Pediatric Interventional Training Opportunities

Introduction

This information is provided voluntarily by each program as a service to potential trainees. Note that there is currently no accredited dedicated PIR training program. Therefore, you may find that programs are diverse in style and structure, with varying degrees of flexibility. If you are interested in a specific program, please contact the director listed for the most current information.

Program Directors: 

If your program is not listed here, fill out this form and notify Dr. Manrita Sidhu that you have done so.

 

Arkansas Children's

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Charles A. James, M.D.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas USA
jamescharlesa@uams.edu
(501) 364-4914

Description: Goals at present are to provide sub-specialized Pediatric IR fellowship elective time for Adult IR fellows or provide basic Pediatric IR experience for Pediatric Radiology fellows. Pediatric IR and Adult IR services are integrated into one university group practice. Pediatric IR attendings provide combination of Pediatric IR, Adult IR and Pediatric Radiology fellowship background. Call distribution depends on training pathway (Pediatric Radiology or Adult IR). Niche areas include Vascular Anomalies, Percutaneous Cecostomy, and Radiofrequency Ablation.

Fellowship Details:

  • Type of fellowship: combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology or combined adult interventional radiology and pediatric interventional radiology
  • Duration: negotiable
  • Number of 1 year slots: 1
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: negotiable
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: every 4th night
  • Elective time offered: optional adult IR elective time
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 2
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? pediatric radiology, 9 months pediatric IR, 3 months optional adult IR, 1-3 months
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency and radiology board certification

Service Details:

  • Number of PIR attendings: 4
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 3
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Annual PIR case volume: 1000-2000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

Vascular access

       

x

Biopsy/drainage

       

x

Body angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Spine interventions

   

x

   

Vascular anomalies

     

x

 

Venous interventions

     

x

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

     

x

 

Cecostomy

   

x

   

Locoregional tumor therapy

   

x

   

Musculoskeletal interventions

   

x

   

Biliary interventions

 

x

     

GU interventions

     

x

 

 

Rooms/Equipment: IR lab: Toshiba Infinix system IR Ultrasound unit, IR Radiofrequency unit 2 adjacent CT suites

Arizona - Phoenix Children's

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Rich Towbin, MD
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona  USA
rtowbin@phoenixchildrens.com
602 546 1207

Description:  PCH is currently a 300 bed children's hospital and is in the process of a building project that will take it to over 600 beds. There is currently no dedicated PIR service in the southwest.The PIR fellowship at PCH is brand new. The PIR service is quickly developing in both volume and complexity and is anticipated to be the largest in the southwest in short order. Our PIR faculty is among the most experienced in the United States.

Fellowship Details

  • Type of fellowship: pediatric interventional radiology only

  • Duration:  less than 1 year

  • Number of 1 year slots: 1

  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: negotiable

  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: every fifth night

  • Elective time offered: negotiable

  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 0

  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency, medical license in Arizona

Service Details

  • Number of PIR attendings: 2

  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 0

  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 2

  • Annual PIR case volume: 1000-2000

     

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

Vascular access

 

 

 

 

x

Biopsy/drainage

 

 

 

x

 

Body angiography and intervention

 

 

 

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

 

 

 

x

 

Spine interventions

 

 

 

x

 

Vascular anomalies

 

 

 

x

 

Venous interventions

 

 

 

x

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

 

 

 

x

 

Cecostomy

 

 

x

 

 

Locoregional tumor therapy

 

 

x

 

 

Musculoskeletal interventions

 

 

 

x

 

Biliary interventions

 

 

x

 

 

GU interventions

 

 

x

 

 

Rooms/Equipment: Biplane Philips

California - Children's of Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Philip Stanley, MD, FRCR, FACR, FSIR
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
USA
pstanley@chla.usc.edu
323 361 2383
https//cw.org

Description: The object is to train a pediatric IR with some "general" pediatric experience with a view to future staff position as the work load dictates. The position will be flexible to the applicant's needs. It is possible to combine with an adult position at USC. There is a large clinical base of IR procedures fertile for academic advancement.

