Pediatric Radiology Fellowship
Einat Blumfield, MD
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Montefiore 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-certified, 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.
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship curriculum encompasses inpatient and outpatient experience with patients ranging from prenatal to adolescents. The Division of Pediatric Imaging's 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, PET/CT, angiography, ultrasound elastography, MR urography and MR spectroscopy. Areas of training include the following:
- Abdominal imaging
- Chest imaging
- Emergency radiology
- Vascular interventional radiology
- 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 gastroenterology, 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.
How to Apply
Please email application materials to Emily Ofrias, Education Administrator (email@example.com) and be sure to include the Fellowship program you are applying for in the subject line.
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement of career objectives
- Three letters of recommendation
- APDR universal fellowship application form (http://apdr.org/fellowship-information/)
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