Diego Jaramillo, MD, MPH

Diego Jaramillo, MD, MPH, is radiologist-in-chief of the Department of Radiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia


    Medicine - University of Miami Affiliated Hospital, Miami, FL


    Diagnostic Radiology - University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX


    Radiology - Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    Board Certification

    Diagnostic Radiology
    Pediatric Radiology

    Undergraduate Degree

    MPH - Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA

  • Titles and Academic Titles


    Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Bedoya, M.A., Jaramillo D., Ho-Fung, V. Role of Imaging in traumatic pediatric musculoskeletal emergencies. In: Moenne, K., Stoopen, M., Garcia-Monaco, R. (ed.) Pediatric Emergencies: Advances in Radiology and Imaging. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Journal 2014, pp. 69-92.


    Chauvin, N., Jaramillo, D. Osteonecrosis. In: Kim, Y.J., Mamisch, T. C. (Eds.) Hip Magnetic Resonance Imaging. New York: Springer 2013, pp. 161-180.

    Khanna, G., Medina, L.S., Jaramillo, D., Pacheco-Jacome, E., Ballesteros, M., Young Poussaint, T., Grottkau, B. Pediatric Dysraphism and Scoliosis: Evidence-Based Neuroimaging. In Medina LS, Sanelli P, Jarvik J. (Ed.) Evidence-Based Neuroimaging Diagnosis and Treatment. New York: Springer 2013, pp. 561-568.

    Bencardino, J.T, Restrepo-Velez, Z., Bujan, R., Jaramillo, D. Radiologic imaging of osteomyelitis. In: Signore, A., Quintero, A.M. Imaging of Infection. New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons 2013, pp.27-53.


    Vacchani, N., Pena, A., Jaramillo, D. Imaging of acute Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. In: Medina, Applegate, K., L.S., Blackmore, C.C. Evidence-based Imaging. New York: Springer 2011, pp. 319-328.


    Smith J, Jaramillo D. Osteochondroses. In: Slovis T. (ed). Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 11th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2008, p. 2853-2864.


    Chapman V, Jaramillo D. Diagnostic Imaging. In: Micheli LJ, Purcell L. (eds). The adolescent athlete: a practical approach. New York: Springer, 2007, p. 41-60.


    Jaramillo D. Imaging of the pediatric and adolescent knee. In: Micheli LJ, Kocher M, (eds.) The pediatric and adolescent knee. Philadelphia: Elsevier Science, 2006, pp. 47-62.

    Kim JY, Jaramillo D. Imaging of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis and septic arthritis. In: Medina LS, Blackmore CC. Evidence-based Imaging. New York: Springer, 2006, p. 260-272.

    Medina LS, Pacheco E, Jaramillo D. Imaging of spine disorders in children: dysraphism and scoliosis. In: Medina LS, Blackmore CC. Evidence-based Imaging. New York: Springer, 2006, p. 334-351.


    Hernandez, R.J., Jaramillo, D. : Anomalias Congenitas y del Desarrollo del Esqueleto. Evaluacion de la Madurez del Esqueleto. Enfermedades Adquiridas del Esqueleto en Crecimiento. (Congenital and Developmental Skeletal Anomalies. Evaluation of Skeletal Maturity. Acquired Diseases of the Growing Skeleton). In: Pedrosa CS, Casanova R, (eds.) Diagnostico por Imagen (Diagnostic Imaging), (2nd ed.) Madrid: McGraw-Hill/Interamericana, 2004, pp.861-906.


    Jaramillo, D., Connolly, L.: Imaging techniques and applications. In: Morrissy, R.T., Weinstein, S.L., (eds.) Lovell & Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics. (5th ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 2001, pp. 63-97.

    Jaramillo, D.: Imaging approaches for Epiphyseal Assessment. In: Shapiro, F. Pediatric Orthopedic Deformities: Basic Science, Diagnosis and Treatment. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001, pp.129-148.

    Laor, T., Jaramillo, D., Oestreich, A.E.: Bone. In: Kirks, D.R., Griscom, N.T., (eds.) Practical Pediatric Imaging, (3rd ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1998, pp. 327-510.


    Treves, S.T., Connolly, L.P., Kirkpatrick, J.A., Packard, A.B., Roach, P., Jaramillo, D.: Bone. In: Treves, S.T., (ed.) Pediatric nuclear medicine, (2nd ed). New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp. 233-302.


    Jaramillo, D., Laor, T.: Differential diagnosis of metaphyseal abnormalities. In: Thrall, J.H. (ed.) Current Practice of Radiology. St. Louis: Mosby, 1993, pp. 770-778.


