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Texas Medical Center

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


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030

J. Herman Kan, MD

Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Professor, Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine


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 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 including image guided steroid injections, aspirations, and US guided ganglion cyst fenestrations. He has authored or co-authored 61 peer reviewed manuscripts, over 15 textbook chapters, and co-authored the textbook Pediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal MRI: A case based approach.


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

Bone Bruises in Children and Adolescents Are Not Associated With Ligament Ruptures.

Gómez JE, Molina DD, Rettig SD, Kan JH.

Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Jul 27;6(7):2325967118786960. doi: 10.1177/2325967118786960. eCollection 2018 Jul.

PMID: 30109238

Modified Friedman technique: a new proposed method of measuring glenoid version in the setting of glenohumeral dysplasia.

Ditzler MG, Kan JH, Artunduaga M, Jadhav SP, Bell BR, Zhang W, Orth RC.

Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4196-7. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29978295

Radiographic appearance and clinical significance of fidget spinner ingestions.

Sammer MBK, Kan JH, Sammer MD, Donnelly LF.

Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Jun 28. doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4179-8. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29955903

Utility of immediate postoperative hip MRI in developmental hip dysplasia: closed vs. open reduction.

Jadhav SP, More SR, Shenava V, Zhang W, Kan JH.

Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Aug;48(8):1096-1100. doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4143-7. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

PMID: 29696410

Impact on Quality When Pediatric Urgent Care Centers Are Staffed With Radiology Technologists.

Kan JH, Orth RC, Yen TA, Schallert EK, Zhang W, Donnelly LF.

J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Feb 2. pii: S1546-1440(17)31660-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.12.018. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29398493

Rapid Prototyping 3D Model in Treatment of Pediatric Hip Dysplasia: A Case Report.

Holt AM, Starosolski Z, Kan JH, Rosenfeld SB.

Iowa Orthop J. 2017;37:157-162.

PMID: 28852351

Kocher Criteria Revisited in the Era of MRI: How Often Does the Kocher Criteria Identify Underlying Osteomyelitis?

Nguyen A, Kan JH, Bisset G, Rosenfeld S.

J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Mar;37(2):e114-e119. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000602.

PMID: 28170361

Pre-authorization processes have no effect on patients undergoing knee MRI in a pediatric setting when evaluated by specialists.

Pierce D, Kan JH, May M, Bisset GS.

Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Feb;46(2):171-175. doi: 10.1007/s00256-016-2509-1. Epub 2016 Dec 5.

PMID: 27921127

Erratum to: Metaphyseal osteomyelitis in children: how often does MRI-documented joint effusion or epiphyseal extension of edema indicate coexisting septic arthritis?

Schallert EK, Kan JH, Monsalve J, Zhang W, Bisset GS 3rd, Rosenfeld S.

Pediatr Radiol. 2016 May;46(5):734. No abstract available.

PMID: 27041275


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* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.