Joseph C. Giaconi, MD

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Joseph C. Giaconi, MD, is a musculoskeletal radiologist at Cedars-Sinai’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center.

Board-certified in radiology, Dr. Giaconi performs a wide range of procedures, including musculoskeletal biopsies, radiofrequency ablations, and diagnostic and therapeutic joint aspirations and injections. He specializes in musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance arthrography, rheumatologic diseases, and evaluation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft reconstructions of the knee joint.

He also conducts research in these areas and was involved in a multicenter clinical trial evaluating the genetic response of bone metastases in prostate cancer to chemotherapy.  He has published several papers, including an article on anterior cruciate ligament graft reconstruction appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and has written several cases for the book Musculoskeletal Imaging Case Study.  Dr. Giaconi is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic Research and a member of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Skeletal Radiology.

Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Giaconi was an attending musculoskeletal radiologist at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, where he served as assistant clinical professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering.

He earned his bachelor’s degree at Yale University, and his medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), where he served as class president and was a Dean’s Scholar.  Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical school honors society, he completed an internship at the University of Hawaii, a residency in diagnostic radiology at USC, and a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of California, San Francisco.