Radiology and Medical Imaging

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    Radiology and Medical Imaging is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Radiology Faculty

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    Todd Abruzzo, MD
    Chief, Pediatric Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-803-2758

    todd.abruzzo@cchmc.org

    Todd Abruzzo, MD

    Chief, Pediatric Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-803-2758

    Email: todd.abruzzo@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric interventional neuroradiology

    Biography

    Todd Abruzzo, MD, has helped establish a national referral center for pediatric vascular malformations, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, and retinoblastoma at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He plays a major role in the endovascular treatment of children at Cincinnati Children’s. Through close collaboration with other members of the Fetal Care Program at Cincinnati Children’s, he has helped to develop a comprehensive care plan for children with vein of Galen malformations and other congenital vascular anomalies. While working with other physicians, he has helped build a nationally recognized program for the treatment of retinoblastoma with intra-arterial chemotherapy.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

    MD: S.U.N.Y Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY.

    Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

    Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

    Publications

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    Christopher G. Anton, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8943

    christopher.anton@cchmc.org

    Christopher G. Anton, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Director, Radiology Residency Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8943

    Fax: 513-803-3014

    Email: christopher.anton@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal imaging

    Biography

    Christopher G. Anton, MD, received his MD from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He completed his radiology residency program at Canton Affiliated Hospitals in Canton, OH, and completed a pediatric radiology combined fellowship sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Education and Training

    MD: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, 1993.

    Residency: Canton Affiliated Hospitals, NEOUCOM Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Canton, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic/Cincinnati Children's Fellowship Program, Cleveland, OH, 1997-1998.


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    Diane S. Babcock, Emeritus, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8558

    diane.babcock@cchmc.org

    Diane S. Babcock, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8558

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: diane.babcock@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Use of ultrasound for diagnosing diseases in infants and children; neurologic abnormalities; hypoxic / ischemic injury in the newborn and its sequela

    Research Interests

    New contrast agents for Doppler ultrasound 

    Biography

    Diane S. Babcock, MD, grew up in Cincinnati and received her BA from Cornell University and her MD from Northwestern University Medical School. Her radiology training was at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

    Babcock was Chief of the Section of Ultrasound from 1978-2000 and was the 1998 Distinguished Scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. She has written the textbook Cranial Ultrasonography of Infants and edited the monograph titled Neonatal and Pediatric Ultrasonography.

    Babcock was the 1996 to 1997 President of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and is currently the editor of the SPR web site. She is past-member of the Board of Governors and past president of the Pediatric Section of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

    Babcock's special interests are in the use of ultrasound for diagnosing diseases in infants and children's neurologic abnormalities, especially hypoxic / ischemic injury in the newborn and its sequela. She is investigating the use of new contrast agents for Doppler ultrasound.

    Babcock has been named the first recipient of the Frederic N. Silverman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology, 1998-2000.

    Education and Training

    BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1966.

    MD: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1970.

    Internship: Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1971.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1974.

    Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1971.

    Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, 1975.

    Certification: Radiology, 1975; American Board of Radiology, Certificate of added Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology, 1995 and 2004.

    Publications

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    William S. Ball, MD
    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8574

    juanita.hunter@cchmc.org

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    William S. Ball, MD

    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Research Consultant, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics, UC Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Phone: 513-636-8574

    Email: juanita.hunter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuroradiology

    Biography

    William Ball, MD, received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University. He is a graduate of Tulane Medical School, and is board certified in both pediatrics and radiology with added certification in Neuroradiology. He joined the faculty in Radiology at Cincinnati Children's in 1984, and became chief of section in Pediatric Neuroradiology, a position he held from 1988-2001. 

    In 1991, Dr. Ball developed and created the Imaging Research Center (IRC) at Cincinnati Children's, and served as its director from April 1991-2002. As a researcher, Dr. Ball has contributed over 123 scientific contributions to literature, 11 book chapters and was the editor of a complete text Pediatric Neuroradiology that is still in circulation today. He is currently a tenured professor in biomedical engineering, radiology and pediatrics.

    Dr. Ball became chair of the newly formed Department of Biomedical Engineering (UCBME) at UC in 2001, a position he held until 2008. In 2008, Dr. Ball returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as full-time attending staff neuroradiologist where he continued his research in pediatric cerebrovascular occlusive disease with a focus on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). He returned to the university in August of 2011 as interim vice-president for research. He retired from the practice of neuroradiology in December of 2012 to become permanent vice-president for research at the University of Cincinnati. He continues his research in pediatric CVD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital under a multi-institutional grant from NIH in SCD.

    Education and Training

    MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1974.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Charity Hospital, Tulane Service, New Orleans, LA, 1977; Pediatrics, Oschner Foundation Hospital, Division of Pediatrics, New Orleans, LA, 1977; Radiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM.

    Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology / Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1981; Neuroradiology, University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM.

    Certification: Certification of Added Qualifications Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology 1999, American Board of Radiology, 1982; American Board of Pediatrics, 1982.

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    Alan S. Brody, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8508

    alan.brody@cchmc.org

    Alan S. Brody, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Chief, Thoracic Imaging

    Assistant Director of Clinical Research

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8508

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: alan.brody@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Biography

    Dr. Brody completed his fellowship in pediatric radiology in 1987 and then returned to the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Brody is active in the Department of Radiology of University of Cincinnati as well as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in clinical care, research, teaching and administration. The primary focus of his clinical duties is pediatric thoracic imaging. 

