Neuroradiology Fellowship

We usually interview for the Neuroradiology fellowship positions from November to January. The NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) can be contacted at: or by e-mail:

Applications that arrive after the match deadline are considered separately and are considered outside the matching program.

Program Director

Frank Berkowitz, MD, Associate Professor and Chief, Neuroimaging and Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program 



Program Faculty

Georgetown Neuroradiologists:

  • Ann Kim Jay, MD
  • Earn-Chun Christabel Lee, MD
  • Erini V. Makariou, MD
  • Anousheh Sayah, MD
  • Jacob S. Toaff, MD

Georgetown Interventional Neuroradiologists:

  • Michael F. McCullough, MD

Neuroradiologists at Affiliated Institutions:

  • Nicholas Patronas, MD, Professor, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Nadia Biassou, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • John Butman, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Gilbert Vezina, MD, Professor, Childrens National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Curriculum and Rotations

One-year Program

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (GUH) – 10 months
  • NIH Clinical Center (NIHCC) – 1 month
  • Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) – 1 month

Foreign trainees will not rotate through NIH (US medical license required).

Two-year Program Option

  • There is also an optional two-year program. The curriculum during the second year of fellowship is flexible, as rotations may be tailored to suit each fellow’s interests.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Rotations

Invasive procedures:

  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Endovascular therapies
  • Myelography
  • CT directed biopsies
  • Spinal nerve disk blocks
  • Discograms
  • Vertebroplasties
  • Kyphoplasty

Cross sectional imaging of head, head & neck, spine, including MRI (fMRI, spectroscopy, diffusion, and other advanced applications) and CT

Carotid doppler and neonatal head ultrasound

Nuclear brain scans, SPECT, and PET

Case load at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital:

  • Endovascular Procedures (Interventional): 250/year
  • Diagnostic Angiograms: 310/year
  • MRI: 5,325/year
  • CT: 5,365/year
  • Myelograms: 150/year
Rotations Outside MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

NIH Clinical Center (NIH) Rotation

  • Fellows are given NIH staff privileges
  • Work focus MRI and CT
  • Fellows are expected to get involved in research projects

Children's National Medical Center

  • Submergence in a subspecialized pediatric imaging service of a Tertiary Care Center

Multidisciplinary Conferences

  • Neuroradiology Conference
  • Neuroscience Grand Rounds
  • Neurosurgical Tumor Conference
  • ENT Tumor Conference
  • Endocrinology Conference
  • Neurovascular Conference
  • Epilepsy Conference
Selection Process

We participate in the national neuroradiology match (NRMP) and we will interview candidates between November and January. Applications that arrive after the match deadline are considered separately and are considered outside the matching program.

Program Requirements

A candidate for the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Neuroradiology Fellowship Program must show:

  • Completion of a radiology residency in an accredited United States Training program
  • Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Radiology
  • Foreign graduates need to have completed a radiology residency and are required to hold an ECFMG certification (step 1, 2 and 3, plus language test). Please note that MedStar Georgetown University Hospital only sponsors J1 visas.

Each application must include:

  • Fellowship Application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE board scores
  • Certification of medical school graduation
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Copy of medical school dean's letter
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Passport sized photo
Fellowship Positions

Two fellowship positions are available each year.

Further Information

Please contact the Radiology Academic Coordinator:

Silvia Villarroel
Department of Radiology
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2113
Phone: 202-444-3314
Fax: 202-444-4899