Neuroradiology Fellowship

The UCSF Neuroradiology Fellowship Program currently offers three pathways for candidates interested in fellowship-level training. All require one (post-residency) year of ACGME neuroradiology fellowship training, with ten accredited ACGME slots available per year. The primary pathway is a two-year fellowship offered to radiologists wishing to develop careers in academic neuroradiology. Eighteen full-time faculty share in the training. Training includes all aspects of diagnostic neuroradiology (including spine procedures, neurograms, pediatrics, functional MRI, MSI/MEG, spectroscopy, PET, head/neck, angiography) as well as exposure to interventional neuroangiography, neuropathology, and neurosurgery. There are many ongoing research programs in all neuroradiology disciplines. Weekly interdisciplinary conferences highlight the clinical interactions. The fellowship enables radiologists to become independent, competent contributors to the investigation of neurological disease.

2022-2023 Neuroradiology Fellows

Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in applying to the UCSF neuroradiology fellowship program.  We are participating in the neuroradiology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  All applicants for 2023-24 must apply through ERAS and register with the NRMP.

Contact the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) (202-862-6077) to register for an AAMC ID#, or view their website for additional information. 

We will not accept any external candidates outside the match. In the rare occasion of open fellowship positions, we will list them here and post applications.

Those wishing to apply to a diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship and interventional neuroradiology fellowship at the same institution are excused from the match and are encouraged to apply directly to both. Please visit NIR Fellowship webpage for application information. Those pursuing a diagnostic year at a different institution from the interventional year(s) must match for the diagnostic year.

We encourage applicants to submit their completed application materials via ERAS prior to December 7, 2022, when our program begins review of applications and sends out interview applications. All interviews for this application cycle will occur virtually.

Interview Dates

  • January 5, 2023
  • January 10, 2023
  • January 17, 2023
  • January 26, 2023
  • January 31, 2023

For Neuroradiology fellowship program questions, please contact:
Briana Louie
E-mail: [email protected]

Only completed applications will be reviewed for interview consideration. Please provide us with contact information including home phone number, pager number, and e-mail address so that we may contact you if we would like to invite you to UCSF for an interview. E-mail is our preferred method for updating you as to the status of your application. We will send you an e-mail message confirming that your application is complete. Upon acceptance into fellowship, we strongly recommend successful applicants to join the ASNR, an organization aimed to network physicians in the Neuroradiology field.

2023 Neuroradiology Fellowship Match Dates

The dates for the 2023 Neuroradiology Fellowship Match for 2024 appointments are:

Match Opens March 22, 2023
Ranking Opens April 19, 2023
Quota Deadline May 17, 2023
Ranking Closes May 31, 2023
Match Day June 14, 2023

Proof of U.S. citizenship and/or eligibility for U.S. employment upon hire will be required in conformance with regulations established pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Foreign medical graduates must agree to obtain a UCSF-sponsored ECFMG-J1 visa, which is the only type of visa available for UCSF clinical trainees (fellows); no other types of visa will be allowed.

Foreign medical graduates can obtain more information regarding UCSF's policies and requirements at the following link here.

Possession of Radiology Board Certification and a California Medical License is required PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. Applications for licensure should be made to the Medical Board in October prior to the year you will begin your appointment. For information and/or application please contact:

Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street
Suite #1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2389
Web site:

Past Neuroradiology Fellows:  Where are they now

2021-2022 Neuroradiology Fellows

Neuroradiology Fellows 2021-22

(L-R, top): Arafat Ali, DO, Evan Calabrese, MD, PhD, Mohammad Fakhri, MD, Tyler Gleason, MD, Karl Grunseich, MD
(L-R, bottom): Milan Manchandia, MD, Edgar Perez, MD, Stephanie Teixeira, MD, Brian Trinh, MD

2021-2022 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Arafat Ali: Faculty Position, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • Evan Calabrese: Faculty Position, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Mo Fakhri: UCSF Clinical Instructor
  • Tyler Gleason: Neuroradiologist, Quantum Radiology, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Karl Grunseich: Neuroradiologist, Kaiser San Diego, San Diego, California
  • Milan Manchandia: Neuroradiologist, Massachusets General Hospital Community Practice, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Edgar Perez: UCSF Clinical Instructor
  • Stephanie Teixeira: UCSF Clinical Instructor
  • Brian Trinh: Neuroradiologist, Scripps Health, San Diego, California

