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Open Vascular and Endovascular Fellowship

24-Month Program
One of the highest volume programs in the United States

The Semmes-Murphey Clinic/University of Tennessee Fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery / Interventional Neuroradiology / Endovascular Neurology is a 24-month-long fellowship open to neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists. This fellowship is one of the first CAST certified fellowships and one of the highest volume programs in the United States.

Post-graduate fellows are credentialed as attending physicians and function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary cerebrovascular team in a high volume collaborative practice that provides neurointerventional services at Methodist University Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, the Regional One Trauma Center, and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Fellows gain expertise in all aspects of Interventional neuroradiology including diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography, and a range of vascular interventions including treatment of acute ischemic stroke, sharp and blunt cerebrovascular trauma, epistaxis, cerebral aneurysms, arterivenous malformations of the brain and spine and congenital cerebral and spinal malformations.

This expertise includes the management of patients with neurovascular disease, the performance of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery procedures, and the integration of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery therapy into the clinical management of patients. Academic research is emphasized with multiple ongoing pre-clinical and clinical projects.


Applicants must have completed a U.S. residency in neurosurgery, a U.S. residency in neurology and fellowship in stroke/critical care or a U.S. radiology residency and fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology prior to starting the fellowship.

In order to apply to the program, applicants should send a C.V. and letter of application to D.J. Carney at In addition, applicants should waive their right to see letters of recommendation and have three such letters sent separately. Selected candidates will be invited to Memphis for interviews.

2026 positions are complete and we are looking at only 2027 positions at this time.


Adam Arthur MD MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Dan Hoit, MD, MPH
Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Lucas Elijovich, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Violiza Inoa, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Nitin Goyal, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery

David Morris, MD
Mid-South Imaging and Therapeutics

Christopher Nickele, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

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Nov 29, 2023