William E. Shiels, DO :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

William E. Shiels, DO

William E. Shiels, DO Best Doctors 2011-2012

Hemangioma Vascular Anomalies
Physician Team

Hospital-Based Research Faculty
Principal Investigator

Intestinal Support Service
Interventional Radiologist Team


Radiology Fellowship
Program Director

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-2363
FX: (614) 722-2332

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


William E. Shiels II, DO, is Chief of the Department of Radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, President of Children’s Radiological Institute, Inc., and a Clinical Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics and Category M on the graduate faculty in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Radiology at the Medical University of Ohio. His primary radiological areas are interventional radiology and ultrasound, with his greatest clinical focus in treating infants and children with vascular malformations, bone cysts, and bone tumors as well as congenital and acquired abnormalities of the head and neck. His basic science research activities are focused on mechanisms of induction/development and subsequent percutaneous ablation of lymphatic malformations. His clinical research focuses in the areas of bone cyst and bone tumor ablation, soft tissue foreign body removal and percutaneous treatment of lymphatic malformations. His educational research focuses on training systems for interventional radiology, specifically for procedural competency development and maintenance training.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/05/1983


  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1984


  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1988


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1990


  • Radiology


  • Diagnostic Radiology


  • (Diagnostic) Radiology
  • Pediatric Radiology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 02/20/1996