2020-2021 Neuroradiology Fellows 

2020-2021 Neuroradiology Fellows

(L-R): Eric Smith, MD, Daniel Treister, MD, Mithun Diwakar, MD, PhD, Heather Early, MD, Ashwani Gore, MD, Ian Mark, MD, Amrutha Ramachandran, MBBS, Tiffany Tsai, MD, Jessica Zhang, MD

2020-2021 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Eric Smith: Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship UCSF
  • Daniel Treister: Neuroradiologist, Jefferson Radiology
  • Mithun Diwakar: Faculty Position, Denver Health, Denver, Colorado
  • Heather Early: UCSF Clinical Instructor, subsequently Faculty Position, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • Ashwani Gore: UCSF Clinical Instructor, subsequently San Diego Imaging, San Diego, California
  • Ian Mark: UCSF Clinical Instructor, subsequently Faculty Position, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Amrutha Ramachandran: UCSF Clinical Instructor, subsequently Faculty Position in Emergency Radiology UCSF
  • Tiffany Tsai: UCSF Clinical Instructor, subsequently South Coast Radiology, Laguna Hills, California
  • Jessica Zhang: UCSF Clinical Instructor, subsequently Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina

2019-2020 Neuroradiology Fellows

2019-2020 Neuroradiology Fellows

Front Row (L-R): Andreas Rauschecker, Elizabeth George, Vinil Shah (Program Director), Yi Li (Assistant Program Director), Benjamin Laguna, Priya Rajagopalan, Jeff Rudie and Christine Glastonbury (Section Chief) Back Row (L-R): Michael Regner, M. Travis Caton, Arian Mashhood (CI), Andrew Callen, Karl Soderlund (CI) and John Colby, not pictured - Jacqueline Junn (CI)

2019-2020 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Andreas Rauschecker - Faculty Position, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Elizabeth George - UCSF Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF, subsequently Faculty Position, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Benjamin Laguna - Neuroradiologist, Vision Radiology
  • Priya Rajagopalan - UCSF Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF, subsequently Faculty Position, Neuroradiology, University of Southern California
  • Jeffrey Rudie - UCSF Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF, subsequently Neuroradiologist, Scripps Health
  • Michael Regner - UCSF Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF, subsequently Faculty Position, Neuroradiology, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Travis Caton - Neurointerventional Radiology Fellow, UCSF
  • Arian Mashhood - Neuroradiologist, Palo Alto Veteran Affairs Medical Center
  • Andrew Callen - Faculty Position, Neuroradiologist, University of Colorado Medical Center
  • Karl Soderlund - Neuroradiologist, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • John Colby - Neuroradiologist, Marin General Hospital
  • Jacqueline Junn - Faculty Position, Neuroradiologist, Mount Sinai Medical Center

2018-2019 Neuroradiology Fellows

2018-2019 Neuroradiology Fellows

(L-R): Andreas Rauschecker (T32 fellow), Arian Mashhood, Michael Chan, Jacqueline Junn, Karl Soderlund, Vinil Shah (Program Director), Jared Mahan, Laura Eisenmenger (CI), Kazim Narsinh, Matthew Barkovich, Daniel Murph. (Not pictured - Fan Yang).

2018-2019 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Matthew Barkovich –  Faculty Position, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Michael Chan -  Staff Neuroradiologist, Trillium Health Partners, University of Toronto affiliate, Missisauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Jacqueline Junn -  Second Year Neuroradiology Fellowship/Clinical Instructor, UCSF
  • Jared Mahan -  Private Practice, Radiology Imaging Associates, Denver, CO
  • Arian Mashhood -  Second Year Neuroradiology Fellowship/Clinical Instructor, UCSF
  • Daniel Murph -   Second Year Neurointerventional Radiology Fellowship, UCSF
  • Kazim Narsinh -  Neurointerventional Radiology Fellowship, UCSF
  • Karl Soderlund -  Second Year Neuroradiology Fellowship/Clinical Instructor, UCSF
  • Fan Yang - Private Practice, Renaissance Imaging Medical Associates, Burbank, CA  

2017-2018 Neuroradiology Fellows

Back row (L-R): Michael Holmes, Fan Yang, MD, William Carson, Zhixi Li, Matthew Barkovich. Front row (L-R): Cyrus Raji, Laura Eisenmenger, Elizabeth Tong, Peter Chang, Mariam Aboian, Shota Yamamoto, David Wilson (Director).