Fellowship Details:

  • Type of fellowship: Combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology or combined adult interventional radiology and pediatric interventional radiology
  • Duration: negotiable
  • Number of 1 year slots: 1
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: negotiable
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: negotiated
  • Elective time offered: Yes. Can go to adult IR facility or other specialty hospital
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 1
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? Can be structured to individual applicant
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency, USA radiology board certification, California medical license

Service Details

  • Number of PIR attendings: 2
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 2
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Annual PIR case volume: 1000-2000

Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

           

Vascular access

       

x

Biopsy/drainage

       

x

Body angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

   

x

 

 

Spine interventions

   

x

 

 

Vascular anomalies

     

x

 

Venous interventions

   

x

 

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

     

x

 

Cecostomy

 

x

     

Locoregional tumor therapy

 

x

     

Musculoskeletal interventions

     

x

 

Biliary interventions

     

x

 

GU interventions

     

x

 

Rooms/Equipment

  • Two CT suites One biplane angio suite (Phillips) Portable 9800 with vascular package

Massachusetts - Boston Children's

Children’s Hospital Boston
Ahmad I. Alomari, MD

Children's Hospital Boston
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts  USA

ahmad.alomari@childrens.harvard.edu
617-355-6221
http://www.bostonpedrad.com 

Description: The Division of Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Children’s Hospitals Boston offers a one-year training program for those who have completed a pediatric radiology or interventional radiology fellowship. The pediatric interventional radiology fellow will be exposed to all aspects of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology as they apply to children: the use of appropriate pediatric patient care techniques, vascular and organ access techniques using appropriately sized devices and the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pediatric conditions. Among the procedures commonly performed are: 1. Embolization, sclerotherapy and laser photocoagulation of vascular anomalies (venous, arteriovenous, lymphatic and vascular tumors); 2. Tissue biopsy and drainage procedures; 3. Enteric and venous accesses; 4. Neurovascular angiography and interventions; 5. Radiofrequency ablation; 6. Biliary and GU interventions. The Dept. of Anesthesia provides daily coverage with two teams. Children’s Hospitals Boston is the flagship children’s hospital for the Harvard Medical School with 390 beds. Our pediatric radiology fellowships include training in all aspects of pediatric imaging. Our dept. provides 7 to 9 fellows each year with broad clinical experience and many opportunities to participate in clinical, basic and health services research. The Dept. of Radiology has a $6 million research program headed by a senior Research Director. The faculty is engaged in a number of investigations that seek to bridge the gap between pediatric radiology research and the best adult radiology investigations. We offer extensive academic support through two libraries and our own research librarian, and research facilities in the neighboring Kresge Laboratory for Pediatric Imaging Research and the John F. Enders Pediatric Research Laboratories building. The position is available for the academic years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. The starting date is negotiable. If you are interested in this position, please submit you CV to: Ahmad I. Alomari, MD, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Children’s Hospital Boston,300 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115; telephone: 617-355-6221.

 

Fellowship Details:  

  • Type of fellowship: pediatric interventional radiology only
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Number of 1 year slots: 2
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: July 1
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: Every other night
  • Elective time offered: Yes. Elective "adult" IR rotation at Brigham and Women's hospital
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 4
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? N/A
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency, radiology board certification, pediatric radiology or “adult” interventional radiology fellowship

Service Details:

  • Number of PIR attendings: 4
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 0
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Annual PIR case volume: Greater than 3000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume:

Type of Case

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

 

 

 

 

 

Vascular access

 

 

 

x

Biopsy/drainage

 

 

 

x

Body angiography and intervention

 

 

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

 

 

x

 

Spine interventions

 

x

 

 

Vascular anomalies

 

 

 

x

Venous interventions

 

 

x

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

 

 

 

x

Cecostomy

x

 

 

 

Locoregional tumor therapy

 

 

x

 

Musculoskeletal interventions

 

 

x

 

Biliary interventions

 

 

x

 

GU interventions

 

 

x

 

 

Rooms/Equipment: The new IR suite includes two DSA rooms (one with biplane), a third room with CT and C-arm, a recovery area and examination rooms/clinic. The rooms are also equipped with three state-of the art ultrasound machines and two new portable ultrasound units.

