Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Coronal-fibers and two other neuroradiological images.

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Fellowship Director: Mari Hagiwara, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology,
Program Director of Neuroradiology Fellowship Program and Neuroradiology Translational Research Fellowship Program
660 1st Avenue, 2nd floor Radiology
New York, NY 10016
Telephone : (212) 263-5219
Fax : (212) 263-3838
Email :

Associate Program Director: Maria Borja Angulo, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

NYU Neuroradiology Fellowship

Mari Hagiwara, MD, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director

The purpose of the ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship program at NYU is to comprehensively train future neuroradiologists for a career in clinical care, research and teaching. NYU Neuroradiology provides a wealth of resources essential for academic growth. This includes faculty members dedicated to teaching, a broad spectrum of clinical pathology, a large number of intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching conferences, and numerous research opportunities and facilities. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of these resources during their training year.

The NYU program is one of the oldest neuroradiology training programs in the USA, having started in 1963. The program has graduated over 120 trainees, many of whom have had prominent academic careers. Members of the neuroradiology faculty have received teaching awards from the residency and medical school. Faculty members have served as examiners for the American Board of Radiology and for its Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology examination, and serve as editorial board members and reviewers for Radiology, Radiographics, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Human brain from above. The program offers in-depth training in brain and spine, head and neck, pediatric neuroradiology, and the basics of interventional neuroradiology. Fellows are exposed to a large number of studies as well as a broad spectrum of pathology on a daily basis, with state-of-the-art imaging services provided to diverse patient populations at the NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospitals Center and additional affiliate imaging centers. Advanced imaging emphasizing functional imaging including perfusion, diffusion imaging and MR spectroscopy are performed routinely. The program includes training in the performance and interpretation of all neuroradiologic invasive procedures (i.e., angiography, lumbar punctures, and myelography). The neuroradiology fellow is given progressively increasing responsibility during each rotation and throughout the year, consistent with his/her level of training to develop independent skills. At the end of the training year, the fellow is capable for independent and accurate clinical decision-making in all areas of neuroradiology.


NYU offers many opportunities for scholarly activity, with numerous ongoing projects by clinical and research scientists in the Department of Radiology. The NYU neuroradiology section makes use of our state-of-the-art clinical facilities and access to a diverse patient population through collaboration with the NYU departments of neurology, neurosurgery, ENT and psychiatry. There are also opportunities to use the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI), which houses the most advanced 3-T and 7-T MRI magnets as well as a PET-MRI scanner and provides access to world leaders in both advanced coil and pulse sequence technology. Over 60 researchers and administrative staff are housed in the CBI, with 20 basic science faculty and their research teams. Multiple research opportunities mentored by our faculty are available.Fellows are encouraged to participate with the goal of presentation at national meetings and authorship in original publications.

Research interests in the section are broad and include:

  • Brain tumors
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Global Health
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Radiogenomics


Fellows are assigned to the following rotations on a weekly basis:

  • Tisch – at Tisch Hospital, reading mostly inpatient and ER studies, as well as performing inpatient
  • procedures
  • Bellevue – at Bellevue hospital, where the fellows are exposed to both inpatient and outpatient neuro and H&N studies. Inpatient procedures are also performed.
  • Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI) – Outpatient 41st Street – high volume outpatient adult & peds CT/MRI rotation
  • Head and Neck (H&N) – reading exclusively head and neck cases with the assigned H&N attending
  • Advanced Imaging Rotation and Procedures – Exposure multiple advanced imaging studies including:
    • fMRI & Tractography: 8-12 fMRI are performed each month
    • PET-MRI: 50 PET-MR are performed each month
    • Fetal MRI
      This rotation also includes procedures 1.5 days/week performing lumbar punctures, myelograms, epidural blood-patches, and bone/spine/H&N biopsies. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in our CT guided procedure training program using a phantom
  • Neuroangiography
  • Elective – 4 weeks. Fellows can choose research, global radiology, clinical rotations in Neurosurgery/neurology/ENT, fetal MR, pain management procedures, or extra rotations in Head and Neck and Neurointerventional Radiology .


Summer Lecture Series
The months of July and August primarily consist of daily morning lectures in which fundamental neuroimaging
topics as well as postprocessing and procedural techniques are reviewed.

Educational Conferences
From September onwards there are regular morning conferences consisting of interactive case based lectures (led by
attendings), grand rounds (led by fellows), didactic lectures or guest lectures. At least one day per week is
allotted to head & neck as well as brain & spine topics.

Intradepartmental Conferences
Fellows also attend and present at numerous interdisciplinary conferences with Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pathology, and Otolaryngology.

  • Adult Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board
  • Head and Neck Oncology Tumor Board
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board
  • Pediatric Neurology/Neuroradiology Conference
  • Skull Base Conference
  • Spine Conference
  • Cerebrovascular Conference
  • Clinical Pathologic Correlation Conference (joint conference with neurosurgery, neurology, pathology, and
  • radiology)

Additional Conferences

  • Interesting Case Conference
  • Head & Neck Case Conference
  • Healthcare and Economics in Medicine and Early Career Fundamentals lecture series
  • Radiology Trainee Research Curriculum

Current fellows (2019-2020)

  • James Bai
  • Samuel Jun
  • Tom Nevers
  • Tony Pires
  • Michael Schecht
  • Jerrin Varghese
  • Saurabh Verma

How to Apply

Application Timeline for 2022-2023 academic year: