Kassa Darge, MD, PhD

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, is an attending radiologist in the Department of Radiology and chief of the Division of Body Imaging at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Addis Ababa University and University of Heidelberg, Germany

    Internship

    Medical Sciences - Addis Ababa University,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Residency

    Diagnostic Radiology - University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Radiology - University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

    Graduate Degree

    PhD in Diagnostic Radiology - University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Radiologist

    Chief, Division of Body Imaging

    The John Hope Endowed Chair for Radiology Faculty Development, Department of Radiology

    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Radiology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Reid JR, Paladin A, Davros W, Lee EY, Carrico C: Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Pediatric Radiology 2013.

    Chapters
    2011

    Vossough A, Darge K  : Brain imaging: ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging.  Cerebral Palsy: A multidisciplinary approach. CP Panteliadis   (eds.). Dustri International Division, Munich, Germany, Page: 115-132, 2011 Notes: [Book chapter.]

    2004

    K. Darge  : Brain imaging: ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral Palsy: Principles and Management. CP Panteliadis and HM Strassburg   (eds.). Georg Thieme Verlag - Stuttgart, New York, Page: 104-111, June 2004 Notes: [Book chapter]

    2000

    Darge K: Ultrasonographic diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux. Syllabus Paediatric Radiology, The State of the Art in 2000. J Fonseca-Santos, M Aragao-Machado, C Santos (eds.). Springer Verlag, Italy, Page: 9-15, May 2000 Notes: [Book chapter.]

    1995

    J. Troger , K. Darge , B. Beedgen : Ultrasound diagnostic of the newborn [Ultraschalldiagnostik beim Neugeborene]. Ultraschall in Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie. C. Sohn, W. Holzgreve (eds.). Georg Thieme Verlag - Stuttgart, New York, Page: 561-579, 1995 Notes: [Book chapter.] 

    Abstracts

    2014

    Darge K, Gorfu Y, Zewdneh D, Jaramillo D: Reply to Dr. Walsh regarding curriculum design for pediatric radiology in Ethiopia. Pediatric Radiology August 2014 Notes: [doi 10.1007/s00247-014-3114-x]

    Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Coombs L, Strauss K, Mandel K, Larson D, Towbin A, Callahan M, Darge K, Podberesky D, Frush DP, Prince J: The relationship between SSDE and diagnostic image quality: How a dose index registry (DIR) can determine the minimum radiation dose needed to achieve acceptable diagnostic image quality in pediatric abdominal CT. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S311-S312, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0023 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Coombs L, Mandel K, Strauss K, Larson D, Towbin A, Callahan M, Darge K, Podberesky D, Frush DP, Prince J: Age-specific effective dose analysis for pediatric abdominal CT in the United States compared to other countries-how are we doing? Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S326, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0073 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Chatfield M, Strauss K, Callahan M, Darge K, Frush DP, Podberesky D, Towbin A, Prince J: Quality improvement registry of CT scans in children (QuIRCC): Diagnostic reference levels for pediatric chest CT. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S313, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0024 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Dickerson ED, Dillman JR, Smith EA, Lebowitz RL, DiPetro MA, Darge K: Pediatric magnetic resonance urography: A primer, including systematic approach to review interpretation. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S371, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #P097 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Darge, K : Imaging of the urinary tract: contrast studies and MR urography. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S391-S392, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #RS07 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Darge K, Khrichenko D, Adeb M, Cobos C, Betts K, Barron S, Lambert S, Casale P: Reproducibility of functional MR urography (fMRU) analysis results. Pediatric Radiology. Springer, 44(Suppl 2): S330, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0089 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Darge K, Cobos C, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Berman J: Renal DTI and tractography in pediatric patients. Pediatric Radiology. Springer, 44(Suppl 2): S330, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0088 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Darge K: Small bowel imaging in children. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S281-S282, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #PG14 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Back SJ, Andronikou S, Kilborn T, Kaplan B, Darge K: Clinical and imaging features of tuberous sclerosis complex/autosomal dominant polycystic kidney: A unique genetic disorder. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S352, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #P025 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

    Darge K: In vitro optimization of an ultrasound contrast agent for voiding ultrasonography: US experience. J Ultrasound Med 33(Suppl): S55, April 2014.