Ohio - Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

John M Racadio, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio   USA
john.racadio@cchmc.org  513 636-3385   http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/interventional

Description: Goal of our fellowship is to train motivated and talented individuals in Pediatric IR. We are part of an ACGME accredited adult IR Fellowship with the University of Cincinnati (during which the fellows train with us in Pediatric IR for 2 months of their one year fellowship). We have a strong Pediatric Radiology Fellowship, and interested Pediatric Radiology Fellows can focus part of their fellowship in Pediatric IR. Although we have not had a formal Pediatric Radiology IR Fellowship, several of our pediatric radiology fellows have stayed on the year following completion of their Pediatric Radiology fellowship to join us as first year faculty and have undergone an "apprentice year" in Peds IR under the guidance of our Peds IR faculty. We foresee offering a dedicated one year Peds IR Fellowship in the near future. We perform a broad range of procedures including: cerebral and visceral angiography, arterial and venous angioplasty, transarterial and percutaneous embolization, IVC filter placement, Soft tissue and bone biopsy, biliary intervention, esophageal dilation, abscess drainage, chest tube placement, lumbar puncture, arthrography, intra-articular steroid injections, PICC placement, urologic intervention including percutaneous nephrostomy, ureteral stenting, and suprapubic drainage, vascular malformation treatment including percutaneous sclerotherapy, diagnostic and therapeutic spine intervention, 3D imaging of anorectal malformations, varicocele embolization. We have a strong research and development collaborative with Philips Medical Systems, and are fortunate to have prototype equipment before it is commercially available. One of our most rapidly developing areas is treatment of vascular malformations as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Other niche areas include renal AML embolization for Tuberous Sclerosis patients and percutaneous bone therapy including currettage and bone grafting, and image guided orthopedic screw fixation

Fellowship Details

  • Type of fellowship: combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology or combined adult interventional radiology and pediatric interventional radiology. We are part of a combined ACGME accredited 1 year Adult IR Fellowship through the University of Cincinnati (the fellows rotate through Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center IR Division 2 months out of the 1 year fellowship. We have a Pediatric Radiology Fellowship and part of that fellowship can be focused in Peds IR. In the past several years pediatric radiology fellows with a focus in peds IR have stayed on as first year faculty and have undergone an "apprentice year" of Peds IR under the guidance of the IR faculty.
  • Duration: negotiable
  • Number of 1 year slots: 1
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: negotiable. For the ACGME accredited adult IR fellowship with the University of Cincinnati (during which the fellow spends 2 months at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Peds IR) the fellow starts July 1. Those with interest strictly in Peds IR start time is negotiable
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: negotiable
  • Elective time offered: negotiable
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 3
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? We are part of a combined ACGME accredited 1 year Adult IR Fellowship through the University of Cincinnati (the fellows rotate through Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center IR Division 2 months out of the 1 year fellowship, and are CAQ eligible in IR). We also have a Pediatric Radiology Fellowship and part of that fellowship can be focused in Peds IR, and graduates are CAQ eligible in pediatric radiology. In the past several years pediatric radiology fellows with a focus in peds IR have stayed on the following year as first year faculty and have undergone an "apprentice year" of Peds IR under the guidance of the IR faculty.
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency, radiology board certification, medical license

Service Details

  • Number of PIR attendings: 4
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: n/a
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Annual PIR case volume: greater than 3000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

           

Vascular access

       

x

Biopsy/drainage

       

x

Body angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Spine interventions

     

x

 

Vascular anomalies

     

x

 

Venous interventions

     

x

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

   

x

   

Cecostomy

x

       

Locoregional tumor therapy

   

x

   

Musculoskeletal interventions

     

x

 

Biliary interventions

     

x

 

GU interventions

     

x

 

Rooms/Equipment: 3 suites: Philips FD20 Flat Detector with 3D rotational angio, 3D roadmapping, and XperCT/XperGuide, Philips Integris Allura Bi-plane with 3DRA, Philips Integris Allura Single Plane. We also perform procedures in a new Toshiba 64 slice CT scanner equipped with fluoro CT. All rooms meet OR standards for air flow and air exchange and all are equipped with a full complement of anesthesia gases. We have 4 ultrasound machines: One Siemens Antares, one Sequoia, and one Philips IU22. We have dedicated IR clinic space and run clinic 1 day per week. We are part of the "perioperative arena" physically located directly next to the OR's, anesthesia, endoscopy suites, and PACU. This has allowed us to develop combined IR/Surgical procedures.

