Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

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The Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an ACGME accredited program that offers comprehensive training in the translation of advanced neuroimaging techniques to the everyday practice of neuroradiology.

Program Highlights

  • Exceptional Clinical Application Exposure - This program is highly respected as one of the country’s leaders in the clinical application of:
    • fMRI
    • DTI
    • MR perfusion
    • Radial diffusivity
    • ASL
    • Segmental brain volume analysis
    • Simultaneous integration of the techniques for regional and whole brain analysis
  • Cutting Edge Technologies - Fellows have access to commercial and proprietary cutting edge technologies from close ties to industry leaders and in-house biomedical research.
     
  • Experienced Faculty Dedicated to Teaching
     
  • Diverse Clinical Pathology – Technology and training combined with the diverse clinical pathology of a major metropolitan area prepares fellows to function at the forefront of any academic or private practice environment.

Carefully Designed Fellowship with a Formal Educational Structure

  • Elevated Experience – Emphasis on a deeper level of understanding of neuroradiology that exceeds the residency experience and what can be gleamed from mere quantitative case exposure.
  • Active Learning Methods - The department is proactive in faculty development of modern educational techniques.
     
  • Bi-weekly Lecture Series Dedicated to Fellows - Topics include:
    • Advanced imaging
    • Basic neuroscience and targeted neuroradiologic lectures that explore brain structure and function
    • Brain cutting sessions with the neuropathologist
    • Unique dedicated neuroradiologic M&M conferences that explore the sources and reasons for errors.
  • Neuroradiologic Teaching File - Fellows are contributors to a teaching file database promoting activing learning and providing an extensive learning resource.
     
  • Interdepartmental Conferences – Fellows are encouraged to attend the many interdepartmental conferences that focus on brain tumors, epilepsy, and head and neck pathology, including a CPC (clinicopathologic conference), and neurology grand rounds.

Program Leadership

  • Three individuals guide the neuroradiology fellowship.
    • The director, Andrew Klein MD, coordinates this comprehensive and rigorous educational fellowship training
    • John Ulmer MD, associate fellowship director and former president of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, leads the advanced neuroimaging training
    • Leighton Mark MD, also associate fellowship director and Image Asset Coordinator for Neuroradiology for the American Board of Radiology, emphasizes the basic neuroscience and neuroanatomic elements of the fellowship
  • Seven additional neuroradiologists contribute to fellowship training.
    • Vince Mathews MD, department chair and board of trustee member of the American Board of Radiology
    • Scott Rand MD PhD, emphasis on brain tumor physiology and biomarkers
    • Douglas Brown MD
    • Stephen Quinet MD, emphasis on vessel wall imaging
    • Michelle Michel MD, past president of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
    • James Strottmann MD, emphasis on CT perfusion
    • Sonia Gill MD

Past Fellow Survey Results

A recent poll of past fellows indicated

  • A consistently high degree of satisfaction with their neuroradiology fellowship experience at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • They uniformly felt well prepared for whatever practice environment they encountered post training.
  • Appreciation and gratitude for the unique and stimulating MCW neuroradiology learning environment that would be hard to replicate or find elsewhere.

Awards & Recognition

  • The Department of Radiology was designated a “Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology. This was the first such award in the Midwest and one of eight initial awards.
  • Froedtert is consistently voted one of the best places to work in Wisconsin, year-in and year-out.
  • Our department is a friendly, stable department, with little turnover at both the professional and staff level.
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  Eligibility & Application

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have satisfactorily completed a diagnostic radiology residency program accredited by the ACGME, the RCPSC, or an AOA diagnostic radiology program in ACGME pre-accreditation status.
     
  • Candidates must be eligible to obtain State of Wisconsin medical licensure.  A State of Wisconsin medical license must be obtained prior to start the fellowship year.

The Match

  • The 2017-18 Academic Interview Year begins according to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) schedule for Radiology Fellowships
     
  • Candidates are required to register with NRMP for the SMS Neuroradiology Fellowship Match.

