Richard D. Bellah, MD

Richard D. Bellah, MD, is a radiologist and director of Ultrasound and Student Programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric radiology, GU Radiology, Ultrasound
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


    Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans, LA
    Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA
    Tulane Medical Center/Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
    Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


    Clinical Fellow in Radiology, Boston's Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

    Board Certification

    American Board of Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology
    American Board of Radiology-Pediatric Radiology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Pediatric Radiologist

    Director, Ultrasound

    Director, Student Programs

    Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    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.




    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.


    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.


  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Reviewer, Pediatric Radiology