Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
The Neuroradiology Fellowship with the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that offers comprehensive training in the translation of advanced neuroimaging techniques to the everyday practice of neuroradiology.
- Exceptional Clinical Application Exposure - This program is highly respected as one of the country’s leaders in the clinical application of:
- MR perfusion
- Radial diffusivity
- 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.
- 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
- Eight 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, emphasis on PET
- 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, emphasis on head and neck imaging
- Darren O'Neill MD, emphasis on MRI
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.
Andrew P. Klein, MD
Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program