    Dr. Brody’s research efforts are focused on the use of CT scanning in the evaluation of cystic fibrosis and diffuse lung disease in children. He began and continues to direct the National Resource Center for Imaging of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutic Development Network. This center is currently funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and by industry sponsors to provide expertise in the use of imaging endpoints for clinical trials. Dr. Brody is a founding member and chair of the imaging committee of the childhood Interstitial Disease Consortium.

    Dr. Brody is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is board certified in pediatrics and radiology. He holds a certificate of special qualification in pediatric radiology from the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Brody is a member of multiple national and international medical societies including senior membership in the Society for Thoracic Radiology, and membership in the Fleischner Society. Dr. Brody has been recognized as one of America’s top physicians since 2008.

    Education and Training

    AB: Biology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 1975.

    MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1980.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1980-1983; Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1983-1986.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1986-1987.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1986; Radiology, 1986; Certificate of Additional Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, 1995.

    Publications

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    Maria A. Calvo-Garcia, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6696

    maria.calvo@cchmc.org

    Maria A. Calvo-Garcia, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6696

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: maria.calvo@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Fetal imaging; body imaging; ultrasound

    Biography

    Maria A. Calvo-Garcia, MD, received her medical degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. She completed her residency at Gregorio Maranon University General Hospital, University of Madrid, Spain. She was a staff radiologist at Ambulatorio Moratalaz, Virgen de la Torre Hospital, Madrid, Spain. In 1994 she served as staff radiologist at Badalona Hospital, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain until June 2001 with a 6 month visiting fellowship at Dijkzigt Hospital, Erasmus Univ. of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Feb 1998-July 1998). She came to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center first as a research assistant in radiology and then as a clinical fellow until 2004, when she became staff.

    Education and Training

    MD: Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.

    Residency: Radiology, Gregorio Maranon University General Hospital, University of Madrid, Spain, 1990-1993.

    Degree of Specialty: Radiology, University of Madrid, Spain, 1993.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2007;
    Pediatric Radiology, CAQ American Board of Radiology, 2009.

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    Marguerite M. Caré, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6330

    marguerite.care@cchmc.org

    Marguerite M. Caré, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6330

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: marguerite.care@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuroradiology; imaging of child abuse

    Biography

    Marguerite M. Caré, MD, completed her diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Radiology in 1997. Dr. Caré began completed her pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in June of 1998. Dr. Caré completed an additional fellowship year in pediatric neuroradiology in March 2001.

    She currently works as a pediatric neuroradiologist in the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Cincinnati Children's. Her area of interest and expertise is in the neuroimaging of child abuse.

    Dr. Caré received her MD in 1993 from Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

    Education and Training

    BS: Creighton University, Omaha, NE

    MD: Creighton University, Omaha, NE

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998; Pediatric Neuroradiology; Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH 2000-2001.

    Certification:
    Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997; Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2000.

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    Brian D. Coley, MD
    Radiologist-in-Chief, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8703

    brian.coley@cchmc.org

    Brian D. Coley, MD

    Radiologist-in-Chief, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8703

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: brian.coley@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Ultrasound; pediatric imaging

    Biography

    Brian D. Coley, MD, completed his medical education in California before completing a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Cincinnati Children’s in 1995. Since then he has served as section chief of ultrasound and assistant director of pediatric radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In August 2011 he returned to Cincinnati Children’s to serve as radiologist-in-chief.

    Dr. Coley serves in leadership roles in many societies, including the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Radiology and the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, and is currently the editor in chief of Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

    Education and Training

    BS: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1983.

    MD: University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1987.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

    Fellowship: Imaging Research, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA; Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, 1994; Pediatric Radiology, 1996.

    Publications

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    Eric J. Crotty, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-2165

    eric.crotty@cchmc.org

    Eric J. Crotty, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Program Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-2165

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: eric.crotty@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pulmonary radiology; cardiac radiology

    Biography

    Eric J. Crotty, PhD, was raised in Cork, Ireland and received his MB, BCh, BAO degree from the University of College Cork, graduating in 1990. Having worked for three years in pediatrics, he undertook a radiology residency program from 1995 to 1999. Subsequently he did a fellowship year in thoracic imaging at Duke University Medical Center, from July 1999 to June 2000, followed by a pediatric radiology fellowship year at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center from July 2000 to June 2001. He later joined the staff at Cincinnati Children's. He currently is the program director of the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program. His interests include education, and cardio thoracic imaging.

    Education and Training

    MD: University College Cork, Ireland, 1990.

    Residency: Radiology, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.

    Fellowship in Thoracic Imaging: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1999-2000.

    Fellowship in Pediatric Radiology: Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2001.

    Certification: FFRRCSI, 1998; American Board of Radiology, 2005; American Board of Radiology-Pediatrics, 2006.

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    Kathleen H. Emery, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7189

    kathleen.emery@cchmc.org

    Kathleen H. Emery, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Division Co-Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7189

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: kathleen.emery@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric sports medicine; musculoskeletal imaging (MRI) 

    Biography

    Kathleen H. Emery, MD, received her BS from Arizona State University and her MD from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine. After a residency in diagnostic radiology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, she completed a fellowship in body imaging at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and a one-year fellowship in pediatric radiology at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

    Dr. Emery's special interests are pediatric sports medicine, musculoskeletal imaging (MRI), and integrated body imaging.

    Dr. Emery has worked with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Trauma Team utilizing both ultrasound and body CT to evaluate injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

    Education and Training

    BS: Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1978.

    MD: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 1982.

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL,1983.

