The CAST-certified 2-year Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship at UC San Diego is a rigorous training program consisting of progressively independent hands-on clinical experiences augmented by computer-based simulation at our Center for the Future of Surgery. Trainees completing the program will feel comfortable with the management of all ischemic and hemorrhagic neurovascular conditions affecting both adult and pediatric patients.
Our fellows are exposed to cutting edge techniques utilized in the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, and vaso-occlusive disorders including carotid stenosis, intracranial atherosclerosis, traumatic dissections, and intracranial large vessel occlusions. Training sites include UC San Diego Health's two Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Hillcrest and La Jolla.
In addition to clinical responsibilities, fellows are expected to teach junior residents, engage in research, and stay abreast of recent literature. The academic calendar of both the Department and the University offers a broad array of educational opportunities, including weekly Grand Rounds, case conference, and research seminars.
Upon completion of our training program in Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship, our fellows are well-positioned to not only manage the most complex cerebrovascular disorders, but also direct the future of our specialty. It is an immersive, high volume training program.
Qualified candidates from multiple specialties are welcome to apply. Generally, a candidate should be near the end of an ACGME-certified residency or fellowship and have had general training in clinical neuroscience as well as specialized training in neurocritical care, stroke, and neuroradiology.
The UC San Diego Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship is accredited by the Society of Neurological Surgeons through its CAST fellowship certification program.