    2013

    Dickerson E, Dillman JR, Smith EA, Lebowitz RL, Dipetro MA, Darge K: Pediatric magnetic resonance urography: A primer, including systematic approach to review interpretation.  RSNA 2013 - 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting  December 2013 Notes: [Presented at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL] 

    Jamies-Cobos C, Darge K, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Berman J: Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the growing ends of the bones; Demonstration of columnar structure in the physes and metaphyses of the knee. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 2), May 2013 Notes: [Presented at The Society for Pediatric Radiology 56th Annual Meeting, May 13-18, 2013, San Antonio, TX]

    Jaimes C, Darge K, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Berman J: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the kidney in children: Feasibility and preliminary experience. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 2): S315-S316, May 2013 Notes: [Paper #PA-073, Presented at The Society for Pediatric Radiology 56th Annual Meeting, May 13-18, 2013, San Antonio, TX]

    Goske MJ, Strauss K, Coombs L, Callahan M, Darge K, Frush D, Podberesky D, Prince J, Westra SJ, Towbin A: The relationship between SSDE and diagnostic image quality: How a dose index registry (DIR) can determine the minimum radiation dose needed to achieve acceptable diagnostic image quality in pediatric abdominal CT. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 2): S333-S335, May 2013 Notes: [Paper #PA-105, Presented at The Society for Pediatric Radiology 56th Annual Meeting, May 13-18, 2013, San Antonio, TX]

    Darge K, Ntoulia K, Back SJ, papadopoulou F: Non-cardiac contrast enhanced ultrasound in children: a brief summary of the current state. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 3): S519-520, May 2013 Notes: [Presented at the European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 36th Postgraduate Course, June, 2013, Budapest, Hungary] 

    Darge K, Delgado J, Adeb M, LeCompte L, Carson R, Johnson A, Khrichenko D: Functional MR urography (fMRU) - the shorter the examination the better for all involved! Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 2): S550, May 2013 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 50th Annual Meeting, June, 2013, Budapest, Hungary]

    Darge K: Advances in pediatric urosonography. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 2): S266, May 2013 Notes: [Paper #PA-041, Presented at The Society for Pediatric Radiology 56th Annual Meeting, May 13-18, 2013, San Antonio, TX]

    Back S, Darge K: Optison® for contrast enhanced voiding urosonography in children: an in-vitro optimization of intravesical use of a new US contrast agent. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 3): S459-S656, May 2013 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 50th Annual Meeting, June, 2013, Budapest, Hungary]

    Adeb M, LeCompte L, Johnson A, Khrichenko D, Darge K: Optimizing functional MR urography (fMRU) Exam: Prime time for a 30-minute or less MRU. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 2): S294-S295, May 2013 Notes: [Paper #PA-040, Presented at The Society for Pediatric Radiology 56th Annual Meeting, May 13-18, 2013, San Antonio, TX]

    Adeb M, LeCompte L, Carr M, Khrichenko D, Darge K: Morphologic and functional MR urography features of duplicated renal systems. Pediatric Radiology 43(Suppl 2): S293-S294, May  2013 Notes: [Paper #PA-039, Presented at The Society for Pediatric Radiology 56th Annual Meeting, May 13-18, 2013, San Antonio, TX]

    Papers

    2013

    Parker JM, Weller MW, Feinstein LM, Adams RJ, Main ML, Grayburn PA, Cosgrove DO, Goldberg BA, Darge K, Nihoyannopoulos P, Wilson S, Monaghan M, Piscaglia F, Fowlkes B, Mathias W, Moriyasu F, Chammas MC, Greenbaum L, Feinstein SB: Safety of ultrasound contrast agents in patients with known or suspected cardiac shunts. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 1;112(7):1039-45. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.05.042. Epub 2013 Jun 28.

