Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

About our Pediatric Radiology fellowships

The Department of Pediatric Radiology of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is accredited for 10 positions in an ACGME-approved Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Training Program. The program is designed as one or more years of training experience. Our goal is to develop well-trained pediatric radiologists to deliver excellent clinical radiology care, perform research and teach with confidence, and who have a desire to serve and improve the discipline. The program faculty includes board-certified pediatric radiologists, neuroradiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and interventional radiologists.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a 560+ bed pediatric hospital with a large outpatient facility, associated with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The patient population we serve is large and diverse, extending from routine emergency cases seen in our active emergency room to complicated tertiary care cases involving oncology, cardiology, urology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neonatology, endocrinology, neurology and surgical subspecialties of orthopedics, neurosurgery, fetal surgery, cardiothoracic and otolaryngology (ENT).

We offer four fellowships. Visit the individual fellowship page to learn more about each  and how to apply:

If you have any additional questions, please call Gabriella Dunn, program coordinator, at 215-590-2564.

Teaching and research

We offer opportunities for both clinical and basic research. Our department has cutting-edge technology in all the imaging modalities, and many research initiatives. Experienced clinical researchers, physicists and research assistants within the Department of Pediatric Radiology are available to work with the fellow. There are exciting research possibilities with 3T MR imaging, 64-detector CT scanning, PET/CT and PET/MR imaging, SPECT CT and magnetoencephalography. Our department works in close collaboration with several other teams in the University of Pennsylvania system, and we benefit from their outstanding research programs. We also have a state-of-the-art transitional research building with animal research support for all radiology modalities.

The fellow is expected to work on at least one research project, which will be submitted as an abstract to a major radiology meeting such as the RSNA or the SPR and is to be submitted for publication. We will provide ample teaching support for this academic experience to ensure it is rewarding and fun.

About the department

Our Diagnostic Radiology Department performs more than 230,000 cases a year including all imaging modalities. At present, there are 36 radiologists with full-time subspecialty staff in general pediatric radiology (with subspecialty interests in musculoskeletal, thoracic, fetal, abdominal and cardiovascular imaging), neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. We also have an active research team with seven PhD scientists, three post-doc fellows, and nine research assistants in the areas of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, PET, magnetoencephalography (MEG) and scintigraphy.

All of our imaging modalities are reviewed on PACS (iSite with Vendor Neutral Archive). We also have an imaging center at King of Prussia, which includes plain films, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. Our Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging Center at Virtua Voorhees serves South Jersey. Additional radiography services are provided at our satellites (Bucks County, Exton, Voorhees, and Atlantic County).

Program leaders

Fellowship training program directors

Sabah Servaes, MD
Director, Fellowship and Resident Training Programs, Department of Pediatric Radiology

Karuna Shekdar, MD
Associate Program Director, Neuroradiology Training Program

Michael Acord, MD
Associate Program Director, Interventional Radiology Training Program

Chair, Department of Pediatric Radiology

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD.
Radiologist-in-Chief and Van Alan Endowed Chair

Program coordinator

Gabriella Dunn
Phone: 215-590-2564
Fax: 267-425-7195