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Program Coordinator, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Merlen Sanchez
Phone: 305-585-8178
Email: msanche1@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions, except in the case of unexpected openings/vacancies.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
We follow the NRMP matching and ERAS application timelines/calendars and accept off-cycle applicants, if spots are available. Interviews are typically held from January to April.

Call Schedule

On average, each fellow will have 10 to 11 weeks of call over the course of the fellowship year. The call is a late-day/evening shift with call from home during the week. On the weekend, a daily readout with the attending occurs with call taken from home. Images can be viewed through in-place channels on a home computer/laptop.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

900 N.W. 17th Street

Miami, FL 33136

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33155

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Applebaum Imaging Center

1115 N.W. 14th Street

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program. DO applicants must have successfully completed the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 1 and 2.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of graduation from a four-year, ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology residency program or graduation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians in Canada radiology residency program. Foreign medical graduates are required to have the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Neuroradiology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our overall mission is to transform lives through service, education and research.

Clinically, we strive to provide accurate and patient-centric imaging services; assure patient safety in all our imaging services; provide diagnostic imaging advances in computed tomography, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine and ultrasound and expand satellite imaging in diagnostic and interventional radiology throughout South Florida.

Educationally, our goals are to provide consultative services for all referring clinicians and services through both one-on-one consultations and as part of interdisciplinary tumor boards; maintain a strong medical student course in radiology and recruit highly competitive and diverse house staff to fill our residency and fellowship training programs.

Our research objectives include continued successful clinical research and associated publications in peer-reviewed journals; maintaining the ongoing success in obtaining grant-supported, basic imaging research and supporting clinical research projects in other departments by participating as co-principal investigators and co-investigators.

Mission & Vision

Our overall mission is to transform lives through service, education and research.

Clinically, we strive to provide accurate and patient-centric imaging services; assure patient safety in all our imaging services; provide diagnostic imaging advances in computed tomography, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine and ultrasound and expand satellite imaging in diagnostic and interventional radiology throughout South Florida.

Educationally, our goals are to provide consultative services for all referring clinicians and services through both one-on-one consultations and as part of interdisciplinary tumor boards; maintain a strong medical student course in radiology and recruit highly competitive and diverse house staff to fill our residency and fellowship training programs.

Our research objectives include continued successful clinical research and associated publications in peer-reviewed journals; maintaining the ongoing success in obtaining grant-supported, basic imaging research and supporting clinical research projects in other departments by participating as co-principal investigators and co-investigators.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and thank you for visiting our website! We hope that you will reach beyond the screen and come visit us so that we have the opportunity to truly showcase our medical center and the outstanding neuroradiology program we have to offer.

The program is based at an urban academic medical center in the heart of Miami. The two major teaching hospitals are Jackson Memorial Hospital and UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility. Jackson Memorial is part of the Miami-Dade County owned and run Jackson Health System. Jackson Memorial has more than 1,100 residents and fellows. UHealth Tower and the University of Miami Health System have inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout South Florida in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Collier County in Naples, Florida. The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine has more than 1,300 clinical and non–clinical faculty across 23 departments.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and thank you for visiting our website! We hope that you will reach beyond the screen and come visit us so that we have the opportunity to truly showcase our medical center and the outstanding neuroradiology program we have to offer.

The program is based at an urban academic medical center in the heart of Miami. The two major teaching hospitals are Jackson Memorial Hospital and UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility. Jackson Memorial is part of the Miami-Dade County owned and run Jackson Health System. Jackson Memorial has more than 1,100 residents and fellows. UHealth Tower and the University of Miami Health System have inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout South Florida in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Collier County in Naples, Florida. The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine has more than 1,300 clinical and non–clinical faculty across 23 departments.

The trainee experience is unparalleled given the depth and breadth of pathology in all subspecialties of neuroradiology.

Steven Falcone, MD, MBA

Neuroradiology Fellowship Director

The program is based at an urban academic medical center in the heart of Miami. The two major teaching hospitals are Jackson Memorial Hospital and UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility. Jackson Memorial is part of the Miami-Dade County owned and run Jackson Health System. Jackson Memorial has more than 1,100 residents and fellows. UHealth Tower and the University of Miami Health System have inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout South Florida in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Collier County in Naples, Florida. The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine has more than 1,300 clinical and non–clinical faculty across 23 departments.

With rotations through two major hospitals, the program offers a unique opportunity to study a wide variety of neuropathology and to train in all subspecialties and modalities of neuroradiology. Fellows will participate in the interpretation of all neuroimaging studies including brain, head and neck and spine. The program offers an array of advanced imaging techniques, angiography and image-guided procedures using state-of-the-art angiographic, CT and MRI equipment. Robust clinical and academic programs with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, with a certified comprehensive stroke center, provides the trainee with the amount and diversity of cases required for an exceptional neuroradiology training and educational experience.