    Goske MJ, Strauss KJ, Coombs LP, Mandel KE, Towbin AJ, Larson DB, Callahan MJ, Darge K, Podberesky DJ, Frush DP, Westra SJ, Prince JS: Diagnostic reference ranges for pediatric abdominal CT. Radiology 268(1): 208-218, July 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1148/radiol.13120730. [Epub 2013 Mar 19]

    Muchantef K, Epelman M, Darge K, Kirpalani H, Laje P, Anupindi SA: Sonographic and radiographic imaging features of the neonate with necrotizing entreocolitis: correlating findings with outcomes. Pediatric Radiology 43(11): 1444-1452, June 2013 Notes: [doi:10.1007/s00247-013-2725-y. Epub 2013 Jun 15] 

    Posters and Presentations

    Lectures by Invitation
    2014

    The 29th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound. "Pediatric CEUS in the USA - current status". International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) Bubble Conference, Chicago, IL, Sep2014.

    COURSE DIRECTOR, The 4th Annual Pediatric Radiology Continuing Medical Education (CME), Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 1. "US of the gastroesophageal junction any pylorus: searching for the cause of vomiting". Aug 2014.

    COURSE DIRECTOR, The 4th Annual Pediatric Radiology Continuing Medical Education (CME), Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 2. "A potpourri of pediatric cases - part II bowel: test your diagnostic skills!". 3. "Optimizing pediatric ultrasound: pointing the direction for the future!". Aug2014.

    VISITING PROFESSSOR, Pediatric Urology, "MR Urography for ectopic ureters: a 360 degree approach", The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Jul 2014.

    "Radiation issues in imaging of IBD known or unknown?", 53rd Annual John Caffey Society Meeting, Memphis, TN, Jun 2014.

    ESPR 2014 Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual scientific meeting, Lectures: 1. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children: Where do we stand and where should we go?". 2. Small bowel imaging in children. 3. Imaging of the urinary tract: contrast studies and MR urography. NH Grand  Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, Jun 2014.

    "Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children: where do we stand and where should we go?". European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jun 2014.

    "What is known about radiation issues in imaging of IBD?" - The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2014.

    "In vitro optimization of an ultrasound contrast agent for voiding ultrasonography: United States experience." Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children: The European and US experience, 2014 AIUM Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada (Caesars Palace), Mar 2014.

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, International Paediatric Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Course. "Paediatric CEUS in the USA: From safety data to concerted advancement". Kings College Hospital, London, UK, Feb 2014.

    The Image Gently ALARA CT Summit: How to Use New CT Technologies for Children. Orlando, FL, Feb. 2014.

    2013

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 1. "US optimization for children", 2. "US in urinary tract infection". Dec 2013.

    COURSE DIRECTOR, The International Pediatric Radiology Outreach Program of the Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 1. "Ectopic ureter: a big problem and difficult diagnosis", 2. "Ultrasound imaging of acute scrotum". Dec 2013.

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, Children's of Alabama, Birmingham, AL. Lectures:  1. "The use of contrast in pediatric sonography: Where do we stand?",  2. "Ultrasound for inflammatory bowel disease", 3. "Advanced MRI for the pediatrician made simple",  4. "MR enterography for inflammatory bowel disease". Nov 2013.

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, "Use of ultrasound contrast agent in children: Current status". Detroit, MI, Nov 2013.

    The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, The 21st Annual Wharton Africa Business Forum, "Disruptive innovation in public services: The role of social enterprise and impact investing". Panelist. Nov 2013.

    The 28th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound. Lectures: 1. Pediatric contrast enhanced US (CEUS) report 2013,  2. "Safety of ultrasound contrast agents in children: Current status". International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) Bubble Conference, Chicago, IL. Oct 2013.

    "Advanced pediatric body MRI for the pediatrician - Quo vadis?", The Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, CA (Dr. Roland Cohen), Oct 2013.

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, The Hooshang Taybi Memorial Lecture: "Advanced pediatric body MRI for the pediatrician - Quo vadis?". Dr. Roland Cohen), The Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, CA, Oct 2013.

    Responsible Conduct of Research 2013-2014, "Communication and relationship building as tools for career success - Mentoring", Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2013.

    Funktionelle MR-Urographie - Wie funktioniert es und wie interpretiere ich es? 50.Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Radiologie! 26.-28.09.2013 German Pediatric Radiology (GPR) - Jena, Germany, Sep 2013.

    SORSA-RSSA 2013 Imaging Congress, Lectures: 5. Intussusception: US diagnosis and US guided intervention. 6. US of the pediatric scrotum. 7. Appendicitis: ultrasound imaging 360 degrees. 8. Ultrasound in urinary tract infection. 9. Advances in pediatric US imaging: quo vadis? International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, Aug 2013.

