Welcome! We provide fellowship training experience with exceptional teaching that is fun, stimulating and well-rounded. The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) in Aurora, is a division of the Department of Radiology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. We offer three, funded one-year ACGME accredited fellowship positions. Program strengths include dedication to clinical, teaching and research training in pediatric radiology.
The Children’s Hospital of Colorado Department of Radiology is full-service with radiography, CT, PET/CT, MRI, Nuclear medicine, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, angiography and interventional radiology. Cross sectional imaging encompasses Neuro, Chest, Body, Musculoskeletal and Fetal imaging with subspecialty trained pediatric radiologists. Annually, approximately 100,000 exams at the main campus, and another 43,000 exams at satellite facilities are performed. Our single large reading room with all imaging subspecialties allows fellows to be involved with all consultations and interesting cases on a daily basis, formulating a good working relationship with referring physicians. Fellows attend and lead daily Pediatric and Neonatal intensive care rounds reviewing all imaging on the most critically ill patients with subspecialty attending physician interaction. Fellows also attend the monthly multidisciplinary vascular malformation clinic.
Superlative education is at the forefront for fellows. There is a daily Fellow Case of the Day series where each fellow is shown an unknown case covering MSK, Neuro, GI, GU, Chest and Fetal sections with protocol, imaging and interpretation pearls. Fellows attend a variety of multidisciplinary conferences including monthly Tumor Board (general, neuro and orthopedic oncology), Surgery, Urology, Pulmonary (general and interstitial lung disease), Neuroimaging, Gastrointestinal, Hospitalist, Metabolic/Genetics, Stroke, Child Advocacy, Maternal Fetal medicine and ENT. There is a Fellow Core Curriculum lecture series twice per month given by pediatric radiology faculty as well as a monthly journal club. Our pediatric radiology program supports the residency training program for University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center Department of Radiology, thus there are ample opportunities to teach residents as well as visiting students and residents from other services.
Research opportunities abound with projects facilitated frequently amongst discussions generated in the reading room and at multidisciplinary conferences. Fellows choose a faculty mentor and work on a research project (either novel or ongoing) with goal of presenting at the annual Society of Pediatric Radiology meeting and manuscript submission.
Fellows in the program receive a broad range of experience with an active clinical service and an academic emphasis. We are proud to offer an exciting, educational opportunity in pediatric imaging.
We are accepting applications for 2019-2020 and applications for 2020-2021.
Nicole Shama, RT(R)(CT) BSRS
Manager of Radiology