Neuroradiology Fellowship Header

Neuroradiology FellowshipKarthikram Raghuram, MD

Neuroradiology Fellowship

The UTMB Neuroradiology Fellowship Program has been in existence since 1980. The fellowship is a one year ACGME-accredited program with a total of two positions available every year.

We closely collaborate with our colleagues in the Departments of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Radiation Oncology which provides a stimulating academic and collegial atmosphere through daily interactions during readout sessions, conferences, and Grand Rounds.

The one-year fellowship program aims to give fellows a sound background in all aspects of neuroradiology including head and neck and pediatric imaging, with an opportunity to learn and achieve competence in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic spine procedures. Fellows will also assist in diagnostic and therapeutic neuroendovascular procedures and stroke intervention. UTMB is a DNV certified comprehensive stroke center and provides the entire range of Neuroendovascular procedures. Fellows will also have exposure to advanced imaging techniques including diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI, CT/MR perfusion, spectroscopy, Neuroquant software and intraoperative MRI.

The training program usually consists of two fellows alternating biweekly on the neuroimaging service and the neurointerventional service. Both fellows will be responsible for the daily volume of neuroimaging studies. The fellow on the neuroimaging service will likewise prepare and present the week’s interdisciplinary conferences including the neurosurgery tumor board, the head and neck tumor board, Multidisciplinary Neurovascular conference and an interesting case conference with the neurology residents. The fellow on the neurointerventional service will be responsible for facilitating, assisting with and ultimately performing the interventional cases for the week. Fellows will have the opportunity to become proficient and independent in therapeutic spine procedures including epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, and CT and fluoroscopically guided biopsies in addition to image guided lumbar punctures and myelograms.

Two to three residents will also rotate through the neuroradiology section on month long rotations, and fellows are expected to supervise residents and rotating medical students including assisting with questions regarding procedure protocolling. The fellow will be expected to create and present one full length didactic lecture on a topic of his/her choosing for the noon resident conferences over the course of the year. Fellows are also expected to participate in and contribute to a monthly intradepartmental journal club and weekly interesting case conference.

In house moonlighting opportunities to take general weekend call may be available for eligible candidates.

The trainee is encouraged to participate in ongoing and/or on new research in the section, and at least one abstract or manuscript sub-mission to a major societal meeting or journal is expected. The faculty are available for guidance and mentoring. Attendance at annual scientific meetings is encouraged and fully supported.

Numerous up to date textbooks as well as a subscription to STAT DX are available to the trainee in the reading room and faculty offices. Teaching files are available to the trainee in the faculty suites (film and PACS based). In addition, fellows are provided an educational fund to purchase additional didactic material as they see fit. Fellows are provided individual offices furnished with desktop computers.

  • Neuro CT: ~30000
  • Neuro MRI: ~10000
  • Neurointerventional procedures: ~1000
  • The fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Interested applicants must submit a complete ERAS application form. The application must include three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the residency program director. Applicants must also submit a medical school transcript and a Dean's letter. Foreign medical graduates should hold a current ECFMG certificate and have either permanent resident status or a J-1 visa. .

    Accepting applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship positions, December 1, 2019.

    • Completed an ACGME approved residency in Diagnostic Radiology prior to entering the fellowship and be American Board of Radiology eligible or certified.
    • Foreign medical graduates with requisite radiology training outside of the United States are also encouraged to apply.
    • Visa Status: J-1 visa sponsorship available.

    Please email all of the following documents as a complete application to: vklove@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
    • Photo (passport size)
    • Letters of recommendation may be sent separately
    • ECFMG Certificate if applicable

    Please address the letters of recommendation to:

    Karthikram Raghuram, MD
    c/o Velinda Love
    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.

    BICE-sticker

    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.