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Open Vascular and Endovascular Fellowship

24-Month Program
Ongoing Pre-Clinical and Clinical Projects

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.

Post-graduate fellows are credentialed 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 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 includes 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.

Applicants

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.

Consideration is 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 nroberts@semmes-murphey.com. 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.

Faculty

Dan Hoit, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Lucas Elijovich, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Why Memphis?

riverboat on the Mississippi RiverMemphis is a city like no other. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is where starving actor Danny Thomas built a children’s hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%); Fred Smith started a small delivery service (FedEx now generates $60 billion dollars a year); the King of Rock ‘n Roll chose to live (Elvis’ Graceland sees 600,000+ visitors each year); and where you’ll find USA Today’s most iconic street (Beale Street has attracted fans from all over the world since the 1860s).

More city points of pride:

Memphis has been the inspiration for over 1,000 songs. We’re pretty proud of our town and think once you experience Memphis, you will be, too.

Last Published: May 30, 2018