Avrum N. Pollock, MD, FRCPC

Avrum N. Pollock, MD, FRCPC, is a pediatric radiologist and neuroradiologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric neuroradiology
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

    Internship

    Rotating Intern - St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg MB Canada

    Residency

    Diagnostic Radiology - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Radiology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Pediatric IR/Body Imaging/Neuroradiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Additional Training

    Apprenticeship, Pediatric Neuroimaging - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Board Certification

    Diagnostic Radiology
    Neuroradiology
    Pediatric Radiology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Pediatric Neuroradiologist and Radiologist

    Director, Radiology Residency and Fellowship Programs

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

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2014

    White A, Feygin T, Pollock AN: Radiological Evaluation of the Pediatric Airway. Bluestone & Stool's Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5th edition. People's Medical Publishing House, USA, II(5): 1425-1458, May 2014.

    Dahmoush H, Vossough A, Pollock AN: Ear and Related Structures: Methods of Examination: Radiological Aspects. Bluestone & Stool's Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5th edition. People's Medical Publishing House, USA, I(2): 355-408, May 2014.

    2013

    Pollock AN, Henesch SM, Rorke-Adams LB: Infection and Inflammation. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th edition. Thomas L. Slovis (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 358-379, 2013.

    Pollock AN, Henesch SM: Infections of Spine and Spinal Cord. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th edition. Thomas L. Slovis (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 461-471, 2013.

    Feygin T, Pollock AN: Orbital Neoplasia. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th edition. Thomas L. Slovis (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 58-68, 2013.

    Pollock AN: Branchial Cleft Anomalies. Pediatric Radiology, Rotations in Radiology Series. Reid J, Paladin A, Davros W, Lee E, Carrico C (eds.). Oxford University Press, Page: 444-447, June 2013.

    2012

    Reid JR, Karakas SP, Pollock AN, Udayasankar UK: Pediatric Brain Emergencies: What Not to Miss. Pitfalls in Clinical Imaging. Kruskal JB, Anderson SW, Soto JA (eds.). American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Leesburg, VA, Page: 115-120, 2012.

    Pollock AN: Methods of Examination:  Radiologic Aspects. Pediatric Otolaryngology, Fifth Edition. C. B. Bluestone (eds.). W. B. Saunders, 2012.

    2010

    Meyer A, Nadkarni V, Pollock A, Babbs C, Nishisaki A, Braga M, Berg RA, Ades A.: Evaluation of the neonatal resuscitation program's recommended chest compression depth using computerized tomography imaging. Resuscitation. Elsevier, 81: 544-548, 2010.

    2008

    Servaes S, Epelman M, Pollock AN, Shekdar K.  Pediatric Malignancies:  Synopsis of Current Imaging Techniques.   In: Blake MA, Kaira MK (eds): Steven T. Rosen’s Cancer Treatment and Research, Imaging in Oncology.  Springer. 2008, Chapter 18, Section V, Pages 469-491. 

    Weiss PF, Corao D, Pollock AN, Finkel TH, Smith SE: Multiple cerebral aneurysms as the presenting symptom of Takayasu arteritis in an 18 month old girl. Pediatric Rheumatology  6: 4, January  2008.

    2007

    Pollock AN, Henesch SM.  Spinal Cord. Infection. In: Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 11th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc, 2007.

    Pollock AN, Henesch SM: Spinal Cord.  Infection. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 11th edition. Thomas L. Slovis, MD (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 987-997, Chapter 65, 2007.

    Pollock AN, Henesch SM, Rorke-Adams LB. The Brain. Infection. In: Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging11th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc, 2007. Chapter 51, pp. 751-789.

    Pollock AN, Henesch SM: Imaging of the pediatric spinal injury  Spinal Trauma:  Imaging, Diagnosis and Management. E.D. Schwartz and A.E. Flanders (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA,(Chapter 9), 254-303, 2007.

    2006

    Zimmerman RA, Bilaniuk LT, Pollock AN, Feygin T, Zarnow D, Simon Schwartz E, Harris C: 3.0 versus 1.5T pediatric brain imaging. Neuroimaging Clinics of North America. M. Castillo, S. K. Mulherji (eds.). W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, 16(2): 229-239, May 2006.

    2005
    Bron K, Pollock AN. Pediatric gastrointestinal radiology. In: Pretorius ES, Sololom JA, eds. Radiology Secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

    Mong DA, Pollock AN. Pediatric neuroradiology. Radiologic evaluation of child abuse. In: Pretorius ES, Solomon JA, editors. Radiology Secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia. PA: Elsevier; In press 2005.

    2004

    Simon EM, Pollock AN. Pre-and postnasal imaging of spinal dysraphism. Semin Roentgenol; 2004 Apr; 39(2):182-96.

    2002

    Pollock AN, Towbin RB, Charron M, Meza MP: Imaging in pediatric endocrine disorders. Pediatric Endocrinology, Second Edition. M. A. Sperling (eds.). W. B. Saunders Company, Page: 725-756, Chapter 22, 2002.

    Pollock AN, Curtin H, Towbin RB: Methods of Examination:  Radiologic Aspects (Chapter 12). Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th Edition. C. B. Bluestone (eds.). W.B. Saunders Company, Page: 230-271, Chapter 12, 2002.

