Neuroendovascular intervention is a subspecialty that uses minimally invasive catheter-based technology, radiologic imaging, and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat diseases of the central nervous system, head, neck, and spine. The unique clinical and invasive nature of this subspecialty requires special training and skills.
The University of Florida Neurosurgery Neuroendovascular Intervention fellowship program is internationally recognized for innovation in endovascular treatments for neurological disorders. Our mission is to deliver Excellence in Patient Care, Excellence in Education, and Excellence in Research. The objective of training is to give fellows an organized, comprehensive, supervised, full-time patient-centered educational experience in neuroendovascular surgery.
In collaboration with the UF multi-disciplinary cerebrovascular team the endovascular faculty and fellows participate in numerous clinical trials, thus staying abreast of the latest advances in technology. These efforts emphasize our program mission and align with our aims to:
- Train experts in neuroendovascular intervention become leaders in the field.
- Develop and nurture teaching, supervisory, and patient-centered skills that can be applied when teaching co-workers and residents.
- Develop competence and proficiency in research skills necessary to pursue research, clinical and quality scholarly activity pursuits.
UF has a broad referral base for complex cranial and spinal vascular disorders, such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), cavernous malformations, occlusive cerebrovascular disorders, head and neck tumors, and pediatric patients with congenital and other cerebrovascular disease. The program has evolved into one of the country’s busiest multidisciplinary cerebrovascular surgery practices, managing patients in a fully integrated way and using modern tools for everything from endovascular to microsurgical techniques.
The patient base is broad and diversified, giving fellows the opportunity to treat a wide array of pathology using endovascular techniques.
Qualified applicants for the Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship Program will have graduated from an ACGME-accredited, RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited neurosurgery residency program located in Canada. In addition, candidates must have completed a prepatory year of diagnostic neuroangiography training under an ACGME, RSPSC, or CFPC-accredited program, performing and interpreting a minimum of 100 supervised neuroagniograms ACGME eligibility requirements can be found here:
Applicants who meet the above qualifications are asked to submit the following by January 1st ( 18 months before the fellowship start date):
- Download and submit Endovascular Fellow Application.
- A curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation from faculty/mentors on letterhead with signature
- A personal statement of interest in this subspecialty career path
- Copy of your UMSLE official score report
- Email mention of current visa status (only J-1 visas sponsored by ECFMG are accepted)
Please send the materials mentioned above in one of three ways:
- Scanned and emailed to Jamie Dow, Ed.M, Assistant Director Training Program at Jamie.Dow@neurosurgery.ufl.edu
- Via US mail to:
University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery
Gainesville, FL 32610
Additional Information and Links
- Program Faculty
- Eligibility Requirements
Adam Polifka, MD
Assistant Director Training Program
Jamie Dow, Ed.M
Fax: 352-392-8413, attn: Jamie Dow