Dr. Shannon Green
My name is Shannon Green. I grew up in a small town near Redding, CA, where my favorite memories were spending the summers at Lake Shasta and backpacking and camping with my family and friends. I made my way down to UC Santa Barbara for undergraduate training in chemical engineering and briefly lived in LA and the Bay Area for summer internships at Chevron and in Edinburgh, Scotland, for “study abroad.” I ended up working at Allergan Medical as a product development engineer after graduating. After a few years of working at Allergan, I realized that I was motivated and inspired more by directly helping people rather than indirectly helping them as an engineer, so I decided to pursue a medical degree.
My husband and I moved to San Diego in 2012 for his postdoctoral training in organic chemistry and later career in the biotech industry. We stayed in San Diego for my medical school, internship (internal medicine prelim), and residency. During that time, we had two children: Jack ,who is now 6, and Halle, 4. We spend most of our time exploring new parks, playing baseball, hiking, and, most recently, trying to keep up with Jack’s rapidly advancing chess skills and Halle’s “ninja” skills. My husband and I also like to check out local markets, breweries and wineries and try to balance that by outperforming each other on our Peloton (@queen_green and @troublebrewing). Our house is full of children’s books and textbooks, so I think the last book I read was How to Catch a Mermaid. The last movie I watched (from start to finish) was Top Gun: Maverick – highly recommend.
We decided to move out to Cincinnati Children’s for fellowship training because this program has it all! I know that I will become the best clinical pediatric radiologist that I can be, and I will form lasting connections with my colleagues. My family is also eager to explore the city—Reds/Bengals games; kayaking down the Little Miami; enjoying the local food, drink and music; etc. Let me know if you have any suggestions. We are excited to be here!
Dr. Betul Derinkuyu
Betul Derinkuyu is a native of Türkiye (Turkey). She was born in a small city ‘Kahramanmaras’, famous for its ice cream, which is eaten with a knife and fork. She earned her medical degree from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and completed her radiology residency at Ankara University Medical School. She did her pediatric radiology fellowship at Gazi University Faculty of Medicine. She went into medicine to help people and to have an impact on their lives, especially on kids, which is more rewarding. She chose Cincinnati Children’s because she wanted to be part of the best with outstanding faculty and numerous research options.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She likes cooking, playing board games, hiking, and traveling. The last movie she watched was West Side Story, a musical by Steven Spielberg, and the last book she read was The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (with her daughter as summer school homework).
Dr. Benjamin Fortson
Hi! My name is Ben Fortson and I’m a pediatric radiology fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am originally from Anchorage, Alaska. My best memories growing up in my hometown are riding bikes and playing in the snow with my friends, going boating with my family, and staying up late on weekends watching movies.
I decided to pursue medicine because I had strong role models in medicine and health care (mom is a doctor and dad is a nurse), and medicine allowed me to combine my love for knowledge with my goal to improve the health of my community. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of California Santa Barbara where I majored in Biochemistry, and then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. My residency training was at Integris Health in Oklahoma City. I now live in Cincinnati with my wife and son, and we are expecting another boy in the fall.
After I decided to pursue subspecialty training in pediatric radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was the obvious choice. In my fellowship program, I work alongside and learn from experts and leaders in their respective fields. Together, we diagnose patients, some with complex medical conditions, using conventional and advanced imaging techniques. As an added bonus, I also have family in the area.
My main hobby pre-COVID was rock climbing, both indoors and outdoors. Now, I enjoy spending time with my family going to parks, exploring the city, trying new restaurants, eating at Graeter’s, and I’m hoping I’ll get back into climbing at some point. We also hope to do some traveling in the future.
Dr. Adam Franklin Prasanphanich
Hi, my name is Adam Franklin Prasanphanich and I am from Cape Girardeau, MO. Cape Girardeau is located approximately 100 miles southeast of St. Louis and 150 miles north of Memphis, TN. Growing up in Cape Girardeau I, which only had a population of around 39,540, I have fond memories of roaming the woods behind my childhood home. It seemed like a big forest at the time. My friends and I would build forts and play in the creek into the evening. When we got a little older, we would ride our bikes up to the convenience store for candy.
