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.



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