Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Fellowship Programs: Diagnostic Neuroradiology

The Diagnostic Neuroradiology program at the University of Calgary is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada allowing eligible candidates who complete the program and are successful in the examination to gain RCPSC certification in Neuroradiology.

The program is structured to meet and exceed RCPSC standards. In addition to standard rotations in MRI and CT of the brain, head and neck, spine and neonatal MRI and ultrasound imaging, dedicated rotations in Head and Neck Imaging (with a focus on oncology), Pediatric Neuroradiology and Neuropathology form an integral part of the program.

There is also a dedicated, structured academic program consisting of weekly academic half-days with didactic lectures, case rounds, and angiographic teaching rounds exclusively for neuroradiology fellows.

Because we are the major referral centre for the clinical neurosciences for local, provincial and inter-provincial patients, the case diversity and volume is abundant. The Division of Neuroradiology is closely integrated with the Divisions of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuropathology, Otorhinolaryngology and Psychiatry with many multidisciplinary clinical and educational rounds.

The Division of Neuroradiology is also actively involved in many clinical and basic science research projects and activities. Our faculty have cross-appointments to the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and are members of the Calgary Stroke Program, Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Seaman Family MRI Centre. Neuroradiology trainees are expected to participate in research projects and complete manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Funds are available for travel to national and international conferences for presentations of research. Many of our trainees have been successful in attaining authorship on publications in high-impact journals. Dedicated research time is provided to trainees on a weekly basis to participate in research activities.

A 2-year program allows eligible candidates to gain FRCPC certification in Neuroradiology and is the recommended pathway for candidates who wish to gain the sufficient depth of knowledge and understanding required to function as a subspecialty based consultant in Neuroradiology.

A 1-year program is also offered, however, has less opportunity for acquiring skills in advanced imaging techniques, disease focus and elective time.

The Diagnostic Neuroradiology program can be combined with the Interventional Neuroradiology Program for a total of 3-4 years of combined training, however, the review process is separate and applicants would have to be successful in both competitions. 

For more information or to apply for the Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowships, e-mail radiology.fellowship@ucalgary.ca with attention to: Dr. James Scott, Program Director.

Applications must be submitted through our on-line application form.

 

Program Faculty, Division of Neuroradiology, University of Calgary 

Dr. Muneer Eesa, MD, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Assistant Professor
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Columbia University, University of Calgary, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, NYU Medical Center
Radiology Residency: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
MD: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (JIPMER)

Dr. Mayank Goyal, MD, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Professor, Medical Director, Seaman Family MR Research Centre, Director, Imaging and Intervention, Calgary Stroke Program
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Toronto
Radiology Residency: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
MD: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Dr. Mark Hudon, MD, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Associate Professor
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Toronto
Radiology Residency: University of Alberta
MD: McGill University
Undergraduate/Graduate: BSc, McGill University

Dr. Manish Joshi, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Appointment(s):
Clinical Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Education, Department of Radiology
Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program (RCPSC Accredited)
Director, Fellowships, Department of Radiology
Education:
MD: University of Toronto
Radiology Residency: University of Calgary (FRCPC)
Fellowship: Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Toronto (FRCPC)
Undergraduate/Graduate: BSc, PhD, University of British Columbia
Post-doctoral Fellowship: University of Toronto, Department of Medical Biophysics

Dr. John Lysack, MD, FRCPC
Appointment(s):
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Clinical Neurosciences, and Surgery
Director of Head and Neck Imaging, University of Calgary
Education:
MD: Queen’s University
Residency: Queen’s University (FRCPC)
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Harvard University (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Undergraduate/Graduate: BSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Engineering, Queen’s University

Dr. William Morrish, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Associate Professor
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Toronto
Radiology Residency: University of Toronto
MD: McGill University
Undergraduate/Graduate: BSc, University of Alberta

Dr. James Scott, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Associate Professor
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic Neuroradiology, University of Toronto
MD: University of Toronto
Radiology Residency: University of Calgary (FRCPC)
Undergraduate/Graduate: BSc, MSc, University of Calgary

Dr. Robert Sevick, MD, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Professor
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic Neuroradiology, University of California, San Franscisco
Radiology Residency: University of Calgary
MD: University of Alberta
Undergraduate/Graduate: BMSc, University of Calgary

Dr. Carla Wallace, MD, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Associate Professor, Head, Division of Neuroradiology
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic Neuroradiology, University of Toronto, University of Miami
Radiology Residency: University of Calgary
MD: University of Alberta
Undergraduate/Graduate: University of Calgary and University of Alberta

Dr. Morgan Willson, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Appointment(s): Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director, Radiology Residency Program (RCPSC accredited)
Education:
Fellowship: Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, University of Arizona
MD: University of Calgary
Radiology Residency: University of Calgary
Undergraduate/Graduate: BSc, MSc, University of Alberta

Dr. Xing-Chang Wei, MB, MSc, FRCPC
Appointment(s):
Clinical Associate Professor
Medical Director, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Education:
Medical School: West China University of Medical Sciences (Bachelor of Medicine, 6-year program)
Residency: West China School of Medicine, West China University of Medical Sciences
Fellowship:
Research Fellowship in Neuroimaging: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Radiology, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Neuroradiology: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto