Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology Fellowship
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides broad experience in all aspects of pediatric radiology.
Our one-year, ACGME/AOA approved Pediatric Radiology Fellowship provides broad experience in all aspects of pediatric radiology. With nearly a quarter million imaging studies performed per year, our program offers extensive exposure to the broad discipline of pediatric radiology in hospital and outpatient settings, including: general radiography, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, body CT and MRI (including fetal and cardiac MRI,) as well as pediatric vascular and interventional radiology.
Eligible candidates should have completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and be board-certified or board-eligible. The program presently accepts three funded fellows per year with a fourth position for fellows providing external funding.
Upon successful completion of the program, fellows meet training requirements for Pediatric Radiology certification by the American Board of Radiology.
We currently have openings in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Radiology Fellowship for the 2023 - 2024 academic years. This includes an open position for diagnostic pediatric radiology, as well as second year sub specialty fellowships. These include:
What You Need to Know
Our program supports a well-established, state-of-the art one-year diagnostic pediatric radiology fellowship. We offer additional pediatric radiology fellowships in interventional radiology, cardiovascular imaging and neuroradiology for those interested.
With a large staff of board certified pediatric radiologists, the fellows enjoy face-to-face teaching on a daily basis. With daily morning and noon conferences, core curriculum case conferences, and numerous interdisciplinary conferences offered each week, the fellows’ exposure to the broad range of pediatric pathology is assured.
“While in my diagnostic radiology training at Ohio State University, we rotated through Nationwide Children’s Hospital for our pediatric radiology months. While there, we had the opportunity to train in every subspecialty and were exposed to a wide variety of cases. There were teaching conferences everyday. As residents, we were well prepared to take overnight call with an attending. Truthfully, I was torn between pediatric radiology and interventional radiology. I was already committed to an interventional radiology fellowship, but because of my great experience with pediatrics, decided to continue my training as a pediatric radiology fellow. It’s this experience that allowed me to get both a diagnostic and a pediatric interventional radiology certificate in one year. These skillsets have allowed me to be flexible in the job market, being able to provide much needed procedures for kids in the pediatric setting, or just insight to the referring services about options for procedures.”
Annie Lim, DO
Diverse opportunities exist for participation in clinical, laboratory bench, educational and health systems research in pediatric radiology and integrated clinical fields. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Radiological Institute are recipients of both internal and external grant funding for clinical and laboratory bench research projects. Generous research funding is available for the interested fellow.
- VIDEO: Research Highlights and Opportunities
- VIDEO: Mentorships - The Lynchpin of Our Fellowship Experience
- VIDEO: The Pediatric Advanced Imaging Resource (PAIR)
- Imaging Innovation and Research Office (IRO)
- Imaging Genomics Research Affinity Group (IG-RAG)
- VIDEO: Dr. Mai-Lan Ho's Interview With Dr. Carlos Rugilo
Eligible candidates should have completed a four-year residency in diagnostic radiology and be board-certified or board-eligible. The program presently accepts three fellows per year. Selected candidates will be offered an onsite interview.
- Personal statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of reference (one should be from your program director)
- Copy of medical school diploma
Fellowship Applications Note: Appointments can be made for one year only, subject to continuing advancement as opportunity and performance permit, but this institution is not obligated to extend any appointment beyond one year. Appointments are made for a specific service. No departmental chairman can guarantee an appointment on service outside of his own departments, but such interchange may be accompanied if and when it is mutually advantageous to all concerned.
Please send credentials and direct correspondence to the chief of the department to which you are making residency application.
Diana P. Rodriguez, MD
Department of Radiology
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Radiology Fellowship Education Committee
“I completed the diagnostic Pediatric Radiology fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital with additional specialization in Nuclear Medicine and Oncologic Imaging. The best part of the experience was working with the other radiologists who were all down to earth, easy to approach, and most importantly cared deeply about my education and long-term success. I am proud to still call many of them my mentors and friends. The case mix was complex with broad exposure to a wide variety of pediatric radiology pathology. Participating and leading conferences and particularly M&M conferences was very helpful for my learning and growth. There were numerous opportunities to be involved in research, and I was able to foster my particular interests in quality improvement and cost effectiveness leading to oral presentations at our national meeting and publication. The fellowship does a great job of supporting attendance at national meetings with dedicated time off and funding. Further, the rotation schedule during the latter part of the year offers great flexibility to cater to individual needs, weaknesses, and future job responsibilities. I felt well prepared after my fellowship and am thankful to continue to be a part of this terrific group!”
Summit H. Shah, MD
“It’s all about finding your niche in pediatric radiology. Whether you’re interested in ultrasound of pediatric acute appendicitis, a vital skill for those seeking a career in private practice radiology or you’d like to specialize in pediatric oncologic imaging, with long term goals of practicing at a tertiary pediatric hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital radiology fellowship program will help you find your niche and become an expert. As a former fellow, I can speak to the quality of the educational experience. Our subspecialty trained radiology faculty and large case volume allows fellows to gain exposure to the full extent of pediatric pathology. With only one to three fellows per year at Nationwide Children's Hospital, you don’t have to compete with each other for cases or teaching opportunities, as you might at larger training programs. This allows trainees 1-on-1 staff teaching, individualized curricula tailored to your specific interest(s), and participation in infrequent procedures, like air enema intussusception reductions, a necessary part of any pediatric radiologist’s practice.”
Kathryn Milks, MD
From a 12-week embryo to a full-grown teenager, our radiology team recognizes the unique differences in pediatric patients. We use the latest technology including interventional radiology, 3D printing, and low-dose radiation standards to care for your child.Learn More