Edward R. Oliver, MD, PhD

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Edward R. Oliver, MD, PhD, is a radiologist and Director of the Radiology Fellowship and Residency Programs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Transitional Year - Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI


Diagnostic Radiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)


Abdominal Imaging - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology

Graduate Degree

PhD in Human Genetics - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MS in Human Genetics - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Radiologist

Director of the Radiology Fellowship and Residency Programs

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

Departments and Services




The Association of Fetal Thymus Size With Subsequent T Cell Counts in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Dou Y, Schindewolf E, Crowley TB, McGinn DM, Moldenhauer JS, Coleman BG, Oliver ER, Sullivan KE. J Clinical Immunol. 2020 Jun 25. doi: 10.1007/s10875-020-00807-5. Online ahead of print.

Two's Company: Multiple Thoracic Lesions on Prenatal US and MRI. Oliver ER, DeBari SE, Didier RA, Johnson AM, Khalek N, Peranteau WH, Howell LJ, Adzick NS, Coleman BG. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2020 Jun 29;1-11. doi: 10.1159/000507783. Online ahead of print.

Oliver ER, Heuer GG, Thom EA, Burrows PK, Didier RA, DeBari SE, Martin-Saavedra JS, Moldenhauer JS, Jatres J, Howell LJ, Adzick NS, Coleman BG. Myelomeningocele Sac Associated With Worse Lower-Extremity Neurological Sequelae: Evidence for Prenatal Neural Stretch Injury? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jun;55(6):740-746. doi: 10.1002/uog.21891. Read the abstract.


Expert Panel on Women’s Imaging: Shipp TD, Zelop CM, Maturen KE, Deshmukh SP, Dudiak KM, Henrichsen TL, Oliver ER, Poder L, Sadowski EA, Simpson L, Weber TM, Winter T, Glanc P (2019 May).  ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Growth Disturbances-Risk of Fetal Growth Restriction. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 16 (5S): S116-S125. Doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.02.009. 

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia sacs: prenatal imaging and associated postnatal outcomes. Oliver ER, DeBari SE, Adams SE, Didier RA, Horii SC, Victoria T, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS, Howell LJ, Moldenhauer JS, Coleman BG. Pediatr Radiol. 2019 Jan 11. doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-04334-9. [Epub ahead of print]


Riley JS, Urwin JW, Oliver ER, Coleman BG, Khalek N, Moldenhauer JS, Gebb J, Hedrick HL, Spinner SS, Adzick NS, Peranteau WH: Prenatal growth characteristics and pre/postnatal management of bronchopulmonary sequestrations. J Pediatr Surg 53:265-269, 2018.

Biko DM, Johnstone JA, Dori Y, Victoria T, Oliver ER, Itkin M. Recognition of Neonatal Lymphatic Flow Disorder: Fetal MR Findings and Postnatal MR Lymphangiogram Correlation. Acad Radiol. 2018 Nov;25(11):1446-1450. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2018.02.020. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Expert Panel on Women’s Imaging: Maturen KE, Akin EA, Dassel M, Deshmukh SP, Dudiak KM, Henrichsen TL, Learman LA, Oliver ER, Poder L, Sadowski EA, Vargas HA, Weber TM, Winter T, Glanc P. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Postmenopausal Subacute or Chronic Pelvic Pain. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 15 (11S): S365-S372. Doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.09.023. PMID: 30392605. November 2018.

Oliver ER, DeBari SE, Horii SC, Pogoriler JE, Victoria T, Khalek N, Howell LJ, Adzick NS, Coleman BG (2019 May). Congenital Lobar Overinflation: A Rare Enigmatic Lung Lesion on Prenatal Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 38 (5): 1229-1239. Doi: 10.1002/jum.14801. Electronically published: 2018 Sep 12. 

Didier RA, DeBari SE, Oliver ER, Gebb JS, Howell LJ, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS, Coleman BG (2018 Sep 23). Secondary Imaging Findings Aid in Prenatal Diagnosis and Characterization of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Role of an Abnormal Orientation of Vascular Structures and Gallbladder Position. J Ultrasound Med. doi: 10.1002/jum.14823. PMID: 30244484. Epub ahead of print.

