Why UT Southwestern
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our one-year Neuroradiology Fellowship program provides a broad experience in neuroradiology and prepares graduates for both the independent practice of the specialty of neuroradiology and subspecialty CAQ certification through the American Board of Radiology. While the accredited fellowship is one year in duration, select individual fellows can remain for an additional year of concentrated subspecialty experience.
- Chief Radiology Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System
- Chief of Neuroradiology
- Assistant Professor
- Associate Professor
- Assistant Professor
- Radiology Informaticist, Parkland Health & Hospital System
- A strong academic component, which includes one afternoon per week free of clinical responsibilities for academic time
- Extensive clinical exposure, with monthly rotations through Parkland Memorial Hospital (870 beds), William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (460 beds), Zale Lipshy University Hospital (148 beds), Children’s Health℠ (487 beds), Rogers Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, and Meadows Diagnostic Imaging Center
- Fellows regularly interact with radiologic physicists and neuroendovascular specialists with backgrounds in neurosurgery and neurology
- A breadth of clinical services, including MRI, head and neck imaging, spine imaging/intervention, neuroangiography/intervention, and pediatric neuroradiology
- One month of elective time during which PET experience is incorporated
Beyond the clinical experience
Fellows who choose to do a second year become an Instructor in the Radiology Department, functioning as a junior faculty member under the continued guidance of senior faculty. In this year, a greater degree of autonomy and function is expected and greater supervisory skills are required. In addition, further subspecialization opportunities are available in a variety of areas, including:
- Head and Neck
- Fellows receive four weeks elective time to pursue academic interests in other subspecialty sections of the department
- Pay is commensurate with PGY level
- Fellows have three vacation weeks and one meeting week
Clinical call responsibilities include beeper call from home approximately one week in every six weeks.
Facilities and Equipment
Clinical facilities consist of:
- Four dual-energy CT scanners, including a Philips IQON spectral CT device
- One 320-row CT scanner
- Three 256-row CT scanners
- Twelve 64-row CT scanners
- Seven 3T magnets
- Seven 1.5T magnets
- Fourteen Philips iu22 (including elastography software) ultrasound units
- Nineteen EPIQ7 ultrasound units
Additional research equipment includes:
- One 7T magnet
Radiology resident teaching conferences are held twice daily throughout the year and include both didactic lectures and case-based presentations. Fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Fellows are also expected to present conferences in this forum twice during the fellowship year on neuroradiology topics.
Radiology Grand Rounds are held monthly with prestigious visiting and local professors, offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.
Informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, and otorhinolaryngology services are available and routinely attended by neuroradiology faculty and fellows.
Academic productivity is encouraged, and it’s expected that at least one academic or research project will emanate from a fellow's experience suitable for presentation or publication. Multiple opportunities are available for collaboration with faculty in every subspecialty. Research facilities could be made available during the second year of fellowship if the candidate wished and if a suitable project were identified.
Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department, which are developed through research and collaborative efforts of the clinical and research faculty.