Marilyn Goske, MD, Joins the Radiology Department

Dr. Goske appointed as Silverman Chair for Radiology Education

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

CINCINNATI – Marilyn J. Goske, MD, has been named the Dr. Frederic N. and Carolyn Silverman Endowed Chair for Radiology Education at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Goske is a nationally recognized pediatric radiologist primarily focused on medical and web-based education for pediatric radiology residents and fellows. She has special expertise in ultrasound and gastrointestinal imaging.

"I have always wanted to work at Cincinnati Children's because of the superb faculty and excellence associated with this institution. It is one of the top pediatric radiology departments in the world," says Dr. Goske. "They are leaders in diagnostic imaging research, education and patient care. I hope to make a difference and change the outcome for children who experience examinations performed by radiology departments."

The Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children's has a reputation for expertise in imaging children and also receives more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pediatric radiology department in the United States.

Janet Strife, MD, staff radiologist at Cincinnati Children's, has been a mentor for Dr. Goske, who said she has learned a great deal from the relationship. "Dr. Goske is the perfect fit to continue the late Dr. Silverman's work in education and pediatric radiology," says Dr. Strife. Dr. Strife received her fellowship training under Frederic Silverman, MD, and later led him as director of Radiology and radiologist-in-chief at Cincinnati Children's.

The Dr. Frederic N. and Carolyn Silverman Endowed Chair was established at Cincinnati Children's in 1998 and is specifically designed to enhance education and training with residents and pediatric radiology fellows. The additional year of training in pediatric imaging was started in l958 by Dr. Silverman and is currently one of the oldest and largest training programs of its kind in the country.

Dr. Goske role as educator and pediatric radiologist is evident by her life-long commitment to improving training for residents, fellows and faculty. She worked with colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic on multiple web-based educational efforts including one with Dr. Janet Reid, which is widely used by radiology residency programs throughout the United States. In addition, she planned national educational conferences on ways to enhance education to doctors to improve their knowledge in the areas of adult learning and resident competencies.

Dr. Goske has held multiple leadership roles in pediatric radiology organizations including her current role as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR). As former president of SPR, she became founder and chair of the national Image Gently campaign focusing on using "child-sized" imaging for computed tomographic scanning, rather than adult-sized, to children in the United States. The 2008 campaign brings together 13 nationally-recognized organizations representing more than 400,000 medical experts who are involved in pediatrics, radiology, physics and radiology technology. She helped develop the website,, for the campaign.

Dr. Goske has written and presented extensively on subjects relating to professional standards of practice, professionalism, and ideas for improving patient care in radiology. She has authored many articles in peer review journals, book chapters, and also many on-line publications. She currently reviews for the journal Pediatric Radiology.

Dr. Goske earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Conn., in 1977. At Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, an affiliate of The University of Rochester, she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology, served as chief resident and completed her fellowship in pediatric radiology. She completed a fellowship in medical education in 2005 at The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine's Division of Education in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Goske has also been recognized as one of the "Best Doctors" in both Cleveland and Akron, Oh.

Cincinnati Children's, one of the top five children's hospitals in the nation according to Child magazine, is a 475-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. For its efforts to transform the way health care is provided, Cincinnati Children's received the 2006 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. Cincinnati Children's ranks second nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health and is a teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The Cincinnati Children's vision is to be the leader in improving child health.

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