Raymond Wang Sze, MD, MAMS

male silhouette icon
Raymond Wang Sze, MD, MAMS, is the Associate Radiologist-in-Chief & the Kenneth E. Fellows Endowed Chair in Radiology Quality & Safety in the Department of Radiology 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 - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson, Piscataway, NJ

Internship

Transitional Internship - University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology - New England Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Boston, MA
Radiology - Stanford Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Stanford, CA

Fellowship

Pediatric Radiology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati, OH (Chief Fellow)
Research Fellow - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, Lebanon, NH

Additional Training

Certificate, Program for Chiefs and Chairs of Clinical Services - Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology

Graduate Degree

MAMS in Biomedical Visualization - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Radiologist-in-Chief & the Kenneth E. Fellows Endowed Chair in Radiology Quality & Safety

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2022

White SA, Shellikeri S, Muñoz ML, Edgar JC, Nguyen JC, Sze RW: Can radiology technologists be trained to measure leg length discrepancies as accurately as pediatric radiologists. Academic Radiology 29(1): 51-55, January  2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.09.020.

Nguyen JC, Guariento A, Williams BA, Lawrence JTR, Ganley TJ, Venkatesh TP, Sze RW: MRI evaluation of pediatric tibial eminence fractures: comparison between conventional and "CT-like" ultrashort echo time (UTE) images. Skeletal Radiolgy February 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00256-022-04000-0. Online ahead of print.

2021

Larsen, E. P., Hailu, T., Sheldon, L., Ginader, A., Bodo, N., Dewane, D., Degnan, A. J., Finley, J., & Sze, R. W: Optimizing Radiology Reading Room Design: The Eudaimonia Radiology Machine. Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR 18(1 Pt A): 108-120, January 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.09.041.

Hussaini SH, Gaballah M, Baghdadi S, Arkader A, Williams BA, Sze RW, Nguyen JC: Pediatric musculoskeletal pathologies: are there differences in triage of diagnoses and preferences for communication between radiology and orthopedics? Skeletal Radiology December 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00256-021-03961-y.

Miranda-Schaeubinger M, Schwartz ES, Sze RW, Larsen EP: A pilot program of virtual ergonomics consults for radiology staff working from home.  Journal of the American College of Radiology 18(12): 1643-1645, December 2021.

Silvestro E, Velez-Florez MC, Ferro DF, Larsen E, Chinwalla A, Sze R, Winston F: Additive manufacturing (3d printing) in response to a pandemic: Lessons learned at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Annals of 3D Printed Medicine December 2021.

2020

Hogan J, Frasso R, Hailu T, Tate A, Martin R, Sze R: Optimizing imaging clinical decision support: perspectives of pediatric emergency department physicians. Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR 17(2): 262-267, February 2020.

Hailu TA, Ginader AS, Nigro AM, Lee DD, Sze RW: Walk in my shoes: intradepartmental role shadowing to increase collegiality and wellness in a large pediatric radiology department. Pediatric Radiology 50(4): 476-81, April 2020.

Silvestro E, Betts KN, Francavilla ML, Andronikou S, Sze RW: Imaging properties of additive manufactured (3D printed) materials for potential use for phantom models. Journal of Digital Imaging 33(2): 456-64, April 2020.

Ayyala R, Baird G, Sze R, Brown B, Taylor G: The growing issue of burnout in radiology- a survey-based evaluation of driving factors and potential impacts in pediatric radiologists. Pediatric Radiology 50(8): 1071-77, July 2020.

Zheng Q, Shellikeri S, Huang H, Hwang M, Sze RW: Deep learning measurement of leg length discrepancy in children based on radiographs. Radiology 295(1): 152-58, July 2020.

Ho D, Luery S, Ghosh R, Maehara C, Silvestro E, Whitehead K, Sze R, Hsu W, Nguyen KL: Cardiovascular 3D printing: value-added assessment using time-driven activity-based costing. Journal of the American College of Radiology(11), 1469-74, November 2020.

2019

Chandra T, Chavhan GB, Sze RW, Swenson D, Holowka S, Fricke S, Davidson S, Iyer RS (2019 Apr). Practical Considerations for Establishing and Maintaining a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety Program in a Pediatric Practice. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 458-468. Doi: 10.1007/s00247-019-04359-8. PMID: 30923877. Electronically published: 2019 Mar 29.