Oliver ER, DeBari SE, Horii SC, Pogoriler JE, Victoria T, Khalek N, Howell LJ, Adzick NS, Coleman BG. Congenital Lobar Overinflation: A Rare Enigmatic Lung Lesion on Prenatal Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Sep 12. doi: 10.1002/jum.14801. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

Victoria T, Srinivasan AS, Pogoriler J, Kreiger PA, Laje P, Oliver ER, Danzer E, Johnson AM, Moldenhauer JS, Peranteau WH, Adzick NS. The rare solid fetal lung lesion with T2-hypointense components: prenatal imaging findings with postnatal pathological correlation. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Jul 14; PMID: 30008034

Victoria T, Zhu X, Lachman R, Dwek JR, Johnson AM, Epelman M, Oliver ER, Adzick NS, Biko DM:  What is new in skeletal dysplasias?  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 May;210(5):1022-1033. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.19337. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Gebb JS, Khalek N, Qamar H, Ozcan T, Johnson MP, Oliver ER, Coleman BG, Peranteau WH, Hedrick HL, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Moldenhauer JS: High tumor volume to fetal weight ratio is associated with worse fetal outcomes and increased maternal risks in fetuses with sacrococcygeal teratoma. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019;45(2):94-101. doi: 10.1159/000486782. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Oliver ER, DeBari SE, Giannone MM, Pogoriler JE, Johnson AM, Horii SC, Gebb JS, Howell LJ, Adzick NS, Coleman BG: Going with the Flow: An Aid in Differentiating Bronchopulmonary Sequestrations and Hybrid Lesions. J Ultrasound Med 2018; 37:371-383. February 2018.

Victoria T, Danzer E, Oliver ER, Edgar JC, Iyoob S, Partridge EA, Johnson AM, Peranteau WH, Coleman BG, Flake AW, Johnson MP, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS: Right congenital diaphragmatic hernias: Is there a correlation between prenatal lung volume and postnatal survival, as in isolated left diaphragmatic hernias? Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 2018; 43: 12-18, January 2018.


Oliver ER, Coleman BG, DeBari SE, Victoria T, Looney DM, Horii SC, Moldenhauer JS, Langer JE, Howell LJ, Pawel BR, Adzick NS. Fetal Lymphatic Malformations: More Variable Than We Think? J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jan 27. Doi:10.7863/ultra.16.04071. [Epub ahead of print]


Oliver ER, Colman BG, Goff DA, Horii SC, Howell LJ, Rychik J, Bebbington MW, Johnson MP. Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence: a new method of parabiotic twin mass estimation correlated with pump twin compromise. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Dec;32(12):2115-23.

Victoria, T., Epelman, M., Coleman, B., Horii, S., Oliver, E.R., Mahboubi, S., Khalek, N., Kasperski, S., Jaramillo, D.: Use of Low Dose Fetal CT in the Prenatal Evaluation of Skeletal Dysplasias and Other Severe Skeletal Abnormalities. AJR 200(5): 989-1000, May 2013.




Oliver, E.R., Miller, W.T. Jr.: Imaging of the Pancreas. Diagnostic Abdominal Imaging. Miller, W.T. Jr (eds.). McGraw-Hill, New York, Chapter 5: 319-386, 2012.

Posters and Presentations


Oliver ER. Myeloschisis versus myelomeningocele – are there prenatal differences in associated neurologic sequela? Presented at AIUM 2019. Manuscript submitted and under review (J Ultra Ob Gyn)

Oliver ER>. Prenatal Presence of Myelomeningocele Sac Associated with Worse Neurologic Sequela: Evidence for Prenatal Stretch Injury. Abstract presented at ESPR 2019 and accepted for presentation IFMSS 2019.


Oliver ER. "Multifocal Congenital Lung Lesions – Double Trouble?" Presented at the 2018 AIUM Convention, New York, NY, March 2018.

Awards and Honors

2005, George R. DeMuth Medical Scientist Award for Excellence

2005, MD, Cum laude, Cum laude erudition causa, University of Michigan

1999, Alpha Omega Alpha

1997, Phi Beta Kappa

1997, BA with Highest Distinction

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2011-present, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

2011-present, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

2009-present, Radiological Society of North America

2009-present, American Roentgen Ray Society

2009-present, American College of Radiology