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Pediatric Radiology Fellows Are Vital Members of your Child’s Care Team

Pediatric Radiology Fellows Are Vital Members of your Child’s Care Team

A pediatric radiology fellow plays an important role in the imaging and diagnosing of your child’s healthcare needs. A pediatric radiology fellow is a doctor who has already completed a radiology residency and is doing an additional year of training to become a pediatric imaging specialist. He or she has already completed many years of schooling and medical training, including four years of college, four years of medical school, a year of clinical internship and four years of radiology residency.  At the end of the fellowship, they are experts in imaging and diagnosing the disorders that affect children and adolescents.

The pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected fellowship programs in the world. As a result, our department has trained a large percentage of the pediatric radiologists practicing in the United States.


Pediatric radiology fellows, working with faculty radiologists, interpret different types of imaging tests, from x-rays and ultrasound to CT and MRI.  They interact with patients and their families while performing a variety of radiology imaging procedures. In addition to interpreting studies and performing procedures, our fellows work with doctors and nurses from other specialties as part of the overall team caring for patients.

The emphasis on quality and safety in the department along with the leadership and training offered by the Pediatric Radiology fellowship program is truly “Changing the Outcome” for children in Cincinnati, across the country, and throughout the world.

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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.