One-year and two-year Neuroradiology Training Programs are offered to individuals who have successfully completed radiology residency programs and are board eligible or certified. There are generally 8-11 fellows in the program at any one time. Seven fellows are accepted each year.

The program is centered at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), with neuroradiologic services also provided for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Philadelphia Veterans' Administration Hospital as well as community based outpatient centers (via telaradiology). The Children's Hospital is adjacent to the University Hospital and connected by a tunnel. The VA Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center are located only a short walk from the University Hospital.

The fellowship provides training in the performance and interpretation of all aspects of neuroradiology including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, MRA, CTA, myelography, angiography, image guided diagnostic and interventional procedures, and head and neck radiology. The fellowship also provides training in advanced CNS imaging including transcranial color Doppler sonography, quantiative MR spectroscopy, perfusion and permeability imaging, diffusion tensor MRI, tractography and functional MRI. Fellows are supervised by staff neuroradiologists and are responsible for the performance and interpretation of all examinations under the supervision of staff neuroradiologists.

The radiology departments at HUP, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Penn Medicine University City, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and Community affiliates have state of the art equipment including:

  • 13 IR suites, 3 neuroIR (biplane and rotational), 3 OR IR
  • 20 Multidetector CT scanners (including the Somatom Force Dual Source)
  • Portable CT (Ceratom)
  • 6 3T MR scanners
  • 18 1.5T MR scanners
  • 1 7T MR scanner (research)
  • State-of-the-art 3D laboratory

A multidisciplinary approach to neuroradiology training is emphasized. There is a close interrelationship of the clinical and academic activities of the Neuroradiology Service with the Departments of Neurology, Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Neuropathology.

The educational component of the fellowship is rich with numerous didactic, case and multidisciplinary conferences. Fellows also present at many of the interdisciplinary conferences and are actively involved in resident training.

8:00 am CHOP Neuro Radiology
7:30 am NeuroRad Case Conf. Q1 Conference (Quarterly)
12:00 noon Radiology GR
7:30 am A1 / Head and Neck Case Conference
8:15 am Didactic Lecture
12:00 noon CHOP Stroke Conference
7:00 am NSGY GR (1 hour)
8:00 am NSGY Tumor board (1.5 hours) Neurovascular Conference
12:00 noon Neurology GR (1 hour)
1:00 pm Head and Neck Tumor Board HUP Stroke Conference (1 hour)
4:00 pm Epilepsy Conference (1 hour)
4:30 pm Neurosurgery Case Conference (1.5 hours)
8:00 am Neurology Case Conference; NeuroPath

All fellows are encouraged to perform research. Many of the neuroradiology staff perform funded research, thereby enabling fellows to readily become involved in ongoing projects. Ongoing research projects involve neurooncology trials, head and neck cancer imaging, immunotherapy, fMRI, 7T imaging, neurointerventional trials, DTI, automated lesion detection, informatics, and radiology education.

Application Requirements

Learn about requirements and how to apply »


Linda Bagley, MD
Department of Radiology
Attn: Sebrina Lewis
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
2 Dulles Rm. 219
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: 215-662-6865
Fax: 215-662-3283