Avrum N. Pollock, MD, FRCPC

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Avrum N. Pollock, MD, FRCPC, is a pediatric radiologist and neuroradiologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric neuroradiology
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada


Rotating Intern - St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg MB Canada


Diagnostic Radiology - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


Pediatric Radiology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Pediatric IR/Body Imaging/Neuroradiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology – American Board of Radiology
Neuroradiology – American Board of Radiology
Pediatric Radiology – American Board of Radiology

Additional Training

Apprenticeship, Pediatric Neuroimaging - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuroradiologist and Radiologist

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

Departments and Services




Bhatia A, Castelo-Soccio L, Treat J, Berman J, Licht D, Pollock AN, Feygin T: Neuro-axial Infantile Hemangiomas:Imaging Manifestations and Association with Hemangioma. American Journal of Neuroradiology January 2021 Notes: Accepted for publication as of January 2021.


Jurkiewicz MT, Vossough A, Pollock AN : An Important Pediatric Stroke Mimic: Hemiplegic Migraine. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 47(2): 235-236, March 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2020.6.


McKeag H, Christian CW, Rubin D, Daymont C, Pollock AN, Wood J: Subdural hemorrhage in pediatric patients with enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces. Clinical article. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics 11(4): 438-44, April 2013.

Binenbaum G, Christian CW, Ichord RN, Ying GS, Simon MA, Romero K, Pollock AN, Forbes BJ.: Retinal hemorrhage and brain injury patterns on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in children with head trauma. Journal of AAPOS: the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 6(3): 603-8, December 2013.


Heuer GG, Orlova KA, Pollock AN, Guzman MA, Judkins AR, Storm PB: Intracranial sarcoma metastasizing along distal shunt tubing. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics 48(1): 62-63, August 2012.


Kopelovich JC, Germiller JA, Laury AM, Shah SS, Pollock AN: Early prediction of postmeningitic hearing loss in children using magnetic resonance imaging. Archives of otolaryngology head & neck surgery 5(137): 441-447, May 2011.


Braga M, Dominguez TE, Pollock AN, Niles D, Meyer A, Myklebust H, Nysaether J, Nadkarni VM: Estimation of optimal CPR chest compression depth in children by using computerized tomography. Pediatrics 124(1): 369-74, July 2009.

Kwiatkowski JL, Zimmerman RA, Pollock AN, Seto W, Smith-Whitley K, Shults J, Blackwood-Chirchir A, Ohene-Frempong K: Silent infarcts in young children with sickle cell disease. British journal of haematology 146(3): 300-5, August 2009.


Fisher MJ, Basu S, Dombi E, Yu JQ, Widemann BC, Pollock AN, Cnaan A, Zhuang H, Phillips PC, Alavi A: The role of FDG-PET in predicting plexiform neurofibroma progression. Journal of neuro-oncology 87(2): 165-171, April 2008.


Ichord RN, Naim M, Pollock AN, Nance ML, Margulies S, Christian CW: Hypoxic-ischemic injury complicates inflicted and accidental traumatic brain injury in young children: the role of diffusion-weighted imaging. Journal of neurotrauma 24(1): 106-18, January 2007.


Zimmerman RA, Bilaniuk LT, Simon EM, Pollock AN, Feygin T: 3T pediatric imaging. Rivista Neuroradiologica (19), 19-27, February 2006 Notes: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/197140090601900103, first published online.

Jadico SK, Young DA, Huebner A, Edmond JC, Pollock AN, McDonald-McGinn DM, Li YJ, Sachai EH, Young TL: Ocular abnormalities in Apert syndrome: genotype/phenotype correlations with fibroblast growth factor receptor type 2 mutations. Journal of AAPOS: the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 6(10): 521-7, December 2006.


Wong AM, Bilaniuk LT, Zimmerman RA, Simon EM, Pollock AN: Magnetic resonance imaging of carotid artery abnormalities in patients with sphenoid sinusitis. Neuroradiology 46(1): 54-59, January 2004.