  • Shiels WE 2nd, Kenney BD, Caniano DA, Besner GE. 2008. Definitive percutaneous treatment of lymphatic malformations of the trunk and extremities.  J Pediatr Surg. Vol. 43, no. 1. (January): 136-139; discussion 140.
  • Kang, D, R; Shiels, II, W, E; Wiet, G. 2007. Percutaneous Treatment of Lymphatic Malformations.  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Vol. 137, no. 2. (August): P49-P50.
  • Young, Adam, S; Nicol, Kathleen, K; Teich, Steven; Ii, William E Shiels. 2007. Catheter-based drainage and agitation for definitive cytological diagnosis of a ciliated hepatic foregut cyst in a child.  Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society. Vol. 10, no. 2. (January): 153-156.
  • Shiels, W, E, II; Coley, B, D; Kean, J; Adler, B, H. 2007. Focused dynamic sonographic examination of the Clubfoot.  Pediatric Radiology. Vol. 37, no. January: 1118-1124.
  • Coley, B, D; Shiels, W, E, II; Kean, J; Adler, B, H. 2007. Age dependent dynamic sonographic measurements of pediatric clubfoot.  Pediatric Radiology. Vol. 37, no. January: 1125-1129.
  • Short, Robert, F; Shiels, William E 2nd; Sferra, Thomas, J; Nicol, Kathleen, K; Schofield, Minka; Wiet, Gregory J. 2007. Site-specific induction of lymphatic malformations in a rat model for image-guided therapy.  Pediatric radiology. Vol. 37, no. 6. (January): 530-534.
  • Shiels, W, E, II; Golden, R, P; Rogers, G, L. 2007. Percutaneous drainage and ablation of orbital dermoid cysts.  Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Vol. 11, no. 5. (January): 438-442.
  • Bates, D, G; Sheils, W, E; Hogan, M, J. 2007. Radiology of the Post-Operative Patient. In Re-Operative Pediatric Surgery. Edited by Caniano, DA, Teich, S. New York: Springer.
  • Rocourt, Dorothy, V; Shiels, William, E; Hammond, Sue; Besner, Gail E. 2006. Contemporary management of benign hepatic adenoma using percutaneous radiofrequency ablation.  Journal of pediatric surgery. Vol. 41, no. 6. (January): 1149-1152.
  • Druhan, Stephen, M; Shiels, William E 2nd; Kang, D Richard; Elton, Scott, W; Koranyi, Katalin. 2006. Successful sonographically guided drainage of epidural abscess.  AJR. American journal of roentgenology. Vol. 187, no. 5. (January): W5 12-W5 14.
  • Coley, Brian, D; Shiels, William E 2nd; Elton, Scott; Murakami, James, W; Hogan, Mark J. 2004. Sonographically guided aspiration of cerebrospinal fluid pseudocysts in children and adolescents.  AJR. American journal of roentgenology. Vol. 183, no. 5. (January): 1507-1510.
  • Seguin, J; Shiels, W, E, II. 2003. Salter-Harris II Fracture of the Proximal Humerus in a Preterm Infanct.  American Journal of Perinatology. Vol. 20, no. 5. (January).
  • Rudman, David, T; Elmaraghy, Charles, A; Shiels, William, E; Wiet, Gregory J. 2003. The role of airway fluoroscopy in the evaluation of stridor in children.  Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery. Vol. 129, no. 3. (January): 305-309.
  • Coley, B, D; Shiels, W E 2nd; Hogan, M J. 2001. Diagnostic and interventional ultrasonography in neonatal and infant lumbar puncture.  Pediatric radiology. Vol. 31, no. 6. (January): 399-402.
  • Coley, B, D; Murakami, J, W; Koch, B, L; Shiels, W E 2nd; Bates, G; Hogan, M. 2001. Diagnostic and interventional ultrasound of the pediatric spine.  Pediatric radiology. Vol. 31, no. 11. (January): 775-785.
  • Boswell, H, B; Dietrich, A; Shiels, W, E; King, D; Ginn-Pease, M; Bowman, M, J; Cotton, W H. 2001. Accuracy of visual determination of neutral position of the immobilized pediatric cervical spine.  Pediatric emergency care. Vol. 17, no. 1. (January): 10-14.
  • Hogan, M, J; Coley, B, D; Jayanthi, V, R; Shiels, W, E; Koff, S A. 2001. Percutaneous nephrostomy in children and adolescents: outpatient management.  Radiology. Vol. 218, no. 1. (January): 207-210.
  • Wiet, G; Long, F; Shiels, W, E, II; Rudman, D. 2000. Advances in Pediatric Airway Radiology.  The Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. Vol. 33, no. 1. (February): 15-28.
  • Vegunta, R, K; Morotti, R, A; Shiels, W E 2nd; Rauck, A; Besner, G E. 2000. Collision tumors in children: a review of the literature and presentation of a rare case of mesoblastic nephroma and neuroblastoma in an infant.  Journal of pediatric surgery. Vol. 35, no. 9. (January): 1359-1361.
  • Coley, B, D; Mutabagani, K, H; Martin, L, C; Zumberge, N; Cooney, D, R; Caniano, D, A; Besner, G, E; Groner, J, I; Shiels, W E 2nd. 2000. Focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in children with blunt abdominal trauma.  The Journal of trauma. Vol. 48, no. 5. (January): 902-906.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1999. Childhood intussusception: radiological mission, goals and strategies.  Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists. Vol. 2, no. 4. (January): 359-362.
