Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

The MCWAH Neuroradiology Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for 2017-2018.

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The Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin is an accredited program that offers comprehensive training in the translation of advanced neuroimaging techniques to the everyday practice of neuroradiology.  This highly respected program is one of the country’s leaders in the clinical application of fMRI, DTI, MR perfusion, radial diffusivity, ASL, segmental brain volume analysis, and the simultaneous integration of the techniques for regional and whole brain analysis.  The exposure to commercial and proprietary cutting edge technologies from close ties to industry leaders and in house biomedical research efforts respectively further enhance the fellowship experience.  That technical exposure, however, is effective only when layered upon the backbone of the experienced faculty that is dedicated to teaching.  This training combined with the diverse clinical pathology of a major metropolitan area prepares our fellows to function at the forefront of any academic or private practice environment.

The carefully designed structure of the fellowship provides an elevated experience beyond residency training.  The program incorporates active learning methods of modern educational techniques to support fellow development.  A separate lecture series dedicated solely to the fellows occurs twice a week.  The didactic material includes advanced imaging, basic neuroscience, and targeted neuroradiologic lectures that explore brain structure and function.  Brain cutting sessions with the neuropathologist and M&M conferences that address diagnostic conundrums are also dedicated educational components of the fellowship training.  The neuroradiologic teaching file is a resource as well as active learning experience for the fellows.  An array of interdepartmental conferences that focus on brain tumors, epilepsy, and head and neck pathology, in addition to the CPC (clinicopathologic conference) and neurology grand rounds supplement the other activities.

Three individuals guide the neuroradiology fellowship.  The director, Andrew Klein MD, coordinates this comprehensive and rigorous educational fellow experience.  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.  Ten additional neuroradiologists contribute to the fellowship experience. Among the faculty are Vince Mathews MD, department chairman 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 (2013), James Strottmann MD, emphasis on CT perfusion, and Sonia Gill MD.

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.  Beyond a sense of gratitude, prior fellows appreciated the unique and stimulating MCW neuroradiology learning environment that was hard to replicate or find elsewhere.

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. The hospital is located on a large grassy campus in a suburb of Milwaukee. Froedtert has been 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.


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 the 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, MD

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





Brian D. Hopper, MD

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





Mohit Agarwal, MD

Advanced Neuroradiology Fellow






Manav Bhalla, MD

Advanced Neuroradiology Fellow

Clinical Experience

The 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

Imaging 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

Fellows 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

Fellows 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.

 Apply to MCWAH Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Application Process

Contact: Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Carolyn Campeaux
Program Coordinator
Department of Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin &
Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53226
(414) 805-0287

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