EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Brown University , 1991 , Providence , RI

Medical School

  • Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons , 1995 , New York , NY

Internship

  • Lenox Hill Hospital , 1996 , New York , NY

Residency

  • Brigham & Women's Hospital , 2000 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Radiology
  • Children's Hospital , 2003 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I am a daughter of Chinese immigrants and grew up in a college town and thus enjoy the constant intellectual and international stimuli of our hospital.  The best part of my professional day is meeting the incredible families who come to Boston Children’s Hospital.  Personally, for relaxation, I enjoy exercising, particularly training for and participating in marathons and triathlons and spending time in nature.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I am a graduate of Brown University, with a BA in History and East Asian Studies.  After studying at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, I came to Boston to train in Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  As a resident, I trained at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), where I learned that my professional passion is pediatric radiology.  I was fortunate to be accepted for fellowship at BCH where I have stayed on as a staff member My main mentor is Robert Lebowitz, MD.  Through him, I have focused on practicing and studying genitourinary imaging.  Currently I am the director of Genitourinary Imaging and Fluoroscopy.  My goals are to passionately teach our residents and fellows medical inquiry and respect and compassion for our patients. 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology, Pediatric Radiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Kokorowski PJ, Chow JS, Cilento BG, Kim DS, Kurtz MP, Logvinenko T, MacDougall RD, Nelson CP. Response to letter to the editor re "The effect of surgeon vs. technologist control of fluoroscopy on radiation exposure during pediatric ureteroscopy: A randomized trial". J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Jun 09. View abstract
  2. Bauer SB, Vasquez E, Cendron M, Wakamatsu MM, Chow JS. Pelvic floor laxity: A not so rare but unrecognized form of daytime urinary incontinence in peripubertal and adolescent girls. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Jun 07. View abstract
  3. Kim HH, Tulin-Silver S, Yu RN, Chow JS. Common genitourinary catheters: a systematic approach for the radiologist. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 May 10. View abstract
  4. Patel H, Watterson C, Chow JS. Case of urethral duplication seen by voiding urosonography. Clin Imaging. 2018 May - Jun; 49:106-110. View abstract
  5. Didier RA, Chow JS, Kwatra NS, Retik AB, Lebowitz RL. The duplicated collecting system of the urinary tract: embryology, imaging appearances and clinical considerations. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Oct; 47(11):1526-1538. View abstract
  6. Chow JS, Koning JL, Back SJ, Nguyen HT, Phelps A, Darge K. Classification of pediatric urinary tract dilation: the new language. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Aug; 47(9):1109-1115. View abstract
  7. Phelps AS, Chow JS, Back SJ, Nguyen HT, Koning JL, Darge K. Urinary tract dilation illustrations. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 08; 47(9):1214-1215. View abstract
  8. 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. 2017 11; 285(2):576-583. View abstract
  9. Colleran GC, Callahan MJ, Paltiel HJ, Nelson CP, Cilento BG, Baum MA, Chow JS. Imaging in the diagnosis of pediatric urolithiasis. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Jan; 47(1):5-16. View abstract
  10. Schaeffer AJ, Chow JS, Ivanova A, Cui G, Greenfield SP, Zerin JM, Hoberman A, Mathews RI, Mattoo TK, Carpenter MA, Moxey-Mims M, Chesney RW, Nelson CP. Variation in the level of detail in pediatric voiding cystourethrogram reports. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Jun; 13(3):257-262. View abstract
  11. Schaeffer AJ, Kurtz MP, Logvinenko T, McCartin MT, Prabhu SP, Nelson CP, Chow JS. MRI-based reference range for the renal pelvis anterior-posterior diameter in children ages 0-19 years. Br J Radiol. 2016 Nov; 89(1067):20160211. View abstract
  12. Schaeffer AJ, Greenfield SP, Ivanova A, Cui G, Zerin JM, Chow JS, Hoberman A, Mathews RI, Mattoo TK, Carpenter MA, Moxey-Mims M, Chesney RW, Nelson CP. Reliability of grading of vesicoureteral reflux and other findings on voiding cystourethrography. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Apr; 13(2):192-198. View abstract
  13. Colleran GC, Barnewolt CE, Chow JS, Paltiel HJ. Intrarenal Reflux: Diagnosis at Contrast-Enhanced Voiding Urosonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Aug; 35(8):1811-9. View abstract
  14. Colleran GC, Paltiel HJ, Barnewolt CE, Chow JS. Residual intravesical iodinated contrast: a potential cause of false-negative reflux study at contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Oct; 46(11):1614-7. View abstract
