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Introducing Our Radiology Clinical Fellows, Class of 2024, Part 2

Post Date: July 28, 2023
Introducing Our Radiology Clinical Fellows, Class of 2024, Part 2

Lindsey Pelissier

Hello, my name is Lindsey Pelissier. I am one of the new pediatric radiology fellows, and I am ecstatic to continue my training at Cincinnati Children’s!

I grew up in New Jersey, not too far from New York, which yielded many fun train trips to the city and summer vacations at the beach. Most of my free time though was filled with playing soccer and flying small Cessna airplanes for fun. I originally wanted to be in the Air Force as my dad was a Marine, but I soon realized I could fly as a hobby and instead pursued a career in the helping profession. 

My interest in providing care to the pediatric population first began during my former career as a clinical psychologist where I spent a considerable amount of time in Los Angeles. I provided therapy to children and their families who had suffered from abuse to subsequently researching outcomes and factors associated with infant abusive head trauma at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. During this time, I was fortunate to have a wonderful mentor in the field of neuroscience and neurosurgery, who also inspired my desire to become a physician. While at the University of Michigan Medical School, my interest to pursue the field of radiology was solidified, as I was able to assist with intraoperative awake craniotomies performed for brain mapping with fMRI, as well as quantitatively define cervical spinal growth with CT imaging. Yet, it was during radiology residency at The Ohio State University while rotating at Nationwide Children’s Hospital that my passion for the field of pediatric radiology flourished. 

My journey to the field has afforded me wonderful opportunities to work with inspiring physicians and many enlightening experiences. I believe Cincinnati Children’s will not only continue to do just that, but also train me to be the best pediatric radiologist I can be in order to provide the greatest possible outcomes for patients.

My passions outside of radiology include traveling, scuba diving, West African dancing, and most of all, enjoying time with my other half and two children who continuously make every day so special.   

Alex Loomis

Hi, my name is Alex Loomis and I’m one of the new radiology fellows at Cincinnati Children’s.

I am an Ohio native and grew up in Beavercreek. I loved that growing up I was close by to all my extended family. We would always take a large family trip to Lake Thornapple in Michigan where we would fish, have bonfires, and just be outside and have fun.

I took a slightly longer path to medicine than most. After undergraduate, I wanted to take some time to make sure I did not want to pursue other fields. I worked at a pharmaceutical company and then at a biotechnology company in Cincinnati. I decided during that time that I needed something more and chose to pursue medicine. I eventually landed on radiology because we get to help in the care of nearly every patient that steps foot in the hospital, and I feel like a detective. I especially have a love for fetal MRI, pediatric neuro, and MSK imaging.

I had my eye set on Cincinnati Children’s because growing up in Ohio, I knew that it was one of the top academic children’s hospitals. I wanted to ensure I trained at a place where I would see the most interesting and complex cases in the country.

In my spare time, I am raising three crazy little boys with my wonderful wife. They keep us busy and there is never a dull moment! I also enjoy cooking, fishing, and reading. The last book I read was Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson, which was an interesting nonfiction book about treasure hunters trying to find an infamous sunken pirate ship!

Bhagyashree Rathore

Hi! My name is Bhagyashree Rathore ,and I’m thrilled to be one of the new radiology fellows. I recently completed my neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, and I’m excited to be doing a pediatric neuroradiology fellowship next year.

I hail from Indore, India, which is a lively and vibrant city. It’s also known as the unofficial food capital of India, with its street food hubs like ‘Chappan Dukaan’ and the ‘Saraafa Bazaar’ where you can find some of the most delicious cuisines. My personal favorite is poha-jalebi, which is a go-to breakfast you can find everywhere in Indore.

Puzzles and mysteries have always fascinated me. With innumerable challenging and rare diseases to diagnose, radiodiagnosis provides an ample opportunity to exercise the grey matter. Each unique and unusual disease I come across and diagnose increases my love for this specialty. Working with children is both rewarding and different and, as I have come to learn so far, it requires a lot of patience and understanding. Cincinnati Children’s is filled with exceptional individuals who are not only highly skilled but also deeply dedicated to delivering top-notch care to children. They are committed to staying at the forefront of medical advancements, making it an ideal environment for both learning and personal growth.

In my free time, I love to play tennis and video games as well as paint/sketch. The last movie I watched was Dungeons & Dragons – Honor among Thieves and the last book I read was Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.

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