Ohio - Nationwide Children's -Columbus

Nationwide Children's Hospital - Columbus

Mark J Hogan, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio   USA
mark.hogan@nationwidechildrens.org
 614-722-2398

Description: This is a large volume PIR program encompassing basically all areas of PIR. We also have a dedicated clinic room to perform consultations and evaluation and management encounters. The fellowship is negotiable in terms of time. It can be in addition to training to qualify for Pediatric Radiology Board certification. While we currently do not have a formal program with the adult IR fellowship at The Ohio State University, we would negotiate with an acceptable candidate to allow training time in our institution as part of an accredited IR fellowship at OSU or another hospital. Neurointerventions are performed in conjuction with a Fellowship trained Neurointerventional Radiologist

Fellowship Details

  • Type of fellowship: Pediatric interventional radiology only or combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology
  • Duration: Negotiable
  • Number of 1 year slots: 3
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: Negotiable
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: Every fifth night
  • Elective time offered: Negotiable
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 2
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? CAQ for Pediatric Radiology if all requirements met. Will work with The Ohio State University for a combined ACGME accredited IR fellowship for the appropriate candidate. 
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency

 Service Details:  

  • Number of PIR attendings: 6
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 0
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Annual PIR case volume: 3000-4000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

We offer this service but I do not have the volume information at this time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vascular access

 

 

 

x

 

Biopsy/drainage

 

 

 

x

 

Body angiography and intervention

 

 

x

 

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

 

 

x

 

 

Spine interventions

 

 

 

 

x

Vascular anomalies

 

 

 

x

 

Venous interventions

 

 

x

 

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

 

 

 

x

 

Cecostomy

 

x

 

 

 

Locoregional tumor therapy

 

x

 

 

 

Musculoskeletal interventions

 

 

 

x

 

Biliary interventions

 

x

 

 

 

GU interventions

 

 

x

 

 

Rooms/Equipment: Biplane Siemens unit (new November 2007) Single plane GE unit (new August 2008.) Two IR dedicated ATL HDI5000 SonoCT ultrasound units One IR dedicated Philips iu22 Ultrasound unit

Ontario - Sick Children (SickKids)-Toronto

Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Philip John, MD
SickKids - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
philip.john@sickkids.ca
Phone 416-813-5823
www.sickkids.ca/igt/

Description: We have recognized goals and objectives for a 1-year IR fellowship in Imaged Guided Therapy (IGT). Occasionally a 6-month fellowship is offered if the applicant has previously done paediatric or adult IR. Residents rarely rotate through our IGT. We have a well developed system of ward rounds (pre and post procedure), and IGT clinic with a staff pediatrician as member of the team. IR leads the weekly multiprofessional vascular anomalies clinic. On call is entirely peds IR. Each fellow is expected to do at least one project, culminating in a paper each year. We practice combined procedures with our surgical colleagues, on a case by case basis.

Fellowship Details 

  • Type of fellowship: pediatric interventional radiology or combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology. In process of organising adult/peds fellowships
  • Duration: 1 year (occasionally 6 months)
  • Number of 1 year slots: 3 (one of these is funded and two are self-funded)
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: beginning of January or July each year
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: one week every 3 weeks (if 3 fellows) or one long weekend every two weekends (if 2 fellows)
  • Elective time offered: academic time is one day per week
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: approx 15
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? adult IR accredited - yes; peds IR – no
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency and approval for educational license in Ontario; Royal College approved 

Service Details

  • Number of PIR attendings: 5 Body and 1 Neuro
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: n/a
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Annual PIR case volume: Greater than 3000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

Vascular access

       

x

Biopsy/drainage

       

x

Body angiography and intervention

       

x

Neuro angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Spine interventions

     

x

 

Vascular anomalies

       

x

Venous interventions

       

x

Enteric access (G,GJ)

       

x

Cecostomy

     

x

 

Locoregional tumor therapy

x

       

Musculoskeletal interventions

       

x

Biliary interventions

     

x

 

GU interventions

     

x

 

 

Rooms/Equipment:

4 rooms - 3 single plane; 1 biplane. Integrated US in 3 rooms, 2 free standing US machines, an IGT clinic; a 5 cubicle observation area.

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Pennyslvania - Children’s of Philadelphia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Anne Marie Cahill, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   USA
cahill@email.chop.edu
267 425 7122

Description

Our goal is to provide a broad based training for interventional fellows in vascular and nonvascular intervention. Our program has a strong academic bias and the expectation that a fellow will present clinical research work at a national meeting followed by a publication. We are moving into the realm of new procedures such as RF ablation, gene therapy and thermal ablation of tumors such as neurofibromas. We offer a large exposure to vascular anomaly therapy and have a monthly clinic combined with plastic surgery that the IR fellow attends. We have fellows who rotate from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and general pediatric radiology diagnostic fellows who also each spend a month rotation in IR. There is no adult IR call unless the fellow chooses to rotate in the adult IR program. Our call is currently 1 week on four. The fellow also gets one dedicated academic day per week and the ability to attend 1-2 conferences per year - 1 if non participatory, possibly more if participating.

 

Fellowship Details 

  • Type of fellowship: pediatric interventional radiology or combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Number of 1 year slots:1 currently
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: July 1
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: 1 week in four
  • Elective time offered: 1 month at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania getting adult IR experience if desired
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 2
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? Currently no as we feel a dedicated year in pediatric intervention is necessary to acquire an appropriate skill set for a career as a dedicated pediatric IR attending
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: Radiology residency, radiology board certification in your country, medical license in Pennsylvania, ideally the specialty is best complemented with a 1 year pediatric radiology fellowship but not obligatory

 

Service Details

 

  • Number of PIR attendings: 4 in May 2008, currently 3
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 0
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1 adult neuro-interventional attending that performs neurointervention when required 
  • Annual PIR case volume: Greater than 3000

 

Types of cases and approximate volume

 

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vascular access

 

 

 

 

x

 

Biopsy/drainage

 

 

 

x

 

Body angiography and intervention

 

 

 

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

 

 

 

x

 

Spine interventions

 

 

x

 

 

Vascular anomalies

 

 

 

x

 

Venous interventions

 

 

 

x

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

 

 

 

x

 

Cecostomy

 

 

x

 

 

Locoregional tumor therapy

x

 

 

 

 

Musculoskeletal interventions

 

 

x

 

 

Biliary interventions

 

 

x

 

 

GU interventions

 

 

x

 

 


Rooms/Equipment

Two recently acquired Siemens angiography units both with DynaCT, one single plane and one biplane, and a third Philips units to be upgraded in July 2008 to a biplane flat detector XperCT system.

Pennsylvania - Children's of Pittsburgh

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
John Crowley, MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - USA
crowleyjj@upmc.edu  - 412 692-5725 - www.chp.edu

Description: Fellowship intends to prepare interventionalists to provide full spectrum of pediatric interventional procedures in the context of a clinical service. Highlights of service environment include oncologic interventions, multivisceral transplants (heart, lung, liver, kidney, small bowel, pancreas), IR-lead vascular access service, treatment of vascular anomalies, orthopedic and musculoskeletal procedures, etc. Very active research and academic involvements. Multidisciplinary combined procedures.Fellowship Details:

Type of fellowship: pediatric interventional radiology or combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology
Duration: negotiable
Number of 1 year slots: 2
Start date for 1 year fellowship: July 1
Approximate call frequency for fellows: negotiated
Elective time offered: negotiable
How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: n/a
If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? The focus of our pediatric IR fellowship is pediatric IR training.
Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency, Pennsylvania medical license

