ASHNR Member Spotlight Questionnaire
Name & Credentials (MD, DO, MBBS, etc.): Caroline (Cally) Robson MB.,ChB
Professional Title(s): Division Chief of Neuroradiology
Director of Head and Neck Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Institution or Practice: Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
Where did you complete the following?:
Medical School: University of Cape Town, South Africa (6 year medical degree)
Radiology Residency: Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa
Then worked as a Pediatric Radiologist at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, South Africa
Fellowship(s): Boston Children’s Hospital, 2 years Pediatric Neuroradiology
# Years in Practice: ~30 years as a Radiologist, ~25 as Pediatric Neuroradiologist
# Years as ASHNR member: 22 years
Primary research, clinical, or educational interest(s):
Pediatric head and neck (all)
Pediatric Temporal Bone
Congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders
What do you look forward to most about the ASHNR Annual Meeting?
Outstanding education content
Catching up with old friends and meeting new ones
Mentoring rising new faculty, seeing new speakers excel!
Do you have a particular ASHNR member or mentor that you admire (and why)? Rick Harnsberger was my mentor-at–a distance, Bernadette Koch my soul sister in Peds Head and Neck and Susan Blaser who knows so much about everything in Peds Neuro. Nick Koontz for all the time he devotes to the ASHNR on SoMe.
What is your favorite (anatomic) part of the head & neck? Temporal Bone (of course)
What was your childhood dream job? I was inspired to become a doctor after reading the book “One Life” an autobiography by Christiaan Barnard, a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant operation.
What is one thing people might be surprised to know about you? I love the outdoors – hiking and distance swimming. Growing up in South Africa afforded a wealth of glorious hiking opportunities and I learnt to scuba dive during med school.