Neuroradiology

The Neuroradiology Section offers a fellowship that encompasses the Yale-New Haven Hospital (a Level I Trauma Center), Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale Smilow Cancer Center, the West Haven VA Hospital and several outpatient imaging centers, the images of which are sent electronically and read at Yale. Fellows are exposed to a rich clinical experience derived from these facilities with a combined total of 1150 beds in a tertiary referral center as well as from outpatient specialty clinics run by internationally famous physician scientists.

There are 8 Fellows in Neuroradiology, 13 Attendings, residents and medical students. Fellows rotate through MR, Advanced Imaging, CT, Special Procedures, including biopsies and spine procedures, Diagnostic Angiography and Interventional Neuroradiology.

Clinical Services

Our clinical MRI service currently includes five 3 Tesla and three 1.5 Tesla MR scanners. Fellows supervise and/or participate in the performance and interpretation of all neuro MR exams.

The CT service utilizes seven CT scanners deployed within the hospital and at an outpatient facility. All scanners are manufactured by General Electric and include both 16 and 64 slice units. One inpatient scanner is dedicated for interventional and CT-guided procedures. A 64 slice scanner is housed in our Emergency Radiology Department, and a 16 slice scanner is housed in the outpatient facility. The department has a rich array of 3-D imaging workstations, including Vitrea 3D workstations (Vital Images, Inc.) and Advantage Windows workstations (General Electric Corp) for post-processing and 3D support for the CT service.

Research

In addition to the clinical services, there are nine dedicated research magnets on campus in the MR Research Center, including one 1.5 Tesla and two 3 Tesla units for anatomic and functional MR imaging. Two high field (4 Tesla and 7 Tesla) whole body units are available for human MR spectroscopy experiments. Three small bore magnets at 4.7 Tesla, 9.4 Tesla, and 11.7 Tesla are available for pre-clinical experiments. Two in vitro spectroscopy units round out the imaging armamentarium in the MR Research Center. The MR imaging equipment is supported by on-site chemistry and electronics laboratories.

Yale University School of Medicine ranks #5 and the Yale Department of Radiology ranks #7 in NIH funding nationally. In 2002, the department was the recipient of the first grant awarded by the new National Institute of Biomolecular Imaging and Bioengineering.

Conferences

Every Wednesday at noon the Yale Neuroradiology faculty rotate giving didactic neuroradiology talks to the fellows. Lunch is provided. Journal Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of the month. The second Tuesday of the month is a Neuroradiology/Neurology interesting case conference at noon. The remaining Tuesdays of the month we invite guest speakers to give didactic talks to the fellows at noon. Lunch is also provided on Tuesdays. On the other days of the week, we have a more informal interesting/missed case conference at noon where the neuroradiology section meets in the reading room and the fellows present all the interesting cases from the day. Weekly clinical conferences also occur for Neurosurgery, Neurology, ENT, Neuropathology and Pediatric Neurology/Neurosurgery. Prominent guest speakers present Diagnostic Radiology Grand Rounds every other week from September to May.

On-Call

On-call requirements include coverage of CT, MRI and Angio with back up provided by attending neuroradiologists.

Environment

Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital are just a few blocks from the main Yale University Campus. Fellows have access to all Yale University facilities. In addition to theater, music, dining and other downtown activities, we are also located by beautiful Long Island Sound that provides beaches, boating, water sports etc. The area is also conducive to bicycling, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Living accommodations are affordable and readily available in New Haven and surrounding areas.

Neuroradiology Faculty

James Abrahams, M.D., Fellowship Director
Richard Bronen, M.D.
Paul Cedeno, M.D.
Robert Fulbright, M.D.
Michele Johnson, M.D.
E. Leon Kier, M.D.
Amit Mahajan. M.D.
Ajay Malhotra, M.D.
Robert Messina, M.D.
Frank Minja, M.D.
John Morgan, M.D.
Gordon Sze, M.D., Chief

Neuroradiology Fellows

Douglas Davis, MD
Vivek Kalra, MD
Bryan Jeun, MD
Frank Landino, MD
Nirav Patel, MD

Samer Salhab, MD
Jodi Schielke, MD
Samantha Shankar, MD
Vahe Zohrabian, MD


Positions Available

July 2014 - 6 positions
September 2014 - 2 positions are available.

Applications

Interested applicants should send a universal application, their curriculum vitae, a copy of their radiology residency program graduation certificate (when available), USMLE steps 1, 2, and 3, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement to our fellowship director. A photograph is requested but not required. For fellowship positions starting in July, we will be participating in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP), which permits interviews, in accordance with match regulations. For the "off cycle" positions that start in September and November, applicants apply directly without going through the NRMP; these positions do not follow the academic cycle used by the NRMP. Information about the match can be found at the NRMP website.

Send Applications to:

James J. Abrahams, M.D.
Professor & Director of Medical Studies, Radiology
Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology

Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street (room CB-30)
P.O. Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
james.abrahams@yale.edu

For more information, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator:
Valencia Culbreath
Tel: 203-785-5102
Fax: 203-737-1241
valencai.culbreath@yale.edu