Service Details:

  • Number of PIR attendings: 2
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Annual PIR case volume: Greater than 3000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

Vascular access

       

x

Biopsy/drainage

       

x

Body angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Spine interventions

     

x

 

Vascular anomalies

     

x

 

Venous interventions

     

x

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

       

x

Cecostomy

 

x

     

Locoregional tumor therapy

 

x

     

Musculoskeletal interventions

     

x

 

Biliary interventions

     

x

 

GU interventions

     

x

 

Rooms/Equipment: Two suites, one equipped with Siemens Artsis DBA biplane with Dyna CT and 3D angio, MMV interface for US and endoscopy, one C-arm, two CT suites with CT fluoroscopy. New hospital opens in 4/09 with all new equipment.

Texas - Children's Medical Center - Dallas


Children’s Medical Center
Nancy Rollins
Children’s Medical Center
University Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas   USA
nancy.rollins@childrens.com 214 4562809

Description:
Acquire experience in basic pediatric IR procedures applicable to private practice and tertiary pediatric practice. Radiology residents do not scrub into routine IR procedures although ped rad fellows do enteric tube placements, abscess drainages, and biopsies. 15 staff full-service radiology department. There is no adult IR call; pedi IR call is very light. Specialty practice is vascular anomalies with large volume of sclerotherapy. Program is affiliated with University Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship Details

  • Type of fellowship: pediatric interventional radiology only
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Number of 1 year slots: 1
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: negotiable
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: 1 week per month
  • Elective time offered: n/a
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 2
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? n/a
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency

Service Details

  • Number of PIR attendings: 3
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: n/a
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 2
  • Annual PIR case volume: 1000-2000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

Vascular access

       

x

Biopsy/drainage

       

x

Body angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Neuro angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Spine interventions

   

x

   

Vascular anomalies

       

x

Venous interventions

   

x

   

Enteric access (G,GJ)

       

x

Cecostomy

x

       

Locoregional tumor therapy

 

x

     

Musculoskeletal interventions

   

x

   

Biliary interventions

   

x

   

GU interventions

     

x

 

Rooms/Equipment: Dedicated biplane Toshiba

Texas - Texas Children's - Houston

Texas Children’s Hospital
Christopher Cassady MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas   USA
cicassad@texaschildrenshospital.org  832-824-5325

Description: We have the caseload and the facilities to offer subspecialized training in pediatric intervention, but have not done so to this point. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cassady for information on how such a program could be structured to match this department's strengths to the candidates needs. There is potential for a combined program with the adult Interventional section at Baylor.

Fellowship Details

  • Type of fellowship: pediatric interventional radiology or combined pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology
  • Duration: negotiable
  • Number of 1 year slots: 1
  • Start date for 1 year fellowship: negotiable
  • Approximate call frequency for fellows: to be decided
  • Elective time offered: negotiable
  • How many PIR fellows trained in past 5 years: 0
  • If combined fellowship, CAQ eligible? n/a
  • Prerequisite requirements for fellows: radiology residency and Texas medical license

Service Details

  • Number of PIR attendings: 3-4
  • Number of adult IR attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 1
  • Number of neuroradiology or interventional neuroradiology attendings with direct teaching responsibility for PIR fellows: 0
  • Annual PIR case volume: Greater than 3000
  • Types of cases and approximate volume

Type of Case

We do not offer this service at this time

Less than 5 cases a year

Between 5 and 20 cases a year

Between 20 and 200 cases a year

Greater than 200 cases a year

Vascular access

       

x

Biopsy/drainage

       

x

Body angiography and intervention

       

x

Neuro angiography and intervention

     

x

 

Spine interventions

   

x

   

Vascular anomalies

     

x

 

Venous interventions

     

x

 

Enteric access (G,GJ)

     

x

 

Cecostomy

x

       

Locoregional tumor therapy

x

       

Musculoskeletal interventions

     

x

 

Biliary interventions

   

x

   

GU interventions

     

x

 

Rooms/Equipment: 2 new Siemens state-of-the-art rooms to open end of 2008, one single- and one bi-plane