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Meet the Team: 2016-2017 Radiology Fellows

Post Date: August 17, 2016
Meet the Team: 2016-2017 Radiology Fellows

They say time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s no surprise that another year has passed and we have a new group of Radiology clinical fellows here at Cincinnati Children’s! We are fortunate once again to have four of our previous fellows staying on for another year for a specialized pediatric fellowship. Please meet and welcome our 2016-2017 fellows!

Our returning fellows are:

Dr. Andrew Schapiro is doing another year in muskuloskeletal imaging. Dr. Hollie West and Dr. Aaron McAllister are both staying for neuroradiology imaging, and Dr. John Roebel has decided to stay on to do interventional radiology. We are so glad to have them for one more year!

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And now to meet the new faces in our department:


Dr. Erin Rowe is from Connecticut and did her residency at the University of Connecticut. She is the mother of two girls and in October will be married for 22 years. She became interested in radiology after her first daughter was born at only 32 weeks gestation. She really enjoys reading cardiac MRI’s.


Dr. Emilia (Emmi) Olson is from Oregon and completed her residency in San Diego. She and her husband have two daughters, and she has a PhD in Molecular Imaging. She became interested in radiology during her 5th year of graduate school. She enjoys reading fetal MRI’s.


Dr. Anjani Naidu (Photo: Third from the left) grew up in Williamsport, PA. She did her residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. So far, her favorite imaging to read is cross-sectional abdominal imaging. She got into radiology because it’s a lot like being a detective – you go from having little to no history and a picture and end with finding the source of the problem.

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Dr. Preston Roberts, his wife and six kids are here from Utah. He did his residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, he spent two years doing general diagnostic radiology for the army and even spent five months in Kuwait. He is excited to be here and focus completely on pediatrics. Dr. Roberts chose radiology because it was the best way to have a positive impact on a large number of patients.


Dr. James Nasralla considers Titusville, PA home. He did his residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He actually doesn’t have a favorite thing to read, because he likes reading everything! He became a radiologist because it’s like solving puzzles and mysteries. He likes to focus on finding the diagnosis of a person’s pain or illness.


Dr. Karyn Ledbetter is originally from southeast Michigan and did her residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Ultrasound is her favorite specialty and she really enjoys reading fetal imaging. She was an MRI tech in the research division at Henry Ford and her mission work prompted her to go to medical school. She was involved in a group at John Hopkin’s called RAD-AID, whose work is to bring sustainable medical imaging to the developing world.

There are two more fellows that have yet to arrive, Dr. Monica Forbes-Amrhein and Dr. Emily Orschein, but we will learn more about them once they get here. One thing I can say about this year’s fellows is that they all have a passion for helping people. Many of them like the challenge of reading medical images and are already extremely talented. We have a great group and I’m sure you will like them too!

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About the author: Alex Towbin

Alex is a radiologist and the Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics. In this role, he helps to manage the information systems used by the Radiology department. Clinically, Alex is the Assistant Director of thoracoabdominal imaging. His research interests include liver disease, liver tumors, inflammatory bowel disease, and appendicitis.