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Interventional Neuroradiology

Gary Duckwiler, MD, Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director

Gary Duckwiler, MD
Program Director
(310) 267-8599
GDuckwiler@mednet.ucla.edu

The UCLA Division of Interventional Neuroradiology accepts fellows from Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery backgrounds.

We do accept individuals who have completed some of the preparatory years at other institutions at the discretion of the Faculty. However, in no case will the training be less than one year of Neurointervention, and is more typically two years. Currently, the program is filled through 2015-2016. We will begin accepting applications for start date 7/2016 in the summer of 2014.

The duration of training depends upon prior experience, and follows ACGME Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology guidelines. Our fellowship tracks are as follows:

Radiologists

After completion of radiology residency, three years are necessary unless there has been prior training in either neurology or neuro- surgery residency, or an independent diagnostic Neuroradiology fellowship has been completed.

First Year : Diagnostic Neuroradiology. Applicants may apply separately to the UCLA Diagnostic Neuroradiology program, and interviews for both programs are scheduled at the same session. The first year can alternatively be done at another accredited program, but acquisition of neuroangiographic skills are critical during this year.

Second Year: Most of the second year is spent on re-acquiring clinical neurological management skills, and rotations on Vascular Neurosurgery, Stroke Neurology, and Neurointensive Care are arranged.

Third Year: Interventional

Neurologists

After completion of Neurology residency, the program is three years. A Stroke Neurology or Neurocritical Care fellowship is required before entry into the Neurointerventional training.

First Year: Stroke Neurology or Neurocritical Care. Applicants are encouraged to apply jointly to either of the two UCLA programs depend- ing upon the interest of the individual. Interviews are arranged for both programs at the same session.

Second Year: This year is primarily spent with the Interventional Neuro- radiology team training in diagnostic Neuroradiology with a heavy emphasis on acquiring neuroangio- graphic skills. The fellows are typically involved in many interventional procedures as well.

Third Year: Interventional

Neurosurgeons

After completion of Neurosurgery residency, the program is two years.

First Year: This year is primarily spent with the Interventional Neuro- radiology team training in diagnostic Neuroradiology with a heavy emphasis on acquiring neuroangio- graphic skills. The fellows are typically involved in many interventional procedures as well.

Second Year: Interventional

Since we do interview for positions up to three years before the start of the actual Neurointerventional year, applicants are encouraged to apply early if their intention is to receive preliminary training elsewhere.

Contact Information

Heidi Merkin
Fellowship Coordinator
RadFellowship@mednet.ucla.edu
(310) 267-8758 phone
(310) 267-2059 fax

Mailing Address
UCLA Radiology Fellowship Program
757 Westwood Blvd, Suite 1638
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7437

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