I am excited that Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital is now offering a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology. The biomechanical basis of musculoskeletal injury in children is unique, due to the growing skeleton. In addition, there are many benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors as well as syndromes that present in childhood. At many hospitals, subspecialty-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, rheumatologists, geneticists and oncologists treat these children. It is important that radiologists have a firm understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy, pathophysiology and advanced imaging techniques in order to assist the referring physicians with these patients.
During our fellowship, you will have the opportunity to work with nationally-recognized specialists in pediatric musculoskeletal imaging, led by Dr. Herman Kan. Our musculoskeletal imaging section performs and interprets all types of diagnostic musculoskeletal studies as well as minimally-invasive procedures. We have developed new partnerships with our colleagues in pediatric orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, infectious disease, oncology and genetics, and we take an active role in multiple interdisciplinary conferences between these departments.
Research opportunities abound, as our musculoskeletal faculty regularly present research at national meetings, including the RSNA and SPR. Our department has a full-time research coordinator for assistance with IRBs as well as a statistician on staff. We also host multiple radiology residents, providing many opportunities for teaching, both at the workstation and in conferences.