Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship

One, one-year fellowship in Pediatric Neuroradiology is offered through UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Healthâ„ . The Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship Program is approved by the Texas Medical Board (TMB). The Fellowship Program is centered at Children’s Healthâ„  Children's Medical Center Dallas, a private, not-for-profit, tertiary care pediatric hospital and Level I trauma center that is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for UT Southwestern.

Leadership

Timothy Booth, M.D.
Fellowship Director                

Training/Responsibilities

Fellows gain extensive exposure to state-of-the-art techniques in pediatric neuroradiology and will come to understand the complexities of team management of these patients. The fellow is responsible for planning, monitoring, and interpreting examinations. The fellow will be involved in advanced imaging modalities including; MR spectroscopy, DTI, and perfusion imaging, as well as presurgical motor and language mapping.

The Department consists of five neuroradiologists, all with pediatric subspecialty training. Seven magnetic resonance (MR) units, including one 3T, are used within the Department. The fellow will participate in interventional neuroradiology procedures and have the opportunity to be involved in therapeutic treatment of vascular lesions of the head and neck. A one-month elective is offered to further cultivate the interests of the fellow.

There is a close working relationship between the Pediatric Neuroradiology Department and other clinical departments of the hospital. A pediatric neuroradiology fellow at UT Southwestern:

  • Serves as a formal or informal clinical consultant to these various clinical services throughout the year
  • Serves as a consultant to, and teacher of, radiology residents who rotate on the pediatric radiology service

Learn more about the goals and objectives as well as the core curriculum of the Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship.

Conferences

Radiology resident teaching conferences are held twice daily throughout the year and include both didactic lectures and case-based presentations. Fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Fellows will present conferences in this forum as well as monthly case conferences to the residents rotating at Children’s Medical Center.

Radiology Grand Rounds are held monthly with prestigious visiting and local professors, offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.

Informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, and the various clinical subspecialties are available.

Research

Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department, which are developed through research and collaborative efforts of the clinical faculty and Department Ph.D.s.

Fellows have ready access to the UT Southwestern Medical School Library only five minutes away, and most journals can be accessed online from Children's Medical Center. Texts are also available for sign-out and review.

A pediatric radiology fellow at UT Southwestern:

  • Will become knowledgeable in basic pediatric neuroradiology research
  • May have the opportunity to attend a major radiology meeting, preferably as a presenter