Program Overview

Fellows in this ACGME-accredited program are exposed to a variety of classic and complex pediatric pathology. Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology performs more than 100,000 pediatric imaging studies annually, including about 12,000 ultrasound studies and 8,500 MRI exams. Faculty work with fellows on an individual basis, and interaction with pediatricians from other clinical departments in the reading rooms and in subspecialty conferences enriches the experience. In addition, though they do not read out residents, fellows do oversee them when on call.

All rotations occur at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of an elite group of pediatric hospitals verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and its satellite outpatient sites. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states. In fact, some patients even travel from abroad for specialty care at St. Louis Children’s.


Two fellows are accepted into the program per academic year


Home call once a week per four-week rotation; one in-house Saturday call shift (7:30 am-5:00 pm) per four-week rotation, followed by home call until the following morning; one in-house Sunday call shift (7:30 am-12:00 pm) per four-week rotation, followed by home call until the following morning; home call is always backing up an in-house resident

Research Projects



 About 70% private practice, 30% academic


Program Coordinator
Debbie Howard

Ting Tao, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Fellowship Director, Pediatric Radiology