    Residency: Radiology, Rush Presbyterian, St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1987.

    Fellowship: Body CT/Ultrasound/MRI, Rush Presbyterian, St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL,1988; Pediatric Radiology, C.S. Mott Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,1989.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1987; Pediatric Radiology, CAQ American Board of Radiology-CAQ, 1995; Pediatric Radiology, MOC American Board of Radiology, 2005.

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    Robert J. Fleck, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-9941

    robert.fleck@cchmc.org

    Robert J. Fleck, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Division Chief, Cardiac MRI

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-9941

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: robert.fleck@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Airway, cardiac and pulmonary imaging

    Biography

    Dr. Fleck did his radiology training while in the Navy. He served his final two years in the Navy as the pediatric radiologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego with additional duty as radiology department head on the hospital ship MERCY. Dr. Fleck came to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in November of 2003 to be a general pediatric radiologist and to develop the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging program. Dr. Fleck is currently the section chief for cardiac imaging and continues clinical cardiac imaging and research.

    Much of Dr. Fleck’s research focuses on the cardiopulmonary system with NIH grant support to investigate the use of MRI in evaluating cystic fibrosis and a second grant to use MRI data to create a model of airway collapse in sleep apnea.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991.

    Residency: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1998.

    Fellowship: Children's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1998; Pediatric Radiology, 2002, 2012.

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    Grants

    RO1 Early CF Lung Disease in Humans. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Oct 2012-Oct 2016.

    RO1 Dynamic Modeling of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome. Co-Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 2010-2014.

    Ohio Third Frontier. Co-Investigator. ODOTECH11. FY 2014.

    Prediction of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Based on Airway Anatomy and Flow in Turner Syndrome Patients. Co-Investigator. CREFF. 2013-2014.

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    Michael J. Gelfand, MD
    Chief, Section of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7650

    michael.gelfand@cchmc.org

    Michael J. Gelfand, MD

    Chief, Section of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7650

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: michael.gelfand@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Nuclear medicine

    Biography

    Michael J. Gelfand, MD, is chief of the Section of Nuclear Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his MD from Stanford University. After two years at the National Institutes of Health, he completed residencies in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's and nuclear medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

    Dr. Gelfand's research interests include I-123-MIBG imaging of neuroblastoma, new applications of hybrid imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MRI) in pediatrics, and radiation dose reduction in nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging.

    Dr. Gelfand has served as president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and served on the board of directors of that organization for 10 years.

    Dr. Gelfand co-edited the textbooks Effective Use of Computers in Nuclear Medicine and Pediatric Nuclear Imaging. His publications include 126 journal articles and 31 book chapters. He has been an invited lecturer or visiting professor in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1966. 

    MD: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1971. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1973-1975, 1977; Nuclear Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-1977. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1978; Nuclear Medicine, 1978.

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    Marilyn J. Goske, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-803-1599

    marilyn.goske@cchmc.org

    Marilyn J. Goske, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Chair, Educational Council

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-1599

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: marilyn.goske@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Ultrasound and gastrointestinal imaging; medical and web-based education for pediatric radiology residents and fellows

    Biography

    Marilyn J. Goske, MD, is the Corning Benton Endowed Chair for Radiology Education and staff radiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Goske was awarded a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty Award for service and advocacy on February 15, 2013.  Dr. Goske also became a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in May 2013.

    She is the past chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR). As former president of SPR, she is the founder and chair of the international Image Gently® campaign focusing on using kid-sized imaging, rather than adult-sized, for children in the United States. This international campaign brings together over 75 organizations representing more than 700,000 imaging specialists who are involved in pediatrics, radiology, physics, and radiology technology.

    Dr. Goske has written and presented extensively on subjects relating to professional standards of practice and patient care in radiology and has been published in of books, scientific journals, and on-line publications. She is past-chair of the RSNA Professionalism Committee. Additionally, she is currently a reviewer for Pediatric Radiology and the American Journal of Roentgenology.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT.

    Residency: Strong Memorial, Rochester, NY.

    Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital, Penfield, NY.

    Certification: ABR Radiology 1981, 1996, 2007.

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    Kathy J. Helton-Skally, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6694

    kathy.helton@cchmc.org

    Kathy J. Helton-Skally, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6694

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: kathy.helton@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cardiac imaging

    Biography

    Kathy J. Helton-Skally, MD, received her medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Upon completion of her residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Helton continued her training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program.  After completion of her fellowship, Dr. Helton joined the faculty at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis for 1.5 years before coming back to Cincinnati Children’s.

    Education and Training

    AA: Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS; August 1984 - August 1986.

    BA: University of Mississippi, University, MS; August 1986 - May 1989.

    MS: University of Mississippi, University, MS; January 1991 - August 1993.

    MD: University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS; May 1997.

    Internship: Baptist Health Systems, Birmingham, AL; June 1997 - June 1998.

    Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN; July 1998 - June 2002.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; July 2002 - June 2003.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2003; Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, 2004.

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    Neil D. Johnson, MD
    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    513-636-8557

    neil.johnson@cchmc.org

    Neil D. Johnson, MD

    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8557

    Fax: 513-803-3015

    Email: neil.johnson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Body imaging; vascular / interventional radiology

    Biography

    Neil D. Johnson, MD, grew up in Australia and received his MD equivalent MBBS from Melbourne University. His pediatric training was at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne with a diagnostic radiology residency at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

    Dr. Johnson's particular interests are body imaging and vascular / interventional radiology. His technical expertise in performing interventional studies in children is recognized by his surgical colleagues. His basic computer interests and knowledge have been the key to the department's networks, and he is the physician leader for the PACS implementation.