  • Knight, D; Franklin, W, H; Cohen, D, E; Davis, J, T; Shiels, W, E, II; Long, F, A; Allen, H, D. 1999. Case Studies of cycle exercise early after Cardiothoracic surgery.  J Cardiopulmonary Rehabil. Vol. 19, no. January: 186-189.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1998. Soft Tissue Foreign Bodies: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiological Management.  European Society of Pediatric Radiology.
  • Hogan, M, J; Coley, B, D; Shiels, W E 2nd; Allen, E, D; McCoy, K S. 1998. Recurrent deep venous thrombosis complicating PICC line placement in two patients with cystic fibrosis and activated protein C-resistance.  Pediatric radiology. Vol. 28, no. 7. (January): 552-553.
  • Shiels, W, E, II; Hogan, M, J. 1998. Emergency Interventional Radiology in the Pediatric Chest and Abdomen.  European Society of Pediatric Radiology.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1998. Invasive Sonography: Principles, Applications and Learning Systems.  European Society of Pediatric Radiology.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1997. Childhood intussusception: Diagnostic and therapeutic directions.  Pediatric Directions. Vol. 7, no. 2. (January): 2-5.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1997. Childhood Intussusception: Options in treatment systems.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. Vol. 25, no. January: e119.
  • Georgian-Smith, D; Lyon, R, D; Schwartzberg, B, S; Shiels, W, E, II. 1997. A Smorgasbord of Interventional Phantoms.  Seminars in Interventional Radiology. Vol. 14, no. January: e4.
  • Bramson, R, T; Shiels, W E 2nd; Eskey, C, J; Hu, S Y. 1997. Intraluminal colon pressure dynamics with Valsalva maneuver during air enema study.  Radiology. Vol. 202, no. 3. (January): 825-828.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1997. Childhood Intussusception: Management Perspective in 1995; What to do if it is Recurrent.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. Vol. 25, no. January: 117-118.
  • Georgian-Smith, D; Shiels, W E 2nd. 1996. From the RSNA refresher courses. Freehand interventional sonography in the breast: basic principles and clinical applications.  Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. Vol. 16, no. 1. (January): 149-161.
  • Shiels, W E 2nd. 1995. Intracolonic pressure and enemas in children: form follows function.  Radiology. Vol. 196, no. 1. (January): 19-21.
  • Shiels, W E 2nd. 1995. Radiology opportunities in the military health care system.  Academic radiology. Vol. 2, no. 6. (January): 544-546.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1995. Military Radiology: Opportunities in a diverse radiological heathcare system.  Academic Radiology. Vol. 2, no. 6. (January): 544-546.
  • Shiels, W E 2nd. 1995. Childhood intussusception: management perspectives in 1995.  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. Vol. 21, no. 1. (January): 15-17.
  • Shiels, W, E, II; Maves, C, K; Hedlund, G, L; Kirks, D, R. 1993. Air enema for diagnosis and reduction of intussusception: Clinical experience and pressure correlates.  Year Book of Diagnostic Radiology.
  • Shiels, W E 2nd; Kirks, D, R; Keller, G, L; Ryckman, F, R; Daugherty, C, C; Specker, B, L; Summa, D W. 1993. John Caffey Award. Colonic perforation by air and liquid enemas: comparison study in young pigs.  AJR. American journal of roentgenology. Vol. 160, no. 5. (January): 931-935.
  • Shiels, W, E, II. 1993. Childhood Intussusception: Techniques of Diagnosis and Therapy.  Journal of Imaging Science. Vol. 7, no. 4. (January).
  • Shiels, W E 2nd; Maves, C, K; Hedlund, G, L; Kirks, D R. 1991. Air enema for diagnosis and reduction of intussusception: clinical experience and pressure correlates.  Radiology. Vol. 181, no. 1. (January): 169-172.
  • Shiels, W E 2nd; Bisset, G S 3rd; Kirks, D R. 1990. Simple device for air reduction of intussusception.  Pediatric radiology. Vol. 20, no. 6. (January): 472-474.
  • Shiels, W E 2nd; Babcock, D, S; Wilson, J, L; Burch, R A. 1990. Localization and guided removal of soft-tissue foreign bodies with sonography.  AJR. American journal of roentgenology. Vol. 155, no. 6. (January): 1277-1281.
  • Shiels, W, E; Johnson, J, F; Stephenson, S, R; Huang, Y C. 1989. Chronic torsion of the wandering spleen.  Pediatric radiology. Vol. 19, no. 6-7. (January): 465-467.
  • Johnson, J, F; Shiels, W E 2nd. 1986. Ileocolic intussusception: hydrostatic reduction in the presence of the dissection sign.  Pediatric radiology. Vol. 16, no. 6. (January): 514-515.
  • Johnson, J, F; Shiels, W, E; White, C, B; Williams, B D. 1986. Concealed pulmonary abscess: diagnosis by computed tomography.  Pediatrics. Vol. 78, no. 2. (January): 283-286.
  • Shiels, W, E; Dueno, F; Hernandez, E. 1986. Ovarian dermoid cyst complicated by an entero-ovarian fistula.  Radiology. Vol. 160, no. 2. (January): 443-444.
  • Johnson, J, F; Lehman, R, M; Shiels, W, E; Blaney, S M. 1985. Osteolysis in cat-scratch fever.  Radiology. Vol. 156, no. 2. (January): 373-374.
  • Bates DG, Sheils WE II, Hogan MJ. Radiology of the Post-Operative Patient. In: Re-Operative Pediatric Surgery, First Edition, (Caniano DA, Teich S, eds.) Springer, December 2007.
