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Drexel Neurosciences Institute offers a non-accredited, one-year Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Neurosurgical Fellowship. This well-established program has been educating fellows since 2009.

Program Specifics

The requirements of the Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Neurosurgical Fellowship program include performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of a board-certified endovascular neurosurgeon at each clinical training site. The program director will define the level of supervision required for those procedures and provide that information to each clinical training site’s medical staff services. Each fellow will maintain responsibility for case logs, as required. The fellow will provide services that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The fellow will perform open cerebrovascular cases (e.g., AVM, aneurysms, carotids, etc.) consistent with the privileges granted by each clinical training site, and perform the full spectrum of endovascular procedures.
  • The fellow will deliver lectures to medical residents on neurosurgery. The timing, content, number and duration of such lectures will be determined by the program director.
  • The fellow will conduct and complete a minimum of one substantial research project and submit for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in cooperation with the program director.
  • The fellow will work with those physicians who refer their patients to each clinical training site in order to collect information about the patient prior to seeing their patients at one of program’s clinical training sites.
  • The fellow will collaborate with program director and other faculty of the medical teaching service at each clinical training site to conduct additional research.

The fellow will agree to be bound by each clinical training site’s medical staff bylaws and written rules and regulations, as amended and supplemented from time to time.

Participation by the fellow in this program will at all times be subject to, and conditioned upon, the fellow’s continued appointment to the active medical staffs and maintenance of unrestricted medical staff privileges at each clinical training site.

Rotation Locations

This fellowship program provides training in cerebrovascular/endovascular diseases at two primary and several secondary health care system locations in Philadelphia and its suburbs. 

Application Requirements

The Cerebrovascular/Endovascular fellowship is open to applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited residency training in Neurosurgery.    

Application Process

Applications for the fellowship are accepted on an ongoing basis. All candidates are required to submit the following:

  • Updated CV
  • Cover letter describing career goals/anticipated start date
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Valid certification from the ECFMG (if applicable)

Please send the above documents to: 
Nicole Myers, Program Coordinator
Phone: 215.762.4592
Fax: 215.762.3161

Program Director

Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FACS, FAANS, FAHA
Professor and Robert A. Groff Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Drexel Neurosciences Institute   

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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FACS, FAAN, FAHA

Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FACS, FAAN, FAHA
Director, Drexel Neurosciences Institute; Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery