NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in neuroradiology that prepares radiologists to provide neuroimaging services, conduct neuroimaging research, and teach neuroimaging techniques. Founded in 1963, our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited program is one of the oldest neuroradiology fellowships in the United States. NYU Langone is consistently highly ranked in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery, providing a full spectrum of high-level, complex clinical cases.
Members of our faculty are involved in National Institutes of Health-funded studies and serve as reviewers and editorial board members for prominent neuroimaging academic journals. They also serve on the executive committees of regional and national organizations including the American Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, Eastern Neuroradiological Society, and New York Roentgen Ray Society.
The Neuroradiology Fellowship is overseen by Mari Hagiwara, MD, as program director, and Vinh Nguyen, MD, and Gopi Nayak, MD, as associate program directors. For more information, contact Sara Ovalle, program coordinator, at Sara.Ovalle@NYULangone.org.
Neuroradiology Training Experience
Neuroradiology fellows receive in-depth training in adult and pediatric neuroimaging procedures for the brain, spine, and head and neck, and learn the basics of interventional neuroradiology to diagnose and treat a broad range of neurologic pathologies.
Fellows receive high volume training in advanced neuroimaging procedures, including functional MRI and tractography, PET/MRI, fetal MRI, stroke and tumor perfusion, and MR spectroscopy. The procedure service prepares fellows to perform and interpret CT and fluoroscopic neuroradiologic procedures, including angiography, lumbar puncture, myelography, epidural blood patches, and bone, spine, and head and neck biopsies.
Fellow responsibilities increase progressively throughout the year consistent with the level of training. At the end of the fellowship, graduates are capable of performing independent and accurate clinical assessments in all areas of neuroradiology.
Neuroradiology rotations take place at the following locations:
- NYU Langone Radiology—Ambulatory Care Center East 41st Street, our primary outpatient reading room where outpatient, call, head and neck, and advanced imaging rotations take place
- NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, a tertiary care hospital that provides comprehensive adult and pediatric neurology, neurosurgery, and ear, nose, and throat subspecialty care. Fellows read and interpret neuroradiology studies and perform inpatient neuroradiology procedures
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, a large tertiary care level I stroke and trauma center where fellows read both inpatient and outpatient neuroradiology and head and neck studies, and perform inpatient procedures
Elective experiences include neuroradiology research; global radiology; neurosurgery; ear, nose, and throat; fetal MRI; pain management procedures; and extra rotations in head and neck and interventional neuroradiology.
Neuroradiology fellows participate in regular morning conferences, including interactive case-based or didactic attending lectures, fellow-led grand rounds, and other clinical and subspecialty guest lectures.
Fellows also attend and present at weekly and monthly interdisciplinary conferences on topics ranging from adult and pediatric neuro-oncology and head and neck oncology, to neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric neurology, skull base, neuro-otology, cerebrovascular, and vascular malformations.
At the onset of fellowship, a dedicated onboarding lecture series provides a review of fundamental neuroimaging topics and postprocessing and procedural techniques. Other meetings include interesting case and head and neck case conferences and lecture series on topics such as economics in medicine, early career fundamentals, and ongoing neuroradiology research.
Neuroradiology Research Opportunities
Neuroradiology fellows participate in basic and clinical research projects in collaboration with other radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, otorhinolaryngology specialists, and psychiatrists.
Our large number of clinical and dedicated research faculty provide ample research opportunities, focusing on a wide range of topics including neuroimaging techniques for brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, dementia, and neuroradiology applications of radiogenomics, and artificial intelligence.
At NYU Langone Radiology—Center for Biomedical Imaging, researchers have access to the most advanced 3-Tesla (3T) and 7T MRI magnets, as well as a PET/MRI scanner and guidance from world-renowned leaders in advanced coil and pulse sequence technology. Our fellows are encouraged to contribute to division research, publish work in neuroimaging and radiology journals, and present findings at national neuroradiology meetings.
How to Apply
We accept applications for the Neuroradiology Fellowship from November through January and interview applicants in February. Please apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS), the centralized online application service of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). We participate in the National Resident Matching Program, also known as The Match.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Hagiwara at Mari.Hagiwara@NYULangone.org; Dr. Vinh Nguyen at Vinh.Nguyen@NYULangone.org, Dr. Gopi Nayak at Gopi.Nayak@NYULangone.org; or Ms. Ovalle, program coordinator, at Sara.Ovalle@NYULangone.org.