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Neuroradiology Fellowship

Karthikram Raghuram, MD

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The Neuroradiology fellowship program has been in existence since 1980. The candidates are required to complete a four-year radiology residency prior to acceptance to the fellowship.

As described in the ACGME directory, our program has duration of one or two years. The first year is ACGME-accredited. Similar to many other neuroradiology programs in the US, we offer an additional one-year of training, non- ACGME accredited, if the fellow desires further knowledge in latest techniques in neuroimaging and angiographic /endovascular embolization therapy. Several of the previous fellows who have completed the 1-year program have undergone this second year of training.

In contrast to the first year of the program, which focuses more on neuroimaging and diagnostic angiography/procedures, the second year concentrates on neurointervention. Procedures would include microcatheter-based interventions such as embolization for aneurysms, AVMs, carotid-cavernous fistulas and epistaxis management; vertebroplasty; and image-guided pain management such as epidural steroid injection, nerve root blocks and facet ablation. Other image-guided procedures such as CT- and MR-guided biopsies, discography and myelography would also be covered. Newer aspects of imaging such as NMR spectroscopy, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, perfusion imaging, 3D CT post-processing and detailed analysis of head and neck radiology will be covered during the 1st year of training with additional experience gained in the 2nd year.

We have an ACGME accredited Neuroradiology fellowship program that offers 1-2 years of training with 2 fellow positions. We have 6 Neuroradiologists, including an experienced and fellowship trained Neurointerventionalist. We go through the NMRP match and use the universal application located on the following webpage:www.apdr.org

The training program usually consists of two fellows alternating biweekly on the neuroimaging service and neurointerventional service. All imaging and interventional cases are interpreted and performed along with an attending neuroradiologist. At the start of the fellowship, faculty supervision is more intensive; as the trainee gains experience and knowledge, more independence with supervision will be allowed. The faculty is always available to help provide safe care for the patient.

Regularly scheduled interdepartmental conferences are held in which the fellow is required to participate, which include: weekly Neuro-radiology/Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, Pathology and ENT conferences along with a quarterly Neuro-Ophthalmology conference. Within the section, we hold biweekly journal clubs and lectures.

The trainee is encouraged to participate in ongoing and/or on new research in the section. At least one abstract or manuscript sub-mission to a major societal meeting or journal is expected. The faculty would be available for guidance and mentoring.

The trainee is expected to supervise residents and teach medical students who rotate in the section. He/she is also required to deliver a lecture on neuroanatomy to the first year medical students.

The trainee is encouraged to attend the annual American Society of Neuroradiology meeting.

Numerous up to date textbooks are available to the trainee in the reading room and faculty offices. These include the latest on Imaging of the CNS and spine, head and neck radiology, temporal bones, NMR Spectroscopy, angiography and therapeutic interventions, and STAT DX. Teaching files are available to the trainee in the faculty suites (film and PACS based).

Application and Interviews

Interested applicants must submit the Universal Fellowship Application and all supporting documents. The application must include three letters of recommendation and one of the letters must be from their residency program director. The Universal Fellowship Application may be found on the APDR website under the trainees/fellowship information tab. The fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).


  • Accepting applications beginning December 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 fellowship positions.
  • Eligibility

  • Completed an ACGME approved residency in Diagnostic Radiology prior to entering the fellowship and be American Board of Radiology eligible or certified.
  • Visa Status: J-1 visa sponsorship available.
  • Please email all of the following documents as a complete application to: aetorres@utmb.edu

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Application form
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter (or equivalent),
  • Copies of USMLE scores (Steps 1, 2 and 3)
  • Copies of diplomas/completion certificates
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  • Letters of recommendation may be sent separately

    Please address the letters of recommendation to:

    Karthikram Raghuram, MD
    c/o Andrea Torres
    Assistant Professor of Radiology
    Fellowship Program Director, Neuroradiology
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    301 University Blvd
    Galveston, Texas 77555-0709

    Please include your last name in the subject line of all email correspondence.

    Once All materials have been received, the application will be reviewed. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview, which will be conducted in early 2018

    UTMB's Department of Radiology is accredited by the American College of Radiology in: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. It is also recognized as a Center of Excellence for Breast Imaging.

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