Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship

Mischer Neuroscience Institute and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston offers a two-year Neuroendovascular Surgery fellowship.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified US applicants should have graduated from an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program. Foreign trained applicants must hold a valid ECFMG certificate and must have completed residency training at their institution of origin and at least one year above accredited post-graduate training in the US. Foreign applicants may only be sponsored through ECFMG under J-1 visas.

Goals and Objective

The goal of our Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship is to train experts in this subspecialty field. Upon completion of the training, the fellow will be able to use his/her detailed knowledge of catheter technology, radiological imaging, and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat diseases of the central nervous system. Fellows will also work alongside our open surgical cerebrovascular colleagues and gain a viewpoint of the advantages of those technologies, so as to select from the best and fullest spectrum of care.

The objective of training is to give fellows an organized, comprehensive, supervised, full-time educational experience in neuroendovascular surgery. This experience includes the management of patients with CNS vascular disease, the performance of neuroendovascular diagnostic ar procedures, and the integration of neuroendovascular surgical therapy into the clinical management of patients with stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and other disorders.

Clinical Duties

Fellows will share call with the attending physicians and be on call for complicated cases and/or post-operative management, and do daily rounds with attending faculty and on-service residents. Fellows will work with the clinical neurosurgery and neurology service and in the outpatient clinic managing and treating all disorders of the head, neck and spine where endovascular techniques may be employed. In addition, fellows will participate in a series of weekly didactic conferences within the department. Independent research projects are encouraged and protected research time will be available.

Program Description

We offer one fellowship position every year. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply 1–2 years prior to the anticipated year of fellowship training. The first 12 months will be spent primarily with the Neuroendovascular team training in diagnostic Neuroradiology with a heavy emphasis on acquiring neuroangiographic skills. The fellows are typically involved in many interventional procedures as well.

The final 12 months will involve complete interventional training, and supervision of the junior level fellow for diagnostic angiography.

Contact Information

For additional questions regarding the fellowship and application process, contact:

Brooke Beasley
Education Coordinator, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
6400 Fannin, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77030
Fax: 713.704.7370