Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, offers a one-year, non-ACGME-certified pediatric neuroradiology fellowship providing comprehensive training for physicians wishing to serve children in an academic or private practice setting. Extensive opportunities are also available to those interested in a research-oriented career. 

Our healthcare system is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country with more than one million patient visits annually, three hospitals, 673 licensed beds, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs. Each year, Children’s radiology performs more than 300,000 imaging reports.

National accolades

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks our Neurology and Neurosurgery Program in the top 20 “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 2023-24.
  • Marcus Autism Center is one of the largest clinical providers of autism care in the country, treating more children with autism than anywhere else in the Southeast.


  • Comprehensive neuroradiology services at multiple imaging locations across metro Atlanta:
    • Children’s hospitals: Egleston, Hughes Spalding and Scottish Rite
    • Children’s outpatient locations: Satellite Boulevard, Town Center and Webb Bridge
    • Emory Midtown Hospital (NICU) and Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Powerful imaging technology:
    • Nine 1.5T and 3T MRI magnets
    • Seven CT scanners
    • One PET CT scanner
    • Intraoperative 3T MRI scanner
  • American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to quality care and patient safety
  • Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) national designation
  • Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University: A historic partnership of pediatric excellence

Children's and Emory historical image

In 1956, the Board of Trustees for both Emory University and Egleston Hospital signed an agreement to make Egleston a first-rate teaching hospital

Children’s is one of the largest freestanding healthcare systems in the country. Emory is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Together, the two share a passion for pediatric innovation and advancements. In 1956, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Egleston Hospital and Emory University first established a pediatric teaching relationship. This relationship has developed to facilitate leading-edge pediatric research, training and innovation.

Children’s and Emory University School of Medicine partner together on pediatric residency and fellowship training programs as well as the management and execution of clinical trials. Discoveries in Emory’s research laboratories are translated into lifesaving treatments at Children’s. Emory and Children’s share a unique employment agreement; more than 400 physicians hold titles at both independent institutions.

National Honors from U.S. News & World Report

Children’s ranks among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas.

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Why Atlanta?

In addition to our unique neighboring pediatric partners, Atlanta is full of diverse communities, walkable neighborhoods, a thriving arts and culture scene, and plenty of green spaces and sunny weather—it’s pretty easy to fall in love with our charming city.

Make Atlanta Home

Our pediatric neuroradiology team, led by Susan Palasis, MD, Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology, works closely with Stephen Simoneaux, MD, Division Director, and our clinical partners in neurosurgery, neurology, neuro oncology, hematology, neuropsychology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, craniofacial surgery, child advocacy, rehabilitation, genetics and more.


Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship Highlights

Dr. Adam Goldman-Yassen, Program Director, gives an overview of the fellowship.

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Why Children's?

We manage one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, urgent care centers and neighborhood locations.

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We have developed a unique year-long curriculum that covers basic and advanced topics in pediatric neuroradiology. During protected daily teaching, case-based teaching and didactic lectures are given.

At Children’s our fellows work independently under the supervision of the pediatric neuroradiology faculty. As this is an advanced fellowship, once our fellows are acclimatized to our workflow, they are allowed the autonomy to manage the clinical service to further develop their clinical, leadership, and teaching skills.

We emphasize constructing concise and accurate imaging reports that provide the most helpful information to our clinical partners.

We teach targeted protocoling that keeps in mind sedation and contrast administration indications, appropriateness of rapid and high-resolution MR imaging, and best imaging modality for safe and accurate diagnosis.

Our team of technologists, physicists, medical imaging nurses, anesthesiologists, sedation doctors, and child life experts are valuable partners in providing safe neuroimaging examinations of the highest diagnostic quality and are valuable resources for our fellows.

The pediatric neuroradiology fellowship includes training in all aspects of clinical pediatric neuroradiology, including:

  • Brain, spine, head and neck neuroimaging (CT and MRI)
  • Neuro CTA and MRA
  • Fetal MRI
  • Advanced imaging, including DSC, DCE and ASL perfusion, fMRI, DTI and fiber tracking, MR spectroscopy, and vessel wall imaging
  • 3D post-processing
  • Neuro PET and SPECT
  • Neurosonography

The fellowship can be tailored to provide greater exposure to areas of subspecialized interest. Areas of focused clinical and research interest include:

  • Neurovascular disease and pediatric stroke
  • Brain tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuroinflammatory diseases
  • Head and neck imaging
  • Hydrocephalus
  • CSF leak
  • fMRI
  • Development of advanced techniques in CT and MRI
  • Innovative techniques in radiology education
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Structured radiology reporting
  • Quality improvement

Fellows receive one half-day of academic time per week. An academic stipend is available to all fellows.

Each fellow completes as least one academic project during the course of their fellowship training and is expected to submit their work to scientific society meetings such as the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR), American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) among others. Developing effective speaking and presentation skills is emphasized, with opportunities available throughout the fellowship.

There are a variety of conferences that fellows are encouraged to participate in and are invaluable learning experiences.

Clinical conferences:

  • Weekly: Neuro-oncology, vascular anomalies, epilepsy
  • Monthly: Neuro-ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, sickle cell, child abuse, neonatology
  • Quarterly: Neuro-vascular, neuro-immunology, neuro-contentious, neuro-genetic

Academic conferences:

  • Daily: Teaching session
  • Weekly: Adult neuroradiology fellow lectures
  • Monthly: Peer-learning conference
  • Quarterly: Research meeting, Journal club
  • Variable: Pediatric neuroradiology invited lectures (in person or virtual)

Children’s is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric and neuroradiology research. Our neuroradiology department conducts a wide spectrum of clinical and translational research in collaboration with colleagues at Emory, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University and as part of several large multi-institutional collaborative efforts. The pediatric neuroradiology division is supported by full-time medical physicists with MR expertise, data scientists, and research assistants. We are uniquely positioned to advance research nationally and internationally by leveraging Atlanta’s elite academic and research institutions, including:

Our fellowship program accepts applications beginning August 1. Interviews will be offered starting the first week in November. Candidates should be American Board of Radiology certified or eligible in Diagnostic Radiology and have completed or enrolled in an accredited fellowship in neuroradiology or pediatric radiology.

Complete our application form, and email it along with your CV, personal statement, transcript and three letters of recommendation to Adam Goldman-Yassen, MD, Fellowship Program Director (


Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Goldman-Yassen at