Pediatric Radiology

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

The Pediatric Radiology at OHSU Doernbecher offers a full range of body imaging services for newborns, infants, children, and teenagers.  Each of our physicians has completed subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric radiology and is certified by the American Board of Radiology in both diagnostic radiology and pediatric radiology.  In addition, our radiologists are active members of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, are advocates of its Image Gently campaign, and have been leaders in the field of radiation dose reduction.  Together with our experienced staff, we make each child's visit as safe and as pleasant as possible while providing state-of-the-art diagnostic images and expert interpretations.  Learn more about our Pediatric Imaging Clinic or meet our Pediatric Radiologist Team.

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We tailor our imaging to the needs of each child. Our equipment and techniques are continually updated and have been customized for children of different ages. We keep radiation dose as low as possible. We work with an experienced team of pediatric sedation nurses and pediatric anesthesiologists. We are committed to providing the best possible experience and an accurate diagnosis for your child. Our section is located on the 7th floor of Doernbecher Children's Hospital, where we collaborate closely with all Pediatric medical and surgical teams.

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Routine and advanced imaging services provided:

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Pediatric X-rays | Pediatric fluoroscopy for assessment of swallowing, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract | Fluoroscopic-guided nasogastric and feeding tube placements | Pediatric ultrasound and Doppler imaging | Pediatric low dose body CT (chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities) | Pediatric body MRI (chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities) | Pediatric ultrasound-guided biopsy | Pediatric pneumatic intussusception reduction | Pediatric CT and MR angiography, MR enterography, and MR urography | Pediatric percutaneous cecostomy tube exchanges


Our select Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is based at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital on the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hilltop campus, overlooking the beautiful Willamette River Valley. Doernbecher is recognized as one of the nation’s “best children’s hospitals” by US News and World Report, and our fellowship curriculum reflects the rich clinical experience that that designation implies.

Doernbecher’s diverse and inspirational patients are at the heart of our training program. Many come to us from OHSU’s own robust primary care base; others are referred from urban and rural practices throughout the Pacific Northwest and neighboring states. Increasingly, our patients travel to us from remote locations around the country, drawn by our nationally recognized physicians, the sophisticated therapies that we provide, and the exceptional family-centered care for which Doernbecher is known. Our trainees benefit from over 195,000 pediatric outpatient visits, admissions, operations, and transports annually. More than 35,000 pediatric imaging examinations are performed and interpreted each year.

Superb patient care and education of the highest quality pediatric radiologists are our top priorities and are supported at Doernbecher and OHSU state-of-the-art imaging equipment, robust interdisciplinary conferences, a challenging and rich clinical experience, and a strong infrastructure to support research endeavors.

Our Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is ACGME-accredited and requires a one-year commitment from participants. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the American Board of Radiology Certificate of Added Qualifications (ABR CAQ) examination in Pediatric Radiology. We select only one fellow per academic year from a slate of highly qualified candidates.

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Petra Vajtai, M.D.

Greetings from Portland, Oregon! We thank you for your interest in OHSU’s Pediatric Radiology Fellowship. It is our goal to help our trainees reach his or her highest potential. We have designed a rigorous and demanding pediatric radiology curriculum, with rich clinical experiences and abundant opportunities to learn. An OHSU education is about thinking critically, conquering complexity, knowing when and how to find new information, and preparing to excel throughout a lifetime. The size of our program allows us to provide fellows with individual attention. Our educational philosophy fosters graduated autonomy with appropriate supervision and generous mentoring. We challenge our fellows to participate fully in their education and, in turn, we provide them with the tools they need for a productive, exciting and thoroughly fulfilling pediatric radiology career.
Among the keys to success in our field is a healthy work-life balance. At OHSU, we advocate strongly for the wellness of our peers and trainees, as we do for the wellness of our patients. Portland, Oregon is an easy place to make happiness a habit.
Petra Vajtai, M.D.

Application information

Our program is currently filled for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years but is accepting applications for future fellowship years. 

To apply via email, send the following to Meleeka Reinen:

  • One completed and signed universal application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Photocopy of the Dean's letter from your medical school or ECFMG certificate
  • USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 scores

To apply via mail, please send the materials to: 

Meleeka Reinen
Fellowship Coordinator, Pediatric Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology, L340 
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239

For additional information or questions, contact Meleeka Reinen, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Coordinator.

Foreign applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization.  Initial and extension J-1 Visas are considered in very rare circumstances. All non-ACGME fellowship candidates must be eligible for H-1B visas, which includes successful completion of all USMLEs.

We are unable to support J-1 applicants that require a Conrad J-1 waiver in order to be eligible for an H-1B visa. All visa applicants must have successfully passed all USMLE steps at least 6 months prior to fellowship start as USMLEs are required for visa applications.  LMCC exams are not accepted for H-1B applications.
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