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

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

Ultrasound; pediatric imaging

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics


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My Education

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.

My Publications

Coley BD. The future of pediatric ultrasound. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 May;41 Suppl 1:S220-7.

Mendell JR, Campbell K, Rodino-Klapac L, Sahenk Z, Shilling C, Lewis S, Bowles D, Gray S, Li C, Galloway G, Malik V, Coley B, Clark R, Li J, Xiao X, Samulski J, McPhee SW, Samulski RJ, Walker CM. Dystrophin immunity in Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. N Engl J Med. 2010;363:1429-1437.

Young C, Shiels WE, Murakami J, Hogan MJ, Coley BD. Self-embedding behavior: radiological management of self-inflicted soft tissue foreign bodies. Radiology. 2010;257:233-239.

Sidhu M, Coley BD, Goske MJ, Connolly B, Racadio J, Yoshizumi TT, Utley T, Strauss KJ. Image Gently, Step Lightly: increasing radiation dose awareness in pediatric interventional radiology. Pediatr Radiol. 2009;39:135-1138.

Karmazyn BK, Gunderman RB, Coley BD, Blatt ER, Bulas D, Fordham L, Podberesky DJ, Prince JS, Paidas C, Rodriguez W. ACR Appropriateness Criteria on developmental dysplasia of the hip - child. J Am Coll Radiol. 2009;6:551-557.

Dietrich AM, Coley BD. Bedside pediatric emergency evaluation through ultrasonography. Pediatr Radiol. 2008;38S4:S679-684.

Hogan MJ, Coley BD. Interventional radiology treatment of empyema and lung abscesses. Paedtiatr Respir Rev. 2008;9:77-84.

Coley BD. Sonography of pediatric scrotal swelling. Semin Ultrasound CT MRI. 2007;28:297-306.

Coley BD, Hogan MJ. Image-guided interventions in neonates. Eur J Radiol. 2006;60:208-220.

Snyder EM, Coley BD. Limited value of plain radiographs in infant torticollis. Pediatrics. 2006;118:e1779-1784.