    Jaramillo, D., Wallace, S., Bodey, G.P.: Mycobacterial infections in the immunocompromised host. In: Pedrosa CS, Casanova R, eds. Radiologia de la tuberculosis (Radiology of tuberculosis). Madrid: Somedisa, 49-65, 1987.



    Ho, V., Bedoya, M.A., Chauvin, N.A., Ganley, T., Lawrence, J.T., Jaramillo, D. MRI Diagnosis of Discoid Lateral Meniscus in Children – Usefulness of Morphometric Values with Athroscopic and Normal Control Group Correlation. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Washington, DC, 2014.

    Ntoulia, K.A., Bedoya, M.D., Dardzinski, B., Jaramillo, D. Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Evaluation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Microstructure. Preliminary Data in Children with Normal ACL and Children with ACL Tears. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Washington, DC, 2014.

    Bedoya, M.A., Delgado, J., Jaimes-Cobos, C., Wang, D.J., Kaplan, S.L., Jaramillo, D. Quantification of Bone Marrow Involvement in Gaucher Disease with Proton MR Spectorscopy: Correlation with Bone Marrow Score, and Clinical Status. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Washington, DC, 2014.

    Nguyen, J., Jaramillo, D. MR Imaging Patterns of Leukemia and Lymphoma. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Washington, DC, 2014.


    Jaimes-Cobos, C., Jaramillo, D. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Growing Ends of the Bones: Demonstration of Columnar Structure in the Physes and Metaphyses of the Knee. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2013.

    Rubesova, E., Jaramillo, D. Fetal Skeletal Development. Presented at the European Society of Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 2013.



    Jaramillo D, Bedoya MA, Wang DJ, Pena AH, Delgado J, Jaimes C, Ho-Fung V, Kaplan P. Quantification of Bone Marrow Involvement in Treated Gaucher Disease With Proton MR Spectroscopy: Correlation With Bone Marrow MRI Scores and Clinical Status. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jun;204(6):1296-302. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.13563. Read the abstract.

    Gans I, Bedoya MA, Ho-Fung V, Ganley TJ. Diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance imaging and pre-surgical evaluation in the assessment of traumatic intra-articular knee disorders in children and adolescents: what conditions still pose diagnostic challenges?  Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Feb;45(2):194-202. doi: 10.1007/s00247-014-3127-5. Epub 2014 Aug 31. Read the abstract.


    Bedoya MA, Jaimes C, Khrichenko D, Delgado J, Dardzinski BJ, Jaramillo D. Dynamic gadolinium-enhanced MRI of the proximal femur: Preliminary experience in normal Children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;203(4): W440-6. Doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.12341. Read the abstract.

    Delgado J, Jaramillo D, Ho-Fung V, Fisher MJ, Anupindi SA. MRI features of plexiform neurofibromas involving the liver and pancreas in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Clin Radiol. 2014 Jun;69(6):e280-4. Read the abstract.

    Shapiro F, Connolly S, Zurakowski D, Flynn E, Jaramillo D. Acetabular changes associated with avascular necrosis of the femoral head in a piglet model. Bone Joint Res. 2014 Apr 29;3(4):130-8. Read the abstract.

    Bedoya MA, McGraw MH, Wells L, Jaramillo D. Bilateral agenesis of the anterior cruciate ligament: MRI evaluation. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Sep;44(9):1179-83. doi: 10.1007/s00247-014-2947-7. Epub 2014 Apr 3. Read the abstract.

    Jaimes C1, Berman JI, Delgado J, Ho-Fung V, Jaramillo D. Diffusion-tensor imaging of the growing ends of long bones: pilot demonstration of columnar structure in the physes and metaphyses of the knee. Radiology. 2014 Nov;273(2):491-501. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14132136. Epub 2014 Aug 1. Read the abstract.

    Victoria T, Jaramillo D, Roberts TP, Zarnow, D, Johnson AM, Delgado J, Rubesova E, Vossough A. Fetal MRI: jumping from 1.5 to 3Tesla MRI (Preliminary Experience). Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Apr;44(4):376-86. Read the abstract.

    Delgado J, Jaimes CJ, Gwal K, Jaramillo D, Ho-Fung V. Sternal development in the pediatric population: evaluation using computed tomography. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Apr;44(4):425-33. Read the abstract.

    Weiss PF, Chauvin NA, Klink AJ, Localio R, Feudtner C, Jaramillo D, Colbert RA, Sherry DD, Keren R. Detection of enthesitis in children with Enthesitis-related arthritis: dolorimeter examination compared to ultrasonography. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Jan;66(1):218-27. Read the abstract.


