UW Radiology

Pediatric 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 2018, 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 26th year in a row. 

From left to right: Liz Tang, David Ansdell, Garland McQuinn, Sachin Kumbhar

Our primary program aims are as follows:

  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 process quality improvement.

The Department of Radiology performs over 100,000 radiological examinations annually in all imaging modalities.  The department has 23 faculty and 7 to 10 resident trainees on rotation.  Training is in all aspects of imaging, in both the inpatient setting and the outpatient setting, with satellite centers east of Seattle in Bellevue, south in Federal Way, and a developing clinic north of Seattle in Everett.  Subspecialty pediatric services in the Seattle Children’s Hospital system include oncology and bone marrow transplantation, neonatology, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, transplant surgery, neurology and neurosurgery.  The fellow gains expertise using CT, MRI, radiography, fluoroscopy, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, cardiac imaging, fetal imaging, and nuclear medicine. 

On-call shifts overnight and on weekends are shared over the year with residents rotating from the University of Washington, from Virginia Mason Medical Center, and from Madigan Army Hospital.  Each individual call shift is managed by either a Fellow or by a rotating Resident, supported by in-house and on-call technologists as well as by an 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.  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 2020-2021 academic year.

 The application should include:

Complete Application Form

-A personal statement

-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:

Teresa Chapman, MD
Program Director
Department of Radiology, MA.7.220
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone:  (206) 987-2282
Fax:  (206) 987-2341

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

Department of Radiology, MA.7.220
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone:  (206) 987-2282
Fax:  (206) 987-2341


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.