Iyer RS, Swenson DW, Anand N, Blumfield E, Chandra T, Chavhan GB, Goodman TR, Khan N, Moore MM, Ngo TD, Sammet CL, Sze RW, Vera CD, Stanescu AL (2019 Apr). Survey of Peer Review Programs among Pediatric Radiologists: Report from the SPR Quality and Safety Committee. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 517-525. Doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4289-3. PMID: 30923884. Electronically published: 2019 Mar 29.

Moore MM, Slonimsky E, Long AD, Sze RW, Iyer RS (2019 Apr). Machine Learning Concepts, Concerns and Opportunities for a Pediatric Radiologist. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 509-516. Doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4277-7. PMID: 30923883. Electronically published: 2019 Mar 29.

Ngo AV, Stanescu AL, Swenson DW, Moore MM, Sze RW, Iyer RS (2019 Apr). Practical Considerations When Implementing Peer Learning Conferences. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 526-530.  Doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4305-7. PMID: 30923885. Electronically published: 2019 Mar 29.

Sze RW, Vera CD, Hogan L, Iyer RS (2019 Apr). If Disney Ran Your Pediatric Radiology Department: A Different Approach to Improving the Patient and Family Experience. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 493-499. Doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4308-4. PMID: 30923881. Electronically published: 2019 Mar 29.

2018

Monfaredi R, Iordachita I, Wilson E, Sze R, Sharma K, Krieger A, Fricke S, Cleary K. Development of a Shoulder-Mounted Robot for MRI-Guided Needle Placement: Phantom Study. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2018 Nov;13(11):1829-1841. doi: 10.1007/s11548-018-1839-y. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Sze RW, Teshima S, Hogan L, Davidson S (2018 Oct). Radiology Design Project Primer. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 15(10): 1493-1499. Doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.11.014. PMID: 29275083. Electronically published: 2017 Dec 21.

2017

Kale SS, Burga RA, Sweeney EE, Zun Z, Sze RW, Tuesca A, Subramony A, Fernandes R: Composite iron oxide-Prussian blue nanoparticles for magnetically-guided T1 imaging and photothermal therapy. Int J Nanomedicine. 2017 Sep 5;12:6413-6424. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S144515. eCollection 2017.

Sze RW1, Teshima S2, Hogan L3, Davidson S4. Radiology Design Project Primer.J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Dec 21. pii: S1546-1440(17)31443-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.11.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Sze RW1, Hogan L2, Teshima S3, Davidson S4. Radiology Architecture Project Primer. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Dec 19. pii: S1546-1440(17)31364-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.10.041. [Epub ahead of print]

2015

Cerrolaza JJ, Peng JQ, Safdar N, Conkoin L, Sze R, Linguraru MG: Quantification, Validation, and Follow-up of Small Bowel Motility in Crohn's Disease. SPIE Medical Imaging Page: 1-6, 2015.

Monfaredi R, Wilson E, Sze R, Sharma K, Azizi B, Iordachita I, Cleary K: Shoulder-Mounted Robot for MRI-guided arthrography: Accuracy and mounting study. Conference Proceedings Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Page: 3643-6, Aug 2015.

Monfaredi R, Wilson E, Sze R, Sharma K, Azizi B, Iordachita I, Cleary K: Shoulder-Mounted Robot for MRI-guided arthrography: Accuracy and mounting study. Conference Proceedings Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  Page: 3643-6, Aug 2015.

Vojtech JM, Cano-Mejia J, Dumont MF, Sze RW, Fernandes R: Biofunctionalized Prussian blue nanoparticles for multimodal molecular imaging applications. Journal of Visualized Experiments 28(98): e52621, Apr 2015.

2014

Zhao Q, Okada K, Rosenbaum K, Kehoe L, Zand DJ, Sze R, Summar M,Linguraru MG: Digital facial dysmorphology for genetic screening: Hierarchical constrained local model using ICA. Medical Image Analysis 18: 699-710, 2014.

Heier CR, Guerron AD, Korotcov A, Lin S, Gordish-Dressman H, Fricke S, Sze RW, Hoffman EP, Wang P, Nagaraju K: Non-invasive MRI and spectroscopy of mdx mice reveal temporal changes in dystrophic muscle imaging and in energy deficits. PLoS One 11: e112477, 2014.

