Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital

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.

In addition to rotations, you learn through didactic programs such as our conferences and lectures and journal club.

How to Apply

Required Documents for Fellowship application/consideration:

  1. Mount Sinai application form
  2. A current curriculum vitae (CV), accounting for every year since graduation of undergraduate college or university. Must include CV Addendum Form
  3. Personal statement
  4. Final transcript, including information on required clinical clerkships and your graduation date
  5. United States Medical Licensing Examination Scores Report (I, II, and III)
  6. Copy of Medical School Diploma (including English translation if appropriate)
  7. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate (if applicable)
  8. Three letters of recommendation (including one from your program director)
  9. 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.

Our fellows publish frequently in peer-reviewed journals. Recent publications include:

CT of Anatomic Variants of the Paranasal Sinuses and Nasal Cavity: Poor Correlation With Radiologically Significant Rhinosinusitis but Importance in Surgical Planning. Shpilberg KA, Daniel SC, Doshi AH, Lawson W, Som PM. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jun;204(6):1255-60.

Three-Tesla imaging of the pituitary and parasellar region: T1-weighted 3-dimensional fast spin echo cube outperforms conventional 2-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging. Lien RJ, Corcuera-Solano I, Pawha PS, Naidich TP, Tanenbaum LN. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 May-Jun;39(3):329-33.

Imaging of extraosseous intracranial and intraspinal multiple myeloma, including central nervous system involvement. Shpilberg KA, Esses SJ, Fowkes ME, Chari A, Sacher M, Naidich TP. Clin Imaging. 2015 Mar-Apr;39(2):213-9. 

Quiet PROPELLER MRI techniques match the quality of conventional PROPELLER brain imaging techniques. Corcuera-Solano I, Doshi A, Pawha PS, Gui D, Gaddipati A, Tanenbaum L. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Jun;36(6):1124-7.

High Rate of Sampling Adequacy in Thyroid Nodule Fine Needle Aspiration Using a Combination of Single-Pass Technique and ThinPrep Evaluation of Cytology Specimens. Huang C, Corcuera-Solano I, Wu M, Doshi AH. American Society of Neuroradiology 2015. Chicago.

Low-dose 3-phase 4D-CT using Traditional and Model based Iterative Reconstruction Maintains Accuracy for Evaluation of Hyperparathyroidism. Shpilberg K, Joshi V, Tanenbaum LN, Inabnet WB, Pawha PS. American Society of Neuroradiology 2015. Chicago.

Novel Quiet Diffusion Weighted MR Techniques Provide Equivalent Quality to Routine Single-shot EPI. Corcuera-Solano I, Shaker V, Doshi AH, Pawha PS, Tiltenbaum N, Tanenbaum LN. American Society of Neuroradiology 2015. Chicago.

State of the art imaging of Vein of Galen Malformations. R. De Leacy, I. Corcuera-Solano, J. Mascitelli, A. Berenstein, L. Tanenbaum. American Society of Neuroradiology 2015. Chicago.

Evaluation of the Gestational Age at which the Central Sulcus of the Insula and the Inferior Temporal Sulcus May Be Identified on Fetal-Maternal and Neonatal Ultrasonography and MRI.  Daniel S, Fowkes M, Rosenberg HK, Lester N, Naidich TP, MD. In Progress.

Radiation dose reduction in CT-guided spine biopsies does not reduce diagnostic yield. Shpilberg KA, Delman BN, Tanenbaum LN, Esses SJ, Subramaniam R, Doshi AH. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Dec;35(12):2243-7.

Whole-brain adaptive 70-kVp perfusion imaging with variable and extended sampling improves quality and consistency while reducing dose. Corcuera-Solano I, McLellan AM, Doshi AH, Pawha PS, Tanenbaum LN. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Nov-Dec;35(11):2045-51.

Imaging characteristics of cystic lateral neck masses and their relationship to malignant and benign disease. De Leacy R, Som P. In Progress.

Repeated head CT in the neurosurgical intensive care unit: feasibility of sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction-based ultra-low-dose CT for surveillance. Corcuera-Solano I, Doshi AH, Noor A, Tanenbaum LN. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jul;35(7):1281-7.

Time Resolved CT Angiography of the Brain: 70kVp Outperforms 80kVp. Corcuera-Solano I, De Leacy R, Tanenbaum LN. 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the RSNA, 2014. Chicago.

Infratentorial Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis: Double Inversion Recovery superior to FLAIR and T2. R. De Leacy, I. Corcuera Solano, P. Pawha, A. Doshi, L. Tanenbaum. American Society of Neuroradiology 2014. Montreal, Quebec.

Optimized Imaging of the Post Operative Spine. Corcuera-Solano I, McLellan AM, Daniel S, Joshi V, Subramaniam V, Tanenbaum LN. American Society of Neuroradiology 2014. Montreal, Quebec.

Mass-like and extensive secondary tumoral calcinosis in the neck and body of a patient on peritoneal dialysis. Shpilberg KA, Blowe SE, Som PM.  Clin Imaging. 2013 Sep-Oct;37(5):972-5.

Clival Tumors and Mimics: When It’s Not A Chordoma. Noor A, Corcuera-Solano I, Well D, Patel K, Pawha PS, Doshi AH, Naidich TP, Fowkes M, Som PM. American Society of Neuroradiology 2013. San Diego, CA.

As a Neuroradiology Fellow you will work with, and be mentored by, neuroradiologists who have both a passion and an enthusiasm for teaching. All of our faculty are fellowship trained in Neuroradiology and have earned certifications of added qualification in Neuroradiology from the American Board of Radiology.

Our Neuroradiologists

Burton Drayer, MD
Amish Doshi, MD
Thomas Naidich, MD
Peter Som, MD
Bradley Delman, MD
Puneet Pawha, MD
Kambiz Nael, MD
Aryeh Stollman, MD
Amit Aggarwal, MD

Our Neurointerventionalists

J Mocco, MD
Alejandro Berenstein, MD
Reade De Leacy, MD
Johanna Fifi, MD