About the Faculty

Left to right: Joseph C. Giaconi, MD, Thomas Learch, MD, and Joseph L. Robinson, MD.

The program is under the direction of Joseph Giaconi, MD, a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine.  Dr. Giaconi completed his internship at the University of Hawaii, and residency at the University of Southern California.  Dr. Giaconi was fellowship trained in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of California, San Francisco where he was also assistant professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering School of Medicine prior to joining our faculty in July 2010.  Dr. Giaconi has been program director of the musculoskeletal radiology fellowship program since April 2012.

Thomas J. Learch, MD Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology, is a multiple recipient the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and is program director of the core residency program in diagnostic radiology.  Dr. Learch earned his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at University of Southern California, and fellowship musculoskeletal/osteoradiology at the University of California, San Diego. 

Joseph Robinson, MD earned his medical degree at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Robinson was the program’s first fellow in 2009 and joined our faculty of musculoskeletal radiologists in July 2010. He has conducted research on diagnostic imaging for disorders of the foot and ankle, and co-authored an exhibit on musculoskeletal cancers and changes in blood vessels at the Radiologic Society of North America. Dr. Robinson participated in collaborative research with Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Rheumatology on the prevalence of sacroiliitis in patients who undergo advanced imaging for inflammatory bowel disease.

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