Kirsten Ecklund

Kirsten Ecklund, MD

Vice-Chair,Clinical, Department of Radiology; Division Chief, Diagnostic Radiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Oncologic Imaging
  • Radiology


  • Radiology


  • English


  • Sports Medicine
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program
  • Lymphoma Program
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Kirsten Ecklund


I have been extremely fortunate to be a member of the radiology department at Boston Children’s Hospital for more than 20 years. When I arrived as a pediatric radiology fellow in 1994, I immediately knew that this is where I wanted to build my career. In the decades since, I have become focused on imaging musculoskeletal and oncologic disorders affecting children.  Many of these conditions create long-term disabilities and quality of life issues.  By providing the highest quality imaging services to our patients, I am able to help my clinical colleagues design specific and effective treatment. In 2008, I became the Clinical Vice Chair of the radiology department.  This position allows me to impact operational issues geared toward improving the overall effectiveness of the department and, ultimately, the patient experience.

Experience and Education


Undergraduate Degree

University of Michigan, 1985

Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University, 1989

Cleveland, OH


University Hospital, 1989-1990

Boston, MA


New England Deaconess Hospital, 1990-1994

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Radiology

Boston Children's Hospital, 1994-1996

Boston, MA


  • Radiology, Pediatric Radiology


Musculoskeletal imaging, especially growth disturbances and bone and soft tissue tumors. Pediatric MR imaging

Professional History

Dr. Ecklund received her B.S. from the University of Michigan and her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After an internal medicine internship at Boston University Hospital, she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Deaconess Hospital in Boston and a pediatric radiology fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston where she served as Chief Fellow. She returned to Children's as a staff radiologist in 1997. Her special interests are in pediatric musculoskeletal disorders, and oncologic imaging.

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