CHOP offers a one-year pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship, which can be completed along two separate possible tracks, as follows:
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 A.M. to 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.
Robert Zimmerman, M.D. is the Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program.