Pediatric IR Service Line

Pediatric Interventional Radiology (PIR) is a specialized subsection of interventional radiology offering therapeutic and diagnostic procedures on infants, children and adolescents.

While many of the procedures performed by pediatric interventional radiologists are similar to those performed on adults, pediatric patients have unique anatomy, physiology, and pathology that makes the practice of pediatric IR quite different than adult IR.

The goal of the SIR-RFS Pediatric Service Line to not only familiarize IR trainees with procedures relatively unique to Pediatric IR, but to build a curriculum for IR trainees with a focus on four major educational pillars: clinical education, imaging education, procedural education, and practice building.


“It is essential that the interventional radiologist caring for pediatric patients be familiar with the relevant spectrum of pediatric disease, and be well versed in the principles of pediatric interventions and related care.” -Kevin M. Baskin MD

Current Members

Rajat Chand
Emily Ochmanek

Active Members:
Emily Ochmanek
Jeremy Kim
Rajat Chand
Steven Morales
Logan Dance
Alejandra Maria Bedoya
Robert Bodor
Edward Esses
Alex Dabrowiecki
Jacob Core
Dustin Tew
Avinash Pillutla
Jamal Jefferson
Maria A. Bedoya
Suehyb Alkhatib
David P Duncan
Josi L. Herren
Travis Stuart Scharr
Joel M Raborn
Eric Chow

Faculty Advisor:
Kevin Baskin

Recommended Reading

Comprehensive Textbooks:


Imaging Protocols:


Radiation Safety:


Interventional Procedures:

Most of the techniques applied to adults can be performed in children, although the indications in children generally differ.


Journal Primers

Survival Guides

Please select from the available survival guides below. Those without a link are coming soon.

Central Venous Access

Hepatobiliary Interventions
Percutaneous Gastrostomy
Vascular Interventions (arterial)
Vascular Interventions (venous)
Abscess Drainage
Chest Interventions
Percutaneous Cecostomy
GU Interventions
Diagnostic Cerebral
Vascular Malformations
Musculoskeletal Interventions
Interventional Oncology
Enteric Tube Placement
Enteric Dilations

Other Resources


Typical Training Pathway:

  • 1-year clinical training: medicine, pediatrics, transitional, etc. (AKA preliminary year)
  • 4-year diagnostic radiology residency
  • (Optional: 1-year pediatric radiology fellowship or 1-year adult interventional radiology fellowship)
  • 1-year pediatric interventional radiology fellowship

Useful Mobile Apps:

Multiple Choice Question Banks

Pediatric Interventional Radiologists must have the clinical and medical knowledge base in Pediatrics to properly treat their patients. Below are some suggested resources for maintaining and enhancing your clinical knowledge base of Pediatric medicine during Radiology Residency.

Pediatric Medicine Intensive Review Courses:

Typically about 5 days in length, these courses would be a great way (after the core exam is taken) to provide a knowledge boost to get ready for a career of patient care in the pediatric population.


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