  15. Nahata L, Yu RN, Paltiel HJ, Chow JS, Logvinenko T, Rosoklija I, Cohen LE. Sperm Retrieval in Adolescents and Young Adults with Klinefelter Syndrome: A Prospective, Pilot Study. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:260-5.e1-2. View abstract
  16. Breen M, Phelps A, Estrada C, Chow JS. CT cystography for evaluation of bladder perforation--be safe and know the limitations--reply to Dr. Karmazyn. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Apr; 46(4):580. View abstract
  17. Breen M, Phelps A, Estrada C, Chow JS. The role of imaging in pediatric bladder augmentation. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Sep; 45(10):1440-7. View abstract
  18. Logvinenko T, Chow JS, Nelson CP. Predictive value of specific ultrasound findings when used as a screening test for abnormalities on VCUG. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug; 11(4):176.e1-7. View abstract
  19. Kurtz MP, Chow JS, Johnson EK, Rosoklija I, Logvinenko T, Nelson CP. Imaging after urinary tract infection in older children and adolescents. J Urol. 2015 May; 193(5 Suppl):1778-82. View abstract
  20. Chow JS, Darge K. Multidisciplinary consensus on the classification of antenatal and postnatal urinary tract dilation (UTD classification system). Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jun; 45(6):787-9. View abstract
  21. Swenson DW, Darge K, Ziniel SI, Chow JS. Characterizing upper urinary tract dilation on ultrasound: a survey of North American pediatric radiologists' practices. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Apr; 45(5):686-94. View abstract
  22. Nguyen HT, Benson CB, Bromley B, Campbell JB, Chow J, Coleman B, Cooper C, Crino J, Darge K, Herndon CD, Odibo AO, Somers MJ, Stein DR. Multidisciplinary consensus on the classification of prenatal and postnatal urinary tract dilation (UTD classification system). J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Dec; 10(6):982-98. View abstract
  23. Pierre K, Borer J, Phelps A, Chow JS. Bladder exstrophy: current management and postoperative imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Jul; 44(7):768-86; quiz 765-7. View abstract
  24. Schaeffer AJ, Sood S, Logvinenko T, Rivera-Castro G, Rosoklija I, Chow JS, Nelson CP. Variation in the documentation of findings in pediatric voiding cystourethrogram. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Dec; 44(12):1548-56. View abstract
  25. Nelson CP, Johnson EK, Logvinenko T, Chow JS. Ultrasound as a screening test for genitourinary anomalies in children with UTI. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar; 133(3):e394-403. View abstract
  26. Johnson EK, Graham DA, Chow JS, Nelson CP. Nationwide emergency department imaging practices for pediatric urolithiasis: room for improvement. J Urol. 2014 Jul; 192(1):200-6. View abstract
  27. Breen M, Murphy K, Chow J, Kiely E, O'Regan K. Acute idiopathic scrotal edema. Case Rep Urol. 2013; 2013:829345. View abstract
  28. Hartman RJ, Welchons DR, Teot L, Chow J, Cendron M. Incidental capture of rarely diagnosed pediatric tumor: an infant boy with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney. Urology. 2013 Dec; 82(6):1416-8. View abstract
  29. Kokorowski PJ, Chow JS, Strauss KJ, Pennison M, Tan W, Cilento B, Nelson CP. Prospective systematic intervention to reduce patient exposure to radiation during pediatric ureteroscopy. J Urol. 2013 Oct; 190(4 Suppl):1474-8. View abstract
  30. Barbosa JA, Chow JS, Benson CB, Yorioka MA, Bull AS, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Postnatal longitudinal evaluation of children diagnosed with prenatal hydronephrosis: insights in natural history and referral pattern. Prenat Diagn. 2012 Dec; 32(13):1242-9. View abstract
  31. Zanetta VC, Rosman BM, Bromley B, Shipp TD, Chow JS, Campbell JB, Herndon CD, Passerotti CC, Cendron M, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Variations in management of mild prenatal hydronephrosis among maternal-fetal medicine obstetricians, and pediatric urologists and radiologists. J Urol. 2012 Nov; 188(5):1935-9. View abstract
  32. Rowe CK, Franco FB, Barbosa JA, Minnillo BJ, Chow JS, Treves T, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. A novel method of evaluating ureteropelvic junction obstruction: dynamic near infrared fluorescence imaging compared to standard modalities to assess urinary obstruction in a swine model. J Urol. 2012 Nov; 188(5):1978-85. View abstract
  33. Nelson CP, Chow JS, Rosoklija I, Ziniel S, Routh JC, Cilento BG. Patient and family impact of pediatric genitourinary diagnostic imaging tests. J Urol. 2012 Oct; 188(4 Suppl):1601-7. View abstract
  34. Greenfield SP, Carpenter MA, Chesney RW, Zerin JM, Chow J. The RIVUR voiding cystourethrogram pilot study: experience with radiologic reading concordance. J Urol. 2012 Oct; 188(4 Suppl):1608-12. View abstract