Fogel MA, Durning S, Wernovsky G, Pollock AN: Brain versus lung: heirarchy of feedback loops in single ventricle patients with superior cavoplumonary connection. Circulation II Suppl 1(110): 147-52, September 2004.


Towbin RB, Moreland MS, Kaye R, Meza MP, Pollock AN, Yaw K: Osteoid osteoma: percutaneous excision using a CT guided coaxial technique. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 4(164): 945-949, April 1995.

Pollock AN, Newman B, Putnam PE, Dickman PS, Medina JL: Imaging of post-transplant spindle cell tumors. Pediatric radiology 25(Suppl. 1): S118-S121, 1995.


Pollock AN, Reed MH: Shoulder deformities from obstetrical brachial plexus paralysis. Skeletal radiology 18: 295-297, 1989.




Francavilla ML, Bron K, Pollock AN: Pediatric Gastrointestinal Radiology. Radiology Secrets Plus. Torrigian DA, Ramchandari P (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 828-835, December 2016 Notes: 4th edition.

Francavilla ML, Mong DA, Pollock AN: Imaging of Child Abuse. Radiology Secrets Plus. Torrigian DA, Ramchandari P (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 862-868, December 2016 Notes: 4th edition.

Francavilla ML, Mong DA, Pollock AN: Pediatric Neuroradiology. Radiology Secrets Plus. Torigian DA, Ramchandani P (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 849-854, December 2016 Notes: 4th edition.


White A, Feygin T, Pollock AN: Radiological Evaluation of the Pediatric Airway. Bluestone & Stool's Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5th edition. People's Medical Publishing House, USA, II(5): 1425-1458, May 2014.

Dahmoush H, Vossough A, Pollock AN: Ear and Related Structures: Methods of Examination: Radiological Aspects. Bluestone & Stool's Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5th edition. People's Medical Publishing House, USA, I(2): 355-408, May 2014.


Pollock AN, Henesch SM, Rorke-Adams LB: Infection and Inflammation. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th edition. Thomas L. Slovis (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 358-379, 2013.

Pollock AN, Henesch SM: Infections of Spine and Spinal Cord. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th edition. Thomas L. Slovis (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 461-471, 2013.

Feygin T, Pollock AN: Orbital Neoplasia. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 12th edition. Thomas L. Slovis (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 58-68, 2013.

Pollock AN: Branchial Cleft Anomalies. Pediatric Radiology, Rotations in Radiology Series. Reid J, Paladin A, Davros W, Lee E, Carrico C (eds.). Oxford University Press, Page: 444-447, June 2013.


Reid JR, Karakas SP, Pollock AN, Udayasankar UK: Pediatric Brain Emergencies: What Not to Miss. Pitfalls in Clinical Imaging. Kruskal JB, Anderson SW, Soto JA (eds.). American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Leesburg, VA, Page: 115-120, 2012.

Pollock AN: Methods of Examination:  Radiologic Aspects. Pediatric Otolaryngology, Fifth Edition. C. B. Bluestone (eds.). W. B. Saunders, 2012.


Meyer A, Nadkarni V, Pollock A, Babbs C, Nishisaki A, Braga M, Berg RA, Ades A.: Evaluation of the neonatal resuscitation program's recommended chest compression depth using computerized tomography imaging. Resuscitation. Elsevier, 81: 544-548, 2010.


Servaes S, Epelman M, Pollock AN, Shekdar K.  Pediatric Malignancies:  Synopsis of Current Imaging Techniques.   In: Blake MA, Kaira MK (eds): Steven T. Rosen’s Cancer Treatment and Research, Imaging in Oncology. Springer. 2008, Chapter 18, Section V, Pages 469-491. 

Weiss PF, Corao D, Pollock AN, Finkel TH, Smith SE: Multiple cerebral aneurysms as the presenting symptom of Takayasu arteritis in an 18 month old girl. Pediatric Rheumatology  6: 4, January  2008.


