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.

Catherine Leopard

About the Author: Catherine Leopard

Catherine is a Child Life Specialist who works in Cincinnati Children’s Department of Radiology. She has always been drawn to helping children overcome their fears. As a young child, Catherine remembers sitting in her pediatrician’s office feeling sad as she listened to young babies crying in exam rooms. In response, she began singing lullabies through the walls to sooth and comfort those children in distress. As an adult, she first experienced the support of Child Life when her infant daughter was hospitalized. After that positive experience, Catherine completed her Child Life internship at Cincinnati Children’s and has worked here ever since. Her daughter is now a teenager and her son is an active 3rd grader.

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