Application Documents

  • Application (download here)
  • CV
  • Copies of USMLE Step 1 & Step 2, CSA, & Step 3
  • Personal statement
  • 3 original letters of reference from radiologists with whom you have worked and/or trained
  • Dean's letter

Email or Mail Application Documents to:
Carolyn Campeaux, Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology
MCW & Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53226
ccampeaux@mcw.edu
 

  Faculty

The Neuroradiology Section includes six FTE and three PTE neuroradiology faculty with excellent academic credentials and specialized areas of expertise, including head and neck imaging, adult neuroimaging, neuroanatomy, and physiologic brain imaging.

John L. Ulmer, MD, Chief, Professor

Andrew P. Klein, MD, Director of Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, Assistant Professor

W. Douglas Brown, MD, Associate Professor

Sonia P. Gill, MD, Assistant Professor

Leighton P. Mark, MD, Professor

Michelle A. Michel, MD, Professor

Stephen A. Quinet, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor

Scott D. Rand, MD, PhD, Professor

James M. Strottmann, MD, Associate Professor

  2015-2016 Fellows
Brian D. Graner, MDBrian D. Graner, MD

ACGME Accredited Fellow
Residency:  Diagnostic Radiology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
 

 

 

 

 

Brian D. Hopper, MDBrian D. Hopper, MD

ACGME Accredited Fellow
Residency:  Diagnostic Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
 

 

 

 

 

Mohit Agarwal, MDMohit Agarwal, MD

Advanced Neuroradiology Fellow

 

 

 

 

 

Manav Bhalla, MDManav Bhalla, MD

Advanced Neuroradiology Fellow

 

 

 

 

 

  Clinical Experience

neuroradiology study imageThe Fellowship is designed to provide extensive clinical experience in interpretation of MR spectroscopy, fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging and tractography, perfusion/blood volume imaging, CT/PET imaging and neuro-interventional procedures, in addition to conventional neuroradiology imaging studies.


Fellows receive ten weeks of training in each of these areas:

  • Brain and Spine MR
  • Brain and Spine CT
  • Vascular Neuroradiology & Myelography/Degenerative Spine Imaging

The schedule is constructed for fellows to spend one week on each rotation in an ongoing cycle throughout the fellowship year:

  • Week 1 - Brain and Spine MR
  • Week 2 - Brain and Spine CT
  • Week 3 - Vascular Neuroradiology & Myelography/Degenerative Spine Imaging
  • Week 4 - Academic Endeavors

The design of the reading room environment and PACS system forces inter-modality imaging correlation, providing even greater exposure to cases.  Each fellow has a four week rotation of Pediatric Neuroradiology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Fellows also complete a six week rotation of Adult Interventional Neuroradiology at Froedtert, to gain experience in catheter-based angiography.

The Froedtert Neurosciences Center provides a major infusion of patients with challenging diagnostic problems. Weekly neuroscience conferences bring together neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropathologists and radiation oncologists to discuss various aspects of neuro diagnosis and therapy.

  State of the Art Equipment & Technology

neuroradiology study imageImaging facilities include:

  • Six state-of-the-art Helical CT
  • Six MR scanners on site, with access to an experimental 1.5 and 3.0T imager
  • Three up-to-date Digital Angiography Suites, and a Biplane Neuroangiography Suite with 3D Rotational Angiography
  • State-of-the-art GE as well as Siemens CT (Somatom Plus) and MR (1.5T)
  Research Opportunities

neuroradiology study imageFellows have significant opportunities to develop research project(s) in functional imaging, neuropathology, and/or neuroanatomy under the guidance of faculty with diverse research interests. Each fellow is mentored by one or more of the neuroradiology faculty, which provides a wealth of research and publication experience.  The Neuroradiology Section overall submits between 10 and 20 manuscripts and/or abstracts per academic year, frequently receiving acceptances and awards.

 

  Teaching Opportunities

neuroradiology study imageFellows have responsibility for teaching both radiology and non-radiology residents image protocoling, interpretation, and report generation.  The fellows review special procedures, and CT and MR examinations with residents and medical students prior to staff read-out sessions.  Fellows will also explain imaging procedures to medical students rotating through the service.

Additionally, each fellow is provided opportunities to present case conferences for residents and medical students throughout the fellowship year.

Contact Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Carolyn Campeaux, Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin & Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53226
ccampeaux@mcw.edu
(414) 805-0287
(414) 259-0376 fax

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