Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

FentonWelcome from our Program Director


I have served as the pediatric radiology program director since 2011 and it is my passion to ensure that our program gets better each year!  We have 24 dedicated and talented subspecialty radiologists with expertise in neuro, cardiac, fetal, MSK and chest imaging. We have an advanced imaging lab with an exceptional research team. I ensure you that you will receive well-rounded pediatric radiology training and be an asset to the practice of your choice!

Laura Z. Fenton, MD Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Phone: 720-777-8431 Fax: 720-777-7264     

Program​ Overview

The Children’s Hospital of Colorado Department of Radiology is full-service with:

  • ​Radiography, CT, PET/CT, MRI, Nuclear medicine, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, angiography and interventional radiology. 
  • Cross sectional imaging encompasses Neuro, Chest, Body, Musculoskeletal and Fetal imaging with subspecialty trained pediatric radiologists. 

Annually, approximately 100,000 exams at the main campus, and another 43,000 exams at satellite facilities are performed.

Be involved with consultations in many subspecialties!

  • Our single large reading room with all imaging subspecialties allows fellows to be involved with all consultations and interesting cases on a daily basis, formulating a good working relationship with referring physicians.
  • Fellows attend and lead daily Neonatal intensive care rounds reviewing all imaging on the most critically ill patients with subspecialty attending physician interaction. 
  • Fellows also attend the monthly multidisciplinary vascular malformation clinic.​

Superlative education is at the forefront for fellows. 

  • There is a daily Fellow Case of the Day series where each fellow is shown an unknown case covering MSK, Neuro, GI, GU, Chest and Fetal sections with protocol, imaging and interpretation pearls. 
  • Fellows attend a variety of multidisciplinary conferences including monthly Tumor Board (general, neuro and orthopedic oncology), Surgery, Urology, Pulmonary (general and interstitial lung disease), Neuroimaging, Gastrointestinal, Metabolic/Genetics, Stroke, Child Advocacy, Maternal Fetal medicine and ENT. 
  • There is a Fellow Core Curriculum lecture series weekly given by pediatric radiology faculty as well as a monthly journal club.
  • There is ample opportunity to teach residents and visiting students affiliated through the residency training program at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center.

Research opportunities abound with projects facilitated frequently amongst discussions generated in the reading room and at multidisciplinary conferences.

Fellows choose a faculty mentor and work on a research project (either novel or ongoing) with goal of presenting at the annual Society of Pediatric Radiology meeting and manuscript submission.

Fellows in the program receive a broad range of experience with an active clinical service and an academic emphasis. We are proud to offer an exciting, educational opportunity in pediatric imaging.

How to Apply

Each applicant will apply online using this link. After completing the online application, please email the following to the fellowship coordinator at

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation Letter (Dean's Letter)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (including one from your current program director)
  • USMLE and other Board examination results (COMLEX, NBME, FLEX, ECFMG), if applicable
  • Medical school diploma
  • Photograph (optional)

We are accepting applications for 2020-2021 and applications for 2021-2022. 

Laura Z. Fenton, MD Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Phone: 720-777-8431 Fax: 720-777-7264     

Katie Cornish, MPA Coordinator, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship  Phone: 720-777-8613 Fax: 720-777-7264

Day of your Interview

​Please arrive at Children’s Hospital Colorado front desk and call the Program Coordinator, Katie Cornish at 720-777-8613, who will escort you to the radiology administrative area. You will meet with the Program Director, Dr. Fenton, for 30 minutes for an overview of the program and tour of the department. You will then interview with a variety of pediatric radiologists (from each specialty area) for 20 minutes each. You will have lunch with the current pediatric radiology fellows to discuss your goals and expectations and learn of their individual experiences. You will then have a wrap up session with the program director.

How to Get Here:

Most applicants arrive via Denver International Airport (DIA), which is approximately a 20-minute drive from the University and Children's Hospital Colorado. Once at the airport, many transportation options exist: 

  • RTD Light Rail: The new A and R lines now connect the airport with the Anschutz Medical Campus and downtown Denver. Note that travel times can range over an hour. Consult the map and trip planner here: 
  • Rental Car: As Denver is large geographic city, the flexibility of a rental car provides the easiest options for getting around.​

Where to Stay:

Click HERE to see a list of some hotels within close proximity to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  

You can also visit on the AMC (Anschutz Medical Campus) tab to see hotel information and preferred pricing options.

What to do if...

  • ​​​ flight is delayed, travel plans are disrupted, or something changes in my schedule - contact Katie Cornish, our Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Coordinator, by email at During business hours, you can also reach her by phone at 720-777-8613. ​

Where Are Our Past Fellows Now?

  • David Larson, MD (2009) Associate Chair of Radiology, Stanford University
  • Nick Stence, MD (2011) Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Matthew Swerdlow (2014) Private practice, Florida Hospital Medical Group, Orlando
  • Christina White, DO (2016) Private practice, Diversified Radiology, Denver, CO​
  • Andrew Olson (2017) Private practice, Radia Inc., Seattle, Washington​
  • Andrew Harrison (2018) Private practice, Radia Inc., Seattle, Washington​​