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Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

1-year ACGME-accredited program
Located at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

The Program Consists of Several Rotations:

  • 12 weeks of Fluoroscopy, plain films (with NICU and PICU concentration) and Nuclear Medicine –- Concentration on Pulmonary and GI disease
  • 13 weeks Ultrasound and plain films -– Concentration on GI and GU disease and Orthopedics
  • 14 weeks CT/MRI (including Neuroradiology and Orthopedics with some Cardiac MRI) –- Concentration on Neuroradiology and Orthopedics
  • 2 weeks Interventional Radiology / Angiography
  • 3 weeks Fetal Treatment Center –- Fetal Maternal Medicine
  • 4 weeks Pediatric Hematology Oncology Rotation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • 1 week conference or research time

Fellows will also have a 40 lecture curriculum that is separate from the UTHSC – Methodist Radiology resident curriculum. They can attend both groups of lectures.


In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be able to provide proof of completion of a LCME – approved U.S. or Canadian Medical School, or AOA accredited Osteopathic Medical School.
  • Satisfactory completion of a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Must be able to provide proof of passing USMLE steps 1, 2, 3 to the program director and GME office.

Selection Criteria

Application information includes the following criteria:

  • Application Form
  • CV
  • Medical school transcripts
  • List of publications, if any
  • USMLE Scores (steps 1-3)
  • ECFMG certificate, (if International Medical Graduate)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement about interest in Pediatric Radiology (1 page)
  • Photo

Applications for the academic year beginning July 1 will be accepted September-February.


Interviews are by invitation. Selected applicants will be contacted with potential interview dates.

IMG Requirements

International Medical Graduates:

  • Must a have valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate and should have satisfactorily completed a diagnostic radiology residency position in an ACGME accredited or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Must be able to provide proof of passing USMLE steps 1, 2, 3 to the program director and GME office.

Visa status for International Medical Graduates must fall within the following categories:

  • Eligible to seek J-1 visa
  • Permanent resident or Alien status (i.e., “Green Card”)

In accordance with University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education guidelines, this program does not sponsor fellows for “H” type visas.


  • Harris L. Cohen, MD - Program Director and Chief
  • Thomas Boulden, MD - Associate Program Director; Professor
  • Chandra Smothers, MD - Assistant Professor
  • George Young, MD - Assistant Professor
  • H. Lynn Magill, MD - Professor
  • Robert Gold, MD - Professor, Vascular Imaging
  • Giancarlo Mari, MD - Professor, Obstetrics
  • Robert Kaufman, MD - Professor; St. Jude
  • Stephen Miller, MD - Assistant Professor; St. Jude
  • Mildred Willis - Radiology Technologist
  • Shawn Holliday - Radiology Technologist
  • Thaddeus Wilson, PhD - Associate Professor; Physics, Radiation Safety

Why Memphis?

riverboat on the Mississippi RiverMemphis is a city like no other. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is where starving actor Danny Thomas built a children’s hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%); Fred Smith started a small delivery service (FedEx now generates $60 billion dollars a year); the King of Rock ‘n Roll chose to live (Elvis’ Graceland sees 600,000+ visitors each year); and where you’ll find USA Today’s most iconic street (Beale Street has attracted fans from all over the world since the 1860s).  And, we were recently named one of the Best Places to Go in 2019 by Frommer's.

More city points of pride:

Memphis has been the inspiration for over 1,000 songs. We’re pretty proud of our town and think once you experience Memphis, you will be, too.

Last Published: Nov 28, 2018