Monfaredi R, Seifabadi R, Iordachita I, Sze R, Safdar NM, Sharma K, Fricke S, Krieger A, Cleary K: A Prototype Body-Mounted  MRI-Compatible Robot for Needle Guidance in Shoulder Arthrography. Proceedings of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers RAS EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics Page: 40-45, Aug  2014.

Dumont MF, Yadavilli S, Sze RW, Nazarian J, Fernandes R: Manganese-containing Prussian blue nanoparticles for imaging of pediatric brain tumors. International Journal of Nanomedicine 9(1): 2581-95, May 2014.

Dumont MF, Hoffman HA, Yoon PR, Conklin LS, Saha SR, Paglione J, Sze RW, Fernandes R: Biofunctionalized gadolinium-containing Prussian blue nanoparticles as multimodal molecular imaging agents. Bioconjugate Chemistry 25(1): 129-37, Jan 2014.

2013

Zhao Q, Rosenbaum K, Zand DJ, Sze R, Summar M, Linguraru MG: Automated Down syndrome detection using facial photographs. Conference Proceedings Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Page: 3670-3, 2013.

Zhao Q, Okada K, Rosenbaum K, Zand DJ, Sze R, Summar M, Linguraru MG: Hierarchical constrained local model using ICA and its application to Down syndrome detection. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 16: 222-9, 2013.

2011

Kaplowitz P, Srinivasan S, He J, McCarter R, Hayeri MR, Sze R: Comparison of bone age readings by pediatric endocrinologists and pediatric radiologists using two bone age atlases. Pediatric Radiology 41: 690-3, 2011.

2008

Sun C, Veiseh O, Gunn J, Fang C, Hansen S, Lee D, Sze RW, Ellenbogen RG, Olson J, Zhang M: In vivo MRI detection of gliomas by chlorotoxin- conjugated superparamagnetic nanoprobes. Small 4: 372-379, 2008.

Ruiz-Correa S, Starr JR, Lin HJ, Kapp-Simon KA, Sze RW, Ellenbogen RG, Speltz ML, Cunningham ML. New severity indices for quantifying single-suter metopic craniosynostosis. Neurosurgery  63: 318-324, 2008.

Ruiz-Correa S, Gatica-Perez D, Lin HJ, Shapiro LG, Sze RW: A Bayesian hierarchical model for classifying craniofacial malformations from CT imaging. Conference Proceedings Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Page: 4063-4069, 2008.

Coppes OJ, Sze RW, Lawton K, McCaslin A: New program for efficient conversion of film-based teaching files to searchable Web-based teaching archive. American Journal of Roentgenology 191: 1871-1873, 2008.

2007

Veiseh M, Gabikian P, Bahrami SB, Veiseh O, Zhang M, Hackman RC, Ravanpay AC, Stroud MR, Kusuma Y, Hansen SJ, Kwok D, Monoz NM, Sze RW, Grady WM, Greenberg NM, Ellenbogen RG, Olson JM: Tumor paint: a chlorotoxin: Cy5.5 bioconjugate for intraoperative visualization of cancer foci. Cancer Research 67: 6882-6888, 2007.

2006

Sun C, Sze R, Zhang M: A folic acid-PEG conjugated superparamagnetic nanoparticles for targeted cellular uptake and detection by MRI. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research  78: 550-557, 2006.

Ruiz-Correa S, Sze RW, Starr JR, Lin HT, Speltz ML, Cunningham MNL, Hing AV: New scaphocephaly severity indices of sagittal craniosynostosis: a comparative study with cranial index quantifications. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 43: 211-221, 2006.

Ruiz-Correa S, Shapiro LG, Meila M, Berson G, Cunningham ML, Sze RW: Symbolic Signatures for Deformable Shapes. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 28: 75-90, 2006.

Lin HG, Ruiz-Correa S, Shapiro LG, Speltz ML, Cunningham ML, Sze RW: Predicting neuropsychological development from skull imaging. Conference Proceedings Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 1: 3450-3455, 2006.

Hing, AV, Leblond C, Sze RW, Starr JR, Monks S, Parisi MA: A novel oculo-oto-facial dysplasia in a Native Alaskan community with autosomal recessive inheritance. American Journal of Medical Genetics 140: 804-812, 2006.

