The ACGME-accredited Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a one-year program that provides comprehensive pediatric radiology training in a family-centered environment. One new fellow each year rotates through the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) - ranked as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report - and the NICU, located at the Weiler Division. The fellow also teaches radiology residents and participates in conferences and cutting-edge research endeavors.
The goal of the program is for fellows to become proficient in all aspects of pediatric radiology as well as patient care for children, and to embrace the science of investigation. Clinical rotations expose fellows to a wide variety of cases, and our CAQ, fellowship-trained staff supervises each fellow, so that he or she can recommend the appropriate imaging and interpret results for every stage of the various illnesses or abnormalities, while limiting as much excess radiation as possible. Fellows also refine their pediatric care skills by further exploring diseases (i.e. congenital), imaging positioning, and procedures specific to children (i.e voiding cystourethrogram). Intense focus is also given to mastering low-dose radiation, which is also one area of research currently in progress.
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship curriculum encompasses inpatient and outpatient experience with patients ranging from prenatal to adolescents. Fellows weigh in on multidisciplinary consultations, continue our tradition of strong working relationships with other departments, and are exposed to the full spectrum of radiology modalities including: CT, MRI, radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, angiography, and urography, with access to state-of-the-art technology such as: 1.5 Tesla MRI, 3 Tesla MRI, PEC/CT, angiogram, plain films, urography, spectroscopy, and MR video-compatible goggles that enable kids to watch movies during their MR study. Areas of training include:
- Abdominal imaging
- Chest imaging
- Emergency radiology
- Vascular Interventional radiology
- Musculoskeletal imaging
- Neonatal imaging
In addition to rotations, fellows are responsible for teaching residents and medical students, and attending various conferences such as the GI, hematology, urology, pediatric, and pulmonary conferences. Occasionally fellows will moderate selected discussions.
Fellows must fulfill a research requirement under the supervision of a mentor. Current projects available for participation include: studying the use of low-dose multi-detector CT-slice to identify visceral fat in children, evaluating the role of head CT among children with minor head trauma, and comparing ultrasound and CT to evaluate pulmonary empyemas. Mentors will work closely with fellows in choosing a current or new research endeavor that is best suited to their interests and aspirations. Findings will be presented at a peer-reviewed meeting, and ideally at a national symposium.
Salary and Benefits
Montefiore Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including four weeks of vacation and one funded conference week for fellows. Subsidized housing is available close to the Moses Division and in Riverdale. Fellows also receive three meal cards each day, which may be used at all food stations at Montefiore Medical Center Moses and Weiler Divisions, as well as reduced rates for monthly parking.
Montefiore Medical Center is located in a pleasant residential section of the North Bronx, close to the Westchester border and several major highways. Residents, fellows, and faculty easily commute from Manhattan, Westchester, Connecticut, Rockland, and New Jersey.
Montefiore housing is available in Riverdale (10 minutes away) and also on the Medical Center grounds.
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME.
How to Apply
To apply to the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship, please send the following materials to the address below:
- Curriculum vita
- Personal statement of career objectives
- Three letters of recommendation
- Completed universal fellowship application form
Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Attn: Emily Ofrias
111 E 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467