The University of Louisville School of Medicine Neuroradiology Fellowship Program has immediate openings for two neuroradiology fellows for July 2021-June 2022. Our newly established fellowship program (1-year) received initial ACGME accreditation in September 2020. The fellowship will include rotations with vascular neurosurgery, neuropathology, radiation oncology and a pain-medicine elective, as well as pediatric neuroradiology at Norton Children’s Hospital. Four of our current faculty and one at Norton Children’s Hospital, are subspecialty certified in Neuroradiology. We have experience and staff with expertise in all advanced imaging modalities, including fMRI, MRS, DTI, and nuclear-medicine/PET, as well as a varied and exceptional case mix from our strong referral services, including the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center and comprehensive stroke care center at University of Louisville Hospital, and a pediatric level 1 trauma center at Norton Children’s Hospital. Interventional experiences will include training in lumbar punctures, myelograms, vertebral augmentations, biopsies, catheter angiography, and interventional pain procedures.
The principal site will be University of Louisville Hospital, where our equipment comprises a 1.5T clinical MRI, two 3T clinical MRIs, and 4 multidetector CT scanners, as well as a dedicated neuroangiographic suite with 3D reconstruction capabilities, and two other IR suites, and SPECT-CT and PET-CT. In addition to the principal site, Norton Children’s Hospital, UofL Health Jewish Hospital, and the Robley Rex VA Medical Center will be additional sites of training for the fellowship. Research facilities include the UofL Clinical and Translational Research Center, which includes large animal and human research 3T MRI, and 9.4T MRI and PET-CT for small-animal research. To illustrate the scope of research, there are ongoing NIH funded projects in traumatic spinal cord injury in animal models, and the Frazier Neurological Institute conducts human research using epidural stimulation to rehabilitate traumatic spinal cord injury patients.
All sites use McKesson PACS (except Jewish Hospital which is also expected to migrate to McKesson PACS in the near future). Staff support is outstanding, with experienced and motivated technologists and administrative personnel. University of Louisville Hospital and UofL Health Jewish Hospital are also part of the larger UofL Health system which the University set up in 2019 after major acquisitions, and provides ample opportunities for continued growth both for the Radiology Department and the larger academic health system in the coming years.
Louisville, with a metro area population over 1.2 million, is an exceptional and pleasant place to live and train. It is home to the Kentucky Derby and the associated Derby Festival, including the spectacular annual Thunder over Louisville airshow and fireworks. There are extensive lush-green parks including several designed by Law-Olmstead, numerous hiking trails throughout the state’s parks, as well as the Falls of the Ohio and Devonian fossil bed for those with outdoor interests. The Louisville Zoo, many museums, waterfront park, and performing arts are great activities for the family to enjoy. The Louisville Loop for biking enthusiasts comprises 100 miles of biking within and around the city, with many segments completed and functional. The Bourbon trail and a dynamic local and international food and beverage scene are enjoyed by many. There is also plenty of history associated with Louisville, since its establishment back in 1778.
In addition to these positions, we are also participating in the NRMP match for July 2022 positions, and will accept applications for those positions through ERAS in the December cycle this year.
The University of Louisville is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, diversity of thought, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expressions, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status-except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or employment qualifications or where marital or veteran status are statutorily defined eligibility criteria for Federal or State benefit programs. Further, the university seeks to promote campus diversity by enrolling and employing a large number of minorities and women where these groups have historically been and continue to be under-represented within the university in relation to availability and may extend preference in initial employment to such individuals among substantially equally qualified candidates, as well as to veterans.
Applicants will have completed or will be in their last year of an ACGME/ACGME-i/RCPSC accredited or AOA approved Diagnostic Radiology residency program. (Limited exceptions for these requirements from outstanding international medical graduates who have completed radiology residency still requires ECFMG certification, review of prior training, AND approval from the UofL GME with an appropriate visa or work authorization that is acceptable to UofL GME). *If you have not yet obtained a certified USMLE transcript, copies of USMLE scoresheets are an INITIALLY acceptable alternative. (Note that prior to a fellowship position being formally offered to a successful candidate, UofL GME would still need the official certified transcript to be provided and reviewed).
Please send your Personal Statement, CV, 3 letters of reference, Certified USMLE Transcript, Official Medical School Transcript, ECFMG Certificate, if applicable, via email, with the subject line beginning “UofL Neuroradiology Fellowship Application”, to both of the following individuals:
Mohiuddin Hadi, MD. Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship, Department of Radiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202 Mohiuddin.Hadi@louisville.edu