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Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Welcome from the Program Director:

Thank you for your interest in the Neuroradiology Fellowship training program at Upstate Medical University, a Level 1 Trauma Center and a comprehensive stroke center in Syracuse, New York.

This fellowship is a one year ACGME-accredited program and prerequisites for the training program include completion of an approved residency program in radiology. This program encompasses all aspects of clinical neuroradiology and provides excellent opportunities for research and education. It focuses on adult and pediatric brain, spine, head and neck imaging. Also the fellow will be involved in multiple image guided procedures/interventions, cerebral angiography and cerebral vascular intervention procedures such as thrombectomy, stenting and coiling. The radiology department has state of the art equipment including multiple 3T MR scanners, CT Scanners, PET Scanner and bi-plane angio-suites. Details of these various equipment can be found on our radiology website.

The fellow will also participate in formal didactics, multidisciplinary and national conferences, hands on teaching and case by case learning. Participation is expected and time is allowed for participation in research projects. Currently the Neuroradiology Department is comprised of seven radiologists, each having subspecialty areas of interest. This assures a teaching faculty with a broad array of experience and expertise that serves to support a well-balanced educational program for the fellow in training.

One position is available per year. The salary for the fellow (R6) is currently $63,838.00. The fellow is covered by medical and dental insurance programs which is available beginning the 43rd day of employment. There are three weeks of paid vacation. Also conference time and funds for travel expenses may be provided for first author of a research paper at a major medical meeting. The fellow is also given an additional $1,000.00 for computers, meetings, travel, etc.

The complete application should include the following documents:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation (and one should be from a residency program director)
  4. Dean’s letter and medical school transcript
  5. USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3
  6. Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

For more information about our program, please contact our fellowship coordinator, Carolyn Snyder at [email protected].

The graduate of our fellowship program is well prepared for both private practice and academic positions.


Amar Swarnkar, MD
Amar Swarnkar, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiology
Division of Neuroradiology
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program