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Johnny U. Monu, M.B.B.S.

Imaging Sciences

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Office: (585) 273-1732

Fax: (585) 273-1033

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Professional Background

Johnny U.V. Monu, M.D. is a Professor of Radiology and Orthopedics in the Musculoskeletal division of the Department of Imaging Sciences. Dr. Monu received his medical degree at the University of Ibadan School of Medicine in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1978. He then completed an internship at University of Benin Teaching Hospital in 1979 and went on to complete his radiology residency program in 1984. His fellowships were completed in General Radiology & Body Imaging (Ultrasound) in 1986, in Musculoskeletal Radiology as well as Nuclear Medicine in 1990. In May, 2013, Dr. Monu obtained a Masters in Hospital Management from Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Since 1999, Dr. Monu has served as Program Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology in addition to his role as Fellowship Director. Dr. Monu has participated in many visiting professorships including an April, 2013 visit to R.R. Vredena Russian Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics. Recent special assignments have been as a Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa International Skeletal Society Outreach and an External Assessor of Promotions at University of Benin in Nigeria. Over the years, Dr. Monu has reviewed several musculoskeletal journal articles and made several presentations at national meetings. In addition, he has published numerous journal articles and has written many book chapters on musculoskeletal imaging topics.



  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology


MBBS | Nigeria-U Ibadan Med Sch

Masters Degree | Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
Hospital Managment

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 12/31/1990
Residency in Nuclear Medicine at North Carolina Baptist Hospital

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
Fellowship in Radiology at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

12/01/1984 - 06/30/1986
Residency in Radiology at North Carolina Baptist Hospital

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Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Exhibit - Fractures Around the Ankle.
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Exhibit - Benign Wrist Masses Diagnosed on Radiologic Studies.
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. Orlando, FL. May 6 - 11.

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Imaging Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Masses of Neural Origin.
Location: RSNA Meeting. Chicago, IL. Nov. 25 - 30.

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Exhibit- Muscular dystrophies: What the radiologists should know
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. Vancouver, BC. Apr 30 - May 5.

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Heamorrhages, hematomas and related conditions in the MSK system
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. San Diego, CA. May 4 - 9.

Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Exhibit - Psoriasis: the radiology, the clinics and the mgmt.
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Apr. 28 - May 3.

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Magnetic resonance imaging of non-tumoral lesions of muscles.
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Apr. 28 - May 3.

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Exhibit - Towards a picturesque speech.
Location: Radiological Society of North America Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Exhibit - Symptomatic Normal Variants: What to do with them.
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. Seattle, WA. Apr 29 - May 4.

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Exhibit - Knee Avulsions Are Not Benign Injuries
Location: Roentgen Ray Society Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Cum Laude Certificate
Sponsor: Exhibit - Knee Avulsions Are Not Benign Injuries
Location: Association of Emergency Radiologists. Las Vegas, NV

Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: RSNA - Exhibit on Fibrous Osseous Lesions of the Jaw

Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
Sponsor: Dissertations accepted for fellowship requirements

1975 - 1978
University Scholar
Sponsor: University of Ibadan

Best in Chemistry Award
Sponsor: Science Association of Nigeria

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Journal Articles

Uzor RB, Monu JUV. "Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Some Common Complications." Contemporary and Diagnostic Radiology. 2014; 37(14): 1-8.

Anandarajah A, Thiele R, Giampoli E, Monu JUV, Seo GS, Feng C, Ritchlin C. "Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients in Clinical Remission Manifest Persistent Joint Inflammation on Histology and Imaging Studies." Journal of Rheumatology. 2014; .

Monu, JUV; Malhotra, A. "Surface Lesions of Bone." Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2013; 36: 1-8.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: chapter on Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
Book Title: Emedicine Radiology Text Book
Author List: McGrath JR, Monu JUV
Edited By: Felix Chew MD
Published By:

Chapter Title: Diaphysis
Book Title: Harris & Harris' Radiology of Emergency Medicine
Author List: Monu JUV, Harris JH
Edited By: TL Pope
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins2012 in Philadelphia

Book Title: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with CT and MRI Correlation
Author List: Associate Editor: JUV Monu
Edited By: V Dogra, D Gaitini
Published By: Thieme Medical Publishers2010