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Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship


Welcome!

The Children’s Hospital of Colorado (CHCO) offers a one-year pediatric neuroradiology fellowship position to outstanding candidates who have successfully completed a neuroradiology or pediatric radiology fellowship. As one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, Children’s Hospital of Colorado is the main referral site for the greater Rocky Mountain region. It is home to one of the nation’s busiest pediatric emergency rooms and level 1 trauma centers for children. Our beautiful location, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class faculty combine to create an unmatched teaching and learning environment.

 

David M. Mirsky, MD
Director, Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship

Program Overview

The Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado is a comprehensive training program comprised of clinical teaching and exposure to research designed to prepare fellows for futures in academic and non-academic medicine.  We provide one-on-one education in the performance and interpretation of neuroimaging studies across the pediatric spectrum, from fetal to adolescent life.  Fellows will become proficient in both standard and advanced imaging techniques (fMRI, DTI, spectroscopy, perfusion, vessel wall imaging, APT, etc). 

 

Over the course of the year, trainees will participate in a variety of multi-disciplinary conferences, including neurology, epilepsy, stroke, ENT, ophthalmology, genetics/metabolics, and neuro-oncology. They will have the opportunity to spend a one-month rotation with our distinguished neuropathologist, BK Kleinschmidt-DeMasters as well as 1-week observatories with neurosurgery and neuro-intensivists.

 

Annually, we perform approximately 10,000 MRI and 4,000 CT neuroradiology exams.  Current imaging equipment includes 8 MRI scanners (Philips Ingenia 1.5T & 3T) as well as ​5 CT scanners.

  

Meet Our Team

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Ilana Neuberger, MD; Nicholas Stence, MD; John Maloney, MD; Laura Fenton, MD; David Mirsky, MD


How to Apply

Each applicant will apply online using this link. After completing the online application, please email the following to the fellowship coordinator at katherine.cornish@cuanschutz.edu:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation Letter (Dean's Letter)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • USMLE and other Board examination results (COMLEX, NBME, FLEX, ECFMG), if applicable
  • Medical school diploma
  • Photograph (optional)

We are accepting applications for 2020-2021 and applications for 2021-2022. 

 

Katie Cornish, MPA

Coordinator, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship 
Phone: 720-777-8613
Fax: 720-777-7264

katherine.cornish@cuanschutz.edu

Day of your Interview

​Please arrive at the Children's Hospital Colorado from desk and call the Program Coordinator, Katie Cornish at 720-777-8613, who will escort you to the radiology administrative area. You will meet with the Program Director, Dr. Mirsky, for 30 minutes for an overview of the program and tour of the department. You will then interview with a variety of pediatric radiologists (from each speciality area) for 20 minutes each. You will have lunch with the current fellows to discuss your goals and expectations and learn of their individual experiences. You will then have a wrap-up session with the program director.


​How to Get Here

Most applicats arrive via Denver International Airport (DIA), which is approximately a 20-minte drive from the Children's Hospital Colorado. Once at the airport, many transportation options exist.

  • ​RTD Light Rail: The new A and R lines connect the airport with the Anschutz Medical Campus and downtown Denver. Note that travel times can range over an hour. Consult the map and trip planner here: https://www.rtd-denver.com/app/plan​
  • Rental Car: As Denver is a large city, the flexibility of a rental car provides the easiest option for transportation.

Where to Stay
Click HERE​ to see a list of hotels within close proximity to Children's Hospital and the Unviersity of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus. You can also visit 
https://www.cu.edu/psc/travel/preferred-hotel-program to see hotel information and preferred pricing options.

What to do if...

...my flight is delayed, travel plans are disrupted, or something changes in my schedule - contact Katie Cornish, our Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Coordinator, by email ​or by phone during business hours at 720-777-8613.


Where Are Our Past Fellows Now?

  • Andria Powers, MD (2020) ​Children's Hospital Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Kartik Reddy, MD (2019) Batson Children's Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jacqueline Smith, DO (2018) ​Private Practice, Diversified Radiology, Denver, CO​
  • Christina White, DO (2017) Private Practice, Diversified Radiology, Denver, CO

Recent Publications

The Utility of MRI in Pediatric Trauma Patients Suspected of Having Cervical Spine Injuries.

Derderian SC, Greenan K, Mirsky DMStence NV, Graber S, Hankinson TC, Hubbell N, Alexander A, O'Neill BR, Wilkinson CC, Handler MH. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2019 Aug 16

 

Brain imaging in classic nonketotic hyperglycinemia: Quantitative analysis and relation to phenotype.

Stence NVFenton LZ, Levek C, Tong S, Coughlin CR 2nd, Hennermann JB, Wortmann SB, Van Hove JLK. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. 2019 May;42(3):438-450.

 

Yield of Emergent Neuroimaging in Patients With Sturge-Weber Syndrome Presenting With Acute Neurologic Symptoms.

Jülich K, Neuberger I, Sahin M, Takeoka M, Pinto A, Prabhu SP. Journal of Child Neurology. 2019 Jan;34(1):17-21.

 

Diagnostic accuracy of neuroimaging in pediatric optic chiasm/sellar/suprasellar tumors.

Norris GA, Garcia J, Hankinson TC, Handler M, Foreman N, Mirsky DStence N, Dorris K, Green AL. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2019 Jun;66(6):e27680.

 

Occult head injury is common in children with concern for physical abuse.

Boehnke M, Mirsky DStence N, Stanley RM, Lindberg DM; ExSTRA investigators. Pediatric Radiology. 2018 Aug;48(8):1123-1129.

 

Imaging of congenital central nervous system infections.

Neuberger I, Garcia J, Meyers ML, Feygin T, Bulas DI, Mirsky DMPediatric Radiology. 2018 Apr;48(4):513-523.

 

Predicting Progression of Intracranial Arteriopathies in Childhood Stroke With Vessel Wall Imaging.

Stence NV, Pabst LL, Hollatz AL, Mirsky DM, Herson PS, Poisson S, Traystman RJ, Bernard TJ. Stroke. 2017 Aug;48(8):2274-2277. 

 

Pediatric Brain: Repeated Exposure to Linear Gadolinium-based Contrast Material Is Associated with Increased Signal Intensity at Unenhanced T1-weighted MR Imaging.

Flood TF, Stence NVMaloney JAMirsky DMRadiology. 2017 Jan;282(1):222-228.

 

Asymptomatic Interhypothalamic Adhesions in Children.

Ahmed FN, Stence NV, Mirsky DMAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology. 2016 Apr;37(4):726-9.

 

A cluster of acute flaccid paralysis and cranial nerve dysfunction temporally associated with an outbreak of enterovirus D68 in children in Colorado, USA.

Messacar K, Schreiner TL, Maloney JA, Wallace A, Ludke J, Oberste MS, Nix WA, Robinson CC, Glodé MP, Abzug MJ, Dominguez SR. Lancet. 2015 Apr 25;385(9978):1662-71. 

 

MRI findings in children with acute flaccid paralysis and cranial nerve dysfunction occurring during the 2014 enterovirus D68 outbreak.

Maloney JAMirsky DM, Messacar K, Dominguez SR, Schreiner T, Stence NVAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology. 2015 Feb;36(2):245-50.​​