  • Coley BD, Shiels WE II, Kean J, Adler BH. Age dependent dynamic sonographic measurements of pediatric clubfoot. Pediatric Radiology 37: 1125-1129, 2007.
  • Golden R, Shiels WE II, Cahill K, Rogers G. Percutanious drainage and ablation of orbital dermoid cysts. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus11(5): 438-442, 2007.
  • Shiels WE II, Coley BD, Kean J, Adler BH. Focused dynamic sonographic examination of the clubfoot. Pediatric Radiology 37: 1118-1124, 2007.
  • Short RE, Shiels II WE, Sferra TJ, Nicol KK, Schofield M, Wiet GJ. Site-specific induction of lymphatic malformations in a rat model for image-guided therapy. Pediatric Radiology 37: 530-534, 2007.
  • Young AS, Nicol KK, Teich S, Shiels II WE. Catheter-Based Drainage and Agitation for Definitive Cytological Diagnosis of a Ciliated Hepatic Foregut Cyst in a Child. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 10: 153-156, 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Recognition as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors, Patients’ Choice Award (Lyndhurst, NJ), 2011
  • 3rd Place Winner, Ohio State University Business Plan Competition: Center of Entrepreneurship, HOIA HEALTH, 2011
  • Dr. Floyd J. Trenery Memorial Medal, AOCR Annual Convention (Palm Beach, FL), 2011
  • Rotary Humanitarian Award, District 6690 (Athens, OH), 2010
  • Best Doctor List for Central Ohio, Columbus Monthly, 2008, 2009
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012
  • Honored Speaker, Pediatric Interventional Radiology of Gifts and Cures, Circle of Care: North America Leadership Conference (Boston, MA), 2007
  • Visiting Professor, "Radiologic Management of Acute Chest and Abdominal Emergencies", Annual John Patrick Caffey Memorial Lecture, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Pittsburgh, PA), 2007
  • 1st Place Award, Scientific Presentation “New Interventional Radiology Techniques in the Treatment of Cystic Lesions of the Pediatric Head and Neck, Midwest Society for Pediatric Radiology Fall Conference (Minneapolis, MN), 2006
  • Listed, Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry, 2006-07
  • John Caffey Award for Outstanding Basic Science Research Paper, "Site-Specific Induction of Lymphatic Malformations in a Rat Model for Imaging", The Society For Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting (Savannah, GA), 2004
  • Degree of Fellow – American Osteopathic College of Radiology, 2002
  • OMEN Outstanding Clinical Presentation Award, "Interventional Radiology Update", 2001-2002
  • Outstanding Clinical Science Faculty Award, Year 3 CPC, 2001-2002
  • Best Team Award, “Radiology: A Case-based Assessment”, Medical Education Network (Ohio), 2000-2001
  • First Place recipient of the Charles F. Ferguson Clinical Research Award, “Advances in Pediatric Airway Radiology”, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting (Orlando, FL), 2000
  • Bronze Medal Award, “Improved High-Resolution CT of the Lung in Infants and Very Young Children by Using a “Stop Ventilation Technique”, The Society for Pediatric Radiology, 1998
  • FREDDIE Award, Best in Category (video exhibit), "Phantom of the Breast: A Model for Invasive Breast Sonography", International Health and Medicla Film Festival, 1995
  • Certificate of Recognition American Roentgen Ray Society, "Phantom of the Breast: A Model for Invasive Breast Sonography" (Washington, DC), 1995
  • First Place Award, "Phantom of the Breast: A Model for Invasive Breast Sonography", American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (San Francisco, CA), 1995
  • Finalist, "Phantom of the Breast: A Model for Invasive Breast Sonography", International Health and Medical Film Festival, 1992
  • Cum Laude Award, "Interventional Breast Ultrasound: Clinical Application", Radiological Society of North America (Chicago, IL), 1992
  • Cum Laude Award, "Phantom of the Breast: A Model for Invasive Breast Sonography", Scientific Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America, 1992
  • Certificate of Merit, "A Model for Interventional Breast Ultrasound", Radiological Society of North America (Chicago, IL), 1991
  • Certificate of Merit, "Practical Models for Invasive Sonography", Radiological Society of North America (Chicago, IL), 1991
  • John Caffey Gold Medal Award, "Juvenile Colonic Perforation: Experimental Results and Clinical Applications", The Society For Pediatric Radiology, International Pediatric Radiology (Stockholm, Sweden), 1991
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, "A Simple Device for Air Reduction of Intussusception", Ohio State Radiological Society (Cincinnati, OH), 1989
  • Distinguished Committee Service Award, “Committee on Economics – Commission on General & Pediatric Radiology”, American College of Radiology
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986
  • U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship, 1979
  • National Honor Society, 1972

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