Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship

The Neuroendovacular Fellowship is a 2 year fellowship consisting of a diagnostic year, followed by an interventional year. For neurosurgeons with a preliminary year of training in diagnostic cerebral angiography, the Fellowship may be condensed to a single interventional year.

For neurosurgeons, we also offer a 2 year experience of combined open CV/skull base surgery and endovascular training. There are one or two positions per year, and the program is open to neurosurgeons, neurologists and radiologists.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of our Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship is to train academic experts in this subspecialty field. The objective of this fellowship training is to give fellows an organized, comprehensive, supervised, full-time educational experience in neuroendovascular surgery. This includes the management of patients with CNS vascular disease, the performance of neuroendovascular diagnostic procedures, and the integration of neuroendovascular surgical therapy into the clinical management of patients with stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and other disorders.

Upon completion of training, the fellow will be able to use his/her detailed knowledge of catheter technology, radiological imaging, and clinical expertise to independently diagnose and treat diseases of the central nervous system.

Minimum Qualifications

**We accept trainees in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology.**

The following are the preliminary sub-specialty training requirements:

Neurosurgeons:

  • Satisfactory completion of a 7-year ACGME-accredited Neurosurgery residency program

Neurologists:

  • Satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited Neurology residency program
  • Sub-specialty certification from an ACGME-accredited Vascular/Stroke Neurology Fellowship, with at least 3 months in the neurointensive care, OR completion and certification from a UCNS or CAST approved Neurocritical Care Fellowship
  • Board certification in their primary ABMS Board (Neurology)
  • Satisfactory participation of any MOC requirements thereafter as required for the maintenance of good standing within these training organizations

Radiologists:

  • Satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited Radiology residency program
  • Board certification in their primary ABMS Board (Radiology)
  • Subspecialty certification in Neuroradiology
  • At least 6 months of clinical service in a neurological surgery, vascular neurology or neurocritical care program prior to entering the final advanced year of NES fellowship
  • Satisfactory participation of any MOC requirements thereafter as required for the maintenance of good standing within these training organization

Foreign trained applicants must hold a valid ECFMG certificate and must have completed residency training at their institution of origin and at least one year above accredited post-graduate training in the US.  Foreign applicants may only be sponsored through ECFMG under J-1 visas.

Clinical Duties

Fellows will share call with the attending physicians and be on call for complicated cases and/or post-operative management, and do daily rounds with attending faculty and on-service residents. Fellows will work with the clinical neurosurgery and neurology service and in the outpatient clinic managing and treating all disorders of the head, neck and spine where endovascular techniques may be employed. In addition, fellows will participate in a series of weekly didactic conferences within the department. Independent research projects are encouraged and protected research time will be available.

Contact Information

For additional questions regarding the fellowship and application process, contact:

Program Director: Peng Roc Chen, MD

Contacts
Peng Roc Chen, MD
Meredith Hamilton (Fellowship coordinator)

Phone
(713) 486-8056
Fax: (713) 795-8105

Address
6400 Fannin Street, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77030

Additional Information

Salary/Title: Clinical Instructor with competitive compensation

Benefits: UT Faculty Benefits

Number of Admissions: Approximately 1400 cases per year, including 800  diagnostic arteriograms and 600 therapeutic endovascular cases per year at the primary site

Patient Mix: Full spectrum, including pediatrics

Clinic Settings: Academic: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (primary site)

Elective Opportunities: Yes

Research Opportunities: Yes; we strongly encourage all fellows to participate in research.
Our endovascular team leads and participates in multiple clinical trials, basic and clinical research.

Number of Graduates: 10

Teaching Faculty: Multidisciplinary

  • Cerebrovascular/endovascular neurosurgeons: Roc Chen, MD and Spiros Blackburn, MD
  • Endovascular neurologist: Sunil Sheth, MD
  • Endovascular radiologist: Gary Spiegel, MD
  • Open CV/Skull base surgery: Arthur L Day