Oncological Neuroradiology Fellowship 2016-2017 Opening — MD Anderson Houston

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must 1) Be board eligible or certified for diagnostic radiology or its foreign equivalent, 2) have completed an ACGME approved neuroradiology 1 year fellowship or its foreign equivalent, 3) have interest in oncologic imaging and research.

Program Description

The Division of Diagnostic Imaging will soon be accepting applications for a second-year or later fellowship position in oncological neuroradiology. This educational program is for the neuroradiologist interested in a comprehensive program of imaging for brain, spine, head and neck tumors, with focus on advanced imaging techniques. The fellow rotates on a weekly basis through a wide variety of clinical experiences in the hospital and outpatient settings, attends numerous conferences and participates in research.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers a full-service oncologic neuroradiology experience with 19 neuroradiologists. There is a 1.5 T Siemens’ intraoperative magnet, three 3T GE and one 3T Siemens, twelve 1.5T GE and eight 1.5T (Siemens) magnets with additional small animal magnets available. There are 21 clinical multi-slice CT scanners within the department including 3 dual source Siemens scanners. Additionally, hybrid units include 7 PET-CT and 7 SPECT-CT scanners. The new Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research (CABIR) allows for true bench-to-clinic research with highly trained medical/ research professionals and dedicated research imaging equipment. The proprietary PACS allows for unparalleled access to images and patient data, allowing for easy generation of case collections and reports.

MD Anderson is the top ranked cancer center in the country for several years running. The Section of Neuroradiology is an integral part of the Brain and Spine Center, which includes a full staff of faculty neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons. The Brain and Spine Center receives worldwide patient referral, generating unparalleled clinical and radiological experience for the trainee. The Head and Neck Surgery Department is also a premiere oncologic service that also receives national and international referral with over 60-70 new tumor patients presenting in the average week. Such diverse case material provides the fellow with exposure to the full gamut of head and neck imaging from primary diagnosis to surveillance in complex post- treatment cases.

The fellow will work closely with the Neuropathology Department during the case conferences and in the analysis of outside referral cases. The Division of Diagnostic Imaging hosts a top-tier Department of Imaging Physics, with 19 full time faculty and over 16 trainees and/or graduate students. Close collaboration between neuroradiology and physics affords the fellow experience in the latest advanced imaging techniques, such as perfusion, diffusion tensor, and spectroscopic imaging, among others, and a host of imaging software and platforms. This results in an unlimited number of research opportunities with many on-going studies.

Interested applicants should complete an application at: https://www2.mdanderson.org/sapp/discover/Default.aspx

Any questions please contact: Melanie R. Gracia, Coordinator Neurofellowship@mdanderson.org

Komal Shah, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neuroradiology/ Head-Neck Radiology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Division of Diagnostic Imaging, Unit 1482
1400 Pressler St.
Houston, Texas 77030

E-mail: komal.shah@mdanderson.org

Oncological Neuroradiology Fellowship 2016-2017 Opening — MD Anderson Houston
Komal Shah • UT MD Anderson Cancer Center