John J. Block, M.D.

Professor
Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Professor
Emergency Medicine
Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Executive Medical Director
Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South, CCC-1118
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-2675

Jake Block, MD, currently serves as Professor and Executive Medical Director in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is the current Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer of a number of Vanderbilt Imaging Systems facilities throughout the Nashville area.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Block completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Following this, he pursued subspecialty fellowship training in Emergency and Musculoskeletal Radiology. He now functions as Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology at Vanderbilt, and had previously directed the fellowship training program within that section. He holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, as well as Emergency Medicine. He also holds an appointment as adjunct instructor at Belmont University in Nashville.

Dr. Block has served as a national board examiner for the American Board of Radiology, and has lectured nationally on the subjects of emergency and musculoskeletal radiology as well as radiology practice management. He contributes frequently to the body of research on these topics.

Section: Musculoskeletal Radiology

Publications

Planz VB, Spalluto LB, Savoie B, Bradshaw M, Motuzas CL, Block JJ, Omary RA. Together/Apart During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Inclusion in the Time of Social DistancingJ Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 17(7): 915-7. PMID: 32450133, PMCID: PMC7236662, PII: S1546-1440(20)30532-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.05.009, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Menge TJ, Rinker EB, Fan KH, Block JJ, Lee DH. Carpal Tunnel Injections: A Novel Approach Based on Wrist WidthJ Hand Microsurg. 2016 Apr; 8(1): 21-6. PMID: 27616824, PMCID: PMC5016977, PII: 1500037, DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581192, ISSN: 0974-3227.

Funk SS, Block JJ, Martus JE, Schoenecker JG. Symptomatic Accessory Medial Meniscus Associated With Popliteal Pterygium SyndromeJ Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct; 35(7): e76-9. PMID: 25992493, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000522, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Funk SS, Block JJ, Martus JE, Schoenecker JG. Symptomatic Accessory Medial Meniscus Associated With Popliteal Pterygium SyndromeJ Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct; 35(7): e76-9. PMID: 25992493, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000522, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Anderson CN, Magnussen RA, Block JJ, Anderson AF, Spindler KP. Operative Fixation of Chondral Loose Bodies in Osteochondritis Dissecans in the Knee: A Report of 5 CasesOrthop J Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 1(2): 2325967113496546. PMID: 26535237, PMCID: PMC4555482, PII: 10.1177_2325967113496546, DOI: 10.1177/2325967113496546.

Mignemi ME, Byram IR, Wolfe CC, Fan KH, Koehler EA, Block JJ, Jordanov MI, Watson JT, Weikert DR, Lee DH. Radiographic outcomes of volar locked plating for distal radius fracturesJ Hand Surg Am [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 38(1): 40-8. PMID: 23218558, PMCID: PMC3581353, PII: S0363-5023(12)01491-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.007, ISSN: 1531-6564.

Borinstein SC, Beeler N, Block JJ, Gorlick R, Grohar P, Jedlicka P, Krailo M, Morris C, Phillips S, Siegal GP, Lawlor ER, Lessnick SL, . A Decade in Banking Ewing Sarcoma: A Report from the Children's Oncology GroupFront Oncol. 2013; 3: 57. PMID: 23519678, PMCID: PMC3602933, DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2013.00057.

Mignemi ME, Byram IR, Wolfe CC, Fan KH, Koehler EA, Block JJ, Jordanov MI, Watson JT, Weikert DR, Lee DH. Radiographic outcomes of volar locked plating for distal radius fracturesJ Hand Surg Am [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 38(1): 40-8. PMID: 23218558, PMCID: PMC3581353, PII: S0363-5023(12)01491-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.007, ISSN: 1531-6564.

Crosby CG, Even JL, Song Y, Block JJ, Devin CJ. Diagnostic abilities of magnetic resonance imaging in traumatic injury to the posterior ligamentous complex: the effect of years in trainingSpine J [print-electronic]. 2011 Aug; 11(8): 747-53. PMID: 21840264, PII: S1529-9430(11)00477-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2011.07.005, ISSN: 1878-1632.

Jordanov MI, Block JJMinute amounts of intraarticular gas mimicking torn discoid lateral menisciJ Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Mar; 31(3): 698-702. PMID: 20187215, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.22082, ISSN: 1522-2586.

Jordanov MI, Block JJMinute amounts of intraarticular gas mimicking torn discoid lateral menisciJ Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Mar; 31(3): 698-702. PMID: 20187215, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.22082, ISSN: 1522-2586.

Jordanov MI, Block JJ, Gonzalez AL, Green NE. Transarticular spread of Ewing sarcoma mimicking septic arthritisPediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2009 Apr; 39(4): 381-4. PMID: 19169679, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-1124-2, ISSN: 1432-1998.

Pack JR, Jordanov MI, Block JJInadvertent intraosseous gadolinium injection during pediatric shoulder MR arthrographyPediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2008 Jul; 38(7): 772-5. PMID: 18414840, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-0828-7, ISSN: 0301-0449.

Blake JJ, Block JJ, Hannah GA, Kan JH. Unusual stress fracture in an adolescent baseball pitcher affecting the trochlear groove of the olecranonPediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2008 Jul; 38(7): 788-90. PMID: 18347788, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-0796-y, ISSN: 0301-0449.