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Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship

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Post-residency graduates seeking broad exposure to the full spectrum of neuroradiology with sufficient senior clinical experience to warrant a focused experience to build upon his/her acquired skills.

US neurosurgical, neurology (with a one year neurointensive care fellowship experience) or radiology (with a one year diagnostic neuroradiology experience) graduates or residents in training from ACGME accredited institutions. Foreign graduates already licensed in their own country, who are ECFMG certified (with the completion of Steps 1 and 2, CSA, and TOEFL), will be considered.

Program Length:
24 Months

Program Purpose:
Our goal is to provide the additional experience necessary for UIC/COM fellow in Neuro-endovascular Surgery as part of their overall training in Endovascular specifically rotation at affiliated community hospitals, which will provide a greater volume and concentrated exposure to Neurointerventional management of acute stroke, intracranial and extrancranial occlusive disease, and related endovascular and neurosurgical management of such conditions.  This is due to the different case mix compared to the primary site where the Neuroendovascular exposure is heavily weighted towards aneurysms and vascular malformations, and provides less exposure to the experience noted above.  The program is aimed at post-residency US neurosurgeons who wish to deepen their interest in this specialty.

Description of Teaching/Learning Activities:

  1. Clinical experience in the neuroangio suites at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and other affiliated institutions.
  2. Monthly Neurosurgery Grand Rounds with guest lecturers among the leaders in neurosurgery and neurosurgical research, followed by case presentations from the neurosurgical community in the city
  3. Daily multidisciplinary teaching rounds in the ICU
  4. Bi-monthly M&M conferences with case discussions.
  5. Participation in teaching conferences and symposia dedicated to cerebrovascular topics.
  6. Dedicated time for participation in research projects performed by section of endovascular surgery.
  7. Hands-on cadaver and microsurgery laboratory.
  8. Weekly Endovascular and Neurovascular Conferences which involves reviewing and developing therapeutic plans of all cases considered for endovascular or neurosurgical procedures.

Facilities and Other Resources:
UIC Medical Center and all facilities and resources currently available for the neurosurgery residents will also be available for the endovascular fellows.


To apply please fill out the application and follow the enclosed instructions.

Program Director and Faculty Heading link

Current Fellows Heading link

Laura McGuire

Fellow, Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship

For more information, contact: Heading link

Shelley Jacobs, Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Illinois at Chicago

912 South Wood Street, MC 799, Chicago, Illinois 60612