Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Neuroradiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital accepts 5 fellows into each class. The fellow is exposed to a variety of cases and imaging techniques. Training is provided with the latest computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and positron emission tomography (PET) equipment as well via advanced post-processing software on dedicated workstations and network access platforms. Our MRI installations include PET-MR and 7T MRI scanners. There is additional exposure to a variety of neurointerventional, CT fluoroscopic, and ultrasound-guided neuroradiologic procedures.

We utilize 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

 The fellow also performs a variety of neuroradiologic procedures:

  • 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

Curriculum

The fellow trains in all major aspects of neuroradiology, learning to interpret a wide variety of neuroradiology cases. The fellow will additionally acquire skills in processing and interpreting advanced imaging cases, as well as gain comfort with performing multiple procedures. Through interdisciplinary conferences, each fellow learns to present the salient aspects of a case as relevant to their clinical neurosurgery, neurology and ENT colleagues. Fellows additionally gain proficiency in protocoling imaging studies appropriately, tailoring the examination to answer specific clinical questions.

The fellow gains experience through case interpretation on a daily basis on each clinical rotation:

Inpatient = exposure to emergency, hospital and neurosurgical neuroradiologic imaging (CT/MR of brain and spine, stroke CTA/perfusion)

Outpatient = exposure to all outpatient neuroradiologic imaging studies (CT/MR of brain and spine, advanced imaging including MR spectroscopy, MR/CT perfusion, MR permeability, 3D reconstructions)

Head and Neck Imaging = exposure to all inpatient and outpatient head and neck imaging studies (CT/MR neck, sinuses, orbits, temporal bones; 3D reconstructions for preoperative assessment; PET/CT neck). Newer techniques will additionally be emphasized, including 4D CT imaging for parathyroid adenomas. In addition, DWI and advance imaging techniques in Head and Neck cancer imaging are being developed and implemented.

Neurointerventional/Procedures = exposure to a variety of interventional procedures (lumbar punctures/myelograms, kyphoplasty/vertbroplasty, spinal pain injections, spinal biopsies, head and neck/thyroid CT and US biopsies)

Evening Shift (3pm until 11pm) = trainees interpret emergency and inpatient studies. Provides an opportunity for fellows to independently hone their skills, manage time effectively, and serve as the primary neuroradiology contact. 

Weekend Neuroimaging Shift and Call = fellows work in-house on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-7pm with the weekend attending interpreting both inpatient and outpatient studies.  Fellows are also on procedure call during this weekend shift. 

In addition to clinical rotations, the fellow will 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

Interviews

Interviews are offered to candidates who have submitted complete applications. The majority of interviews will be held in February and March 2017 for the upcoming interview season, typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Fellowship applicants scheduled for Tuesday or Thursdays will start the day at 7:00am attending our joint Neurosurgery/Neuroradiology work rounds.

Although the start time is early, many of our current and past fellows have said that exposure to these conferences was a very positive experience during their interview day and offered a fuller flavor of what the Mount Sinai Fellowship would offer.

Following morning didactics/work rounds, the applicants will meet with the Program Director, Dr. Amish Doshi.  He will provide an overview of the program structure and answer preliminary questions.

Applicants will then have a tour of our main Mount Sinai facilities. After the tour, applicants will have a total of 3-4 interviews with our Neuroradiology faculty members. Interviews will be completed before lunch at which point applicants will have the opportunity to spend lunch with our current fellows to ask questions and discuss various aspects of the program in an informal setting. After lunch, the interview day is complete and applicants are excused.

Brown D, Som P, Nael K, Aggarwal A, Doshi A. ASHNR 2016 Annual Conference Case of the Day - Localized Amyloidosis of the Larynx. September 7-11 2016.

Martinez M, Knitter J, Brown D, De Leacy R, Fifi J, Nael K. CT Perfusion to Predict Complete Recanalization in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS). Electronic Poster Presentation; ASNR 2016.

Belani P, Pawha P, Maki R, and Som P. The Rare Florid Osteomatous Jaw Lesion of Gardner's Syndrome. A Case Report. Accepted. Neurographics Feburary 2016.

Belani P, Knitter J, Doshi A, Hormigo I, Germano I, and Nael K. Combined MR perfusion and diffusion for differentiation of post-treatment changes from recurrent high grade glioma. Oral presentation at the American Society of Neuroradiology annual meeting in Washington DC, May 2016.

Labib, Mina; Som, Peter. Unusual Extramedullary Plasmacytomas of the Head and Neck. American Society of Neuroradiology National Meeting, Washington D.C., 2016. Oral Presentation # O-127

Labib, Mina; Delman, Bradley. Imaging Patterns of Skull Base Encephaloceles with CT/MR Fusion. American Society of Neuroradiology National Meeting, Washington, D.C. 2016. Poster # eP-133

Belani, Puneet; Labib, Mina; Martinez, Mesha, Brown, Daniel; Doshi, Amish; Fellow Journal Club Podcast. American Journal of Neuroradiology. April 2016

Contrast-Enhanced Dixon Fat-Water Separation Imaging of the Spine: Added Value of Fat, In-Phase and Opposed-Phase Imaging in Marrow Lesion Detection.
Zhadanov SI, Doshi AH, Pawha PS, Corcuera-Solano I, Tanenbaum LN. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Jun 22.

Reddy G, Pawha P. "Neoplastic Disease of the Spine and Spinal Cord", from Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine, Fifth Edition; Scott Atlas. In press.

Contrast-Enhanced Dixon Fat-Water Separation Imaging of the Spine: Added Value of Fat, In-Phase and Opposed-Phase Imaging in Marrow Lesion Detection.
Zhadanov SI, Doshi AH, Pawha PS, Corcuera-Solano I, Tanenbaum LN.J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Jun 22.

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

Lectures take place on Tuesdays at 3PM

11/20/2016

Dr. Naidich

Didactic series

11/23/2016

Fellow

Interesting cases

11/27/2016

Dr. Naidich

Didactic series

11/30/2016

Fellow

Interesting cases

1/11/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

1/12/2017

Dr. Lefton

Imaging of Spine

1/18/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

 1/19/2017

Dr.Som

ENT cases

1/25/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

2/1/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

2/5/2017

Dr.Naidich

Didactic series

2/15/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

3/4/2017

Dr. Naidich

Didactic series

3/6/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

3/8/2017

Dr. Pahwa

Advanced Imaging of the spine

3/14/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

3/15/2017

Dr. Aggarwal

Cases

3/18/2017

Dr. Naidich

Didactic series

4/5/2017

Dr. Nael

Cases

4/11/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

4/12/2017

Dr.Som

ENT cases

4/13/2017

Dr. Green

Headache

4/18/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

4/19/2017

Dr. Tuhrim

Clinical Aspects of Stroke

4/25/2017

Fellow

Interesting cases

4/26/2017

Dr. Nael

Advanced imaging of tumors

5/3/2017

Dr. Delman

Brachial Plexus/Pituitary

5/15/2017

Dr. Naidich

Anatomy

5/17/2017

Dr.Doshi

Spine Imaging

5/24/2017

ASNR

ASNR

5/31/2017

TBA

TBA

6/2/2017

Fellows

Journal club

6/6/2017

Dr. Berenstein

Interventional Neuroradiology

6/14/2017

Dr. Rosenberg

Sonography of Infant Brain

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