Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program provides an ideal blend of academic rigor and private practice volume in order to ensure an outstanding training for our residents and fellows, who wish to pursue careers in both, academic or private practice. The fellowship program is a one-year program fully accredited by ACGME offering three Fellowship positions yearly.
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program, directed by Ricardo Restrepo, M.D offers subspecialty expertise provided by twelve enthusiastic Pediatric Radiologists from a wide spectrum of training. Some radiologists are double fellowship certified in neuroradiology, interventional radiology, chest imaging and MRI. All imaging modalities and subspecialties are offered including:
- Ultrasound, radiographs, nuclear medicine and fluoroscopy
- Interventional radiology
- Cardio- thoracic imaging
- Fetal MRI
In 2012, the department performed approximately 170,000 studies using state of the art equipment such as:
- Four 1.5 T and one 3 T MR machines
- One Dual energy Siemens FLASH CT scanner and one 16 Slice CT-PET scanner
- Eleven ultrasound machines (and a dedicated vascular technologist)
- Two state of the art Fluoroscopy suites
- One densitometry scanner
- One triple head SPECT camera and two planar gamma cameras
- Nine DR and two CR radiology rooms in the main campus
The Fellowship program is designed around twelve monthly rotations including three elective months and one month of vacation. The rotations are:
- Neuroradiology with advanced imaging in PET/CT and functional MRI
- Body CT and MRI
- Musculo-skeletal: This rotation includes interpreting radiographs, CT and MRI’s as well as performing MR arthrograms
- Fluoroscopy-Nuclear Medicine including PET
- ICU (PICU/NICU/CICU)-Radiography that includes ER
Strengths of the program include a very busy neuroradiology service, epilepsy clinic, excellent and busy genetics service, sports imaging and birth mark program with a multidisciplinary team that meets bi-monthly. The department also has a dedicated vascular technologist. Cardiac MRI is offered as elective however Cardiac CT and plains radiographs are part of the rotations. In house moonlighting is available.
Educational activities include daily conferences with many different clinical services that include general surgery, neurosurgery, urology and nephrology, gastroenterology. A weekly “one hour dedicated" radiology conference (Radiology Grand Rounds) is held every Wednesday. Bi-monthly lectures are given by the radiologists as well as monthly journal club and daily ICU rounds. Protected academic time is required with warranted participation in at least one project and protected time off to present the project in a medical meeting.
How To Apply
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have completed an ACGME-Accredited Radiology residency training.
Application Form: For Fellowships that are not participating in the NRMP (ERAS), applications should be submitted along with the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae (must include months and years)
- Personal Statement
- Three (3) letters of recommendation (one written by the Director of your Residency Program or Chair of your Department)
- And other items as indicated in the application.
To inquire regarding the fellowship please contact:
Ms. Elva Sirven
Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Coordinator
Ms. Ana Otero
Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)