As a fellow, you gain exposure to a robust variety of cases and imaging techniques. You train on the latest computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and positron emission tomography (PET) equipment as well as advanced post-processing software on both dedicated workstations and network access platforms. Our MR imaging (MRI) installations include PET-MR and 7T MRI scanners. In addition to imaging and advanced imaging interpretation, you also gain significant and broad exposure to a variety of neurointerventional, CT fluoroscopic, and ultrasound-guided neuroradiologic procedures. We accept five fellows into each class.
We use a variety of advanced imaging techniques, including:
- Stroke Imaging including CT and MR perfusion
- Cerebrovascular reserve imaging using Diamox-challenged CT and MR perfusion
- Brain tumor advanced Imaging including MR perfusion (arterial spin labeling, dynamic susceptibility contrast, dynamic contrast enhanced or DCE, and intravoxel incoherent motion)
- MRI perfusion of the spine
- MRI dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE or permeability) imaging of tumors
- 3D anatomical and vascular post-processing, advanced MR angiography techniques
- Diffusion tensor imaging and tractography
- Vessel wall imaging
- MR spectroscopy
- Functional MRI
We also use a variety of neuroradiologic procedures, such as:
- Lumbar puncture and myelography
- CT and fluoroscopic guided spine biopsy
- CT and ultrasound biopsy of the head and neck, including thyroid
- Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
- Spinal pain injections (i.e., epidurals, facet injections)
- Cerebral angiography
As a fellow in our one-year program, you train in all major aspects of neuroradiology. You strengthen your image interpretation skills, learn to interpret a wide variety of neuroradiology cases, acquire skills in processing and interpreting advanced imaging cases, and gain comfort in performing a number of diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology procedures. You also learn to present cases clearly and effectively.
Much of what you learn happens on your rotations.
Through inpatient rotations, you gain exposure to emergency room, hospital, and neuroradiologic imaging (i.e. CT/MR of the brain and spine, stroke CT/perfusion).
In outpatient rotations, you experience all outpatient neuroradiologic imaging studies (e.g., CT/MR of brain and spine, advanced imaging including MR spectroscopy, MR/CT perfusion, MR permeability, 3D reconstructions)
During the head and neck imaging rotations, you learn about all inpatient and outpatient head and neck imaging studies (e.g., CT/MR neck, sinuses, and orbits; 3D reconstructions for pre-operative assessment; PET/CT neck).
The procedures rotations provide exposure to a variety of interventional procedures (such as cerebral angiograms, stroke intervention, carotid stenting, aneurysm coiling, kyphoplasty/vertbroplasty, spinal pain injections, spinal biopsies, head and neck/thyroid CT, and ultrasound-guided biopsies).
Evening rotations provide an opportunity for you to hone your interpreting skills, manage time effectively, and serve as the primary neuroradiology contact. You get the chance to interpret emergency and inpatient studies.
How to Apply
Required Documents for Fellowship application/consideration:
- Mount Sinai application form
- A current curriculum vitae (CV), accounting for every year since graduation of undergraduate college or university. Must include CV Addendum Form
- Personal statement
- Final transcript, including information on required clinical clerkships and your graduation date
- United States Medical Licensing Examination Scores Report (I, II, and III)
- Copy of Medical School Diploma (including English translation if appropriate)
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate (if applicable)
- Three letters of recommendation (including one from your program director)
- Single head-shot photo
We require all fellows to possess a current valid license, or a limited permit if ineligible for a license, to practice medicine in New York State prior to assuming clinical duties.
International applicants please refer to the ACGME requirements
Please submit your applications by mail. Have letters of recommendation addressed to the Program Director, Amish Doshi, MD, and mailed to:
Ms. Elba Colman
Administrative Assistant of Neuroradiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Radiology, B1234
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
We offer interviews to all candidates who submit complete applications, typically on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in February, March, and April. If we invite you for a Monday interview, you will start the day at 7:30 am with Dr. Som’s weekly ear, nose, and throat radiology conference. If you have an appointment for Tuesday or Thursday, you will start at 7 am with our conjoint neurosurgery/neuroradiology work rounds. We hope that these early morning appointments will offer a fairly full flavor of what our fellowship offers.
Following the morning didactics and work rounds, you meet with the program director, Dr. Doshi, who provides a program overview. Then you tour our facilities and have three or four interviews with neuroradiology faculty members. After the interviews, you have lunch with current fellows, to ask questions in a more informal environment.