2005

Veiseh O, Sun C, Gunn J, Kohler N, Gabikian P, Lee D, Bhattarai N, Ellenbogen R, Sze RW, Hallahan A, Olson J, Zhang M: Optical and MRI multifunctional nanoprobe for targeting gliomas. Nano Letters 5: 1003-1008, 2005.

Sze RW, Ghioni V, Hopper RA, King D, Hing A, Gruss JG, Ellenbogen RG,Cunningham ML: Multidetector CT imaging diagnosis of the child with posterior plagiocephaly. American Journal of Roentgenology 185: 1342-1346, 2005.

Lin H1, Ruiz-Correa S, Shapiro LG, Hing A, Cunningham ML, Speltz M, Sze R.: Classifying Craniosynostosis Deformations by Skull Shape Imaging. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2005;6:6325-31.

Perkins JA, Sidhu M, Manning SC, Ghioni V, Sze RW.  Three dimensional CT angiography imaging of vascular tumors of the head and neck: Three dimensional CT angiography imaging of vascular tumors of the head and neck. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 69: 319-325, 2005.

Lin HJ, Ruiz-Correa S, Shapiro LG, Cunningham ML, Sze RW: A symbolic shaped-based retrieval of skull images. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium Proceedings Page: 1030, 2005.

Bookstein FL, Connor PD, Covell KD, Barr HM, Gleason CA, Sze RW,McBroom JA, Streissguth AP: Preliminary evidence that prenatal alcohol damage may be visible in averaged ultrasound images of the neonatal human corpus callosum. Alcohol. An International Biomedical Journal 36: 151-160, 2005.

Bittles MA, Sidhu MK, Perkins JA, Finn L, Sze RW: Multidetector CT Angiography of Pediatric Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas: Utility of3-Dimensional Reformatting in Differential Diagnosis. Pediatric Radiology 35: 1100-1106, 2005.

2004

Ngo A-VH, Sze RW, Parisi M, Paladin AM, Cunningham ML: Cranial suture simulator for ultrasound diagnosis of craniosynostosis. Pediatric Radiology 34(7): 535-40, 2004.

2003

Sze RW, Parisi M, Sidhu M, Paladin AM, Ngo A, Seidel KD, Weinberger E,Ellenbogen RG, Gruss JS, Cunningham ML: Ultrasound screening of the lambdoid suture in the child with posterior plagiocephaly. Pediatric Radiology 33: 630-636, 2003.

Sze RW, Ghioni V, Weinberger E, Seidel KD, Ellenbogen RG: Rapid CT technique to measure ventricular volumes in the child with suspected ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure I: validation of technique with a dynamic phantom. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 27: 663-667, 2003.

2002

Sze RW, Paladin AM, Lee S, Cunningham ML: Hemifacial microsomia in pediatric patients: asymmetric abnormal development of the first and second branchial arches. American Journal of Roentgenology 178: 1523-1530, 2002.

Sze RW, Guillerman RP, Krauter D, Evans AS: A possible new ancillary sign to to diagnose midgut volvulus: the truncated superior mesenteric artery. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 21: 477-480, 2002.

Gold GE, Pauly JM, Leung AN, Block WF, Meyer CH, Sze RW, Macovski A,Stark P : Short echo time MR spectroscopic imaging of the lung parenchyma. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 15: 679-684, 2002.

2001

Seto ML, Lee SJ, Sze RW, Cunningham ML: Another TWIST on Baller-Gerold syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics 15: 323-330, 2001.

Sze RW, Chan CB, Dardzinski BJ, Dunn S, Sanbe A, Schmithorst V, Robbins J, Holland SK, Strife JL: Three-dimensional MR microscopy of a transgenic mouse model of dilated cardiomyopathy. Pediatric Radiology 31(2): 55-61, Feb 2001.

Posters and Presentations

2022

White S, Shellikeri S, Sze R: Can radiology technologists be trained to measure leg length discrepancies as accurately as pediatric radiologists. Academic Radiology 29(1), January 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.09.020.

2020

Gendler L, Ho-Fung V, Degnan A, Sze R, Nguyen M, Hong S, Chang B, Arkader A, Nguyen J: Osteoid Osteomas of the small tubular bones of the hands and feet: imaging features with clinical correlation. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL May 2020 Notes: Oral presentation.

