Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC

Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC
Attending Radiologist
Associate Professor of Radiology

Dr. Reid is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Body Imaging, the Vice Chair of Education, and an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Medical Degree from Queen’s University in Canada and completed a Family Practice residency at Health Sciences Centre and a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Victoria Hospital of the University of Western Ontario, where she was Chief Resident. She additionally completed a Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Reid holds dual board certification in Pediatric Radiology and Radiology.

Dr. Reid is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, American Board of Radiology, Children’s Oncology Group, Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Association of Pediatrics and the American Roentgen Ray Society. Dr. Reid serves as a reviewer for Pediatric Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Journal of Imaging Science, and Pediatric Emergency Care, as well as an Editorial Board Member for Pediatric Radiology. She has been invited to give over 100 lectures both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Reid has published many papers, reviews, and editorials in journals, such as Pediatric Radiology, Skeletal Radiology, American Journal of Radiology, Academic Radiology, and Journal of Roentgenology. She is additionally an author on over 100 abstracts presented at conferences, such as the Radiological Society of North America, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society of Neuroimaging annual meetings. She is lead Investigator for a “RADIAL- an adaptive learning management system for radiology”, co-investigator for “Intelligent Tutor”, a recommender algorithm for push notification to augment image interpretation ($50K Penn Health Tech grant), and co-investigator for “High Fidelity Video Based Pediatric MRI Tutorials in Under 10 Minutes: Imaging, Troubleshooting, and Value-Added Reporting”($10K Jaramillo departmental grant).

Dr. Reid’s area of education and research interest is adaptive learning as a solution to the challenges of information overload and lack of filtering in order to optimize performance and support mastery of the specialty. Since moving to CHOP, Dr. Reid has created a robust Learning Management System (LMS) with the acronym RADIAL- for Radiology’s Intelligent Adaptive Learning. This contains 300 interactive courses arranged in 12 subspecialty-based curricula, with three skills-based stand-alone apps all accessible from any computer or mobile device. The LMS includes all content needed at point of care to WORK, TEACH, and LEARN at the workplace. Formulated heavily on the principles of millennial learning, the content is designed to be accessible, focused, current, top quality. There is a heavy focus on video-based “micro-content” that can be completed in 10 minutes or less. The vision is to integrate into a one-stop model all of the information systems and applications used to assist in the interpretation and just-in-time teaching of complex image interpretation. The next project phase employs learner navigation analytics to develop student learning algorithms that support adaptive iterative learning and promote mastery in pediatric radiology. To this end she has partnered with Dr. Ryan Baker PhD from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania with expertise and extensive experience in learning analytics, learning algorithms, and adaptive learning.

Dr. Reid’s main project is RADIAL, an adaptive learning education platform that houses filtered knowledge around all subspecialties and delivers a customized curriculum to the end-user using deep learning algorithms. A push-notification device, Intelligent Tutor, creates recommender algorithms prompted by digital identifiers to deliver contextual information to the PACS and is supported by a grant from Penn Health Tech ($50K).

Publication Highlights

  1. Zember J, Saul D, Delgado J, Boyer D, Reid JR. Radiology Rounds in the Intensive Care Units Through a Telepresence Model (2018). J Am Coll Radiol:1–3.
  2. Reid JR, Baker RS (2018). Designing and Testing an Educational Innovation. Pediatr Radiol;48: 1406–9.
  3. Markowitz RI, Reid JR (2018). Teaching and Learning in the Millennial Age. Pediatr Radiol; 48: 1377–80.
  4. Bedoya MA, Back SJ, Scanlon MH, Delgado J, Darge K, Reid JR (2016). Learning, Technology and Intellectual Property: A Survey of the Philosophies and Preferences of Our Trainees and Peers. Pediatr Radiol; 46: 1780–6.
  5. Back SJ, Darge K, Bedoya MA, Delgado J, Gorfu Y, Zewdneh D, Reid JR (2016). Ultrasound Tutorials in Under 10 Minutes: Experience and Results. Am J Roentgenol; 207: 653–60.

Research Focus: Education Innovation, Oncologic Imaging, Gastrointestinal (GI) & Hepatic Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging

External Links


  • Frontier Program: Vascular Anomalies
  • Education Council
  • CHOP CME Committee
  • Radiology Chairs’ Council
Research Focus: 
Education Innovation, Oncologic Imaging, Gastrointestinal (GI) & Hepatic Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging