Cerebrovascular/Interventional Radiology

The Cerebrovascular/Interventional Radiology (CV/INR) Fellowship at Emory University is under the direction of C. Michael Cawley, MD, FACS.

The CV/INR Fellowship is a two-year program, in which all clinical (outpatient and inpatient) and research activities provide comprehensive exposure to the full range of neurovascular diseases (both ischemic and hemorrhagic). The goal of Emory's CV/INR Fellowship is to provide intensive and extensive training in the diagnosis and management of all cerebrovascular diseases.   

The program accepts 1.5 fellows per year (alternate one then two fellows each year) who rotate at Emory University Hospital (two-thirds of total time) and Grady Memorial Hospital (one-third of time). Both facilities are certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare as Comprehensive Stroke Centers. 

The fellowship is run in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved guidelines where applicable. Accepted fellows will be:

  • graduated neurosurgery residents with appropriate angiographic exposure (documented 100 angiograms or neuroradiology fellowship);
  • stroke fellowship-trained neurologists; and/or
  • neuroradiology fellowship-trained radiologists.

Fellows participate in running clinical cerebrovascular service on a daily basis. This includes twice-daily rounds, assisting with notes, and participating in all endovascular cases with activities commensurate with level of training. Neurosurgery-trained fellows also participate in open cerebrovascular cases. Endovascular procedures are performed daily, while open cases are typically performed three or four days per week. Fellows also attend at least one outpatient clinic per week.

Call responsibilities include call from home once every three days.  Neurosurgery-trained fellows also take approximately three days per month of attending neurosurgery on call, acting as faculty. Fellows also participate extensively in neurosurgery resident training via leadership of cerebrovascular service and/or assisting neurosurgery resident training on the wards and in the operating room.

Didactics include participation in weekly neurosurgery grand rounds, interdisciplinary neuroradiology conference, and stroke conference. The fellows are also responsible for collating/presenting at monthly interventional radiology morbidity and mortality.

Academic production is longitudinal during the fellowship and includes book chapters, case reviews, posters and presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Fellows are afforded at least one academic meeting per year, and have a yearly stipend for books, computers, loupes, etc.

Alumni

  • 2016 - Joshua Osbun
  • 2015 - Jonathan Grossberg
  • 2014 - Patrick Youssef
  • 2013 - Albert Jesse Schuette
  • 2012 - Spiros Blackburn
  • 2012 - Mark Bain
  • 2011 - Mark Dannenbaum