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


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

Georgetown Interventional Neuroradiologists

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

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:

  • ERAS 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