    1994

    Reed MH, Letts RM, Pollock AN: Management of pediatric fractures  Birth Fractures. R. M. Letts, C. Livingstone (eds.). Churchill Livingston, Inc. Page: 1049-1062, Chapter 57, 1994.

    Abstracts

    2014

    Bhatia A, Victoria T, States L, Pollock AN, Feygin T: Applications of Real Time Cine-MRI in Prenatal Imaging. Proceedings, European Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands June 2014 Notes: Oral Presentation.

    Bhatia A, Victoria T, States L, Pollock AN, Feygin T: Real Time Cine-MRI in Prenatal Imaging. European Society for Pediatric Radiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands June 2014 Notes: Oral Presentation.

    Shifrin A, Gold D, Pitkin E, Bhatia A, Pollock A, Vossough A, Feygin T: Optic Nerve Elevation in Children: Causes, Imaging Appearance and Clinical Significance. Proceedings, American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada May 2014 Notes: Oral Presentation.

    Shifrin A, Gold D, Pitkin E, Bhatia A, Pollock A, Vossough A, Feygin T: Optic Nerve Elevation in Children: Causes, Imaging Appearance and Clinical Significance. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada May 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

    Otero HJ, States L, Pollock A, Bedoya MA, Feygin T: Patterns of Swallowing Abnormalities in the Fetus with Head and Neck Pathology Using Real-time Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Proceedings, Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 2014 Notes: Oral Presentation.

    Bowling BH, Iyer R, Lampl BS, Mitchell JB, Pollock AN, Simon ML, Thacker PG: Physicians Resources Committee. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2014 Notes: Oral Presentation.

    2013

    Jackson O, Feygin T, Pollock AN: Real Time Cine-MRI in Fetuses with Head and Neck Pathology. Annual Meeting, 15th International Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, Jackson Hole, WY September 2013 Notes: Oral Presentation.

    Vorona GA, Pollock AN: A comparison of airway fluoroscopy and endoscopy in the evaluation of children with stridor. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting May 2013 Notes: Oral presentation.

    Shifrin A, Nabavizadeh SA, Feygin T, Pollock AN, Vossough A, Zimmerman RA  : Common and uncommon imaging manifestations of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) in children. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting May 2013 Notes: Oral presentation.

    Shifrin A, Feygin T, Licht D, Vossough A, Bilaniuk LT, Pollock AN, Zimmerman RA: Thrombosis of the dural venous sinuses in fetuses: Imaging manifestations and clinical outcome. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting May  2013 Notes: Oral presentation.

    Papers

    2013

    Binenbaum G, Christian CW, Ichord RN, Ying GS, Simon MA, Romero K, Pollock AN, Forbes BJ.: Retinal hemorrhage and brain injury patterns on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in children with head trauma. Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 6(3): 603-8, Dec 2013.

    Posters and Presentations

    Lectures by Invitation

    2014

    "Fetal Brain Pathology," "Fetal Bone Pathology and Dysplasia," Joint Congress of the ANZSOR-AOSPR, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, Sept. 2014.

    "Imaging of Temporal Bones in Children," "Imaging of the Orbits in Children," "Imaging of the Pediatric Airway," Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem Division, Jerusalem, Israel, Apr.2014.

    2013

    "Using Neuroimaging to Determine the Timing and Origin of Injury in Children," "Board Review," Department of Radiology Grand Rounds, University of Manitoba, Canada, Sep. 2013.

    "Advanced Methods for Assessing Causation Part I: Using Neuroimaging to Determine the Timing and Origin of the Injury, American Conference Institute, Preventing, Managing and Defending Claims of Obstetric Malpractice, Union League, Philadelphia, PA, June 2013.

    "Imaging of CNS Infection in Children," "Imaging of Orbital Pathology," "Temporal Bone Imaging in Children," CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) - IATM (Istituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica) Pediatric MRI-CT Symposium, Medellin, Colombia, Mar. 2013.

    "Imaging of Temporal Bones," "Imaging of Nonaccidental Trauma," "Missed Cases," "Imaging of Brain Infections," Visiting Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar. 2013.

     

  • Awards and Honors

    1994-1995, Fellow-of-the-Year, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Reviewer, Pediatric Radiology
    Reviewer, American Journal of Radiology

    Institutional Committees

    Member, RACH Education Committee
    Member, Center for Quality & Patient Safety, Root Cause Analysis Team
    Member, Resident Selection Committee
    Member, Finance Committee, Department of Radiology
    Member, Process Improvement for Film Quality Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Leader, Developing Macros in Radiology Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Member, CT Workflow Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    International

    2008-present, European Society of Radiology (Member) 

    National

    2006-present, Association of Program Directors in Radiology (Member) 
    ​2005-present, American Roentgen Ray Society  (member) 
    2004-present, American Society of Neuroradiology (member)
    1999-present, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR) (member, Program/Education Committee)
    1998-present, The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) (member)   
    1997-present, American College of Radiologists (ACR) (member) 
    1995-present, Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) (member)

    • Radiation Exposure from Diagnostic Imaging Studies (Ad Hoc Committee 2004 to Present)
    • Nominating Committee (2009 to Present) 
    • Physician Resources Committee (2013-2014) 
    • Child Abuse Imaging Committee (2014)
    • Finance Committee (2014) 
    • Physician Resources Committee (2014)

    1989-present, Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) (member)