Neuroendovascular Fellowship

The Neuroendovascular surgery fellowship offered through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, is a joint program between the Departments of Radiology and Neurological Surgery under the direction of Program Directors Beverly Aagard Kienitz, MD and David Niemann, MD.

Fellowship Information

Join one of the most established and advanced CAST-accredited cerebrovascular centers in the Midwest, with a rich history in the field as the second institution in the world to coil cerebral aneurysms (1991). From 2010 to 2012, 616 intracranial aneurysms were treated at University Hospital. UW Health’s Neuroendovascular Surgery program continues to innovate and lead as one of the first certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the United States. We have experienced faculty who offer the entire array of treatments for vascular disease of the CNS. State-of-the-art clinical and research equipment complement innovative imaging protocols in technologically advanced procedures.

  • Length of program: One year. A second year of Neuroendovascular training may be available.
  • Elective Opportunities: Currently all rotations at UW School of Medicine and Public Health facilities, but extended to local private hospitals.
  • Number of graduates: Seven.
  • License/certification: Wisconsin medical license, board-eligible or certified neurosurgeon or radiologist.


  • MD or DO with Board Eligibility/Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology or Neurosurgery
  • Eligible to obtain a Wisconsin Medical License and be credentialed at the University of Wisconsin
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited Neurosurgery residency or completion of  an ACGME-accredited Radiology residency, plus one full year of an ACGME-accredited diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship
  • Must be able to complete Wisconsin Caregiver Law requirements

Clinical Information

The fellow’s patient mix is 80 percent adult patients and 20 percent pediatric cases, in all modalities and in the following clinical settings:

Imaging Equipment

  • State-of-the-art imaging equipment at University Hospital: Siemens Artis Zee Biplane imaging system, Siemens Artis Zeego imaging system, nine GE multislice CT scanners, CT fluoroscopy, large-bore CT for interventional, CT-PET, 1.5-3.0 T GE MRI, X-MRI; GE, Phillips and Siemens Ultrasound; McKesson PACS archive system.
  • VA Hospital: Siemens Artis Zee biplane imaging system.
  • American Family Children’s Hospital: New Siemens Q.Zen biplane imaging system in dedicated multispecialty Angio/OR


  • State-of-the-art Siemens Artis Zee Biplane imaging system research suite for neuroendovascular research at Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research (WIMR).
  • Current research:  4D DSA, Omni-plane imaging, C-arm CBV, CBF and MTT imaging, Volume of Interest (VOI) Imaging of Endovascular Devices, Intra-lumenal flow diverters WEB for aneurysm treatment and CFD evaluation, Endovascular delivery of Factors and evaluation of neuroprotective benefit in a focal ischemic model.

Contact Information

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