Why UT Southwestern
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our Pediatric Radiology program is centered at Children’s Health℠ Children's Medical Center Dallas, a private, nonprofit, tertiary-care pediatric hospital and Level I pediatric trauma center that is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for UT Southwestern. Fellows gain experience in the pediatric applications and interpretation of radiography, computed tomography, ultrasonography, angiography, interventional techniques, nuclear radiology, magnetic resonance imaging.
The mission of Children’s Health℠ guides all that we do: "Make life better for children." This begins with a dedication to patient care and compassion to serve a vulnerable, often under-served pediatric population. Educating a diverse future generation of healthcare providers, including through this fellowship, is essential to ensure that the needs of children will be met. Finally, actively participating in research and quality projects will ensure optimized care and treatment breakthroughs are available to give hope to patients in the future. Our dedication to these core areas of education, discovery, and healing also form the foundation of UT Southwestern's mission.
- Educate fellows who complete an ACGME-certified residency in Diagnostic Radiology from a variety of pre-fellowship experiences ranging from small community to large academic residency programs.
- Produce pediatric radiologists who would be successful in a private practice or academic setting.
- Impart a core base of medical knowledge and abilities to the trainee through a standardized curriculum of lectures, case conferences, and work experience.
- Reinforce professionalism and interpersonal skills through extensive interactions with healthcare providers during multidisciplinary conferences, during direct patient care, and educational sessions.
- Introduce the concept of quality in Pediatric Radiology through involvement in a practice-based improvement project, active involvement in a quality committee, and engagement in the Peer Learning process.
- Participate in a research project and gain improved ability to critically evaluate literature in Pediatric Radiology.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our program seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive workplace is the vision of UT Southwestern Medical Center, our department, and this fellowship program.
More information about diversity at UT Southwestern can be found here.
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Neuroradiology
Chief Radiology Officer, Children's Health
Director, Pediatric Imaging, Parkland Hospital
Director, Radiology Education
Director, Interventional Radiology, Children's Health
Director, Legacy Operations, Children's Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
- Fellowship-trained faculty who are committed to training and education
- A diverse patient population with a range of pathologic conditions
- A strong academic component, including quality and safety training
- Extensive exposure to state-of-the-art techniques in pediatric radiology
- Responsibility for planning, monitoring, and interpreting examinations
- Active involvement in performing fluoroscopic and basic pediatric interventional procedures
- A close working relationship between the pediatric radiology department and other clinical departments of the hospital
Beyond the Clinical Experience
In addition to clinical activities, fellows are trained in the basic principles of image acquisition and reconstructions, research methodology, manuscript preparation, and other activities essential both to an academic career and to objective interpretation of current literature and clinical guidelines.
These efforts are supplemented by attendance at multidisciplinary conferences, a regularly scheduled journal club, and regular conferences about quality and safety initiatives in the department and in the hospital.
Fellows are provided with dedicated academic time to pursue their academic interests under direct supervision of faculty. Added allotted time for monitoring cases at the scanner further enhances the understanding of image acquisition techniques and protocol optimization. Elective time is provided up to two months annually and as allowable by the receiving service(s). Elective time has been used to pursue additional training in pediatric orthopaedic imaging, cardiac imaging, fetal imaging, and neuroradiology beyond the core rotations. Fellows are entitled to an academic enrichment fund to support educational materials and attend scientific meetings.
Fellows take evening call with an attending pediatric radiologist and overnight pager call about once per week. Weekend call is approximately once per month.
Facilities and Equipment
The main campus is a 487-bed, Level 1 pediatric trauma center and home to one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the nation. All imaging modalities are available, including an MRI suite completed in 2017 with two 3T and one 1.5T Siemens scanners.
The Plano campus includes an inpatient hospital, outpatient center, and busy emergency department with all imaging modalities, including a Philips 1.5T scanner and an interventional radiology service.
Pavilion Outpatient Center – Dallas
Located adjacent to the main campus in Dallas is a busy outpatient imaging clinic, which includes multiple fluoroscopy suites, ultrasound, and two 1.5T Philips scanners.
Children's Imaging Center
This multimodality outpatient imaging center is located in Plano with the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. It includes a fluoroscopy suite, EOS imaging system, and a 3T Siemens MRI scanner.
UT Southwestern and Parkland
Multiple 1.5T and 3T MRI systems are available within Parkland Health & Hospital System and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, in addition to numerous research magnets across campus. Parkland has a dedicated MRI in its neonatal intensive care unit.
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 present conferences in this forum, as well as more informal monthly resident case conferences. A core curriculum in pediatric radiology is offered through weekly didactic lectures by the faculty.
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 variety of topics.
Multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with pediatrics, pediatric surgery, pathology, urology, and various clinical subspecialties are scheduled throughout the month. Fellows lead the radiology portion of these conferences once or twice per week.
Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department, which are developed through collaborative efforts involving clinical and research faculty and staff. Fellows have ready access to UT Southwestern's Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center, only five minutes away, and most journals can be accessed online from Children's Medical Center Dallas. Texts are also available for sign-out and review.
Fellows have a required research project and are expected to attend a major radiology meeting, preferably as a presenter. Fellows are also required to participate in a quality project within the division.
Salaries and Benefits
Hospital stipends are set annually and are competitive nationally with those of other teaching programs. The amount, shown in the chart below, depends on the year of residency training.
Low-cost hospitalization and dental insurance is available to contracted house staff, as well as a group life insurance plan.
Medical malpractice insurance is provided for Radiology house staff by the Department through the University of Texas System group plan.
The Fellow’s assignments and vacation usage will be determined and/or approved by the Program Director. Fellow will accrue vacation and sick leave on a monthly basis and may utilize such leaves consistent with State law and the Policies and Procedures adopted by UTSW to implement the State law.
The program provides up to three one-year fellowship positions annually. Information regarding the application process can be found under How to Apply on the main Fellowships page. Below are requirements specific to the Pediatric Radiology fellowship.
Satisfactory completion of a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
It is recommended that applications be submitted by October 1 (which is 21 months before the fellowship start date)
Our fellowship has agreed to follow the SPR interview date embargo agreement
Three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from current Program Director)
Official medical school transcript
International Medical Graduates
For questions regarding International Medical Graduates, visit our fellowships page. Please note the above residency requirements.