Hailu T, Ginader A, Bodo N, Sze A, Corder W, Thompson Lynn, Escobar F, Sze R, Balmer D: The pediatric interventional radiology experience: perspective of patient families. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL May 2020 Notes: Oral presentation.

Hailu T, Ginader A, Sze R, Bodo N, Otero H: Families perceptions on communication and patient engagement in pediatric radiology: a focus group study. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL May 2020 Notes: Oral presentation.

Patel M, Gaballah M, Arkader A, Lawrence T, Kaplan S, Johnson A, Grady M, Sze R, Talwar D, Flynn J, Nguyen J: Defining communicable musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnoses: survey-based assessment of pediatric radiologists and orthopedics. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL May 2020 Notes: Oral presentation.

Invited Lectures

2021

Sze RW. Invited Speaker, Coyotes and Centaurs on the PRAIRIE: The CHOP Radiology AI Experience, Mid-Atlantic AI Alliance (virtual). May 2021.

Sze RW. "The Art of Menteeship: Lessons from the Telemachy," Drexel Bioengineering Seminar, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University, Virtual Lecture (once). Mar 2021.

Sze RW. "The Art of Menteeship", Thomas L. Slovis Fellow's Course, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (virtual). Jan 2021.

2020

Sze RW. "Pediatric Pulmonary Imaging," American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Aug 2020.

Sze RW. "Designing the Work Environment for Academic Radiologist Wellbeing," American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (virtual). Jun 2020.

Awards and Honors

2020, Award of Merit American Institute of Architecture Northern Virginia Chapter Children's National Hospital Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation Molecular Imaging Center

2019, Technologist Best Scientific Paper Award, Society for Pediatric Radiology 62nd Annual Meeting, Application of 3D Printing and Mold Making to Construct Custom Phantoms and Task Trainer

2019, IIDA-MAC Premiere Design Award

2018, IIDA Healthcare Design Award

2017, Kenneth E. Fellows Endowed Chair in Radiology Quality and Patient Safety

2017, Kenneth E. Fellows Endowed Chair in Radiology Quality and Patient Safety Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2013, Outstanding Volunteer Faculty, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

2013, Caffey Honor Society

2012, 2013 & 2014, Best Doctors in America, Virginia Living Magazine

2011, Washington/Baltimore Super Doctors

2010, Honorary Child Life Specialist, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC

2008, Outstanding Volunteer Faculty, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

2004, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2003, Excellence in Education Award, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2000, American Roentgen Ray Society Scholar: 50% research salary support for two years

1999, Distinguished Teaching Award, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

1999, Resident/Fellow Research Award, Radiological Society of North America

1999, John A. Kirkpatrick Young Investigators Award, Society of Pediatric Radiology: Best Scientific Paper

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2005-present, Pediatric Radiology, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2005-present, American Journal of Roentgenology, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2005-present, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Ad hoc journal reviewer

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Clinical Outcomes and Improvement Committee, Department of Radiology
2020-present, Pilot Grant Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania TBIC/ITMAT
2020-present, Division Chief of General Pediatrics Search Committee Member
2020-present, Executive Sponsor, Workflow Optimization in Neuroradiology to Drive Efficiency and Reliability, Department of Radiology
2020-present, Neuroradiology Chief Search Committee Member
2018-present, Executive Sponsor, Blue Zone Team, Department of Radiology
2018-present, Innovation Ecosystem Committee
2018-present, Pendergrass Committee, University of Pennsylvania
2017-present, Anesthesia Sedation Operations
2017-present, Wellness Steering Committee
2017-present, Radiology Executive Council, Department of Radiology
2017-present, Patient Quality and Safety Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International 

1993-present, Radiological Society of North America

National

2005-present, American Board of Radiology
 - 2013-present, ARRS Scientific Program Subcommittee
2000-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology
 - 2021-present,Quality & Safety Committee, Chair
 - 2020-present, Physician Wellness Committee
 - 2018-present, Professionalism Committee
 - 2017-present, Co-Chair, Quality and Safety Committee
- 2007-present, Neuroradiology Task Force
1993-present, American Roentgen Ray Society
 - 2013-present, Scientific Program Subcommittee