Open Vascular and Endovascular Fellowships

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The Semmes-Murphey Clinic / University of Tennessee Fellowship in Open Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery / Interventional Neuroradiology / Endovascular Neurology is a 24-month-long fellowship open to neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists. Applicants must have completed a U.S. residency in neurosurgery, a U.S. residency in neurology and fellowship in stroke/critical care or a U.S. radiology residency and fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology prior to starting the fellowship. Post-graduate fellows are credentialled as attending physicians and function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary cerebrovascular team in a high volume collaborative practice that provides neurointerventional services at Methodist University Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, The Elvis Presley Regional Trauma Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Fellows will gain expertise in all aspects of interventional neuroradiology including diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography, and a range of vascular interventions including treatment of acute ischemic stroke, sharp and blunt cerebrovascular trauma, epistaxis, cerebral aneurysms, arterivenous malformations of the brain and spine and congenital cerebral and spinal malformations. This expertise will include the management of patients with neurovascular disease, the performance of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery procedures, and the integration of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery therapy into the clinical management of patients. Academic research is emphasized with multiple ongoing pre-clinical and clinical projects ongoing.

The fellowship director is Dr. Adam Arthur, who is happy to answer any questions pertaining to training. Consideration will be given to applicants who have already completed one year of fellowship or the equivalent. In order to apply to the program, applicants should send a C.V. and letter of application to Nikki Roberts at In addition, applicants should waive their right to see letters of recommendation and have three such letters sent to Ms.Roberts separately. Selected candidates will be invited to Memphis for interviews.

Fellowship Director

Adam Arthur M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery


Robert Laster, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiology

Dan Hoit, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Lucas Elijovich, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery