UW Radiology



The University of Washington Department of Radiology, through its affiliate Seattle Children’s Hospital, offers a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in diagnostic pediatric radiology.  The care providers at Seattle Children’s Hospital are united by a compelling mission: we provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  We deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research and serve as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children’s No. 1 in the Northwest of the Rocky Mountains – and once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 27th year in a row.



Primary Program Aims

  1. Provide a robust clinical imaging training environment that offers fellows the tools and knowledge to practice excellent pediatric diagnostic imaging with up-to-date, appropriate procedures.
  2. Offer opportunities to develop future academic pediatric radiologists in the areas of teaching, research, and quality improvement.

The Pediatric Radiology Section performs over 170,000 radiological examinations annually in all imaging modalities. The section has 25 faculty members, 4 fellows, and 7 to 10 resident trainees on rotation each month. Our fellows train in all aspects of imaging, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, at either our home campus in Seattle or at 1 of our 3 satellite centers east of Seattle. Subspecialty pediatric services within the Seattle Children’s Hospital system include: oncology and bone marrow transplantation, neonatology, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, transplant surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery. The fellow develops expertise using CT, MRI, radiography, fluoroscopy, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, cardiac imaging, fetal imaging, and nuclear medicine.

Throughout the year overnight and weekend on-call shifts are shared with residents rotating from the University of Washington, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Madigan Army Hospital. Each call shift is managed by either a fellow or rotating resident with support from technologists and the attending pediatric radiologist. In addition to routine daytime clinical duties and call shifts, fellows are also involved in a number of interesting and informative multidisciplinary conferences. Throughout the academic year fellows have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students. Research and educational interests are supported by dedicated research time, separate from clinical hours.



Training facility



We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Interviews will begin in December of 2019.

Applications for academic year 2020-2021 are still being accepted. 

 The application should include:

Complete application form

-A personal statement

-A copy of your USMLE scores

-A copy of your curriculum vitae

-Three letters of reference

-Medical school diploma

-A recent passport-sized photograph

For international medical graduates, visa policy is set by the University of Washington School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education office. Details of this policy may be found here. In general, J1 visas are considered appropriate for fellowship training.

Please send your completed applications to:

Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology, MA.7.220
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

If you would like to submit your application electronically, or have any questions regarding your fellowship application, please email Shannan Thorne, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Coordinator, at:

Email: Shannan.Thorne@seattlechildrens.org

Phone:  (206) 987-2282

ABR Alternate Pathway

An alternate four-year pathway is available for international medical graduates. This pathway provides an opportunity to complete four years of radiology training and then become eligible to sit for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) board certification examinations. For more information about this opportunity click here.

The University of Washington provides equal opportunity and education without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex or handicap according to Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title 9 of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 799A and 855 of the Public Service Act.