I attended the University of Missouri “Mizzou” and majored in Chemistry and Mathematics. I came to medicine by way of science and luck. While looking for a research mentor at Mizzou, my roommate found a mentor who was looking for an additional student to join the lab. Later that week, I started on my project, which was synthesizing and testing peptide-based radiopharmaceuticals targeting neuroendocrine tumors. While none of the agents we developed reached the stage that somatostatin-based dotatate agents have, I was captivated by the specificity with which they were able to target tumors and the potential they held for patients. As time progressed, I became increasingly attracted to delivering care for patients firsthand.
After Mizzou I attended medical school at the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Emory University. I received my MD from Emory University and then my PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Emory and Georgia Tech. Completing my residency at UC gave me the opportunity to experience the special environment in Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department firsthand. The commitment to delivering the best possible care is evident at every level and within every section/modality. From a training perspective, it’s hard to imagine a better opportunity. We benefit from having a wealth of faculty that are committed to teaching while providing care for a wide range of patients. I’m excited to be part of the team!
I am generally pretty happy when I can build or fix something. Although, when it’s something around the house that has broken, it tends to come with (at least) a little aggravation. I enjoy birding and cooking with my wife. We love seeing the indigo buntings (among many other good birds) at Armleder Park where I also enjoy riding bikes with my son and daughter.
The most recent movie that I finished and left an impression with me was Sound of Metal. Otherwise, it was the Sonic movie with my son. I have been on a run with medical history and most recently finished The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.
Dr. Trevor Thompson
Hello, my name is Trevor Thompson. I am one of the new pediatric neuroradiology fellows and am coming from just across the street after completing an adult neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
While I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Ohio, I am not a native to the Cincinnati area. Raised in a military family, I had the opportunity to live in a variety of interesting places across the United States. Whether it was attending a hot air balloon fiesta in the Southwest, fishing around the Great Lakes, or hiking and rafting in the Pacific Northwest, I had no shortage of fun and unique things to do growing up.
Having multiple family members in the medical field showed me the huge impact physicians have on the lives of patients and their families. The combination of this and my personal interest in the sciences solidified my desire to work in medicine and specifically in the field of diagnostic imaging.
To improve my chances of being accepted to medical school, I completed a demanding bachelor’s degree program in Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University with a focus on Biomedical Engineering. Following this, I attended medical school at Ohio State University. I subsequently spent nine years as a commissioned officer in United States Air Force where I completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and spent several years as a general radiologist before returning to Ohio for a fellowship.
For me, working with the pediatric population highlights the huge impact that we, as diagnosticians, can have on patient care and subsequent patient outcomes. Cincinnati Children’s, as an exemplary tertiary care children’s hospital with world-class neuroimaging expertise, was my first choice for fellowship training. I am very appreciative of the opportunity to train at Cincinnati Children’s and look forward to applying what I learn in my subsequent career.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and honing my gardening skills. While I do not have much time for watching movies, the last book I read was The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman, which challenges preconceived notions of intelligence in the animal kingdom by exploring the incredible and variable intellectual feats exhibited by birds across the globe.
Hello everyone, my name is Adarsh Ghosh, and I grew up in Kolkata (previously Calcutta, a.k.a The City of Joy). Located in the eastern part of India, Kolkata was the old capital of British India. Calcutta is known for its restaurants and street food, and I miss binging on “puchkas,” “biryanis,” and “chelo kebabs.”
I went to medical school in Calcutta, at one of the oldest schools set up in the late nineteenth century during the British Raj. My interests in computing and physics greatly influenced my decision to become a radiologist, and it gave me the chance to become a physician who gets to fiddle in those fields. Cincinnati Children’s and its wonderful environment provides me the unique opportunity to explore my interests and expand my radiology knowledge.
Besides weight training, I love traveling and meeting new people. I also love exploring new dishes and am open to trying something as long as it cannot decide to move off of the plate!
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