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Richard D. Bellah, MD

Pediatric Radiologist

Director, Ultrasound

Director, Student Programs

Associate Professor of Radiology, Unversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine



Bellah RD, Servaes S, Verma R, Pawel B: Lipoprotein lipase deficiency. Presented at American Institution of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Meeting: 2007; New York, NY.

Huh JW, Priestley MA, Sutton L, Stafford P, Bellah R, Gallagher P, et al. Effect of head position on intracranial pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure, cerebral venous outflow in pediatric traumatic brain-injury [abstract]. Presented at Critical Care Congress: 2004; Orlando, FL.


Phi Beta Kappa - 1975



Bellah RD. Pediatric uroradiology. In:  Katz DS, Math KR, Groskin SA, editors. Radiology secrets. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, Inc.; 2006. p 474-485.

Bellah, RD. Intracranial hemorrhage and ischemia in the premature infant. In: Bluth EI, Arger P, Benson C, Siegel M, Ralls P, editors. The practice of ultrasonography. 2nd Edition.

Servaes S, Bellah RD. Ultrasound of pediatric painful extremity. In: Ultrasound clinics of North America. 2006. 20061(3);497-507

Mong A, Bellah RD. Imaging of pediatric prostate. In: Radiological clinics of North America. 2006. 44(5);749-756.


Olutaye O, Bellah RD, Strafford D. Ultrasound usage in emergency setting: pediatrics. In: Handbook of ultrasound for surgeons. Georgetown, Texas: Landes Bioscience; 2004. p 55-64

Conery J, Bellah RD, Johnson A:  Pediatric Uroimaging. In:  Kaplan B, Meyers K, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: the requisites. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2004. p 22-32.


Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Reviewer, Pediatric Radiology


National Societies

American Academy of Pediatrics, fellow
American Institute in Medicine
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Ultrasound Committee
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Pediatric Radiology, Ultrasound Committee
Society for Radiologist in Ultrasound
Society of Uroradiology

Local Societies

Greater Delaware Valley Ultrasound Society, secretary, 2002 - 2003; president, 2004 - 2005
Pennsylvania Society
Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society

New Media


Pediatric urinary tract imaging. (US in pediatric renal transplantation, Renal sonography in infants and children, Pediatric urinary tract infection) Pediatric GI Course, Salzburg Seminars, American-Austrian Alliance (Video)


Wu HY, Bellah RD, Snyder HM: Radiological evaluation of the pediatric urinary tract. E-chapter.(Internet)


Original Papers

Renjen P, Bellah R, Hellinger JC, Darge K. Pediatric urologic advanced imaging: techniques and applications. Urol Clin North Am. 2010 May;37(2):307-18. Review. Read abstract

Drohobyczer D, Bellah R. Polycystic ovaries in leprechaunism. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Mar;40(3):371. Epub 2009 Aug 18. No abstract available.

Posters and Presentations


Bellah RD, Loewen J, Carr M:  Pediatric scrotal sonography. European Society of Pediatric Radiology, Barcelona, Spain. June 2007.


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