Neuroradiology Fellowship

The neuroradiology fellowship at the University of New Mexico is patient-centered and trainee-focused. While image interpretation is highlighted, our faculty understand that additional skills are required to become a well-rounded neuroradiologist. The neuroradiology fellowship trainee will gain confidence in interpretive and procedural skills, while building a repertoire of patient-centered care, including radiologist-clinician interactions, protocol selection and modification, patient safety and quality improvement, and continuing medical education.


During the daily work on the neuroradiology service, fellows, residents and faculty work together as a team. Ample clinical material for both fellows and residents is always available. 

  • Fellows participate in the daily interpretation of CT and MR neuroradiologic examinations.
  • In addition, fellows spend time on our vascular neuroradiology/neurointerventional service on a rotating basis, working with our neurosurgical and neuroradiology/neurointerventional facultyAdvanced MR imaging at 1.5 and 3T.
  • In excess of 5,000 Musculoskeletal MRIs are performed by our department annually

The Neuroradiology Fellowship didactic curriculum includes formal didactics during the neuroradiology block, as well as a number of multidisciplinary conferences, including

  • A weekly neurology/neurosurgery/neuroradiology case conference. 
  • The neuroradiology didactic block, a combined neuroradiology fellowship and resident teaching program, includes four weeks of lectures encompassing all aspects of neuroradiology.
  • The department often invites a neuroradiologist of national prominence to give lectures to the residents and fellows during this block

Fellowship training includes:

  • A weekly multidisciplinary sports medicine conference with sports medicine faculty and fellows who are the team physicians for the UNM Lobos Athletic Department.
  • In addition, we work closely with the orthopedic oncology service and participate in a weekly multidisciplinary sarcoma tumor board.
  • MSK Faculty and Fellows participate in a monthly conference with Rheumatology Fellows
  • Fellows are active participants in all conferences.

Neuroradiology fellows take neuroradiology weekend day call shifts along with a faculty member as part of their training program:

  • One weekend (Saturday/Sunday) of daytime shifts every 4 weeks. 
  • All rotations and weekend shifts are supervised by neuroradiology or neurointerventional faculty per ACGME requirements.
  • Optional paid call may be available, taken on a weekly basis, for the general Interventional Radiology service, with direct supervision by Interventional Radiology faculty.
  • University of New Mexico, Department of Radiology