Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship
The Interventional Neuroradiology Division at UMass Memorial has its roots starting in 2006 when Dr. Wakhloo started the only Neurointerventional Program in central Massachusetts. Dr. Wakhloo is a pioneer in the field of flow diversion, the newest technology in the treatment of cerebral aneurysm. He has authored over 150 publications and contributed to numerous books on interventional radiology over his distinguished 30-year career. He has also served as a research thesis advisor for more than 20 students and mentored numerous fellows in Neurointervention. Since its inception, the Division has grown to include three attending physicians, two fellows, and two mid-level care providers with a goal of being leaders in neurointerventional therapy.
The current Director of the Neurointerventional Fellowship Program, Dr. Ajit S. Puri, has many publications in peer-reviewed journals, is one of the most highly experienced interventionalists in using flow diversion, and has research interests in clot characteristics and morphology and maximizing the design of mechanical thrombectomy devices. He is the principal investigator of numerous national and international trials and registries at UMass Memorial Medical Center, offering advanced and minimally invasive techniques to treat cerebrovascular diseases. UMass Memorial Medical Center is the only center to offer these novel therapies, not only in Massachusetts, but in the New England region.
Therapeutic Procedures and Case Load:
Endovascular procedures that are currently offered include:
- Cerebral (Brain) Angiography
- Spinal Angiography
- Brain Aneurysm Treatment (Coil Embolization, Stenting, Flow Diversion)
- Brain and Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations Treatment
- Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment
- Carotid and Vertebral Artery Stenting
- Vertebral Augmentation (Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty)
- Epistaxis Embolization
- Brain and Spinal Tumor Embolization
- Sclerotherapy of Vascular Abnormalities
- Treatment of Pediatric Brain and Spinal Vascular Abnormalities
- Spinal Bone Biopsies
- Intracranial Stenting
Annually, we treat between 900-1100 patients including up to 600 cerebral angiograms, up to 200 aneurysms, 80-100 stroke interventions and approximately 100 spinal interventions.
Positions Available: 1
Length of Fellowship: 24 months
Application Dates: Begin accepting applications in June
Interview Dates: September through December
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Applicants must have completed a radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME by the time they begin their fellowship at UMMMC. Applicants must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or equivalent. Acceptance is contingent on obtaining an unrestricted Massachusetts medical license by start date of Fellowship.
Applications must include:
- Fellowship Application (click here to download PDF)
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendations, one of which must be from your residency program director
- USMLE Scores
- Fellowship applicants need to have passed ALL USMLE scores, Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 2CS and Step 3.
- Applications that are missing USMLE Step 3 will not be considered.
- Medical school transcript
- Deans Letter
Candidates will be considered for interviews only after completed applications are received.
Completed applications should be addressed to the Program Director and submitted to:
Neuro Interventional Fellowship Program
Attention: Kathy Delongchamp
Department of Radiology, Room S2-302
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655