In addition to patient care and interpreting more than 50,000 imaging procedures annually, the division is deeply involved in basic and clinical research. Teaching at the undergraduate medical school level, and at the residency and fellow level, is a major component of our department’s mission. Our fellows have the opportunity to participate in all facets of patient care, research and teaching. We have graduated more than 150 fellows that have had successful careers in both academics and private practice.

-Steven Falcone, MD, MBA

Description

With rotations through two major hospitals, the program offers a unique opportunity to study a wide variety of neuropathology and to train in all subspecialties and modalities of neuroradiology. Fellows will participate in the interpretation of all neuroimaging studies including brain, head and neck and spine. The program offers an array of advanced imaging techniques, angiography and image-guided procedures using state-of-the-art angiographic, CT and MRI equipment. Robust clinical and academic programs with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, with a certified comprehensive stroke center, provides the trainee with the amount and diversity of cases required for an exceptional neuroradiology training and educational experience.

In addition to patient care and interpreting more than 50,000 imaging procedures annually, the division is deeply involved in basic and clinical research. Teaching at the undergraduate medical school level, and at the residency and fellow level, is a major component of our department’s mission. Our fellows have the opportunity to participate in all facets of patient care, research and teaching. We have graduated more than 150 fellows that have had successful careers in both academics and private practice.

-Steven Falcone, MD, MBA

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

5

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Top 40 NIH-sponsored radiology research program, with diversity of cases significantly above ACGME requirements

Services provided for the #1 eye institute in the country

Only South Florida NCI-designated cancer center with a robust neurosurgical & oncology program

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The Neuroradiology Fellowship Program is a one-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. During the fellowship, the program provides fellows with the opportunity to develop, under supervision, progressively independent skills in the performance and interpretation of neuroradiologic imaging studies and invasive procedures. The ACGME identified six general competencies for fellow development. Fellows must achieve competence in these six key areas of training: Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Medical Knowledge; Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Professionalism; Practice-Based Learning and Improvement and Systems-Based Practice. The objective is that, at the end of the program, fellows should be capable of independent and accurate clinical decision-making in all areas of neuroradiology.

Curricular goals are achieved through case presentations and lectures provided by fellows, didactic lectures provided by faculty, journal clubs, morning rounds, multidisciplinary conferences, supervised image interpretation and radiology conferences, as well as independent study and observership.

Fellows will have the opportunity to perform or become familiar with procedures, including, but not limited to, cisternography; digital subtraction angiography; head and neck procedures; minimally invasive spine procedures; myelography and spinal punctures and neuroendovascular procedures. Fellows are also encouraged/expected to submit and present material to national meetings; publish or collaborate on a publication or abstract; be part of an academic project (abstract, case report or research project) and participate in a practice quality improvement project.

Over the course of the year, rotations will include general adult and pediatric; head and neck radiology and neuro-angio intervention and spine intervention. Additionally, fellows will participate in academic days; call schedule and an observership at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Your Faculty

Rita Bhatia, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiology

Steven Falcone, MD, MBA
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Interim Chair, Radiology
Professor, Radiology, Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology

Natalya Nagornaya, MD
Director, Neuroradiology Education

Robert M. Quencer, MD
Professor, Radiology
The Robert Shapiro, MD Professor of Radiology

Gaurav Saigal, MD
Director, Pediatric Radiology
Professor, Clinical Radiology
Section Chief, Neuroradiology

Efrat Saraf-Lavi, MDAssociate Professor, Clinical Radiology

Evelyn Sklar, MD
Professor, Clinical Radiology

Alumni Placements Include:

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Centura Health-Penrose St Francis Health Services
Colorado Springs Radiologists
Intellirad Imaging
Lake Success Radiology
Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center
LincolnHealth
Maine Medical Center
MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization
Memorial Healthcare system
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Mercy Health
Pen Bay Medical Center
Radiology Associates of Tallahassee
Regional Radiology LLC
Sacred Heart Medical Center
SimonMed
Southern Maine Health Care
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Washington
University of Rochester
Various private practices and teleradiology for various health care centers

Alumni Placements Include:

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Centura Health-Penrose St Francis Health Services
Colorado Springs Radiologists
Intellirad Imaging
Lake Success Radiology
Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center
LincolnHealth
Maine Medical Center
MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization
Memorial Healthcare system
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Mercy Health
Pen Bay Medical Center
Radiology Associates of Tallahassee
Regional Radiology LLC
Sacred Heart Medical Center
SimonMed
Southern Maine Health Care
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Washington
University of Rochester
Various private practices and teleradiology for various health care centers