    SORSA-RSSA 2013 Imaging Congress, Lectures: 1. Optimization of the US scan of the neonate, infant and child small changes making big differences. 2. Neonatal genitourinary ultrasound imaging. 3. US imaging of the neonatal bowel. 4. US of the gastroesophageal junction and pylorus: the search for the cause of vomiting. International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, Aug. 2013.

    Pediatric emergency medicine and critical care medicine: "Bedside ultrasound course" - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Jun 2013.

    "Non-cardiac contrast enhanced ultrasound in children: a brief summary of the current state" - European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR), 36th Postgraduate Course, Budapest, Hungary, Jun 2013.

    "Advances in pediatric urosonography" - The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 56th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 2013.

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Pediatric Grand Round, "Current status of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children". St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 2013.

    "Potential improvements in diagnostic imaging safety in children with the use of contrast enhanced US", US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, DC, Apr 2013.

    "Intravesical contrast enhanced US in children for the diagnosis of vesico-ureteric reflux: a widespread indication for US contrast in children - current safety and diagnostic efficacy data", US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, DC, Apr 2013.

    "Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in pediatrics: What have we learned and how can we apply it? - Voiding urosonography", American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Annual Convention, New York, NY, Apr 2013.

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Radiology Grand Round, "Current status of contrast enhanced US in children", Ann Arbor, MI, Mar 2013.

    VISITING PROFESSOR, Radiology Grand Round, "Current status of contrast enhanced US in children". University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mar 2013.

    Pediatric MRI and CT Symposium, Lectures: 1. "MR urography: how  we do it", 2. "Ectopic ureter: ending the case with MRI", 3. "MR enterography in children" - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica (CHOP-IATM), Medellin, Colombia, Mar 2013.

    "Neonatal GI ultrasound imaging" - Advances in fetal and neonatal imaging meeting, The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), Orlando, FL, Jan 2013.

  • Awards and Honors

    2013, Education Exhibit Award: "Magna Cum Laude", Radiological Society of North America [RSNA], 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

    2012, Poster Award: "Honorable Mention", Society of Pediatric Radiology [SPR], 55th Annual Congress, San Francisco, CA [The role of low-dose CT angiography in the evaluation of renovascular hypertension in children]

    2011, Poster Award: "Cum Laude", The Radiological Society of North America [RSNA] 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL [Imaging features of the Rex bypass shunt in children: What you need to know]

    2011, "2011 CHOP Mentor Award", The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA

    2010, Poster Award: "Certificate of Merit", The Radiological Society of North America [RSNA] 96th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL [Vascular emergency and nonemergency situations in neonates and young infants: Diagnosis, evaluation, and follow-up imaging]

    2009, "Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Reviewing Manuscripts in Pediatric Radiology 2009" - The Society of Pediatric Radiology Publications Committee and Editorial Office

    2009, "Educational Poster Prize" [1st], Society for Pediatric Radiology, 52nd Annual Congress, Carlsbad, CA [MR urography functional analysis - made simple!]

    2008,  "Fellow", Society of Uroradiology [FSUR] 

    2008, "Schinz Medal", Swiss Radiological Society, Annual Congress, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    2008, "Honorary Membership", Swiss Radiological Society, Annual Congress, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    2007-2009  "Certificate of Recognition", European Congress of Radiology, Genitourinary Subcommittee Member 

    2004-2006, "Certificate of Recognition", European Congress of Radiology, Pediatric Subcommittee Member

    2003, "Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education Award" [1st recipient][3000 USD], Society of Pediatric Radiology [SPR], Annual Congress, San Francisco, CA

    2003  "Fellow", European Society of Urogenital Radiology [FESUR] 

    1999, "Contrast Agent Research Award" [10,000 DM] - German Radiological Society, 80th Annual Congress, Wiesbaden, Germany ["Echo-enhanced voiding urosonography in the diagnosis of reflux in children: Comparison with radiologic voiding cystourethrography"]

    1997, "Contrast Agent Research Award" [10,000 DM] - German Radiological Society, 80th Annual Congress, Wiesbaden, Germany ["Echo-enhanced voiding urosonography in the diagnosis of reflux in children: Comparison with radiologic voiding cystourethrography"]

