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Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

Benjamin Taragin, MD

Fellowship Program Director:
Benjamin Taragin, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Imaging

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited, one-year program that provides comprehensive pediatric radiology training in a state-of-the-art children's hospital. Our department provides comprehensive diagnostic imaging for the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, ranked as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. 

The goal of the program is for fellows to become proficient in all aspects of pediatric radiology and patient care while embracing the science of investigation. Clinical rotations expose fellows to a wide variety of cases, and our CAQ (certificate of added qualification), fellowship-trained staff supervises each fellow, allowing progressive independent decision making and study interpretation.  Fellows also refine their pediatric care skills by exploring congenital and acquired diseases, optimizing imaging acquisition and performing procedures specific to children. Intense focus is also given to mastering low-dose radiation, which is one area of research now in progress. The fellow takes part  in cutting-edge research endeavors, multidisciplinary conferences and resident and medical student education.

Curriculum

The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship curriculum encompasses inpatient and outpatient experience with patients ranging from prenatal to adolescents. The pediatric radiology department volume is approximately 40,000 plain films per year; 15,000 cross-sectional studies, including CT, MR and US; and approximately 100 interventional procedures a year.

Fellows are exposed to the full spectrum of radiology modalities including: CT, MRI, radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and angiography.  We utilize state-of-the-art technology, including a 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI, PEC/CT, angiography, ultrasound elastography, MR urography, and MR spectroscopy.  Areas of training include:

  • Abdominal imaging
  • Chest imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Emergency radiology
  • Vascular Interventional radiology
  • Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Neonatal imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine

Fellows provide multidisciplinary consultations, continuing our tradition of strong working relationships with other departments.   Fellows will attend and occasionally moderate selected discussions at various multidisciplinary conferences such as the pediatric GI, hematology, urology, and pulmonary conferences.  In addition to rotations, fellows are responsible for teaching residents and medical students. 

Fellows are encouraged to fulfill a research project under the supervision of a mentor. Mentors will work closely with fellows in choosing an ongoing 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 or meeting. 

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 Campus and in Riverdale. Fellows also receive a daily meal stipend, which may be used at all food stations at Montefiore Medical Center, as well as reduced rates for monthly parking.

Location

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 County and New Jersey.

Montefiore housing is available in Riverdale (10 minutes away) and also on the Medical Center grounds.

We encourage all interested applicants to learn more about our generous compensation and benefits package as well as additional resources and amenities

Where our graduating fellows have found employment

Our graduating fellows hold positions in private practice and academic centers, including the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Winthrop University and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Requirements for fellowship candidates

Fellows must have completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and must be eligible for a New York state license.

How to Apply:

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 (can be downloaded from www.apdr.org/residents/fellowships.cfm)

Montefiore Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Attn: Emily Ofrias
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Contact

Division Chief
Benjamin Taragin, MD.
btaragin@montefiore.org

Education Administrator
Emily Ofrias
Telephone: 718-920-5506 
Fax: 718-920-4854 
Email: eofrias@montefiore.org