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Open Vascular and Endovascular Fellowship

24-Month Program
One of the highest volume programs in the United States

The Semmes-Murphey Clinic/University of Tennessee Fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery / Interventional Neuroradiology / Endovascular Neurology is a 24-month-long fellowship open to neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists. This fellowship is one of the first CAST certified fellowships and one of the highest volume programs in the United States.

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 Regional One 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 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.

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.


Adam Arthur MD MPH
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

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

Lucas Elijovich, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Christopher Nickele, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Violiza Inoa, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

David Morris, MD
Mid-South Imaging and Therapeutics

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).  And, we were recently named one of the Best Places to Go in 2019 by Frommer's.

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: Nov 28, 2018