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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.

Applicants

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

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.

Faculty

  • Harris L. Cohen, MD, Chief
  • Anand Dorai Raju, MD, Assistant Professor, Program Director, General Pediatric Radiology
  • Thomas Boulden, MD, Associate Program Director; Professor
  • Vijaykumar Agrawal, MD, Associate Professor, Interventional Radiology
  • Asim Choudhri, MD, Professor, Neuroradiology
  • R. Austin Dillard, MD, Assistant Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology
  • Robert Gold, MD - Professor, Interventional Radiology
  • Jorge Lee Diaz, MD, Assistant Professor, Neuroradiology
  • Vinod Maller, MD, Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology
  • Vijetha Maller, MD, Assistant Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology
  • Stephen Miller, MD - Assistant Professor; Body and General Pediatric Radiology
  • Vijay Pande, MD, Assistant Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology
  • Louis Parvey, MD, Assistant Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology 
  • Hasmukh Prajapati, MD, Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology
  • Preet Sandhu, MD, Body and General Pediatric Radiology  
  • Jignesh Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology
  • Eugene Sheffield, MD, Associate Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology
  • Adeel Siddiqui, MD, Associate Professor, Neuroradiology
  • Akosua Sintim-Damoa, MD, Assistant Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology
  • Chandrea Smothers, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief of Fellowship Education, Body and General Pediatric Radiology
  • Anna Thomas, MD, Associate Professor, Body and General Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology
  • Thaddeus Wilson, PhD - Associate Professor; Physics, Radiation Safety

Associated Faculty Leads

  • Asim K. Bag, MD, of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Scott Baum, MD, of West Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • Muhammad O. Afzal, MD, of Regional One Hospital
  • Danielle L. Tate, MD, of Regional One Hospital

Current Fellows

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Mohammed Abdeen, MD
Misr University for Science Technology
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Hiral Banker, MD
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Som Biswas, MD
Christine Medical College - Vellore
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Ankita Chauhan, MD
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Muhammad Khan, MD
Aga Khan University Medical College 
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Chakradhar Mishra, MD
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Preeti Prasad, MD
Lady Hardinge Medical School
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Muhammad Ramzan, MD
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Khem Uprety, MD
Jul 1, 2022