Neuroradiology Fellowship

 

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

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

Program Director

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Anousheh Sayah, MD, Assistant Professor, Neuroimaging and Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program 
 

 

 

Program Faculty

Georgetown Neuroradiologists:

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

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Georgetown Interventional Neuroradiologists:

  • Michael F. McCullough, MD
  • Andrew Stemer, MD

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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

Two-year Program Option

  • There is also an optional two-year program. The curriculum during the second year of fellowship is flexible and non-ACGME accredited, and as rotations may be tailored to suit each fellow’s interests.  Please inform the program director if you are interested in this track.

Fellow Conferences

  • Neuroradiology Didactic Conference
  • Neuroradiology Case Conference

Multidisciplinary Conferences

  • Neuroscience Grand Rounds
  • Neurosurgical Tumor Board
  • ENT Tumor Board
  • Endocrinology Conference
  • Neurovascular Conference
  • Epilepsy Conference
  • Spine Conference
  • Skull Base Conference
  • Stroke Conference
  • Pediatric Neuro Conference

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Rotations

Invasive procedures:

  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Endovascular therapies (stroke, vascular anomalies, tumor embolizations)
  • Lumbar puncture and Myelography
  • CT and US guided biopsies
  • Spinal nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections
  • Discograms
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal bone and disc biopsies

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/Diagnostic Angio Procedures (Interventional): 300/year
  • MRI: 8,000/year
  • CT: 10,500/year
  • Myelograms: 100/year
  • Lumbar punctures: 275/year
Rotations Outside MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

NIH Clinical Center (NIH) Rotation

  • Fellows are given NIH staff privileges
  • Work focused on MRI and CT, with opportunities to watch procedures
  • Cases from a variety of NIH clinics, including Phakomatoses and Undiagnosed Diseases clinics
  • Opportunities to get involved with research projects being performed at the Center

Children's National Medical Center

  • Submergence in a subspecialized pediatric imaging service of a Tertiary Care Center
  • Work focused on MRI and CT, with opportunities to observe procedures

 

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
CG201
Washington, DC 20007-2113
Phone: 202-444-3314
Fax: 202-444-4899
Email: villaros@gunet.georgetown.edu