    Dombi E, Ardern-Holmes SL, Babovic-Vuksanovic D, Barker F, Connor S, Evans DG, Fisher M, Goutagny S, Harris G, Jaramillo D, Karajannis M, Korf B, Mautner VF, Plotkin S, Poussaint T, Robertson K, Shih C, Widemann B. Recommendations for Imaging Tumor Response In Neurofibramatosis Clinical Trials. Neurology. 2013 Nov 19;81(21 Suppl 1):S33-40. PMCID: PMC3908340. Read the article.

    Chauvin NA, Jaimes C, Ho-Fung V, Wells L, Ganley T, Jaramillo D. Diagnostic Performance of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography of the Shoulder in Children. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Oct;43(10):1309-15. Read the abstract.

    Ho-Fung V, Jaimes C, Delgado J, Davidson RS, Jaramillo D. MRI Evaluation of the Knee in Children with Infantile Blount Disease: Tibial and Extra-Tibial Findings. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Oct;43(10):1316-26. Read the abstract.

    Kitazono Hammell MT, Bunin N, Edgar JC, Jaramillo D. Paraphyseal changes on bone-age studies predict risk of delayed radiation-associated skeletal complications following total body irradiation. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Sep;43(9):1152-8. Read the abstract.

    Victoria T, Epelman M, Coleman BG, Horii S, Oliver ER, Mahboubi S, Khalek N, Kasperski S, Edgar JC, Jaramillo D. Low Dose Fetal CT in the Prenatal Evaluation of Skeletal Dysplasias and Other Severe Skeletal Abnormalities. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 May:200(5):989-1000. Read the abstract.

    Posters and Presentations

    Lectures by Invitation

    February, 2015 “Is this MRI abnormal? Age-related changes vs. disease in Pediatric Musculoskeletal MRI.” Diagnostic Radiology Residents Conference. “New Perspectives in the Imaging of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis.”Grand Rounds Visiting Professor, Yale University, New Haven, CT.


    December, 2014, “Imaging the Pediatric Hip-Non-FAI. ”RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

    September, 2014, “The Physis and Metaphysis: Where Everything Happens in a Child’s Bone.” Visiting Professor, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA.

    August, 2014, “Images of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Child Abuse.” The Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.

    June, 2014, “Imaging of Osteomyelitis” and “Musculoskeletal MRI in children: why and how to do it." European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR), Amsterdam.

    May, 2014, “Injuries and complications of healing” and “Imaging pitfalls and injuries in lower extremity.” NYU Sports Imaging Course, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY, NY.

    May, 2014, “MRI characterization of bone lesions." Society of Pediatric Radiology, Washington, DC.

    May, 2014, “Application of DWI in pediatric musculoskeletal diseases." American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), San Diego, CA.

    January, 2014, “Musculoskeletal infections: imaging aspects." Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

    January, 2014, “Pediatric MSK MRI: distinguishing normal development from disease.” New England Roentgen Ray Society, Boston, MA.


    December, 2013, “Imaging of osteomyelitis in children." Radiological Society of North America 2013, Chicago, IL.

    November, 2013, “Child abuse: imaging considerations.” Angkor Children’s Hospital, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    October, 2013, “Imaging assessment of pediatric musculoskeletal infections”; “Evaluation of hip disorders in children”; “Bone marrow disorders, imaging evaluation”; “Imaging of bone tumors”; Colombian Radiological Association, Pereira, Colombia.

    October, 2013, “MSK infections” and “Physeal bars and complications of healing.” International Skeletal Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    September, 2013, “Osteomyelitis: new approaches to a changing disease.” Visiting Professor, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

    August, 2013, “Musculoskeletal MRI: basics and beyond”; “How to grow well and grow old painlessly: new perspectives in the assessment of injury to the cartilage”; Colombian Radiological Association/SLARP meeting– Cartagena, Colombia.

    April, 2013, “Imaging of cartilage”; “Pediatric bone marrow imaging.” Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN.

    April, 2013, “Imaging of growth disorders”; “Imaging of bone tumours”; “Imaging of musculoskeletal infection: newer approaches to a changing disease.” Visiting Professor, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada.

    March, 2013, “Imaging of pediatric bone tumors”; “What is normal in pediatric musculoskeletal MRI?”; “Pediatric musculoskeletal CT.” CHOP-IATM Pediatric MRI-CT Symposium, Medellin, Colombia.

