Victor Ho-Fung, MD

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Victor Ho-Fung, MD, is the associate trauma director for Radiology - Trauma Service and an attending radiologist in the Department of Radiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is a member of the Trauma Center team.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR


General Surgery - University District Hospital, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Diagnostic Radiology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Radiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Post-Doctoral Research - Neuro Aids Research Program - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Additional Training

Post-doctoral research fellow - NeuroAIDS Research Program, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Trauma Director for Radiology - Trauma Service

Attending Radiologist

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

Departments and Services




Rapp JB, Barrera CA, Ho-Fung VM (2019 Apr). Morel-Lavellée Lesions: MRI Characteristics in the Pediatric Patient. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 559-565. Doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4328-0. PMID: 30652196. Electronically published: 2019 Jan 17.


Bedoya MA, Barrera CA, Chauvin NA, Delgado J, Jaramillo D, Ho-Fung VM (2019 Apr). Normal Meniscal Dimensions at Different Patient Ages- MRI Evaluation. Skeletal Radiology, 48 (4): 595-603. Doi: 10.1007/s00256-018-3072-8. PMID: 30242447. Electronically published: 2018 Sep 22.

Degnan AJ, Ho-Fung VM (2018 Oct). More Than Epiphyseal Osteochondromas: Updated Understanding of Imaging Findings in Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica (Trevor Disease). American Journal of Roentgenology, 211(4): 910-919. PMID: 30160986. Doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.19712. Electronically published: 2018 Aug 30.

Bedoya MA, Barrera CA, Chauvin NA, Delgado J, Jaramillo D, Ho-Fung VM (2018 Sep 22). Normal meniscal dimensions at different patient ages-MRI evaluation. Skeletal Radiol. doi: 10.1007/s00256-018-3072-8. PMID: 30242447. Epub ahead of print.


Bedoya MA, Chauvin NA, Jaramillo D, Davidson R, Horn BD, Ho-Fung V: Common patterns of congenital lower extremity shortening: Diagnosis, classification, and follow-up. Radiographics 35(4): 1191-2017, July-August 2015.

Chauvin NA, Ho-Fung V, Jaramillo D, Edgar JC, Weiss PF: Ultrasound of the joints and entheses in healthy children. Pediatric Radiology March 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print.


Shi-Cheung Chan S, Russell M, Ho-Fung VM: Not all radiopaque foreign bodies shadow on ultrasound: Unexpected sonographic appearance of a radiopaque magnet. Ultrasound Q 30(4): 306-9, December 2014.

Jaimes C, 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 273(2): 491-501, November 2014 Notes: Epub 2014 Aug 1.

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 August 2014 Notes: Epub ahead of print Aug 31.

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. American Journal of Roentgenology 6: 1296-1302, June 2014. PMCID: 26001241

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 I. Clin Radiol 69(6): e280-284, June 2014.

Delgado J, Jaimes C, Gwal K, Jaramillo D, Ho-Fung V: Sternal development in the pediatric population: evaluation using computed tomography. Pediatr Radiol 44(4): 425-433, April 2014.



Delgado Jorge, Bedoya Maria A, Green Abby M, Jaramillo Diego, Ho-Fung Victor: Utility of unenhanced fat-suppressed T1-weighted MRI in children with sickle cell disease - can it differentiate bone infarcts from acute osteomyelitis? Pediatric radiology Jul 2015.




Goodbody C, Lee RJ, Ho-Fung V, Ganley T: Discoid meniscus: Overview, epidemiology, classification, and assessment. Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery. Frank Cordasco and Daniel Green (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Page: 231-235, 2015.


Shiu-Cheung Chan S, Russel M, Ho-Fung V: Not all radiopaque foreign bodies shadow on ultrasound: Unexpected sonographic appearance of a radiopaque magnet. Ultrasound Quarterly 30(4): 306-309, December 2014.


Ho-Fung, V, Jaramillo D: Cartilage imaging in children: Current indications, magnetic resonance imaging techniques and imaging findings. Radiologic Clinics of North America 51(4): 689-702, July 2013.


Biko D M, Miller A L, Ho-Fung V, Jaramillo D: MRI of congenital and developmental abnormalities of the knee. Clinical Radiology 67(12): 1198-1206, December 2012.

Ho-Fung V, Jaimes C, Jaramillo D: Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of sports-related musculoskeletal injury in children: Current techniques and clinical applications. Seminars in Roentgenology 47(2): 171-181, April 2012.


Ho-Fung Victor M, Jaimes Camilo, Jaramillo Diego: MR imaging of ACL injuries in pediatric and adolescent patients. Clinics in Sports Medicine 30(4): 707-726, October 2011.

Ho-Fung V, Jaimes C, Pollock A: Peritoneal inclusion cyst. Pediatric Emergency Care 27(5): 430-431, May 2011.

Ho-Fung Victor, Jaimes Camilo, Pollock Avrum N: Third ventricular colloid cyst. Pediatric Emergency Care 27(3): 242-243, March 2011.

Ho-Fung V, Pollock A: Triplane fracture. Pediatric Emergency Care 27(1): 70-72, January 2011.

Posters and Presentations


Ho-Fung V, Bodoya MA, Ganley T, Chauvin NA, Lawrence J, Jaramillo D: "MRI diagnosis of discoid lateral meniscus in children: Usefulness of morphometric values with arthoscopic and normal control group correlation" Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California May 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

Invited Lectures


"La vida te da sorpresas, sorpresas te da la vida: Lecciones aprendidas de omisiones y errors en la evaluacion diagnostic de casos complejos en radiologia musculoesqueletica", Latin American Society of Pediatric Radiology (SLARP), Santiago, Chile, October 2015.

"Imaging of Pediatric Sports Injuries", State of the Art, Continued Medical Education, King of Prussia Symposium, King of Prussia, PA, August 2015.

"Sports Injuries in Teenagers", ARRS Categorical Course. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, April 2015.


"Meat in the Bone", American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May 2014.

Awards and Honors

2013, Second Runner-up, Best Oral Presentation at Asian & Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology Congress, "Evaluation of the Normal Sternal Development in Children: Classification and Potential Pitfalls on Routine Thoracic CT", Hong Kong, China

2007, Society of Interventional Radiology Resident-In-Training Scholarship, Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington

2006, RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Research Program Scholarship, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 92nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

2002-2004, Alpha Omega Alpha - Chapter Officer at the University of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine

2001, First Annual Recipient of Ricky Martin's Academic Excellence Scholarship Award - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2015-present, Acta Radiologica, reviewer

2013-present, Pediatric Radiology, reviewer

2011-present, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, reviewer

Academic and Institutional Committees

2013-present, Osteochondritis Dissecans MRI Classification Committee for Research in Osteochondritis of the Knee (ROCK)

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2011-present, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Radiología Pediátrica


2015-present, American College of Radiology

2013-present, American Board of Radiology

 - 2015-present, Quality and Safety Examination Committee

 - 2013-present, Pediatric Core Examination Committee

2009-present, The Society of Pediatric Radiology

2005-present, The American Roentgen Ray Society

2005-present, Radiological Society of North America