Neuroradiology Fellowship


July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

GOAL: The Neuroradiology Fellowship is designed to train radiologists in the multimodality, real-time diagnostic imaging environment. We take pride in training future leaders for our emerging field.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: One year.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Two positions are available through the NRMP for July, 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate prerequisite training for entry into a diagnostic radiology subspecialty program should include the satisfactory completion of a diagnostic radiology residency accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

Applications and Appointment to Interview:

CLINICAL EMPHASIS:

The fellowship provides experiences in all aspects of neuroradiology, including magnetic resonance spectroscopy, neuroangiography including exposure to interventional neuroradiology cases.

FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND FACULTY:

Facilities include the Radiology departments at Memorial Hermann Hospital, a 600-bed tertiary care center with level I trauma; Debakey VA Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital. These institutions are the primary teaching hospitals for the UT Houston Medical School. There are dedicated faculty members in the Neuroradiology sections, all of whom are fellowship trained and have extensive skills and experience in their subspecialty areas. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including (at Hermann alone):

Two 1.5 MRI units, Lightspeed CT, 3T MRI Magnet, 2 Biplane Neuro Angio Suites with 3D Rotational Angiography.

FACULTY:

Eliana Bonfante-Mejia, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Jeanie Choi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Elliott Friedman, M.D., Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Leo Hochhauser, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology (Pediatric/Adult)
Marcelle Mallery, M.D., Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Maria Patino, M.D., Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Clark Sitton, M.D., Assistant Professor, Fellowship Director, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Alexander B. Simonetta, M.D., Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Emilio Supsupin M.D., Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Clark W. Sitton, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Program Director Neuroradiology Fellowship
6431 Fannin, Suite 2.130B
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-704-1704
Fax: 713-704-1715

APPLICATION & INFORMATION CONTACT:

Viola Charo
Neuroradiology Fellowship Coordinator
6431 Fannin, Suite 2.130B
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-704-1704
Fax: 713-704-1715

SUMMARY OF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston currently offers 2 one-year accredited fellowship positions in Neuroradiology.

Training:

Block Schedule of fellowship consist of:

6 months of general neuroradiology at Memorial Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (TMC), including Brain and spine MRI, CT, CT angiography, Myelography, and minimally invasive spine procedures.
Perfusion Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
2 months of neuroangiography including exposure to Interventional Neuroradiology (INR),
1 month at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (emphasis on head and neck).
2 months at the VA medical center (emphasis on spine imaging)
1 month at Texas Childrens Hospital

Academics:

Fellows participate in weekly interdisciplinary conferences for neuro-oncology, pediatric neurology, stroke neurology and ENT.

Contribution to peer reviewed journals, presentation of original research and coordination with other specialties in clinical trials is facilitated and encouraged by Staff and legitimate travel in support of those activities is provided.

The section will encourage participation in CME activities provided by vendors, the ACR, etc. by providing academic time as needed.

Call:

The fellow will take home call for one week out of every four and will participate in and assist with coverage of the angiography service. No call is unsupervised. The schedule is flexible.

Policies:

Fellowship committee meetings are held quarterly to discuss goals and objectives for the rotations, operational problems, call schedules, and work assignments. Written evaluation of the fellow’s performance is done at 1 month intervals. Fellows are asked to provide written criticism of the training program at 1 month intervals. These Documents are reviewed every 4 months with the fellowship director and are discussed with the fellow.

A full description of the policies can be found in the program manual.