  • Awards and Honors

    2014 2014, Pioneer Award of the Society for Pediatric Radiology

    2013 Member, John Morgan Society at the University of Pennsylvania

    2013 Honorable Mention, Abstract “Diffusion tensor imaging of the growing ends of the bones: demonstration of columnar structure in the physes and metaphyses of the knee” for second best paper, Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting

    2011-13 Distinguished Reviewer-Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    2011 Certificate of Merit Award, Educational Exhibit “Synovial sarcoma in children and young adults: a wolf in sheep’s clothing”, Radiological Society of North America Meeting

    2010 “A Una Obra” Award – Highest award given to a radiologist by The Colombian Radiological Association

    2006-12 Listed in Best Doctors in America Database

    2009, Cum Laude Award, Educational Exhibit “Taking the stress out of evaluating stress fractures in children”, Radiological Society of North America Meeting

    2006-13 Named in Philadelphia “Top Docs”, Philadelphia Magazine

    2007 “Outstanding Teacher Award” ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)-ESMRMB Meeting

    2007-2014 Named in Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors”

    2007 Honorary Member, Latin American Society for Pediatric Radiology (SLARP)

    2004 Medical Student Teaching Award in Radiology, Harvard Medical School

    2004 “A Una Obra” Colombian Radiological Association Award given to one Colombian Radiologist/year for Outstanding Achievement

    2003 2003 Teaching Award, Mass General Hospital for Children Pediatric Service

    2001 Jack Wittenberg, M.D, Teaching Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    1999 Honorary Memberships, Colombian Pediatric Society and “Revivamos” Foundation, Colombia

    1995 John Caffey Award, Society for Pediatric Radiology, for the paper “Evaluation of perfusion of the normal and ischemic cartilaginous epiphysis by using Gd-enhanced MR imaging”

    1995 Silver Award, Society for Pediatric Radiology, for the paper “Physeal widening at MR imaging: an indirect sign of metaphyseal insult”

    1994 Neuhauser fellow, European Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Brussels

    1993-1995 Scholar Award, Radiological Society of North America, for the proposal “Early diagnosis of growth disorders using magnetic resonance”

    1993 Magna Cum Laude Award, Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the poster “Fat/Water quantification in spine and knee with inner volume spectroscopic CPMG sequences and automated post-processing”

    1991 Silver Award, Society for Pediatric Radiology, for the paper “MR imaging of abnormalities of the growth plate induced by epiphyseal and metaphyseal injury”

    1991 Lawrence L. Robbins, M.D. Teaching Award, Massachusetts General Hospital

    1990 Bronze Award, Society for Pediatric Radiology, for the paper “MR imaging of the normal and metabolically altered chondroepiphysis”

    1981 Valedictorian, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine, Colombia

  • Editorial and Academic Positions
    Editorial Positions
    Editorial Boards

    2008-present, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    2011-present, Deputy Editor, Pediatric Radiology
    2010-present, Radiology


    2002-present, Radiology
    2002-present, Pediatric Radiology
    2002-present, New England Journal of Medicine
    2002-present, Academic Radiology

    Academic Positions

    University of Pennsylvania
    Radiology – Appointments and Promotions Committee Executive Committee, Department of Radiology
    Committee to Review the Department of Pediatrics
    Senior Faculty for Resident Education and Training in Pediatric Radiology
    Senior Attending Radiologist in General Radiology, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound

    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Member and Treasurer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Practice Association
    Chair, Radiation Safety Committee
    Executive Committee of the Medical Staff
    Quality Assurance Committee
    Board of Trustees (non-voting)
    Board of Trustees Finance and Capital Projects Committee
    Board of Trustees Institutional Advancement Committee
    Long Range Planning Committee
    Stokes Research Committee
    Executive Sponsor, INSIGHTS Steering Committee for advancement of minority leaders within CHOP
    Department Chair liaison for Patient Safety
    Chair, Search Committee, Pathologist-in-Chief
    Chair, Review Committee, Department of Anesthesia

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    1993-present, International Skeletal Society
    - 2011-13 Ad Hoc Scientific Session Committee
    - 2012-14 Membership Committee

    1998-present, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

    - 2010- ISMRM Publications Committee


    1998-present, American Board of Radiology

    2007-present, American College of Radiology
    - 2012-present Co-Chair, Education Committee, Pediatric Section
    - 2014-2015 Commission on Pediatric Radiology Committee on Education - Pediatric

    1998-present, American Roentgen Ray Society

    1993 -present, Association of University Radiologists

    1993-present, Children’s Oncology Group

    2002-present, Radiological Society of North America Refresher Course Committee

    1992-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology
    - 2014, RSNA Committee Appointment, Radiology Editorial Board
    - 2014, Chair, Education Committee
    - 2014, First Vice President
    - 2013, Finance Committee
    - 2013,  SPR Paper Review Committee