CAST Approved CNS Endovascular Fellowship

The University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery is proud to offer our CAST Approved Endovascular Fellowship, a twelve-month clinical fellowship that is designed for applicants who have completed a U.S. neurosurgical residency with a minimum of 200 diagnostic angiograms during residency and dedicated to a career in endovascular neurosurgery. Alternatively, we welcome applications for a 24 month fellowship, with 1 year of “junior fellowship” preceding the CAST year, for applicants who have (1) completed a U.S. neurosurgical residency without significant endovascular exposure, (2) completed a U.S. Neurology residency with additional fellowship training in vascular neurology/stroke, or (3) completed a U.S. residency in diagnostic radiology with additional fellowship training in Neuroradiology. Applicants with foreign residency training will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  The fellow receives extensive exposure, with an annual case volume of ~800, across a broad array of pathology in cerebrovascular, including diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography, venous manometry, ischemic stroke (i.e. mechanical thrombectomy, intracranial and extra cranial angioplasty and stenting, intra-arterial thrombolysis), hemorrhagic stroke (i.e. aneurysm repair using coils/stents/flow diverting stents, arteriovenous malformation embolization, dural arteriovenous fistula embolization), blunt and penetrating cervical/cerebrovascular injury, otolaryngological emergencies, idiopathic intracranial hypertension stenting, brain tumor embolization, subdural hematoma embolization, and more. Fellows will be exposed to both radial and femoral approaches for both diagnostic and interventional cases. Optional research opportunities available include: clinical outcomes for patients with dural arteriovenous fistulae, aneurysms, and stroke as part of large, multi center consortiums, animal models of hemorrhagic stroke, and computational fluid dynamics. The fellow also will lead a weekly cerebrovascular case conference for resident education.

Program Requirements

Interested candidates should submit their CV to:

Dale Ding, MD
Director of Endovascular Fellowship
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville
220 Abraham Flexner Way, 15th Floor
Louisville, KY, 4020

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