Education

Neuroradiology Fellowship

Shifteh, Keivan, MD

Keivan Shifteh, MD

The Neuroradiology Fellowship at Montefiore offers two, one-year positions to the ACGME-accredited program. Additionally, a two-year program is available for those interested. Providing comprehensive training in the multidisciplinary integration of neuroimaging and clinical data in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, and otorhinolaryngology, this program boasts major strength in both pediatric neuroradiology and otorhinolaryngology.

Our division comprises 11 CAQ-certified faculty members, including section leaders for neurointerventional, head and neck imaging and research. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching with a collegial spirit and is committed to only the highest standards of clinical care.

Curriculum

The program’s extensive curriculum includes research, clinical and teaching opportunities. Our trainees are offered graded clinical responsibility in the interpretation of diagnostic cross-sectional and advanced neuroimaging studies and in performing and interpreting neurointerventional procedures, including these:

  • Myelography
  • Angiography
  • Spinal and cerebral embolizations
  • Vertebroplasty
  • CT-guided biopsy
  • Pain management procedures

Fellows are exposed to a high volume of cases, a broad spectrum of pathology and state-of-the-art equipment. They work with a variety of departments, including neurosurgical subspecialties (brain, skull base, vascular and spine), ENT surgical, and adult and pediatric neurologists. Approximately 25 percent of cases come from the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)—ranked as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report—giving fellows extensive experience in pediatric neuroradiology. Additionally, fellows gain clinical experience in the use of advanced MR imaging techniques, including MR perfusion, diffusion tensor imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging or functional MRI (fMRI) and MR spectroscopy. Over time, fellows are given increasing responsibility for clinical consultations, conferences and the performance of procedures.

We have an active neuroradiology conference schedule, including introductory courses covering the following:

  • MRI physics and diagnostic cerebral angiography
  • Pediatric and adult brain tumor board
  • Head and neck tumor board
  • Neurosurgical vascular conference
  • Neurology stroke conference and journal club

Many educational and research opportunities are available to interested fellows. Our fellows have a track record of national presentation and published research, and they have received awards at national scientific meetings.

Contact Information

Keivan Shifteh, MD
Director, Head & Neck Imaging
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Professor, Radiology
Email: kshifteh@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-4030

Emily Ofrias
Education Administrator, Radiology
Email: eofrias@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-5506
Fax: 718-920-4854