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Yale Neuroradiology Fellowship

The Neuroradiology Section at Yale offers a robust ACGME accredited fellowship, sponsoring 12 funded positions per year. Together, we provide care to the Yale-New Haven Hospital (Level I Trauma Center), Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale Smilow Cancer Center, Bridgeport Hospital, the West Haven VA Hospital and several outpatient imaging centers. The vast majority of the examinations are read at Yale New Haven Hospital. Fellows are exposed to a wealth of research opportunity and a rich clinical experience derived from these facilities, with a combined total of 1650 beds in a tertiary referral center as well as from outpatient specialty clinics run by internationally famous physician-scientists in the fields of Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuro-Oncology.

The clinical division of our department currently supports 20 neuroradiology faculty members, as well as large diagnostic and interventional radiology residency programs. We also host rotating residents and medical students in a stimulating academic environment.

Fellows rotate through modality based rotations in MR/Advanced Imaging, CT, and Special Procedures (including biopsies and spine procedures, Diagnostic Angiography and Interventional Neuroradiology), and have access to procedural training in pain management with our PM&R colleagues.

Clinical Services

MRI:

In addition to an impressive fleet of offsite magnets, the Yale New Haven Hospital MRI Centers utilize 10 Siemens clinical MR scanners.

Our on-site Fitkin MRI Outpatient Imaging Center employs 3T and 1.5 T scanners which are used for routine and advanced clinical and clinical research functions, including clinical fMRI.

The Smilow Cancer Hospital maintains four 3.0 T clinical magnets (where we also perform clinical fMRI), including a 3T intra operative magnet located on the third floor within the neurosurgical OR suite, and a 1.5 T unit.

A 3T Skyra in the Children’s hospital is utilized for our pediatric patients, and a neonatal 1T MR unit is installed in the NICU. 2 installed magnets at the Saint Raphael Campus include a Siemens Magnetom Vida (3T).


CT:

The CT service utilizes thirteen clinical CT scanners deployed between the hospital and outpatient facilities. They include 32, 64, and Dual Energy units. An 8 slice Neuro Portable scanner is housed in our inpatient Neuro Intensive Care unit. One inpatient scanner is dedicated for interventional and CT-guided procedures.

The department has a rich array of 3-D imaging and advanced workstations, including Olea, Advantage Windows workstations, GRASP processing, Syngo via, Neuroquant, and In Vivo Dynasuite, for post-processing and 3D support for the CT and MR services.


Research

In addition to the clinical scanners, there are several dedicated research magnets on campus in the MR Research Center, including one 1.5 Tesla and two 3 Tesla units as well as ultra high field units.

Low field portable MR scanners are currently utilized in clinical care areas for research purposes.
https://medicine.yale.edu/mrrc/


Conferences

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at noon, the Yale Neuroradiology faculty provide didactic sessions with in-person and Zoom attendance options.

Every Thursday and Friday at noon, we partake in a more informal interesting case conference session where faculty and fellows present interesting cases.

Our ASNR driven curriculum also integrates monthly Journal Clubs, a monthly didactic neuropathology lecture series, invited speakers, and Fellow presentations.

Weekly clinical, educational conferences and Grand Rounds presentations are offered in Neurosurgery, Neurology, ENT, Neuropathology and Pediatric Neurology/Neurosurgery.

Prominent guest speakers present Diagnostic Radiology Grand Rounds and Neurosurgery Grand Rounds throughout the year that we encourage our fellows to attend.


On-Call / Evening & Weekend Shifts

Evening and weekend shifts take the place of "call" and include coverage of CT, MRI and the very rare emergent image-guided procedure. Coverage is provided with sufficient fellow and faculty redundancy to ensure the highest level of patient care.

Neuroradiology faculty work with our fellows in real-time and provide final reads 24/7. A dedicated, in-house attending neuroradiologist provides coverage after 11pm.

Ample pre and post compensation time is provided for evening and weekend shifts.


Environment

Our Neuroradiology Section is proud of the collegial and supportive environment that we maintain for our fellows, and with all of our trainees and colleagues. Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital are just a few blocks from the main Yale University Campus. Fellows have access to all Yale University facilities.

Downtown New Haven is a vibrant university community offering many restaurants, diverse cuisine and entertainment. The area is also conducive to bicycling, hiking, watersports and many other outdoor activities. Many breweries and wineries are in the area and are a great place to spend an afternoon on weekends.

There are many beautiful beaches within a driving distance in Connecticut and a bit further away in Rhode Island and Long Island. In winter, a few small ski resorts are open in Connecticut and include night skiing after work. Vermont ski resorts (when open) are within a 2 hour drive.

New Haven is approximately halfway through between Boston and New York City which are less than two hours away by car or train.

Living accommodations are affordable and readily available in New Haven and surrounding areas. The relatively generous pay scale and favorable standard of living affords a unique quality of life for our trainees.


A welcome from our former chief Neuroradiology fellows


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Long Tu, Radiology Clinical Fellow

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Reid Kraniski, Clinical Fellow

Neuroradiology Faculty

Mariam Aboian, M.D., PhD
Richard Bronen, M.D.
Paul Cedeno, M.D.
Sandra Abi-Fadel, MD
Robert Fulbright, MD
Feng Jiang, M.D.
Michele Johnson, MD
Anthony Abou-Karam, MD., Fellowship Director
Claudia Kirsch, MD, FACR, FASFNR.
Amit Mahajan. M.D.

Ajay Malhotra, MD
Fatima Memon, MD
Robert Messina, M.D.
Sam Payabvash, M.D.
Balaji Rao, MD
Neil Tishkoff, MD
William Zucconi, D.O., Section Chief, Fellowship Director

Neuroradiology Fellows

Victor Becerra, MD
Joseph Craft, MD
Sandhya Jupali, MD
Matthew Klumpp, MD
Fafa Koudoro, MD
Andrew Kuhn, MD
Megha Kureti, MD
Megan Le, MD
Mike Lee, MD
Akash Patel, MD
Anish Sureshkumar, MD



Fellowship Applications:

Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

ERAS

NRMP

ERAS Timeline:

As Established by the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, we will adhere to the common interview timeline for all Radiology Fellowships.

For start in summer/fall of 2022 a few "off-cycle" positions may be available which do not follow the academic cycle used by the NRMP.

Information for Visiting New Haven including Parking and Hotels

For Additional Information, Please Contact:ydrneurofellowship@yale.edu

William B. Zucconi, D.O.
Associate Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
Section Chief, Neuroradiology
Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology

Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street (room CB-30)
P.O. Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
william.zucconi@yale.edu

Anthony Abou-Karam,MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology

Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 208042
New Haven, CT. 06520-8042
anthony.aboukaram@yale.edu

Interim Education Manager:

Serena DelBasso
Tel: 203-785-3067
serena.delbasso@yale.edu

Fellowship Verifications

To verify a fellowship in Yale Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
please visit our webpage at: YDR Verifications
Requests may be emailed to: ydrverifications@yale.edu