  35. Barbosa JA, Kowal A, Onal B, Gouveia E, Walters M, Newcomer J, Chow J, Nguyen HT. Comparative evaluation of the resolution of hydronephrosis in children who underwent open and robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty. J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Apr; 9(2):199-205. View abstract
  36. Kokorowski PJ, Chow JS, Strauss K, Pennison M, Routh JC, Nelson CP. Prospective measurement of patient exposure to radiation during pediatric ureteroscopy. J Urol. 2012 Apr; 187(4):1408-14. View abstract
  37. Rossi BV, Ference EH, Zurakowski D, Scholz S, Feins NR, Chow JS, Laufer MR. The clinical presentation and surgical management of adnexal torsion in the pediatric and adolescent population. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Apr; 25(2):109-13. View abstract
  38. Arellano CM, Kozakewich HP, Diamond D, Chow JS. Testicular epidermoid cysts in children: sonographic characteristics with pathological correlation. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Jun; 41(6):683-9; quiz 796-7. View abstract
  39. Penna FJ, Chow JS, Minnillo BJ, Passerotti CC, Barnewolt CE, Treves ST, Fahey FH, Dunning PS, Freilich DA, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Identifying ureteropelvic junction obstruction by fluorescence imaging: a comparative study of imaging modalities to assess renal function and degree of obstruction in a mouse model. J Urol. 2011 Jun; 185(6):2405-13. View abstract
  40. Sandy NS, Nguyen HT, Ziniel SI, Minnillo BJ, Penna FJ, Franceschi AM, Chow JS. Assessment of parental satisfaction in children undergoing voiding cystourethrography without sedation. J Urol. 2011 Feb; 185(2):658-62. View abstract
  41. Gong EM, Arellano CM, Chow JS, Lee RS. Sonourethrogram to manage adolescent anterior urethral stricture. J Urol. 2010 Oct; 184(4 Suppl):1699-702. View abstract
  42. Routh JC, Lee RS, Chow JS. Radiation dose and screening for vesicoureteral reflux. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Feb; 194(2):W243. View abstract
  43. Passerotti C, Chow JS, Silva A, Schoettler CL, Rosoklija I, Perez-Rossello J, Cendron M, Cilento BG, Lee RS, Nelson CP, Estrada CR, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Diamond DA, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Ultrasound versus computerized tomography for evaluating urolithiasis. J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4 Suppl):1829-34. View abstract
  44. Milla SS, Chow JS, Lebowitz RL. Imaging of hypospadias: pre- and postoperative appearances. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Feb; 38(2):202-8. View abstract
  45. Nelson CP, Chow JS. Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer (Deflux) implants mimicking distal ureteral calculi on CT. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Jan; 38(1):104-6. View abstract
  46. Fleischman A, Paltiel H, Chow J, Ringelheim J, Gordon CM. Normal ovarian structure and function with normal glucose tolerance in girls with early treatment of classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Apr; 20(2):67-72. View abstract
  47. Servaes S, Zurakowski D, Laufer MR, Feins N, Chow JS. Sonographic findings of ovarian torsion in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 May; 37(5):446-51. View abstract
  48. Lee RS, Diamond DA, Chow JS. Applying the ALARA concept to the evaluation of vesicoureteric reflux. Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Sep; 36 Suppl 2:185-91. View abstract
  49. Sung T, Riedlinger WF, Diamond DA, Chow JS. Solid extratesticular masses in children: radiographic and pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Feb; 186(2):483-90. View abstract
  50. Chow JS, Benson CB, Lebowitz RL. The clinical significance of an empty renal fossa on prenatal sonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 Aug; 24(8):1049-54; quiz 1055-7. View abstract
  51. Chow JS, Benson CB, Racowsky C, Doubilet PM, Ginsburg E. Frequency of a monochorionic pair in multiple gestations: relationship to mode of conception. J Ultrasound Med. 2001 Jul; 20(7):757-60; quiz 761. View abstract
  52. Benson CB, Chow JS, Chang-Lee W, Hill JA, Doubilet PM. Outcome of pregnancies in women with uterine leiomyomas identified by sonography in the first trimester. J Clin Ultrasound. 2001 Jun; 29(5):261-4. View abstract
  53. Chow JS, Smith DN, Kaelin CM, Meyer JE. Case report: galactography-guided wire localization of an intraductal papilloma. Clin Radiol. 2001 Jan; 56(1):72-3. View abstract
  54. Doubilet PM, Benson CB, Chow JS. Outcome of pregnancies with rapid embryonic heart rates in the early first trimester. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2000 Jul; 175(1):67-9. View abstract
  55. Doubilet PM, Benson CB, Chow JS. Long-term prognosis of pregnancies complicated by slow embryonic heart rates in the early first trimester. J Ultrasound Med. 1999 Aug; 18(8):537-41. View abstract
  56. Chow JS, Benson CB, Doubilet PM. Frequency and nature of structural anomalies in fetuses with single umbilical arteries. J Ultrasound Med. 1998 Dec; 17(12):765-8. View abstract