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Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship

The Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship, a non-ACGME accredited program at UHSH-Wilson Medical Center, was established in 2011, and is based on the guidelines of the ACGME. The ESN fellowship is sponsored and overseen by the Institutional Graduate Medical Education (GME) department and is located in a community based, tertiary care facility and teaching hospital. Our neurosciences academic program consists of neurosurgery, neurology and neuroradiology with close interactions with anesthesia and pulmonary critical care.

The first preparatory year is dedicated towards development of basic cognitive, clinical and radiographic skills; essentials for diagnostic interpretation and clinical decision making. In additional to the pre and intra-procedure medical management of patients with different cerebrovascular diseases requiring intervention, the first year will be dedicated to gaining clinical skills in post-operative management of patients in the critical care unit who underwent interventional procedure.

The second advanced year of training is dedicated to endovascular surgical neuroradiology interventional procedures when applied in an appropriate cerebrovascular clinical setting, using catheter based technology. This experience includes the management of patients with neurological disease, the performance of endovascular surgical neuroradiology procedures, and the integration of endovascular surgical neuroradiology therapy into the clinical management of patients. Our endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship is a strong and well-balanced program which will allow our fellows the proper tools to become an excellent and competent endovascular surgical neuroradiology specialist.

Program Director

Yahia M Lodi MD, FAHA, FANA

Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship & Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship

Professor (Tenured) of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY- Binghamton Campus

Executive Director Comprehensive Stroke / Neurocritical Care and Neuroendovascular Center

Message Dr. Lodi:

“Welcome to the Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship Program. Our mission is to provide clinically oriented, comprehensive training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of cerebrovascular diseases and endovascular surgical neuroradiology in addition to achieving complete management skills in all complex cerebrovascular diseases in a critical care and ambulatory setting.  Our goals are to help make you a strong, independent acute care clinician and a competent neuro-endovascular operator.”     


The UHS Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship is a two year program. The program includes training and experience in the following:

  • Signs and symptoms of disorders amenable to diagnosis and treatment by endovascular surgical neuroradiology techniques.
  • The correlation of basic cerebrovascular anatomy and physiology to imaging and diagnosis of vascular disorders of the head and neck, circulation and the central nervous system.
  • Neurological examinations to evaluate patients with neurological disorders.
  • Pathophysiology and natural history of these disorders.
  • Indications and contraindications to endovascular surgical neuroradiology procedures.
  • Technical skills necessary to perform safe cerebrovascular arteriography including pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative management skills.
  • Technical skills in performing endovascular procedures for treatment cerebrovascular disease.
  • Knowledge and understanding of medical and surgical alternatives.
  • Pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative management of endovascular patients
  • Neurointensive care management as it applies to the cerebrovascular and endovascular disease processes.
  • Fundamentals of imaging physics and radiation biology.
  • Interpretation of radiographic studies pertinent to the practice.

In addition, the faculty provides didactic teaching and direct supervision of the fellow’s performance in clinical patient management and in procedural, interpretive, and consultative aspects of endovascular surgical neuroradiology therapy. The faculty also stimulates scholarly activities and directs fellows in the conduct of such activities.

Core Faculty

Yahia M Lodi, MD, FAHA, FANA

Director, Neurocritical Care and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowships

Specialties: Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, Neuro Endovascular, Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology




Varun Reddy, MD

Specialty: Neuro Interventional Surgery




Amrinder Singh, MD

Specialty:  Neuro Interventional Surgery




Zafar Bajwa, MD

Specialty:  Radiology




Rupendra Swarup, MD

Specialty:  Neurocritical Care


Simone Betchen, MD

Specialty:  Neurosurgery





SALARY: Based on the PGY level


Insurance Coverage

  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO). UHSH covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy or through mail order.
  • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
  • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Vision Insurance: Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Direct Deposit

Personal Time Off : (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses): 27 days

Moving Allowance: A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.

Professional Development Fund: Each fellow is allotted $1,500/year to be used towards professional development, conferences, books, tablets/computers, software, stethoscopes, etc.

Academic Appointments: All fellows receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.

Athletic/Gym Privileges: Fellows have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.

To Apply

Fellowship Application Requirements:

If you are interested in applying for a Endovascular Surgical Radiology Fellowship, applications can be made directly by email. 

  • Personal Statement
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation including one (1) from your Residency Program Director
  • To be considered for the Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology fellowship program, applicants must have completed:
  • Neurology Residency followed by Vascular Neurology/Neurocritical Care Fellowship
  • Neurosurgery/Radiology Residency followed by Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship.

To be considered for the Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology fellowship program, applicants must have completed:

  • Neurology Residency followed by Vascular Neurology/Neurocritical Care Fellowship
  • Neurosurgery/Radiology Residency followed by Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship.

We are unable to support VISA’s for this program.