Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
The Neuroradiology Fellowship in the Department of Radiology at the University of California-Davis Medical Center is a one-year ACGME accredited program designed to provide a comprehensive training environment in diagnostic neuroradiology for board certified/eligible radiologists. The fellowship provides the fellow with the opportunity to develop, under supervision, progressively independent skills in the performance and interpretation of neuroradiologic imaging studies and invasive procedures.
Fellows will spend approximately 8 months on this rotation, which includes general neuroradiology, Head and Neck, Spine, and Pediatric imaging. Each fellow will interpret at least 1,500 neuroradiological CT scans, 1,500 neuroradiological MR scans, and 250 MR/CT angiograms from adult and pediatric neuroradiology patients.
During the Head and Neck rotation, fellows will participate in most of the interventional procedures of the head and neck, including angiography, embolization, and biopsy. Fellows will be involved in multidisciplinary evaluation of complex skull base and head and neck tumors including CT, MR, PET, and SPECT.
During the Spine rotation, in addition to multimodality imaging, fellows will perform a minimum of 50 image-guided invasive spine procedures: diagnostic and therapeutic lumbar punctures, myelograms, cisternograms, blood patches, chemotherapy injections, vertebroplasties, discograms, facet and epidural steroid injections, and biopsies.
The Pediatric rotation provides an opportunity to review a large number of studies of patients from UCD Children’s Hospital as well as from the adjacent Shriner’s Hospital entirely staffed by UC Davis radiologists.
Fellows will be responsible for covering all of the inter-disciplinary conferences (with an attending supervision/guidance) and for graduated consultations with the referring physicians. Such conferences include Epilepsy, Skull base, Neurovascular, Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board, ENT Tumor Board. Throughout the year, there will be exposure to advanced MR/CT techniques such as MR Spectroscopy, Diffusion Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Perfusion, fMRI, MR CSF flow study.
The service provides fellows with an opportunity to perform and interpret invasive diagnostic and interventional vascular procedures under direct supervision. Each fellow will rotate through Neuroangiography every third week. Fellows will achieve competency in catheter-based diagnostic neuroradiology procedures and may assist in the performance of occlusion of aneurysms, AVM, AVF, Wada tests, balloon test occlusion studies of the carotid artery, and other endovascular procedures. Fellows will also assist in intraoperative angiography. Each fellow will participate in a minimum of 50 catheter-based angiographic procedures and at least 5 intracranial microcatheter procedures for thrombolysis and endovascular treatment.
Completion of four-year residency in the United States or Canada.
California Medical License before starting fellowship. Please visit the California Medical Board Web site or contact them directly for more information: http://www.medbd.ca.gov/ or (916) 263-2344.
Requirement for Acceptance of International Medical Graduates at UC Davis for Postgraduate Training.
How to apply
To apply, please submitt the following materials to the fellowship coordinator at the address below.
- Current CV.
- A letter of recommendation from the director of your radiology residency program mailed from the Dean's office directly to our program.
- Two additional letters of recommendation from physicians of your choice addressed to the fellowship director.
- A letter from the dean of your medical school addressed to the fellowship director.
- Medical school transcripts and USMLE scores.
- Personal statement.
- Current photo (to ensure we have the correct applicant with the correct file during rank period).
If you have questions or would like to submit your application materials, please contact:
Phone: (916) 703-2273
Fax: (916) 703-2274
UC Davis Health System
Department of Radiology
4860 Y Street Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817