Neuroradiology Fellowship

1 Unexpected Opening for 2018-19. Please contact Melinda Parangan-Chu to inquire:  [email protected]

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 nine accredited ACGME slots available per year. The primary pathway is a two-year fellowship offered to radiologists wishing to develop careers in academic neuroradiology. Fourteen full-time faculty share in the training. Training includes all aspects of diagnostic neuroradiology (including pediatrics, functional MRI, spectroscopy, PET, head/neck, angiography, and spine imaging) as well as exposure to interventional neuroangiography, neuropathology, and neurosurgery. An active program in laboratory research is ongoing. Weekly interdisciplinary conferences highlight the clinical interactions. The fellowship assists radiologists in becoming independent, competent contributors to the investigation of neurological disease.

2019 Neuroradiology Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in applying to the UCSF neuroradiology fellowship program.  We are now accepting applications for 2019-20. We are participating in the neuroradiology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  All applicants for 2019-20 must 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.

Please visit our Application Page for the online application portal.

Deadline for Completed Applications:  November 30, 2017

For online application portal questions or concerns, please contact:
Melinda Parangan-Chu
E-mail: [email protected]

For specific Neuroradiology fellowship program questions, please contact:
Jennifer Sedillo
E-mail: [email protected]

Only completed applications will be reviewed for interview consideration. We strongly recommend that you have your file completed and received by us by November 30, 2017. 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.

INTERVIEW DATES will be held on:  

  • December 7, 2017
  • January 4, 2018 
  • January 25, 2018
  • February 22, 2018

NRMP Match Dates

The NRMP has issued the following dates for the Neuroradiology Fellowship Match for 2018 Appointments:

Interview dates: December 7, 2017 - February 22, 2018
Match Opens: March 21, 2018 
Rank Order List Entry Opens: April 25, 2018 
Quota Change Deadline: May 16, 2018
Rank Order List Certification Deadline: May 30, 2018
Match Day: June 13, 2018 

Requirements for UCSF Fellowship Employment

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:

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).

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 Director