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1976. 

    Internship: Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, 1977-1978. 

    Residency: Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978-1980. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology Registrar, 1981-1982, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Radiology Registrar, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1982-1985; Pediatric Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1985-1986.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1995.

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    Blaise V. Jones, MD
    Chief, Neuroradiology

    513-636-8574

    blaise.jones@cchmc.org

    Blaise V. Jones, MD

    Chief, Neuroradiology

    Associate Director for Clinical Operations

    Medical Director, MRI

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8574

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: blaise.jones@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuroradiology; cerebrovascular disease; neuro-oncology

    Biography

    Blaise V. Jones, MD, completed his undergraduate work at Duke University in 1984 and received his MD from Georgetown University in 1988. Dr. Jones did his radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric neuroradiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Jones was an assistant professor of radiology and pediatrics and section chief of MR imaging at the M.S. Hershey Center of the Penn State University School of Medicine before joining the pediatric neuroradiology faculty at Cincinnati Children's.

    He is past president of the American Society for Pediatric Neuroradiology and former chair of the Pediatric Neuroradiology Committee of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. He is an examiner for the American Board of Radiology in Neuroradiology.

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC, 1988.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1989-1993. 

    Fellowships: Neuroradiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994-1995. 

    Certification: Maintenance of Certification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 2006; Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 1996; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1993; Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989.

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    Hee K. Kim, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-0435

    hee.kim@cchmc.org

    Hee H. Kim, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-0435

    Email: hee.kim@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric musculoskeletal disease

    Research

    Advanced MR technique

    Biography

    Hee K. Kim, MD, received her medical training in Seoul, Korea, at Korea University College of Medicine, where she also completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr. Kim continued her fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in pediatric radiology and body MR and cardiovascular imaging. She has a special interest in research focusing on pediatric musculoskeletal disease.

    Education and Training

    MD: Korea University College of Medicine, Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea, 1999.

    MA: Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, 2004.

    Residency: Resident in Radiology, Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, July 2012.

    Publications

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    Grants

    MR quantification of muscular fat in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Integrating T2 Relaxation time mapping and MR Spectroscopy. Principal Investigator. RSNA Research Scholar Grant. 2012-2014.
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    Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD
    Chief, Fetal Imaging

    513-636-1856

    beth.kline-fath@cchmc.org

    Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD

    Chief, Fetal Imaging

    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-1856

    Email: beth.kline-fath@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Fetal imaging; pediatric neuroimaging

    Biography

    Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD, received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Cincinnati. After completing a residency in radiology at the University of Cincinnati, she completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Cincinnati Children’s. Dr. Kline-Fath worked in private practice for several years before returning to Cincinnati Children’s for fellowship training in pediatric neuroradiology.

    Since joining the neuroradiology staff, Dr. Kline-Fath has developed the Fetal Imaging Program for the department and is a staff member of the Cincinnati Fetal Center. In addition to general pediatric neuroradiology, her areas of interest include fetal imaging and MR spectroscopy.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1989.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1989-1993.

    Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH 1993-1994; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2004.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1998; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, June 1993.

    Publications

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    Bernadette L. Koch, MD
    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7535

    bernadette.koch@cchmc.org

    Bernadette L. Koch, MD

    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Chief, Academic Affairs, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7535

    Fax: 513-636-7535

    Email: bernadette.koch@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Brain, spine, head and neck imaging

    Biography

    Bernadette L. Koch, MD, grew up in Cincinnati and received her BS and MD degrees from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

    After an initial internship, Dr. Koch completed four years of radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She then completed a pediatric radiology fellowship and a second year of fellowship in pediatric neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children's.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Transitional Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.

    Residency: University Hospital, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: American Board of Medical Examiners, 1988; American Board of Radiology, 1992; Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Pediatric Radiology, ABR, 1995; Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, ABR, 1997; Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in Pediatric Radiology, 2004.

    Publications

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    Steven J. Kraus, MD
    Chief, Radiography and Fluoroscopy

    513-636-7131

    steven.kraus@cchmc.org

    Steven J. Kraus, MD

    Chief, Radiography and Fluoroscopy

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7131

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: steven.kraus@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Genitourinary; gastrointestinal imaging in children

    Biography

    Steven Kraus, MD, grew up in New England and received his BS from the University of Hartford, and his MS degree from the University of Connecticut.

    Dr. Kraus received his MD from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed a radiology residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric radiology at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

    Dr. Kraus is currently the division chief of Radiology and Fluoroscopy at Cincinnati Children's. His special areas of clinical interest are genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging in children. 

    Dr. Kraus' research interests include imaging of anorectal malformations, radiologic workup in children with urinary tract infections and outcomes studies in GI and GU radiology. He has particular interest in medical education. 

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, 1979-1983.

    MS: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1983-1987.

    MD: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

    Internship: Transitional Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1992-1993.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Minnesota Health Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1993-1997. 

    Fellowship: Chief Fellow, Pediatric Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1997-1999.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997; CAQ Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2000.

    Publications

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    Tal Laor, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8345

    tal.laor@cchmc.org

    Tal Laor, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Co-Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8345

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: tal.laor@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases in children; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); computed tomography (CT)

    Biography

    Tal Laor, MD, received her medical degree from Harvard University. She completed a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and did her pediatric radiology fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Dr. Laor was assistant professor in radiology at Harvard Medical School and on the staff at Boston Children's Hospital. In 1998, she joined the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, where she is chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging.

    Dr. Laor's interests are of skeletal injuries to the immature child, congenital abnormalities, and normal and abnormal bone growth and development.

    Education and Training

    BA: Brown University, Providence, RI; 1978-1982. 

    MD: Harvard University, Boston, MA; 1982-1986. 

    Internship: Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, 1986-1987.

    Residency: Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1987-1991.

    Fellowships: Chief Fellow, Radiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1991-1993. 

    Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1991; Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1995; Maintenance of Certification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2005.

    Publications

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    James L. Leach, MD
    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7591

    james.leach@cchmc.org

    James L. Leach, MD

    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7591

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: james.leach@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neuroradiology; advanced imaging in epilepsy; multimodal imaging of brain tumors; imaging of stroke; MRI utilization; quality assurance initiatives for neuroradiologic interpretation

    Biography

    James (Jim) Leach, MD, is a neuroradiologist specializing in pediatric neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He grew up in southeastern Ohio and attended Ohio University majoring in Zoology with an emphasis on comparative anatomy. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a third-year student.

    After seeing a clinical conference given by Bob Lukin, MD, then chief of Neuroradiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he decided on Radiology as a career. He was Chief Resident of Radiology in 1994, and fellow in neuroradiology from 1995-1997 at the University of Cincinnati.

    After serving as a staff neuroradiologist at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Leach spent five years in private practice at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana. Dr. Leach returned to the University of Cincinnati in 2003. He was program director for the Radiology Residency Program from 2003-2006. Dr. Leach began his full time career at Cincinnati Children's in September 2007, focusing on pediatric neuroradiology.

    Education and Training

    BS: Ohio University, Athens, 1985.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1990.

    Residency: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1990 -1994.

    Fellowship: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1994 -1996.

    Visiting Fellowship: Intensive Introduction to Functional MRI, MGH / MIT / HMS Martinos Center, Charlestown, MA, March 2006.

    Certification: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990; American Board of Radiology, 1994; Neuroradiology, 1997, 2007.

    Publications

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    Luke Linscott, MD
    Staff Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7535

    luke.linscott@cchmc.org

    Luke Linscott, MD

    Staff Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7535

    Email: luke.linscott@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric neuroradiology

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Saint Louis, MO, 2012.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, 2012.

    Publications

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    Arnold Carlson "Carl" Merrow Jr., MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-7775

    carl.merrow@cchmc.org

    Carl Merrow, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7775

    Email: carl.merrow@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Musculoskeletal and fetal imaging; imaging of vascular anomalies including vascular neoplasms and vascular malformations

    Biography

    Arnold Carlson “Carl” Merrow Jr., MD, grew up in Alabama and received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Auburn University in 1997. After completing medical school and residency in Birmingham, AL, he spent two years in fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. While the first fellowship year was focused on general pediatric radiology, the second year was split between pediatric body/musculoskeletal MRI and pediatric neuroimaging. After spending the next two years in a pediatric radiology private practice, Dr. Merrow returned to Cincinnati Children's where he fostered new interests in fetal imaging, vascular anomalies and fellow education.

    Since his return in 2010, Dr. Merrow has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed publications and has helped to develop interactive web-based educational products in pediatric radiology. He has been selected from departmental faculty for the Corning Benton Outstanding Educator Award by each graduating class of pediatric radiology fellows from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Merrow was also selected for the first annual Faculty Educational Achievement Award from amongst all junior faculty of Cincinnati Children's in 2011.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2001.

    Internship: Transitional, Baptist Health Systems, Birmingham, AL, 2002.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2006.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cinicinnati, OH, 2007. 

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2006; Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2008.

    Publications

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    Usha D. Nagaraj, MD
    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6330

    usha.nagaraj@cchmc.org

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    Usha D. Nagaraj, MD

    Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6330

    Email: usha.nagaraj@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuroradiology; fetal imaging

    Biography

    Usha Nagaraj, MD has completed fellowships in both pediatric radiology and pediatric neuroradiology, with a special focus in fetal imaging.

    Education and Training

    MD: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH, 2003-2007.

    Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2007-2008.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2008-2012.

    Fellowship: Chief Fellow, Pediatric Radiology, Children’s National Medical Center/George Washington University Program, Washington, DC, 2012-2013.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Neuroradiology, Children’s National Medical Center/George Washington University Program, Washington, DC, 2013-2014.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2012.

    Publications

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    Michael P. Nasser, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-3839

    michael.nasser@cchmc.org

    Michael P. Nasser, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3839

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: michael.nasser@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Fluoroscopy

    Biography

    Michael Nasser, MD, has worked in continuing education in the Division of Radiology and Medical Imaging by organizing and presenting the Mandatory Radiology Life Support System course and presenting lectures to the Radiology Technicians on child abuse and the skeletal survey.

    Dr. Nasser is a member of: the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Radiology (ACR), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

    Education and Training

    MD: Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Internship: Roger Williams Medical Center.

    Residency: University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, 2005.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Publications

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    Alan E. Oestreich, MD, FACR
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8552

    alan.oestreich@cchmc.org

    Alan E. Oestreich, MD, FACR

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8552

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: alan.oestreich@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Bone radiology; conventional radiology

    Research Interests

    Bone growth; metabolic bone disease

    Biography

    Alan E. Oestreich, MD, received his AB from Princeton University and his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Oestreich's radiology training was at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester. Dr. Oestreich is in charge of the teaching program for fourth-year medical students. His special areas of interest include orthopaedic radiology, metabolic disease, dysphasia, conventional pediatric radiology, perception, as well as mathematical applications in radiology.

