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Neuroradiology Fellowship

Fellowship Program Director:  J. Levi Chazen, M.D.

ACGME: 4233521052 - New York Presbyterian Hospital (CORNELL CAMPUS)

The Neuroradiology Division offers a one-year ACGME-accredited diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

neuro fellowAt NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), fellows perform image-guided neurological invasive procedures, interpret MR and CT examinations, and are responsible for   advanced neuroimaging studies which include CT angiography, MR and CT perfusion, MR neurography, functional MRI, and MR spectroscopy.  The Neuroradiology Division at NYPH performs over 20,000 Neuro MR and Neuro CT studies annually ensuring more than ample studies for fellowship training.  With twelve full-time neuroradiology faculty members, subspecialty imaging is emphasized including pediatric, head and neck, spine, and vascular neuroradiology. Under the supervision of an attending neuroradiologist or an attending interventional neuroradiologist, fellows perform all image-guided invasive procedures including cerebral angiograms, lumbar puncture and myelography, biopsies, and advanced pain procedures.  

A significant number of pediatric neuroradiology cases are done at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell; the presence of an active newborn nursery, neonatal ICU, and pediatric ICU ensures that the entire gamut of ischemic, inflammatory, traumatic, and neoplastic disorders are encountered. NYPH-Weill Cornell has full-time pediatric neurologists and two full-time pediatric neurosurgeons. Outpatient pediatric Neuro-MR sedation cases are done bi-weekly and inpatient pediatric Neuro-MR studies are performed daily.  Additionally, fetal MR examinations are performed on a weekly basis.

head scanWeekly, multi-disciplinary conferences are emphasized with Neuroradiology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, and Pain-Anesthesia. Fellows attend and run all conferences including Tumor Board/ Neuropathology, Gamma Knife, Neurovascular, Head and Neck Case Conference and Tumor Board, Epilepsy, Spine, and Ophthalmology conferences.

The neuroradiology attending/faculty members at NYPH are involved in numerous research projects that cover a wide range of topics and techniques, such as CT and MR perfusion, MR neurography, molecular imaging, fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging in TBI, neoplastic disease, cerebrovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. Fellows are strongly encouraged to become involved in a project of their own interest as the primary investigator.

There is a two-week elective period during the one-year neuroradiology fellowship. Electives in neurological surgery, neuropathology and otolaryngology can be taken to gain clinical experience. The remainder of the clinical experience is gained from attending interdisciplinary conferences, during daily work rounds, and discussion of cases with residents and attendings from referring services.

On Call Responsibiities:

Neuroradiology fellows take call every fifth week and have the following Monday off as a post-call recuperation period. While on call, fellows review imaging studies and perform advanced image analysis exams (e.g., CTA and CTP). Neuroradiology fellows are responsible for emergent procedures while on call, with the exception of emergent cerebral angiograms which are performed by the interventional neuroradiology group (INR).

To Apply:

The application process for the 2020 Neuroradiology Fellowship Program opens on Monday, August 20, 2018. All materials must be received by Friday, November 16, 2018 to be considered for an interview. 

Interview invitations will be sent out in late November. 

 In order to apply please send the following documents via email to:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. USMLE transcripts (photocopies accepted)
  3. Three letters of recommendation (if they are emailed separately, please have the senders write "LOR for _________" in the email subject line). 
  4. Recent photograph
  5. Brief personal statement (one page maximum)
  6. Link to application:


If you have any questions regarding the Neuroradiology Fellowship program please contact:

Ms. Michelle Byrne, Education & Residency Programs Coordinator 



If you need to reach any of the Neuroradiology Attendings or current fellows, please contact:

Ms. Harlene Harroo-Lavine 


Tel: 212-746-2573

Weill Cornell Medicine
Department of Radiology
525 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6000