Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

An ACR-awarded Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE), the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Pediatric Radiology section offers a one-year fellowship experience, with an optional second year. With our two accredited ACGME positions, we offer participation in all modalities including radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MR and nuclear medicine. Pediatric subspecialties include musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology and interventional radiology. Services include fetal MR.

We have the opportunity for additional subspecialty training in nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging, and have faculty with additional accreditation and training in these areas. The specific interests and needs of the fellow can be accommodated during this one year experience, or further pursued during a second year, if the candidate so chooses. 

Upon graduation, our fellows are fully prepared to take on any pediatric radiology practice, whether in an academic or in private practice setting, having gained a vast experience in pediatric radiology. Our fellows are candidates for the Certificate of Added Qualification in pediatric radiology and are candidates for full membership in the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR).

  • Thank you for your interest in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pediatric Radiology Fellowship. 

    All fellowship interviews will be virtual. Please reach out to the fellowship team if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application. 

    Please send all documents (including application, CV, personal statement, transcripts, USMLE Board Scores, three recommendation letters) to:

    Jodi Solem
    Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program
    Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    1161 21st Ave. South
    Medical Center North
    Suite CCC-1118
    Nashville, TN 37232-2675
    Phone: (615) 875-1885

    Unfortunately we are unable to accept applicants with J1 or H1B visas at this time.

  • The Vanderbilt radiology residents, rotate through Pediatric Radiology, and our fellows help to educate the residents and medical students, with noon teaching conferences and daily teaching in the reading room.

    Our fellow(s) are involved in multiple multidisciplinary conferences, presenting the imaging portion of the patient discussion.

    Weekly conferences:

    • Surgical conference
    • Pulmonary conference
    • Tumor board with hematology/oncology, pathology and surgeons
    • Pediatric epilepsy conference
    • NICU Rounds (2x/week)

    Bi-weekly conferences:

    • Brain tumor board
    • Neurovascular conference

    Monthly conferences:

    • Gastrointestinal conference
    • Vascular malformations
    • Fetal Care conference
    • Chief's conference

    Bi-monthly conferences:

    • ENT conference 

    Quarterly conferences:

    • Neuro-ICU conference
    • Liver Transplant conference 
    • Teleconference with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • The fellow will be responsible for one weekday call every week. During on call day, fellow will work from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. with the on call (late shift) attending. He/she will then be on pager call for the night along with the on call attending. The fellow is expected to take 11 weekend calls during the academic year.

  • Katie Cassella

    Katie Cassella, MD

  • Our fellows participate in scholarly projects. We have faculty with a wide variety of interests, and can aid in the completion of at least one project within the one year time frame. The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, which is part of the Radiology Department, provides additional unique opportunities for research and development and to pursue interests in advanced imaging.

    We aim to have at least one scholarly project submitted to a national meeting, such as the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR), which also allows for attendance at the meeting. Protected academic time is available.

    Recent projects of our fellows:

    1. Ndolo JM, Vinayak S, Ominde M, Stones W. Antenatal umbilical coiling index and newborn outcomes: Cohort study. J Clin Imaging Sci 2017; 7:21
    2. Ndolo JM, Gearhart A, Carver D, Parikh A, Pruthi S, Hernanz-Schulman M, Stabin M. Pediatric thyroid dose in CT and radiography for evaluation of trauma. International Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting, May 2017.
    3. Ndolo JM, Won C, Bhatia A. Imaging findings of meningioangiomatosis in pediatric patients. American Society of Neuroradiology. April 2017. 
    4. Harty J, Parikh AK, Pollock A, Pruthi S, Bhatia A. “Atypical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) in Children. ASNR Annual Meeting, May 2016.
    5. Parikh AK, Gearhart A, Carver D, Kost S, Hernanz-Schulman M, Pruthi S. “Quantification of Radiation Dose to the Thyroid Gland and Lens of the Eye from Head and Cervical Spine CT Examinations.” ACR Annual Meeting, May 2016.
    6. Parikh AK, Luo, Y, Spottswood, S. “Imaging Review of Hypophosphatasia: a Rare, But Important Metabolic Disorder with Characteristic Radiographic Features.” International Pediatric Radiology Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, May 2016. 
    7. Parikh AK, Bobbey, A, Washington, E, Leshikar, H, Schoenecker, J, Spottswood, S. “Evaluation of Femoral Head Viability in the Post-Operative Pediatric Patient.” International Society for Pediatric Radiology Meeting, May 2016.
  • Policies & Handbook

    • To access the fellowship handbook, click here

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program Director & Faculty

Rekha Krishnasarma, MD

Rekha Krishnasarma, MD 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Pediatric Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Ben Greene

E. Ben Greene, MD 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Pediatric Fellowship Associate Program Director