Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education

In recognition of Dr. Patriquin's commitment to international education, this fellowship is designed to subsidize the expenses of one Pediatric Radiologist per year who practices outside of North America.Award specifications: Funding will be provided to partially defray the cost of attendance at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. The annual fellowship award will be capped at $3,000. Pediatric Radiologists who reside and practice outside of North America, who seek to attend the SPR Annual Meeting for the purpose of education, and are in need of financial support to do so, are eligible candidates for the Patriquin Fellowship. One individual will be funded per year but only if funds are available as determined by the Treasurer and Finance Committee of the Foundation and the SPR.


Priority is given to eligible applicants who have never attended an SPR meeting.

Patriquin Fellowship Awardees


  • 2014  Nneka Iloanusi, MBBS University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital

  • 2014 - Beatrice Mulama, MBChB, MMed Kenyatta National Hospital 
  • 2013 - Regina Nava, MD, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines 
  • 2013 - Olubukola A.Omidiji, MBBS
    University of Lagos
    Nigeria
  • 2012 - Yocabel Gorfu, MD
    The Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa University
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2012 - Jeska Wambani Sidika  MBchB 
    Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2011 - Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, MD 
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research 
    Chandigarh, India
  • 2010 - Omolola Mojisola Atalabi, MD
    College of Medicine, University of Ibadan
    Nigeria
  • 2009 - Ahmed Mussa Jusabani, MD
    Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
    Moshi Town, Tanzania
  • 2008 - Rolando Reyna Lopez, MD
    Hospital Santo Tomas
    Panama City, Panama
  • 2007 - Nathan D. P. Concepcion, MD
    Marikina City, Philippines
  • 2006 - Pannee Visrutaratna, MD
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2006 - Juana Maria Vallejo, MD 
    Bogota, Colombia
  • 2006 - Hakima Al-Hashimi, MD
    Manama, Bahrain
  • 2005 - Luy Lyda, MD
    Angkor Hospital for Children
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 2004 - Berlin Melissa Go, MD
    Makati Medical Center
    Makati City, The Philippines
  • 2003 - Kassa Darge, MD, PhD
    University of Wurzburg
    Germany

Application Process

The Fellowship application and award deadline is November 1, the year prior to the SPR meeting. The applicant shall submit a copy of his or her C.V. and a personal statement on as to why attending the SPR meeting would be personally beneficial. The application process will be peer-reviewed and administered by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. The Fellowship awardee will be chosen by the Board of the R&E Foundation at their regular meeting in early December each year.

The Awardee shall be encouraged to submit a poster or paper to the annual meeting on some aspect of their practice to be shared with the SPR members.

The Heidi Patriquin Fund

Dr. Heidi Patriquin's friends and colleagues, led by Dr. Diane Babcock at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, established the Fund for this award in her memory. The inaugural award was granted for the 2003 SPR meeting.

Application materials (personal statement and CV) must be submitted by November 1, the year prior to the annual meeting to jboylan@acr.org or to:

Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education
The SPR Research and Education Foundation
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Download the most recent award flyer here.