ACGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows per year: 3
Application Deadline: n/a
Duration: 1-2 years
Postgraduate Training Required: Completion of Radiology Residency Program
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
One year program learning the basics of pediatric radiology plain films and cross section, including CT, MR, and Ultrasound, fluoroscopy, neuroradiology and procedures specific to pediatric patients.
The Radiology Department at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a full-service academic pediatric radiology department . Approximately 95,000 examinations are performed annually in the Radiology Department, providing an ample volume of diverse cases for the educational benefit of trainees. We have a fully integrated Fuji PACS system and are completely filmless. All standard imaging modalities are available within the department. The department has two fluoroscopic rooms, 6 general radiographic rooms, a Lightspeed multidector GE CT scanner, a digital biplane angiographic room, a fully equipped nuclear medicine section with three gamma cameras and SPECT and an orbiter, an ultrasound section with three modern scanners, and two MRI units, a 1.5T GE Signa LX and a 1.5T Siemens. We are currently in the process of acquiring a PET/CT, 3T and 1.5T MRI’s to replace our 1.5T Siemens MRI.
The staff consists of nine full-time and three part time faculty members. The full-time faculty members all have academic appointments at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and are experts in pediatric radiology and its subspecialty areas. We also have a pediatric cardiologist who performs cardiac MRI studies in conjunction with department radiologists.
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship goal is to provide competence in all aspects of pediatric imaging. The program is also structured to foster research and teaching skills necessary for a successful career in pediatric radiology. The fellows contribute to the education of residents and medical students rotating in the department on a daily basis. Ample research opportunities exist for fellow involvement. The fellows are enrolled in a weekly research symposium. They also have access to The Saban Research Institute.
The Pediatric Radiology fellowship is fully accredited by the ACGME, and is flexible in order to meet the needs and interests of each individual fellow. Two to three fellows are selected each year after interviews during the fall and winter of the preceding year. Currently, we do not participate in the matching program, but our decision to remain outside the match is under review. The ACGME accredited fellowship is one year in duration, with an optional second year depending on the fellow’s individualized training goals. The second year may be within pediatric radiology or pediatric neuroradiology. A typical, one-year program would include training in all aspects of pediatric radiology. Fellows are assigned to one-week rotations in the different areas: general pediatric radiology including plain film interpretation and fluoro procedures, Body CT and MRI, and Ultrasound. Month long rotations are set for Neuroradiology and Nuclear Radiology. A one-month block is set aside for elective/research. Angio/interventional experience is scheduled on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs and interests of the fellows.
All fellows receive two paid weeks of vacation and two weeks for meetings and conferences. Each fellow receives a $2,000 stipend for books and conferences. The fellow is fully sponsored for meetings in which they present original research. Limited housing is available.
To find out more about our program or to apply, please refer to the contact information below.
Marvin D. Nelson, M.D.
Email or Call (323) 361-4572
Fax: (323) 361-3018
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Department of Radiology
4650 Sunset Blvd., M/S # 81
Los Angeles, CA 90027