The Division of Pediatric Interventional Radiology offers a one-year fellowship program in vascular and interventional radiology. Candidates must be certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology or its equivalent, and have completed a prior fellowship in either pediatric or interventional radiology.
The pediatric interventional radiology fellow will be exposed to a wide-spectrum of vascular and nonvascular interventions as they apply to children: the use of appropriate pediatric patient care, vascular and organ interventional techniques using appropriately sized devices, and the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pediatric conditions. Among the interventions commonly performed are management of vascular anomalies (embolization, sclerotherapy and laser ablation), tissue biopsy, drainage, enteric and venous accesses, neurovascular angiography and interventions, radiofrequency and cryo-ablation, and biliary and GU interventions.
The division performs more than 3,000 image-guided procedures per year and is currently staffed by five interventional radiologists and a neurointerventionalist, four pediatric nurse practitioners, two interventional radiology fellows, and a dedicated team of interventional technologists and nurses. The division is housed in a dedicated suite, which includes three DSA rooms (two with biplane), a pre-op area, and patient examination rooms. The Department of Anesthesia provides daily coverage.
Boston Children’s Hospital is the flagship children’s hospital for Harvard Medical School. Opportunities for clinical and basic research are available, encouraged, and supported. Research and elective time is provided. Learning opportunities are also available through a series of didactic lectures and weekly interdisciplinary conferences.