-1068.
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