Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia RAD-AID Chapter

Welcome to the CHOP RAD-AID Chapter!

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) RAD-AID Chapter is a group of Radiology faculty and multi-disciplinary technologists dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable international service projects in medical imaging in collaboration with the national RAD-AID organization.

Our mission: We aim to extend knowledge and expertise in pediatric imaging to colleagues and institutions in countries with such need through education.  We encourage participation from all individuals within the CHOP community with an interest in image based global health outreach.

The CHOP Global Pediatric Radiology Education & Outreach Program now directed by Hansel Otero, MD, was established in 2008 by Kassa Darge, M.D., Ph.D., Radiologist-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at CHOP. The program supports educational and outreach activities around the world with a special focus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In partnership with Addis Ababa University’s Department of Radiology, CHOP provides pediatric radiology education during residency and a 2-year pediatric radiology fellowship. Learn more about our outreach program in Ethiopia at The department also provides support for a biennial regional pediatric radiology course in Argentina, co-sponsored by Hospital Garrahan, located in Buenos Aires. Semiannually, our department organizes a “Radiology Global Health Exchange” to keep our department and local global health partners informed about our initiatives and foster collaborations. Additionally, to further our international alliances and develop more relevant education content, we have created a Global Radiology Research Fellowship which began in the Spring of 2021.

Outreach in Ethiopia is conducted under the umbrella of the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI) and has two components:

A partnership with Addis Ababa University’s Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine to:

  • Promote and support pediatric radiology education during radiology residency
  • Establish and support an international pediatric radiology fellowship

A partnership with the Radiological Society of Ethiopia (RSE) to:

  • Conduct an annual national pediatric radiology continuing medical education course

CHOP Chapter Leadership:

Faculty Advisor: Kassa Darge, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Body Imaging, Department of Radiology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,

CHOP Director of Global Radiology Education and Outreach: Hansel Otero, MD, FAAP, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,

Chapter Chair: Tigist Hailu, MPH, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,