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Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, DTM&P, FSAR, FESUR

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Professor of Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Official Affiliate, Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Member, Radiology D-COAP, Departmental Committee on Appointments and Promotion, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Office of the Radiologist-in-Chief
Department of Radiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP]
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

CHOP North West Tower [3. floor], Room 3NW16/17
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2674257110
Fax: 2155905797
Lab: 2674257110 [Caroline Narducci]
Education:
MD (Pre-Med & Medicine)
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1986.
DTM&P (Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Parasitology )
Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany, 1990.
Dr. med. (Medicine)
Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany [summa cum laude], 1997.
PhD (Diagnostic Radiology)
Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Rotating intern [Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology], Black Lion Hospital, Empress Zewditu Hospital and Yekatit 12 Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1986-1986.
Research Fellow, World Health Organization [WHO], Bernhard-Nocht-Institite for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany; Bong Mines, Liberia; Onchocerciasis Chemotherapeutic Research Center, Hohoe, Ghana , 1988-1991.
Research Fellow, Division of Tropical Pediatrics, University Children's Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991-1998.
Resident, Diagnositc Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Department of Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Clinic, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991-1996.
Fellow, Pediatric Radiology, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1996-1998.
PhD Research Fellow, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1997-2001.
Certifications
Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology, German Medical Board , 1998.
Board Certification in Pediatric Radiology, German Medical Board , 1998.
Board Certified Teacher in Pediatric Ultrasonography, German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine [DEGUM Ausbilder] , 2000.
Certification to Conduct Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program, Bavarian State Medical Board, Munich, Germany , 2002.
Certificate, Advanced Course for Physicians at University Hospitals on “Leadership and Responsibility in Hospitals”, Wuerttemberg Academy of Management and Economics, Stuttgart, Germany [2 years, 144 credit hours], 2002.
Certification in Radiation Protection for the Whole Specialty of Diagnostic Radiology including CT, Bavarian State Medical Board, Germany, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Ultrasound advanced modalities - 3D, elastography, contrast US
Ultrasound contrast agent - children
Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography
MR urography - morphology and function - children
Bowel ultrasound - children

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric urogential radiology
Pediatric gastrointestinal radiology

Selected Publications

Trout AT, Chow J, McNamara ER, Darge K, Ramirez Grueso R, Munden M, Rothan SM, Navarro OM, Tijerín Bueno M, Bove KE, Chikwava KR, Heider A, Hicks MJ, Somers GR, Zhang B, Dillman JR: Association between testicular microlithiasis and testicular neoplasia: Large multicenter study in a pediatric population. Radiology 17, July [Epub ahead of print] 2017 Notes: [doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017162625. [Epub 2017 July 17]

Strauss KJ, Goske MJ, Towbin AJ, Sengupta D, Callahan MJ, Darge K, Podberesky DJ, Frush DP, Maxfield C, Westra SJ, Prince JS, Wu H, Bhargavan-Chatfield M: Pediatric chest CT diagnostic reference ranges: Development and application. Radiology 284(1): 219-227, July 2017 Notes: [doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017161530. Epub 2017 Feb 17]

Bedoya MA, Back SJ, Scanlon MH, Delgado J, Darge K, Reid JR: Learning, technology and intellectual property: a survey of the philosophies and preferences of our trainees and peers. Pediatric Radiology 46(13): 1780-1786, December 2016 Notes: Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-016-3682-z. Epub 2016 August 20]

Bedoya MA, Back SJ, Scanlon MH, Delgado J, Darge K, Reid JR : Learning, technology and intellectual property: a survey of the philosophies and preferences of our trainees and peers. Pediatric Radiology 46(13): 1780-1786, December 2016 Notes: [Epub 2016 Aug 20]

Kaplan SL, Edgar JC, Ford EG, Adgent MA, Schall JI, Kelly A, Umbach DM, Rogan WJ, Stallings VA, Darge K : Size of testes, ovaries, uterus and breast buds by ultrasound in healthy full-term neonates ages 0-3 days. Pediatric Radiology 46(13): 1837-1847, December 2016 Notes: [Epub 2016 Aug 31]

Back SJ, Darge K, Bedoya MA, Delgado J, Gorfu Y, Zewdneh D, Reid JR: Ultrasound tutorials in under 10 minutes: Experience and results. American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) 207(3): 653-660, September 2016 Notes: [doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.16402. Epub 2016 Jun 8]

Khrichenko D, Saul D, Adeb M, Jaimes C, Betts KN, Barron SM, Edgar JC, Lambert SM, Casale P, Darge K: Intra- and inter-observer variability of functional MR urography (fMRU) assessment in children. Pediatric Radiology 46(5): 666-673, May 2016 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3532-4]

Back SJ, Edgar JC, Canning DA, Darge K: Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography: in vitro evaluation of a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent for in vivo optimization. Pediatric Radiology 45(10): 1496-1505, September 2015 Notes: [doi:10.1007/s00247-015-3355-3]

Zhu X, McCullough WP, Mecca P, Servaes S, Darge K: Dual-energy compared to single-energy CT in pediatric imaging: a phantom study for DECT clinical guidance. Pediatric Radiology 46(12): 1671-1679, September 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-016-3682-z. Epub 2016 August 12]

Delgado J, Bedoya MA, Adeb M, Carson RH, Johnson AM, Khrichenko D, Canning DA, Darge K: Optimizing functional MR urography: prime time for a 30-minutes-or-less fMRU. Pediatric Radiology 45(9): 1333-1343, August 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3324-x. Epub 2015 Mar 20]

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