Pollock AN, Henesch SM.  Spinal Cord. Infection. In: Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 11th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc, 2007.

Pollock AN, Henesch SM: Spinal Cord.  Infection. Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 11th edition. Thomas L. Slovis, MD (eds.). Elsevier, Inc. Page: 987-997, Chapter 65, 2007.

Pollock AN, Henesch SM, Rorke-Adams LB. The Brain. Infection. In: Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging11th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc, 2007. Chapter 51, pp. 751-789.

Pollock AN, Henesch SM: Imaging of the pediatric spinal injury  Spinal Trauma:  Imaging, Diagnosis and Management. E.D. Schwartz and A.E. Flanders (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA,(Chapter 9), 254-303, 2007.


Zimmerman RA, Bilaniuk LT, Pollock AN, Feygin T, Zarnow D, Simon Schwartz E, Harris C: 3.0 versus 1.5T pediatric brain imaging. Neuroimaging Clinics of North America. M. Castillo, S. K. Mulherji (eds.). W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, 16(2): 229-239, May 2006.

Bron K, Pollock AN. Pediatric gastrointestinal radiology. In: Pretorius ES, Sololom JA, eds. Radiology Secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Mong DA, Pollock AN. Pediatric neuroradiology. Radiologic evaluation of child abuse. In: Pretorius ES, Solomon JA, editors. Radiology Secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia. PA: Elsevier; In press 2005.


Simon EM, Pollock AN. Pre-and postnasal imaging of spinal dysraphism. Semin Roentgenol; 2004 Apr; 39(2):182-96.


Pollock AN, Towbin RB, Charron M, Meza MP: Imaging in pediatric endocrine disorders. Pediatric Endocrinology, Second Edition. M. A. Sperling (eds.). W. B. Saunders Company, Page: 725-756, Chapter 22, 2002.

Pollock AN, Curtin H, Towbin RB: Methods of Examination:  Radiologic Aspects (Chapter 12). Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th Edition. C. B. Bluestone (eds.). W.B. Saunders Company, Page: 230-271, Chapter 12, 2002.


Reed MH, Letts RM, Pollock AN: Management of pediatric fractures  Birth Fractures. R. M. Letts, C. Livingstone (eds.). Churchill Livingston, Inc. Page: 1049-1062, Chapter 57, 1994.


Posters and Presentations


Adam Goldman-Yassen, Anna Shifrin, Avrum Pollock, Tamara Feygin: Will the real papilledema please come forward: differentiating concerning and congenital optic nerve disk elevation. IPR 2021 - 8th International Pediatric Radiology Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition October 2021 Notes: Oral presentation.

Lectures by Invitation


Pollock AN. Invited Lecture, "Neuroimaging Basics for the Neuroscience Student", Course: Psychology and Neuroscience: An Interdisciplinary Approach A, Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel (virtual). Jan 2022.


Pollock AN. Visiting Professor, Session Board Review, Department of Pediatric Radiology,  Radiology residents, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Dec 2021.

Pollock AN. "Temporal Bone Imaging", Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Apr 2021.

Awards and Honors

2014, CHOP Poster Day Prize, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
1994-1995, Fellow-of-the-Year, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2019-present, Reviewer, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)/Radiographics

Institutional Committees

2021-present, Coordinator, Head and Neck Protocol Optimization Compliance Committee
2004-present, Process Improvement for Film Quality Committee
2004-present, Organizer, Developing Macros in Radiology Department
2002-present, CT Workflow Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2008-present, European Society of Radiology (Member) 
1989-present, Radiological Society of North American
 - 2019-present, Radiographics Pediatrics Panel


2005-present, American Roentgen Ray Society
2004-present, American Society of Neuroradiology
1999-present, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
1997-present, American College of Radiologists
1995-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology
 - 2016-present, Finance Committee, Chair
 - 2004-present, Ad-hoc Committee, Radiation Exposure from Diagnostic Imaging Studies