Program Director: Dr. William E. Shiels, II
Associate Program Director: Dr. Stephen M. Druhan
Phone: (614) 722-2356
About the Program
Our one-year fellowship is ACGME and AOA approved and provides broad experience in pediatric general radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, body CT and MRI, as well as pediatric vascular and interventional radiology.
With greater than 225,000 imaging studies performed per year, our program offers extensive exposure to the broad discipline of pediatric radiology. Including both hospital and outpatient settings, our radiology department contains 12 general radiology (DR) suites, 10 state-of-the-art ultrasound suites, 2 helical CT units and one GE Lightspeed 64 slice CT unit, 6 MR units (combination of 1.5 and 3T) including 1 intraoperative MR system, 3 digital fluoroscopy units with pulsed fluoroscopy capability, nuclear medicine facilities including CT/SPECT capability, as well as 2 digital flat panel IR suites including 1 biplane and 1 single plane unit.
Eligible candidates should have completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and be board-certified or board-eligible. The program presently accepts four fellows per year. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Pediatric Radiology certification by the American Board of Radiology.
Our large, quaternary care hospital enables the fellow to be involved with a great diversity of cases in all modalities of radiology, including a vibrant cardiac CT and MR imaging practice, covering the broad spectrum of pediatric cardiac pathology. Additionally, our program supports a well-established, state-of-the art pediatric interventional radiology program and, for those interested, an additional pediatric interventional radiology fellowship year is offered. With 18 pediatric radiologists on staff, the fellows enjoy constant 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.
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 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 funding for research is available to the interested fellow.
Pediatric radiology fellows are required to produce one research project during their fellowship, and will have facility, material, financial, statistical support, and mentoring resources to facilitate their research efforts. Extensive animal laboratory facilities are available on campus. Multifaceted computer services and graphic arts support exists in the Department of Radiology.
Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend at least a portion of the RSNA and SPR meetings during their fellowships and financial support is provided through an educational allowance. This allowance also covers a generous stipend for books and educational materials.
The pediatric radiology fellow will be on call one night per week and only one weekend per month (2 shifts). Benefits are provided as is free parking and meal allowances during call periods. Three weeks of vacation are provided which is in addition to time allowance for meetings, including the RSNA and SPR.
The Department of Radiology utilizes a PACS system with web-based access provided for at-home or distant access to images.
Radiology fellows have designated individual office space including desks, storage spaces, phones and computers with network and internet access. Network printers and copiers are available in the Radiology Department.
Residents have 24-hour electronic access to the medical library at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Grant Morrow III, MD Library).
The library provides a full range of reference and information services, including computer literature searching, interlibrary loans at no cost, library orientations and workshops. Access to online databases is available through OSU and Ohio Link, which provide unlimited access to over thirty general and subject databases, access to over 38.1 million library items and over 100 electronic research databases. Access to the internet is also available.
Department of Radiology library contains several hundred book titles and includes 12 journal subscriptions. In addition, the Department has a legacy hard copy pediatric radiology teaching file, CD ROM ACR Pediatric Teaching File, digital storage of Pediatric teaching files, and digital library of monthly Radiologic-Pathologic-Surgical correlation case conferences.