Sites: Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital*
Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a 950 bed tertiary referral center, located just outside the downtown core of picturesque Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the major patient care, teaching and research hospital in British Columbia. VGH is a level I trauma centre and a major referral centre for a number of specialties, with 9 staff neurosurgeons, 25 neurologists, a dedicated acute stroke service and world class spine surgical service. Within the Department of Radiology, the Division of Neuroradiology has 5 staff neuroradiologists.
The diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship at VGH is a one or two year fellowship, with four fully funded positions available annually. Fellows will become proficient in the diagnostic modalities of plain radiography, CT, and MR, in all areas of neuroradiology, including imaging of the head, neck and spine, as well as non-invasive vascular imaging. Fellows will gain experience in current and developing techniques such as CT and MR perfusion imaging, diffusion tensor imaging and spectroscopy.
Fellows will also be expected to become independent, safe and proficient in performing diagnostic cerebral catheter angiography, as well as a wide variety of fluoroscopic and CT-guided percutaneous spine procedures, from occipital nerve blocks to sacral hiatus epidural steroid injections and CT myelography. While exposure to the full breadth of therapeutic interventional neuroradiology is available, a dedicated interventional neuroradiology fellowship is not offered.
Weekly interdisciplinary rounds include neurosurgery, spine surgery, stroke, head and neck cancer rounds, along with grand rounds in radiology and neurosciences. Dedicated research/academic time is provided and fellows will be expected to complete at least one academic project during their fellowship. Fellows will provide at-home neuroradiology call on a 1 in 4 rotation, with staff neuroradiologist backup. Radiology residents provide 24 hour primary in-house call, with VGH also offering a 24/7/365 Emergency Radiology service.
*Elective rotations in paediatric neuroradiology at the BC Children’s Hospital and oncologic head and neck imaging at the neighbouring BC Cancer Agency are available.
Meet the Neuroradiologists here: www.neuroradiology.ca
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Diagnostic & Therapeutic
|4 fully funded positions available
Now accepting applications for 2019-2020
DEADLINE is October 31, 2017
Positions for 2017-2018 have been filled.
Thank you to all applicants.
Dr Manraj Heran, Director