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The Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at UMass Chan Medical School provides trainees with an in depth one-year comprehensive neuroimaging training experience and offers exposure to all aspects of neuroradiology practice. The goals of fellowship are to offer fellows high-quality experiences in the areas of education, patient care, professionalism and research.

UMass Memorial Medical Center is a 781-bed tertiary care hospital and the clinical partner of UMass Chan Medical School. UMass Memorial is Worcester County’s only Level I Trauma Center, comprehensive stroke center and the referral center for central New England. The Department of Radiology at UMass Memorial performs over 1 million studies per year, across five hospitals and an outpatient imaging center. Current faculty in the department include 65+ fellowship trained Radiologists. The department trains 5 Residents per year (20 total). The Division of Neuroradiology comprises of 10 Neuroradiologists and interprets approximately 65,000 neuroimaging studies yearly. The Neuroradiology Faculty.

The department has an enterprise wide PACS system (AGFA), as well as EPIC EMR. The hospital campuses and outpatient imaging center have 8 MRIs (including a GE Pioneer 3T system), 9 CTs, including a Siemens dual source “flash” and two Siemens 128 Definition Edge CTs and two state-of-the art neurointerventional Philips biplane machines.

Positions Available: 2
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
ACGME accreditation: Yes
Application Dates: Applicants for 2025-2026 academic year can begin applying through ERAS, November 17, 2023
Interview Dates: January – March

* We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.


Diagnostic neuroradiology
4-week blocks of rotations in CT and MRI providing in-depth exposure to various aspects of diagnostic neuroimaging (9.5 months)

Neurointerventional Radiology rotation
6 weeks of neurointerventional radiology rotation performing diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures.

Rotation at Boston Children's Hospital for additional pediatric neuroradiology experience
2 weeks

PET-CT rotation
2 weeks

Call responsibility
The in-house call includes 13 weekends/year (typically 8 AM to 5 PM).
No overnight calls.

Academic time
24 days per year.  Fellows may consolidate some of their academic time into blocks for specific projects.

Neuroradiology Conferences

Various interdepartmental, as well as divisional conferences are held almost every day of the week and fellows are expected to conduct these conferences under the guidance of neuroradiology faculty.

  • Head and neck tumor board two Mondays of the month
  • Neurosurgery-neuroradiology conference every Tuesday.
  • Stroke conference every Tuesday
  • Pediatric neurology-neuroradiology conference one Tuesday of the month
  • Neuro tumor board two Wednesdays of the month
  • Neuroradiology case conference every Wednesday
  • Neurology-neuroradiology conference two Thursdays of the month
  • Neuroradiology fellow didactic lecture conference two Thursdays of the month
  • Endocrinology conference one Friday of the month
  • Epilepsy conference, one or two Fridays of the month
  • 8 to 10 journal clubs in a year

Radiology resident teaching conferences are held every day throughout the year and fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Neuroradiology-specific resident conferences are held two to three times per month. Fellows are expected to prepare and present at least two conferences for the radiology residents during their fellowship.

Radiology Grand Rounds are held throughout the year with prestigious visiting and local clinical/research leaders, offering fellows the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.

Imaging Facilities and Locations

The primary location for the Neuroradiology fellowship is the UMass Memorial Medical Center at the University campus. The fellows are at the University Campus for almost all the fellowship. They read some of the neuroimaging studies performed at other hospitals of UMass Memorial Health Care, from the University Campus.

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus is located on Lake Avenue North and is home to the UMass Chan Medical School and its research facilities. UMass Memorial’s trauma center stroke services are located on this campus and provide a large volume of neuroimaging cases. The University Campus is the primary site of all neurointerventional radiology services.
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center Memorial Campus is located a mile from the main University Campus. It houses neonatology services.
  • UMass Memorial Medical Imaging Center (UMMIC) is an outpatient MRI center located on Shrewsbury Street just minutes from University and Memorial Campuses. It houses one 3T and two 1.5T MR systems. PET-CT is also performed at this site and interpreted by the Nuclear Medicine Division.
  • The community sites include:
    • UMass Memorial Health – Harrington
    • UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital
    • UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital


  • 9 CT scanners including one 128 slice Siemens dual energy CT.
  • 9 clinical MR systems
  • 1 PET/CT
  • 2 state-of-the art neurointerventional Philips biplane machines

Annual imaging volume

  • Nearly 1 million radiology imaging studies a year.
  • 80,000 diagnostic neuroimaging studies.
  • Each fellow performs approximately 30-50 angiograms and 50-60 lumbar puncture/myelograms.


Fellows are encouraged to participate in current research projects or initiate projects under the supervision of the faculty. There are many opportunities to get involved in basic science and translational research as well. Academic time is provided throughout the year for the fellow to work on research interests. Fellows are expected to have completed one manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and at least one abstract in a societal annual conference by the end of the year.

Fellows have the resources of:

The New England Center for Stroke Research which includes a full IR suite and 3T Philips MRI - https://www.umassmed.edu/necstr/

The Advanced MRI Center Advanced MRI Home Page | UMass Chan Medical School - Worcester (umassmed.edu)

Image Processing and Analysis Core iPAC - Image Processing and Analysis Core (umassmed.edu)

Fellowship Information, Requirements and Application

The program participates in the NRMP-sponsored Neuroradiology Match. We follow the calendar set forth by the NRMP.

Positions Available: 2
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
ACGME accreditation: Yes
Application Dates: Applicants for the 2025 academic year can begin applying through ERAS, on November 17, 2023
Interview Dates: January through March

*We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Applying to Fellowships with ERAS® | Students & Residents (aamc.org)

Radiology Fellowship Match | NRMP


By the time they begin their fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School, applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited radiology residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada. An exceptionally qualified international graduate who is trained in a non-ACGME radiology residency program is also considered for the fellowship.  Acceptance is contingent on obtaining Massachusetts medical license by the start date of the Fellowship.

Applicants should also review UMass Chan Medical School GME eligibility requirements found on the GME website - Eligibility (umassmed.edu)

Contact Information:

Wendy Diamond
Fellowship Coordinator
Tel: 508.856.5740
Fax: 508-334-9108

Sathish Dundamaddapa, MD - Program Director Neuroradiology Fellowship
Sathish Dundamaddapa, MD
Program Director
Neuroradiology Fellowship