Neuroradiology Fellowship Programs
The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Neuroradiology Fellowship Program is geared towards training a clinical neuroradiologist with a well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of neuroradiology in a one-or two-year fellowship program. This Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship trains one diagnostic neuroradiology fellow each year.
The fellow will work closely with the faculty of the Neuroradiology Division, which includes seven diagnostic (one dedicated pediatric neuroradiologist) and one diagnostic/neurointerventional neuroradiologist, all of whom have completed at least a one-year neuroradiology fellowship.
Recruitment and Commitment to Neuroradiology Fellowship
We aim to attract high quality and dedicated applicants from all regions of the country and internationally. The ideal candidate will be driven, have a strong work ethic and strong interpersonal skills. Finding the right job after training can be both exciting and challenging, and we are committed to helping our fellows obtain the job of their choice.
Neuroradiology Training Program
Since there is one fellow per year, our division can customize the training schedule to maximize the fellow’s learning experience and exposure to neuroradiology. We value quality of reports over quantity, and we emphasize that the fellow thoroughly understands the findings from each imaging study rather than focuses on high productivity. The fellowship director will meet monthly and/or quarterly with the fellow to assess his/her progress.
Fellows will be trained in all subdivisions of neuroradiology imaging including:
- Central nervous system
- Head and neck
Our program provides training in advanced central nervous system (CNS) imaging, including:
- Computed tomography (CT) perfusion
- MR spectroscopy and perfusion imaging
UH Cleveland Medical Center is a major referral center, which allows regular exposure to the following:
- Complex CNS tumor cases
- Head and neck cancers
- Imaging of strokes
- Pediatric diseases
In addition, UH Cleveland Medical Center is a level 1 trauma center and has many regional community practices, which will allow exposure to a variety of trauma cases and to a bulk of common CNS, head and neck and spine diseases seen in community practices.
We provide lectures to our fellows and encourage fellows to give a few lectures to radiology residents. We encourage fellows to help teach radiology residents rotating through the neuroradiology section.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Neuroradiology
We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to neuroradiology and have close interdepartmental relationships other subspecialties, including:
- ENT/head and neck surgery
Fellows will present at brain and head and neck tumor boards under the supervision of the attending neuroradiologist. Fellows are encouraged to give a didactic lecture to neurology residents during their weekly conferences.
Neuroradiology Procedure Training
Fellows rotate through the neuroangiography service for six weeks. The fellow will be an integral part of the angiography service and will work closely with neurointerventional fellows and attendings.
Fellows will regularly perform fluoroscopy-guided lumbar punctures/myelograms under the supervision of the attending neuroradiologist.
Interested fellows can train in image-guided head and neck biopsies.
The fellow will work with an attending on call two Saturdays of every month. The call will last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no overnight in-house or beeper call. There is no call during the week.
Technology Overview for Neuroradiology Fellowship
The Neuroradiology Fellowship offers the very latest in medical technology, including:
- Six magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) at main campus of which three are 1.5T and three are 3T. There is one positron emission tomography–magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) (one of the few in the world).
- Six CT scanners at main campus. Spectral CT scanning is a recent addition, and we are pleased to be one of the few hospitals in the world to provide this imaging.
- 3-D lab for post-processing of vascular, stroke and tumor imaging
- Many MRI and CT scanners in the affiliated community hospitals
Research and Academic Pursuits
The program encourages and supports academic pursuits. We allow dedicated and protected time for the fellow to pursue academic and scholarly endeavors as needed.
Recent fellows have been very successful in academic pursuits including first author publications in top journals such as Radiology and winning prestigious awards such as the RSNA Trainee Research Prize.
Please refer to our department's dedicated research page for additional details.
Benefits of Being a Neuroradiology Fellow
Fellowship specific benefits include four weeks of paid vacation and funding to attend one conference per year. Additional employee benefits are detailed under the Graduate Medical Education Salary & Benefits section.
Application Requirements and Instructions
- Personal statement and/or cover letter explaining current status (location and level of training) and future goals
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two to three current letters of recommendation (prefer that at least one should be from a neuroradiologist, and at least one should be from residency program director)
- Recent photograph
- Original examination results (USMLE Step one, two, three and all Radiology board exams) with dates and photocopies of board certifications (if applicable)
- Copies of any research or publications
- Visa/citizenship papers if applicable
Syed Anwarulislam, DO