About the Children's Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, offers a one-year, ACGME-certified pediatric radiology fellowship. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive program for training fellows in pediatric radiology.

Our goal

We want to train qualified radiologists to be highly competent in all aspects of pediatric imaging in order to serve children in their communities, whether it is in an academic or private practice setting.


The one-year rotation includes:

  • Body MRI
  • Body CT
  • Cardiac CT
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear medicine, including PET, MIGB therapy and thyroid ablation
  • Ultrasound, including contrast enhanced ultrasound

Fellows are closely supervised by Children’s faculty, board-certified pediatric radiologists with MOC qualifications, as well as subspecialists in neuroradiology, interventional radiology and musculoskeltal radiology.


Fellow receive one half day of academic time per week. Each fellow completes as least one academic project during the course of their fellowship training. Fellows will also present at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) among other meetings.


Training is enhanced by an organized curriculum comprising of a variety of conferences offered throughout the year.

  • Weekly: Surgery and Radiology Conference, Didactic Surgery Conference
  • Monthly: Interdepartmental Conference with surgery, pathology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics and rheumatology

Additionally, all fellows receive a stipend that includes funding to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Pediatric Radiology.


Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

How to Apply

Download a copy of our application form and email it along with your CV, personal statement, transcript and three letters of recommendation to Paula Dickson, MD, Fellowship Program Director. Direct inquires to Dr. Dickson or Stacy Palmer, Fellowship Program Coordinator.  

Our fellowship program accepts applications beginning Aug. 1. Interviews begin Nov. 1. 

Download our radiology fellowship brochure

Why Choose Children's for Your Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country with three hospitals, 673 licensed beds, a Level 1 Trauma Center and more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs. Each year, Children’s encounters more than 1.2 million patient visits and performs more than 300,000 imaging reports.

In response to the growing demand for services in specialized pediatric care, Children’s is currently building a new pediatric medical campus. Learn more about how Children’s is breaking new ground to give our hospital System room to grow decades into the future.


  • We offer radiology services at multiple imaging locations across metro Atlanta, including:
    • Children’s hospitals: Egleston, Hughes Spalding and Scottish Rite hospital
    • Children’s outpatient locations: Children’s at Satellite Boulevard, Children’s at Town Center and Children’s at Webb Bridge
    • Other facilities: Emory Midtown Hospital (NICU) and Grady Memorial Hospital
  • We have nine MRI magnets, six CT scanners, one mobile CT scanner and one PET scanner.
  • We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which demonstrates our commitment to quality care and patient safety.
  • Our program is one of the only pediatric programs in the country to have received the Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) designation.
  • In 2019, our team read more images than any other pediatric radiology program in the country.


In conjunction with Emory University, Children’s is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric research. Our radiology department conducts a wide spectrum of clinical and translational research in collaboration with colleagues at Children’s and Emory University, and as part of several large multi-institutional collaborative efforts.

Our areas of interest include:

  • Development and use of advanced techniques in ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology.
  • Innovative techniques in pediatric radiology education.

Additionally, we are uniquely positioned to advance research nationally by leveraging the vast capabilities in Atlanta, including:

  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Ranked among the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, Atlanta combines Southern hospitality with the amenities of any world-class city. More than 6.5 million metro Atlanta residents enjoy the city’s rich history, cultural diversity and lower cost of living. 


Meet Our Pediatric Radiology Team

Our pediatric radiology team, led by Stephen Simoneaux, MD, Chief of Radiology, consists of nearly 30 pediatric general radiologists, neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists, and approximately 300 technologists and 100 nurses.

Physician leadership

General radiology


Interventional radiology