Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship

The Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a comprehensive academic and clinical experience covering the full continuum of endovascular neurosurgery. The program incorporates clinical training as well as a research requirement for an optimal training experience. Completion of this program prepares the physicians for a career in private clinical practice, academics or research. This fellowship is accredited by the Society of Neurological Surgery through the CAST fellowship certification program.

Program Overview

This is a clinical fellowship focusing on sub-specialty training in endovascular neurosurgery. The preliminary requirements of the program are clinical experience with 100 diagnostic cerebral angiograms. Once the preliminary requirements are fulfilled, fellows are expected to gain experience in 100 neuroendovascular therapeutic procedures. This includes training in endovascular coiling of cerebral aneurysms, transarterial liquid polymer embolization of cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulas, embolization of intracranial, spinal, and head and neck tumors, and epistaxis, carotid artery angioplasty and stenting, cerebral artery angioplasty and stenting, intracranial thrombolysis and thrombectomy for acute stroke treatment, and related procedures.

Fellows will obtain experience in outpatient neurovascular clinic, as well as learning basic tenets of neuro-ICU neurovascular patient management.

Fellows will be expected to attend weekly Neurovascular case conference and monthly Neurovascular QA conference as well as required didactic lectures and symposia.

They will be expected to participate in clinical studies such as SAPPHIRE WW, and SAMMPRIS, as well as other IRB approved studies, and to participate in data collection and analysis.

Departmental Responsibilities

Fellows are expected to take Neurovascular call from home, to participate in patient and resident education, as well as dictate cases or document in the written charts as instructed.

Endovascular Neurosurgery Application Process

The program is a one to two year fellowship program dependent on the applicant's have met the preliminary requirement of 100 diagnostic cerebral angiogram experience.

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria for interview consideration:

  • Completion of one of the following:
  • an ACGME accredited neurosurgery residency and be board eligible
  • an ACGME accredited radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship
  • an ACGME accredited neurology residency and stroke or neurovascular fellowship
  • Eligibility for California Medical Licensure and DEA license

If interested in the fellowship and meet the above requirements, please submit the following for review:

  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One page personal statement describing interest in endovascular neurosurgery
  • One passport size photograph

Please forward application documents to:

Samantha Phu
Department of Neurosurgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
127 S. San Vicente Boulevard, A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-423-9522
Fax: 310-967-8591
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Selection Process

Applicants will be selected for an interview based upon review of their submitted documentation and/or other sources, training, publications, research experience, and clinical aptitude and other criteria determined by the program director.

Interview day consists of interviews by the faculty and a tour of the medical center and facilities.

All offers for appointment originate from the GME office. Information regarding fellow's stipend, contract, benefits and policies are available here.

The attending faculty, under the supervision of Michael Alexander, MD, FACS, provides an extensive training experience. Our faculty includes:

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