Thomas P. Naidich, MD, FACR
The Neuroradiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center is a post-residency program which exposes fellows to all aspects of contemporary neuroimaging. It is fully accredited by the ACGME. Fellows become firmly grounded in clinical neuroradiology and optimal patient care. In addition, the pursuit of original research is strongly encouraged, as is publication based upon this research. Graduating fellows are eligible to sit for the American Board of Radiology's Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is a tertiary care center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It serves a large number of neurosurgical and neurological patients referred directly from the community, regional affiliates, and from clinicians throughout the country and abroad.
The Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology also draw patients from across the nation and from other countries.
Neurologic research at Mount Sinai involves strong concentrations of stroke, Parkinson's Disease and related disorders, cortical anatomy and comparative neurobiology, aging and Alzheimer's Disease, and multiple sclerosis. There are four full-time neuropathologists who maintain extensive brain banks of dementia, AIDS, and comparative anatomy of primates. The Section of Neuropathology also serves as aresource to many New York area hospitals for brain cutting and neuropathologic analysis. There are strong positive interactions between neuroradiology and allied departments, affording fellows significant hands-on exposure in associated fields to provide a most complete understanding of neurologic processes.
An important goal of the fellowship is to train fellows in practical academic skills, including teaching in small group settings, formal lecturing, incremental participation in writing, optimization of patient throughput (without sacrificing quality). Therefore, in addition to interpreting neuroradiologic studies at a sophisticated level, it is expected that fellows will also be able to:
- Organize and run a neuroradiology section
- Plan and execute research projects
- Prepare and present academic material at hospital, local, and national levels