J. Herman Kan, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Pediatric Radiology

Phone: 832-824-7237
Fax: 832-825-0160

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Children's Hospital Boston fellowship Pediatric Radiology 2005
University of Chicago Hospitals residency Diagnostic Radiology 2003
University of Chicago Hospitals internship Internal Medicine 1999
Albany Medical College medical school Doctor of Medicine 1998


Dr. Kan is the head of musculoskeletal imaging at Texas Children's Hospital and associate professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology. Dr. Kan is board certified in diagnostic radiology with additional subspecialty certification (CAQ) in pediatric radiology. Dr. Kan completed both a general pediatric radiology fellowship and a second year pediatric radiology fellowship with focus on musculoskeletal imaging. He performs all aspects of pediatric radiology in addition to multimodality imaging and interventional musculoskeletal imaging. He has authored or co-authored 49 peer reviewed manuscripts, and co-authored the textbook Pediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal MRI: A case based approach. His current research and clinical interests include quantitative cartilage mapping techniques including DGEMRIC, T2 mapping, and T1rho mapping, and optimizing multimodality imaging clinical practice guideline for the care of pediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal and sports medicine injuries.


Organization Name Role
American College of Radiology Member
American Roentgen Ray Society Member
Radiological Society of North America Member
Society for Pediatric Radiology Member
Society of Skeletal Radiology Member

Selected Publications

Schallert EK, Kan JH, Monsalve J, Zhang W, Bisset GS 3rd, Rosenfeld S.  Erratum to: Metaphyseal osteomyelitis in children: how often does MRI-documented joint effusion or epiphyseal extension of edema indicate coexisting septic arthritis? Pediatric Radiology 2016 May;46(5):734. No abstract available.  PMID: 27041275.
Monsalve J, Kan JH, Schallert EK, Bisset GS, Zhang W, Rosenfeld SB.  Septic arthritis in children: frequency of coexisting unsuspected osteomyelitis and implications on imaging work-up and management.  American Journal of Roentgenology 2015 Jun;204(6):1289-95. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.12891.  PMID: 26001240.
Kan JH, Vogelius ES, Orth RC, Guillerman RP, Jadhav SP.  Inferior patellar pole fragmentation in children: just a normal variant?  Pediatric Radiology 2015 Jun;45(6):882-7. doi: 10.1007/s00247-014-3240-5. Epub 2014 Dec 7.  PMID: 25487720.
Javadi S, Kan JH, Orth RC, DeGuzman M.  Wrist and ankle MRI of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: identification of unsuspected multicompartmental tenosynovitis and arthritis.
American Journal of Roentgenology 2014 Feb;202(2):413-7. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.10671.  PMID: 24450685.

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