    Dr. Oestreich is co-author of the textbook Atlas of Pediatric Orthopaedic Radiology, author of Pediatric Radiology -- Medical Outline Series, and serves as Pediatric Radiology editor for Yearbook of Diagnostic Radiology.

    Education and Training

    MD: Johns Hopkins University; School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD, 1965. 

    Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1966-69. 

    Certification: Radiology, 1970; Pediatric Radiology, 2004.

    Publications

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    Sara M. O'Hara, MD, FAAP
    Chief, Section of Ultrasound

    513-636-2164

    sara.ohara@cchmc.org

    Sara M. O'Hara, MD, FAAP

    Chief, Section of Ultrasound

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-2164

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: sara.ohara@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Genitourinary and oncologic imaging; ultrasound

    Biography

    Sara (Sally) O'Hara, MD, grew up in a small coastal town south of Boston, MA. She received her BS in chemistry and physics from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in 1984, and her MD degree from Georgetown, in 1988.

    Dr. O'Hara completed a rotating internship year at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH, and completed her radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati in 1993 as chief resident.

    Dr. O'Hara focused her training in Pediatric Radiology during a fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. After completing her fellowship, she spent several additional months of training in nuclear medicine at DC Children's Hospital.

    Dr. O'Hara worked for five years at Duke University Medical Center, NC, in charge of pediatric nuclear medicine, but she was also involved in all imaging modalities and several research projects. Her interests include pediatric imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and advanced ultrasound techniques.

    Education and Training

    BS: Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences, Washington, DC, 1980-1984.

    MD: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1984-1988. 

    Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1988-1989. 

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC, 1989-1990; Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1990-1993. 

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994. 

    Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1993; Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, 1995.

    Publications

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    Manish N. Patel, DO
    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6695

    manish.patel@cchmc.org

    Manish N. Patel, DO

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6695

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: manish.patel@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Manish Patel, DO, has helped to expand the treatment options for high flow vascular malformations. Dr. Patel is a pediatric interventional radiologist and an associate professor of radiology. Additionally, he works as director of daily operations in the Interventional Radiology team and as the associate fellowship director of the pediatric radiology fellowship program. Dr. Patel obtained his DO degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, and completed his fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His key interests are pediatric interventional radiology, vascular access, and vascular malformations. He is currently working on research of the effects of Rapamycin on VMs as well as treatment options for high flow lesions. 

    Education and Training

    DO: University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 1999.

    Internship: Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology and American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, 2004.

    Publications

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    Daniel J. Podberesky, MD
    Associate Director, Clinical Services

    513-636-8557

    daniel.podberesky@cchmc.org

    Daniel J. Podberesky, MD

    Associate Director, Clinical Services

    Chief, Thoracoabdominal Imaging Division

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8557

    Email: daniel.podberesky@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Advanced cardiac and body CT and MR imaging

    Biography

    Daniel J. Podberesky, MD, obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Maryland, and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium as an active duty member of the U.S. Air Force.

    After completing a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Podberesky served as chief of pediatric radiology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, the U.S. Air Force’s flagship tertiary care medical facility. Dr. Podberesky returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as chief of body CT in July 2008. He helped create the Division of Thoracoabdominal Imaging, and became its chief in 2009.

    Dr. Podberesky has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in professional journals. He serves on several national organization committees including the American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification Pediatric Exam Committee, the American College of Radiology Expert Panel on Pediatric Imaging, and is chairman of the Society for Pediatric Radiology Diagnostics Committee. 

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD, 1994.

    MD: University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1998.

    Internship: Transitional Internship, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, 1999.

    Residency: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), San Antonio, TX, 2003.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Department of Radiology, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2003; Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, 2005.

    Publications

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    John M. Racadio, MD
    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-3385

    john.racadio@cchmc.org

    John M. Racadio, MD

    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Interventional Radiologist

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3385

    Fax: 513-636-4208

    Email: john.racadio@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Vascular access; gastrointestinal interventional radiology

    Biography

    John Racadio, MD, has been practicing interventional radiology (IR) for 14 years and has been the division chief of interventional radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the past 11 years. He has expertise in performing a wide range of vascular procedures including angiography, angioplasty, embolization, vascular access, and thrombolysis in patients ranging from 500g to 150kg.

    He is also the director of the interventional radiology research lab, which is part of the Department of Radiology Imaging Research Center (IRC). This state-of-the-art IR lab, which is identical to our clinical IR labs, possesses cutting edge digital flat detector technology including 3-D rotational angiography (3DRA), 3-D Roadmapping, and C-arm cone beam CT. These features provide superior image quality for digital subtraction angiography, 3-D angiography reconstruction, and “CT-like” imaging. Lab support staff includes RT(R) licensed IR technologists, and an IR lab manager. The long term goal of the IR research lab is to develop new image guided interventional procedures and imaging techniques and protocols to improve clinical outcomes. Having an IR research lab identical to our IR clinical labs facilitates translation of lab results into clinical practice.

    Education and Training

    BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, November 2001; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997.

    Publications

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    Mantosh S. Rattan, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6330

    mantosh.rattan@cchmc.org

    A photo of Mantosh Rattan.

    Mantosh S. Rattan, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6330

    Email: mantosh.rattan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Imaging of diffuse pediatric lung disease; imaging and classification of cystic renal masses; thoracic imaging of lymphangioleiomyomatosis.


    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2009.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 2009; American Board Radiology, Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, 2011.


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    Suraj Serai, PhD
    MR Physicist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-5595

    suraj.serai@cchmc.org

    Suraj Serai, PhD

    MR Physicist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Phone: 513-636-5595

    Email: suraj.serai@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    MR physics; t2 mapping; spectroscopy; diffusion; fMRI; optimization of MR imaging protocols for enhanced image quality and better diagnosis

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2007.
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    Susan E. Sharp, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6622

    susan.sharp@cchmc.org

    Susan E. Sharp, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6622

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: susan.sharp@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Nuclear medicine

    Biography

    Susan E. Sharp, MD, received her degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Sharp did her internship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She then completed radiology residency at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, followed by a pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 2007, Dr. Sharp joined the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Cincinnati Children's.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997.

    MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001.

    Internship Rotating: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, 2002.

    Residency Radiology: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    Fellowship Pediatric Radiology: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

    Janet L. Strife, MD

    Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7535

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: janet.strife@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Janet L. Strife, MD, was an active member of the faculty for 30 years and was Radiologist-In-Chief of the Radiology Department from 1992-2002. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her MD from New Jersey School of Medicine. Dr. Strife's radiology training was at the University of Cincinnati and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, including two Pediatric Radiology Fellowships, one at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center with Fred Silverman, M.D. and the second at Johns Hopkins Hospital with John Dorst, M.D.

    Dr. Strife has special interests in ultrasound and integrated imaging. She participates in the core curriculum teaching for residents and fellows throughout the year. Her most recent interests include radiology education, changing and enhancing the residency programs, and ACGME issues.

    Dr. Strife is active in many hospital and national organizations. She currently is active in the Radiology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, a member of the American Board of Radiology, and Past-President of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (2001) and Past President for the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (2003).

    Education and Training

    MD: New Jersey College of Medicine, Newark, NJ, 1968.

    Pediatric Transitional Year: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1968-1969.

    Residency: Radiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1969-1971; Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1971-1973.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH, 1973-1974.

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    Alexander J. Towbin, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-5896

    alexander.towbin@cchmc.org

    Alexander J. Towbin, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Neil D. Johnson Chair, Radiology Informatics

    Co-Chief, Thoracoabdominal Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-5896

    Fax: 513-803-3015

    Email: alexander.towbin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Radiology informatics; cancer imaging; abdominal imaging

    Education and Training

    MD: Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 2002.

    Internship: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2002-2003.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003-2007.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2008.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2007.

    Publications

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    Andrew T. Trout, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8574

    andrew.trout@cchmc.org

    Andrew T. Trout, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8574

    Email: andrew.trout@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Nuclear medicine; advanced body CT and MR imaging

    Biography

    After receiving his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, Andrew Trout, MD, did his internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He then completed a pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s and a nuclear radiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.

    Education and Training

    MD: Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, 2006.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

    Certification:  Diagnostic Radiology, 2011.

    Publications

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    Daniel B. Wallihan, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-9853

    daniel.wallihan@cchmc.org

    Daniel B. Wallihan, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-9853

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: daniel.wallihan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cardiac and gastrointestinal imaging

    Education and Training

    MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2001.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ), Pediatric Radiology, 2012.

    Publications


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    Lily Wang, MBBS, MPH
    Staff Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-736-1595

    lily.wang@cchmc.org

    Lily Wang, MBBS, MPH

    Staff Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Instructor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-736-1595

    Email: lily.wang@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Anatomy, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, 2001.

    BS: Medicine with Honors, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, 2003.

    MBBS: Honors Class I, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, 2004.

    MD: University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia

    Masters: Masters of Public Health with Merit, University of Sydney, Australia, 2008.

    Internship: Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 2005.

    Residency: Resident Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 2006; Radiology Registrar, Prince of Wales/Sydney Children’s Hospitals, Sydney, Australia, 2007-2011.

    Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011; Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012; Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, 2012; Neuroradiology Fellow, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2013. 

    Publications

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    Andrew M. Zbojniewicz, MD
    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6330

    andrew.zbojniewicz@cchmc.org

    Andrew M. Zbojniewicz, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6330

    Fax: 513-803-3015

    Email: andrew.zbojniewicz@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Musculoskeletal radiology

    Biography

    Andrew M. Zbonjniewicz, MD, joined the Division of Radiology in 2009. He is interested in research involving musculoskeletal radiology.

    Education and Training

    MD: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2003.

    Residency: West Virginia University, Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center, Morgantown, WV, 2008.

    Fellowship: West Virginia University, Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center, Morgantown, WV, 2009.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 2008.

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    IRC / PNRC Consortium

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    Kim M. Cecil, PhD
    Spectroscopist, Imaging Research Center

    513-636-8559

    kim.cecil@cchmc.org

    Kim M. Cecil, PhD

    Spectroscopist, Imaging Research Center

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8559

    Fax: 513-636-3754

    Email: kim.cecil@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    MR spectroscopy and imaging; evaluating the effects of environmental neurotoxicants and radiation

    Biography

    Kim M. Cecil, PhD, received her undergraduate and postgraduate training in chemistry. After a post-doctoral fellowship in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cecil joined the Department of Radiology and the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1998. She serves as an imaging research scientist and clinical MR spectroscopist.

