John J. Block, M.D.

Associate Professor

jake.block@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Associate Professor of Emergency MedicineAssociate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Education
M.D., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OklahomaB.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Office Address
1161 Medical Center Drive
MCN CCC-1121
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Clinical Description
Jake Block, M.D., currently serves as Associate Professor and Vice Chairman for Clinical Operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. He is the current 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 within the Division of Musculoskeletal and Emergency 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 Imaging and Emergency Radiology
Research Keywords
Musculoskeletal Bone Assistant Professor Musculoskeletal and Emergency Radiology
Publications
Menge TJ, Rinker EB, Fan KH, Block JJ, Lee DH. Carpal Tunnel Injections: A Novel Approach Based on Wrist Width. J 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 Syndrome. J 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 Syndrome. J 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 Cases. Orthop 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 fractures. J 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 Group. Front 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 fractures. J 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 training. Spine 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 JJ. Minute amounts of intraarticular gas mimicking torn discoid lateral menisci. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Mar; 31(3): 698-702. PMID: 20187215, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.22082, ISSN: 1522-2586.

Jordanov MI, Block JJ. Minute amounts of intraarticular gas mimicking torn discoid lateral menisci. J 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 arthritis. Pediatr 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 JJ. Inadvertent intraosseous gadolinium injection during pediatric shoulder MR arthrography. Pediatr 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 olecranon. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2008 Jul; 38(7): 788-90. PMID: 18347788, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-0796-y, ISSN: 0301-0449.