Neurointerventional Radiology

Fellowship Director: Maksim Shapiro, MD

New York University offers subspecialized training in the performance and interpretation of neuroangiographic procedures as well as neurointerventional procedures.

Physicians who are board eligible or board certified in Radiology, Neurology, or Neurosurgery may apply for fellowship training in Interventional Neuroradiology.

Program Curriculum

The Neurointerventional Fellowship training program at New York University is a two-year program. During the first year fellows receive specialized training in clinical neurology and neurologic examination techniques related to the diagnosis and clinical management of neurovascular disease through inpatient and outpatient settings as well as the neurosurgical intensive care unit at NYUMC. In addition, 2-year program fellows receive supervision and guidance in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic neuroangiographic procedures. Fellows also assist in the performance of neurointerventional procedures. Fellows are involved actively in daily work and teaching rounds on the clinical service as well as a weekly multidisciplinary cerebro-vascular conference.

In the second year of fellowship training, fellows are given graduated responsibility in the performance of diagnostic and interventional neuroangiographic procedures. During this year fellows are also given increasing clinical responsibility in the management of neurovascular patients in the inpatient setting. Fellowship training in the neurointerventional program at New York University offers experience in a wide variety of neurointerventional techniques including treatment of brain lesions (cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and ischemic stroke); vascular malformations and tumors of the head and neck; spinal tumors and vascular malformations, vertebroplasty; kyphoplasty; pediatric neurointerventional procedures; as well as specialized diagnostic neuroangiographic procedures such as balloon test occlusion and selective and superselective amytal Wada testing.

At the completion of the two-year fellowship training program fellows are expected to exceed the SNIS membership criteria of interventional neuroradiologic cases. Fellows will be eligible for active membership in the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery as well as the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology.


Projects are ongoing within the division to study the pathophysiology and three-dimensional angioarchitecture of cerebral AVM's using selective micro-angiography to guide endovascular and gamma knife therapy. Animal models are being developed to emulate side wall and bifurcation type aneurysms within the cerebral circulation. The division has been worldwide leader in the development of novel endovascular treatments of cerebral aneurysms in the past decade.

We currently have openings for 2022 and 2023. For details on the application process, please see: How to Apply.

To begin the online application process, please apply to