    1996, "Jacques Lefebvre Award", European Society of Pediatric Radiology [ESPR], International Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Boston, MA [Scientific presentation co-author: US, CT and MR imaging characteristics in nephroblastomatosis: Evaluation of 23 patients]

  • Editorial and Academic Positions
    Editorial Positions
    Editorial Board Memberships

    Pediatric Radiology
    European Radiology
    Paed Aktiv
    Radiologe
    World Journal of Radiology
    Pediatric Nephrology
    International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Urology

    Reviewer

    American Journal of Perinatology - Ad-hoc Reviewer
    Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Peer Reviewer

    Institutional Committees

    2014-present, Member, ACR PIR Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    2010-present, Chairman, Radiology Scientific Review Committee [RSRC], Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    2009-present, Member, Sedation Service Quality and Patient Safety Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    2008-present, Member, Taskforce Emergency Division Appendicitis Pathway, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    2008-present, Co-director, "State-of-the-Art Pediatric Radiology" CME Course Organizing Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 

    2008-present, Member, Education Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    2008-present, Member, MR Protocol Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    2008-present, Member, Ambulatory Care Center Clinical Work Group, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 

    2007-present, Member, "Radiology Going Green" Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations
    International

    2014-present, German Radiological Society Deutsche Röntgenkongress  (Abstract Reviewer) 

    2012-present, Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA)

    2011-present, World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI)

    2011-present, Society of Friends of the Journal: Child and Radiology [Förderverein kind und radiologie e.V.], Kiel, Germany

    2011-present, European Society of Radiology (ESR)

    2008-present, Swiss Society of Radiology [Schweizerische Gesellschaft fuer Radiologie, Société Suisse de Radiologie, Società Svizzera di Radiologia] (SGR-SSR) (Honorary Member and "Schinz Medal" Recipient, 2008)

    2007-present, European Consortium of Pediatric Radiology Research

    2006-present, European Society of Radiology (ESR)

    2000-present, European Society of Uroradiology (ESUR) (Fellow)
    - Member, Pediatric Uroradiology Guidelines Committee, 2005-present

    1998-present, European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR)
    - Member, Pediatric Uroradiology Guidelines Committee, 2005-present

    1996-present, German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin] (DEGUM) - Pediatric Section 
    - Certified Teacher[Ausilder] in Pediatric Ultrasound, 2000-present

    1995-present, International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)

    1993-present, German Society of Radiology [Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft] (DRG)
    - Member, Subcommittee Pediatric Radiology, 1993-present
    - Member, Abstract Review Committee, 2009-present

    1993-present, German Society of Pediatric Radiology [Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Radiologie] (GPR) 

    National

    2013-present, Society of Pediatric Urology (SPU)

    2012-present, Society of Fetal Urology (SFU)

    2012-present, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) (Fellow)

    2012-present, Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) of the American College of Radiology (ACR)
    - SPR Representatives on 2014 ACR Collaborative Committee - Pelvic Ultrasound

    2011-present, American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
    - Member, Scientific Program Subcommittee and Reviewer, 2011-present)
    - Pediatric Radiology Abstracts (for annual meeting, 2011-present)

    2008-present, American College of Radiology (ACR)
    - Consortium Member, American College of Radiology (ACR) - National Radiology Data Registry, Quality Improvement in CT Scans in Children (QuIRCC), 2009-present
    -Member, Committee on Pediatric Imaging Research, 2012-present
    - SPR Representatives on 2014 ACR Collaborative Committee - Pelvic Ultrasound

    2007-present, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
    - Member, Pediatric Ultrasound Section, 2012-present

    2003-present, Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
    - Member, MRI Subcommittee, 2008-present
    - Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Taskforce, 2011-present
    -  Representative at the International Contrast Ultrasound Society, 2012-present
    - SPR Representatives on 2014 ACR Collaborative Committee - Pelvic Ultrasound; 2013
    - Member, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Task Force, 05-2011-present
    - Chairman, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Task Force, 08-2013-present
    - Caffey Poster Committee
    - Chairman, Caffey Committee for evaluation of oral presentations)

    1997-present, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

    1997-present, National Medical Association (NMA) - Radiology Section