Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship
About the fellowship
CHOP offers a one-year pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship. The goals and objectives are to provide clinical training in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic neuroradiology imaging studies that pertain to fetuses, neonates, infants, children and adolescents.
The program, led by a team of full-time pediatric neuroradiology subspecialty faculty, provides centralized service to a rapidly expanding, major referral 560+ bed academic pediatric hospital and multiple outpatient imaging centers.
State-of-the-art equipment and advanced imaging techniques are routinely employed, including 11 MRI systems (including eight 3 Tesla MRI systems), a dedicated simultaneous 3T PET/MR system, three CT systems, a SPECT-CT, a PET-CT, and for clinical and research purposes, two adult MEG and one infant MEG system. All imaging is on a PACS system and there is thin-client 3D and advanced imaging workstation access throughout the department.
The neuroradiology service supports large clinical programs in neonatology, pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology, genetics, and emergency care, as well as the largest fetal surgery center in the world. Active subspecialty programs include the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disease, neuromuscular disease, leukodystrophies, fetal imaging and MRI, neurooncology and proton therapy, as well as technical developments in functional MRI, spectroscopy, perfusion, and diffusion imaging.
There are three fellowship spots available per year. There are also rotating residents and fellows from other programs.
All fellows have administrative support and free access to a full-time medical illustrator and our library of reference books and journals. There is access to research laboratories, statistical support, and animal advanced imaging facilities. There are didactic teaching lectures, case-based sessions, and patient management centered conferences throughout the week. Commensurate academic and conference time is provided. Benefits and salary are highly competitive.
The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.
Training and conference schedules
One-on-one training during interpretation of studies is the major method by which information is imparted. Didactic lectures are given by the neuroradiology staff throughout the year as formal conferences. A pediatric neuroradiology case review conference is given every week on Monday, 8-9 a.m., with the fellows presenting the interesting cases. Neurology, neurosurgery and pathology comment on the active cases during this multidisciplinary conference.
Pediatric ENT conference is held monthly in conjunction with the ear, nose and throat surgeons and trainees.
Brain cutting with pediatric neuropathology is held every week, in which interesting cases which have gone to autopsy are reviewed and presented by a senior neuropathologist at CHOP. All fellows are encouraged to attend the multidisciplinary and multimodality fetal conference held weekly, in conjunction with fetal surgery, maternal fetal medicine, genetics, pediatric neurology, neuroradiology and obstetrical sonography.
In addition, a weekly stroke conference is held in which interesting vascular cases are reviewed with pediatric neurologists sub-specializing in pediatric neurovascular diseases.
How to apply
The fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed residency training in a program approved by the American Board of Radiology or who will otherwise be eligible for Board certification.
Please download the application (PDF) and complete the appropriate fields. The completed application can be emailed or mailed along with the following materials to the contact below.
Fellowship application checklist
- Completed application
- Personal statement
- Updated curriculum vitae
- Medical school transcript sent directly from your medical school
- Three letters of reference, addressed to Erin Schwartz, MD, Chief of the Division of Neuroradiology, from professionals familiar with your work
- Parts I, II and III of the USMLE’s taken within the seven-year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- If a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, a valid ECFMG certificate
- If not a citizen of the United States, copy of permanent resident card or appropriate visa
- Photograph for identification purposes only
All application materials, with the exception of the medical school transcripts, can be submitted via email or mailed to:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
Room 3W47, Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
An interview may be scheduled after receipt of all of the above documents.
Tobacco-free hiring policy
To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.
Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Day of your interview
Candidates for the Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship typically arrive at the Philadelphia International Airport the evening prior to their visit. There will be a reservation in your name at Sheraton University City. The hotel is within walking distance of the Hospital.
You will begin your day interviewing with several members of our faculty, and touring the Department with one of our current fellows. At mid-day, lunch will be at a nearby restaurant with one or two of our fellows.
Your day will be finished by 3 p.m., leaving time for your return home. For candidates applying for more than one fellowship, we will arrange for additional interviews on the same day.
For more information, contact Gabriella Dunn, Program Coordinator, at 215-590-2564 or by email.