Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship

  • About the fellowship

    CHOP offers a one-year pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship, which can be completed along two separate tracks, as follows:

    • One year of pediatric neuroradiology following one year of general pediatric radiology fellowship training at CHOP or an equivalent institution.
    • One year of pediatric neuroradiology following a year of general neuroradiology at an adult institution, such as the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, or an equivalent program.

    The goals and objectives are to provide clinical training in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic neuroradiology imaging studies that pertain to fetuses, neonates, infants, children and adolescents. The anatomic parts examined include the brain, skull, eyes, ears, head and neck, spine and spinal cord. Techniques include all of those required to perform state-of-the-art diagnosis including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography and spectroscopy, as well as functional MRI and MEG.

    One-on-one training during interpretation of studies is the major method by which information is imparted. Didactic lectures are given by the eight Neuroradiology staff throughout the year as formal conferences. A pediatric neuroradiology case review conference is given every week on Monday, 8-9 a.m., with the fellows presenting the interesting cases. Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pathology comment on the active cases during this multidisciplinary conference.

    Pediatric ENT conference is held monthly in conjunction with the Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons and trainees.

    Brain cutting with Pediatric Neuropathology is held every week, in which interesting cases which have gone to Autopsy are reviewed and presented by a senior Neuropathologist at CHOP. All fellows are encouraged to attend the multidisciplinary and multimodality fetal conference held weekly, in conjunction with Fetal Surgery, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Genetics, Pediatric Neurology, Neuroradiology and Obstetrical Sonography.

    In addition, a weekly Stroke conference is held in which interesting vascular cases are reviewed with pediatric neurologists sub-specializing in pediatric neurovascular diseases.

  • How to apply

    Please download the application (PDF), complete the appropriate fields and mail it to the address listed at the end of the application form.

    Instructions for application

    The fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed residency training in a program approved by the American Board of Radiology or who will otherwise be eligible for Board certification.

    The following should be sent to Anne Duffy, executive secretary/fellowship coordinator.

    Fellowship application checklist

    • Completed application
    • Personal letter
    • Updated curriculum vitae
    • Medical school transcript
    • Three letters of reference, addressed to Robert Zimmerman, MD, director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, from professionals familiar with your work
    • Parts I, II and III of the USMLE’s taken within the seven-year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • If a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, a valid ECFMG certificate
    • If not a citizen of the United States, copy of permanent resident card or appropriate visa
    • Photograph for identification purposes only

    Applications can be mailed to:

    Anne Duffy
    Executive Secretary/Fellowship Coordinator
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Department of Radiology
    Room 3W47, Main Building
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Phone: 215-590-2564
    Fax: 267-425-7195

    An interview may be scheduled after receipt of all of the above documents.

    Tobacco-free hiring policy

    To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

    Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

  • Day of your interview

    Candidates for the Pediatric Radiology Program arrive at the Philadelphia International Airport the evening prior to their visit. Take a taxi to the hotel, or the airport R1 train to University City, Philadelphia. There will be a reservation in your name at Inn at Penn or Sheraton University City. The hotel is within walking distance of the Hospital.

    You will begin your day interviewing with several members of our faculty, and touring the Department with one of our current fellows. At mid-day, lunch will be at a nearby restaurant with one or two of our fellows.

    Your day will be finished by 4 p.m., leaving time for your return home.

    For more information, contact Anne Duffy, executive secretary/fellowship coordinator of the program, at 215-590-2564 or by email.

Reviewed on April 10, 2014