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Member Spotlight – Caroline (Cally) Robson MB.,ChB

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.