2017-2018 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Mariam Aboian - Nuclear Medicine Fellowship, UCSF
  • William Carson - Private Practice, Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Elliot Dickerson - Staff Position, Radiology Imaging Associates, Denver, CO
  • Laura Eisenmenger - Second Year Neuroradiology Fellowship/Clinical Instructor, UCSF
  • Michael Holmes - Private Practice, San Mateo Division of California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates (CAIMA), Burlingame, CA
  • Ari Kane - Staff Position, California Advanced Imaging Medical Association, North Bay, CA
  • Yi Li - Faculty Position, UCSF
  • Zhixi Li - Staff Position, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA
  • Sam Payabvash - Faculty Position, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Cyrus Raji - Faculty Position, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Elizabeth Tong - Clinical Instructor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Shota Yamamoto - Private Practice, Health Scan Imaging, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Fan Yang - Second Year Neuroradiology Fellowship/Clinical Instructor, UCSF 

2016-2017 Neuroradiology Fellows

(L-R): Robert Darflinger, Christopher Starr, Christopher Mutch, Yi Li, Elliot Dickerson, Amy Chen, Ari Kane, Sam Payabvash, and Javier Villanueva-Meyer.

2016-2017 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Yingming Chen - Staff Position, Trillium Health Partners, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Daniel Chow – Faculty position, University of California, Irvine
  • Robert Darflinger - 2nd Year Neurointerventional Radiology Fellowship, UCSF
  • Rahul Desikan – Faculty position, UCSF
  • Elliot Dickerson - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Ari Kane - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Yi Li - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Christopher Mutch - Private Practice, Bay Imaging Consultants, Oakland, CA
  • Seyedmehdi Payabvash - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Christopher Starr - Staff Position, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Downey, CA
  • Javier Villanueva-Meyer - Faculty Position in Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Xin (Cynthia) Wu – Faculty position, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2015-2016 Neuroradiology Fellows

2015-2016 Neuroradiology Fellows

(L-R): Daniel Chow, Rahul Desikan, Jacob Brown, Brent Weinberg, Cynthia Wu, Andrew Nicholson, Jared Narvid, Rebecca Dumont-Walter, Marc Mabray, Ashesh Thaker, Marcel Brus-Ramer, and Aaron Miracle.

2015-2016 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Jacob Brown - Private Practice, Utah Radiology Associates, Provo, UT
  • Marcel Brus-Ramer - Staff Position, Teleradiology and Academic Radiology, Israel
  • Daniel Chow - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Rahul Desikan - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Rebecca Dumont-Walter - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Marc Mabray - Faculty Position, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
  • Aaron Miracle - Staff Position, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA
  • Jared Narvid – Faculty position, UCSF (Zuckerberg San Francisco General)
  • Andrew Nicholson - 2nd Year Neurointerventional Radiology Fellowship, UCSF
  • Ali Radmanesh – Faculty position, NYU, New York, NY
  • Ashesh Thaker – Faculty position, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Brent Weinberg – Faculty position, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Xin Wu - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF

2014-2015 Neuroradiology Fellows

Back row (L-R): Nathanial von Fischer, Brent Weinberg, Mark Mamlouk (Chief), Andrew Nicholson, Ramon Barajas.  Front row (L-R): Parham Moftakhar, Nancy Benedetti, David Landry, Mai-Lan Ho (Chief), Ashesh Thaker, Alireza Radmanesh, J.P. Yu, Penelope Thomas.

2014-2015 Neuroradiology Fellows:  Positions Obtained Upon Graduation

  • Ramon Barajas - Faculty Position, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Nancy Benedetti - Private Practice, Radiology Imaging Associates, Denver, CO
  • Mai-Lan Ho – Faculty Position, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • David Landry - Academic Staff Position and Asst Professor, CHUM, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Mark Mamlouk – Staff Position, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA
  • Parham Moftakhar - Staff Position, Christiana Healthcare System, Wilmington, DE
  • Andrew Nicholson - Continue Fellowship, Neuroradiology & Neurointerventional Radiology, UCSF
  • Alireza Radmanesh - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Ashesh Thaker - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • Penny Thomas – Staff Position, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA
  • Nate Von Fischer – Staff Position, Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco, CA
  • Brent Weinberg - Clinical Instructor, Neuroradiology, UCSF
  • John-Paul Yu - Assistant Professor of Radiology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Directors

Assistant Professor
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Asst.Professor Clin. Radiology
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Asst Professor In Residence