Vivek Kalia, MD, MPH, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology
Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Michigan Medicine
Taubman Center, 2910D
1500 E. Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5326

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Vivek Kalia, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan specializing in Musculoskeletal Radiology. He completed his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, VT) and his Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY). He graduated from medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he received his MD. He also completed an extra year of training to receive his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Kalia is an academic radiologist with several areas of research interest. He is active in various medical societies and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. He regularly presents his research at international radiology meetings including the European Congress of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and the Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR). He has authored two book chapters on patellofemoral pain and instability in 2017 and has an additional upcoming book chapter on imaging of the postoperative rotator cuff being published in 2020.

Dr. Kalia has worked internationally in the spheres of medicine and public health and is a contributor to public health radiology organizations such as Imaging the World (ITW) and RAD-AID. He also completed public health research for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in India. In similar capacities, he has conducted research and/or provided medical care in Japan, Bolivia, Honduras, and Uganda.

Dr. Kalia is involved as a local and national leader in many capacities, serving on the Executive Board of the SSR and on the Executive Committee of the ACR's Young and Early Career Professional (YPS) Section. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Radiology: Imaging Cancer journal.

Areas of Interest

Research interests include patellofemoral joint disease, cartilage imaging, femoroacetabular impingement, and high-resolution joint MRI.  


Medical School or Training

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2011


  • University of Vermont Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology, VT, 2016


  • Musculoskeletal Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2017

Professional Organizations

  • Radiological Society of North America 
  • Society of Skeletal Radiology
  • American College of Radiology 
  • American Roentgen Ray Society

Board Certification

  • Diagnostic Radiology