    In 2000, Kim M. Cecil, PhD, Antonius deGrauw, MD, PhD and Gajja Salomons, PhD, discovered creatine transporter deficiency syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by mutations in the creatine transporter gene (SLC6A8). Male patients demonstrate a significant reduction or absence of creatine in the brain, as indicated by MR spectroscopy. This is an X-linked mental retardation disorder thought to be second only to fragile X in prevalence.

    Education and Training

    BS: Chemistry & Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude), Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1988.

    MS: Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1991.

    PhD: Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1993.

    Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

    Publications

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    Mark DiFrancesco, PhD
    Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    513-636-0436

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    Mark DiFrancesco, PhD

    Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-0436

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    Education and Training

    PhD:  Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989.

    MS: Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1985.

    BS:  Physics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1981.


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    Charles Dumoulin, PhD
    Scientific Director, Imaging Research Center

    513-636-7721

    charles.dumoulin@cchmc.org

    Charles Dumoulin, PhD

    Scientific Director, Imaging Research Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7721

    Fax: 513-636-3754

    Email: charles.dumoulin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical imaging as it applies to radiology; cardiology; neonatology; neurology and pulmonary medicine

    Biography

    Charles Dumoulin, PhD, received his BS in chemistry from Florida State University in 1977 and his PhD degree in analytical chemistry in 1981. He then spent three years performing high-resolution NMR spectroscopy research at Syracuse University before moving to General Electric’s Research and Development Center in Niskayuna, NY, where he became part of the team that developed the first industrial prototype MR scanners. 

    Later, Dr. Dumoulin made major contributions to the fields of Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), dynamic MRI and Interventional MRI (resulting in over 100 issued patents). In 2008 Dr. Dumoulin moved to Cincinnati and became the scientific director of the Imaging Research Center. His current research interests include MRI imaging of neonates, MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation, and Interventional MR.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

    Publications

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    Randy O. Giaquinto
    Senior Imaging Research Engineer, Imaging Research Center

    513-803-3186

    randy.giaquinto@cchmc.org

    Randy O. Giaquinto

    Senior Imaging Research Engineer, Imaging Research Center

    Instructor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3186

    Fax: 513-636-3754

    Email: randy.giaquinto@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    High channel MRI imaging

    Research Interests

    Design and clinical application of multi-channel array RF coils for MRI of the torso, heart, head, prostate and breast

    Biography

    Randy Giaquinto currently holds 16 patents, and over 60 publications related to MRI Imaging. Prior to coming to Cincinnati Children's, he was a principle RF coil designer for GE Global Research Center for 30 years. Randy Giaquinto recently accepted a senior RF imaging engineering position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in July 2010. 

    Education and Training

    Publications

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    Scott K. Holland, PhD
    Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    513-636-7565

    scott.holland@cchmc.org

    Scott K. Holland, PhD

    Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    McLaurin Scholar

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7565

    Fax: 513-636-0434

    Email: scott.holland@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Advanced neuroimaging applications of MRI in pediatrics; functional MRI of language, hearing and neuroplasticity following brain injury; brain development. 

    Biography

    Scott K. Holland, PhD, is the McLaurin Scholar in pediatric neurosurgery and professor of radiology, pediatrics, biomedical engineering, neuroscience and physics at University of Cincinnati, and director of the Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Center at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation.  A physicist by training, he received his BS degree (1980) in physics from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA., MS (1982) and PhD (1985) degrees in applied physics from Yale University.

    Education and Training

    BS: Physics (Magna Cum Laude), Muhlenberg College, 1980.

    MS: Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University,1982.

    MPhil: Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University, 1983.

    PhD: Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, 1985.

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    Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD
    Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

    513-803-5162

    tzipi.horowitz-kraus@cchmc.org

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    Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD

    Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-5162

    Email: tzipi.horowitz-kraus@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research

    Neuroimaging: written language; oral language development

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    Biography

    Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab has found that reading intervention results in neural circuits related to both normalization and compensation in children with dyslexia. They have also highlighted the importance of the right hemisphere in reading comprehension both in children (7-9 years) and in adolescents (18 years).

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

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    Yu Li, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-803-3105

    Email: yu.li@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2002.

    Diana M. Lindquist, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-9268

    Fax: 513-636-0434

    Email: diana.lindquist@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of drug effects; magnetic resonance spectroscopy of metabolic disease; multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; pulse sequence design

    Education and Training

    BS: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; May 1989.

    MA: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; December 1991.

    PhD: University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Little Rock, AR; 1998.

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    Vincent J. Schmithorst, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3922

    Email: vince.schmithorst@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cortical Reorganization in children with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); the development of language function in children using fMRI; white matter maturation in children's brains using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI); analysis techniques for fMRI data and functional connectivity

    Biography

    Dr. Schmithorst is a physicist by training with BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati. Schmithorst's thesis was on utilizing an ionizing radiation detector in digital projection radiography to separate bone from soft-tissue components using information from the penetration depth of the x-ray beam.

    Dr. Schmithorst came to the Imaging research Center in the Fall of 1997. He is currently engaged in research projects involving the:

    • Development of language function and math processing in children using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    • Investigation of the correlation of musical training with math ability on school-age children using fMRI, white matter maturation in children's brains using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
    • Development of appropriate fMRI data acquisition and post-processing techniques in subjects with developmental or acquired communication disorders
    • Use of information-theoretic methods, such as Independent Component Analysis (ICA), for analysis for fMRI data

    As part of his research efforts, Schmithorst has authored Cincinnati Children's Hospital Image Processing Software (CCHIPS), an extensive software suite for MRI image reconstruction and post-processing in the Interactive Data Language (IDL) programming environment. CCHIPS is available free of charge for research purpo