Overview of the Program, University of South Florida

The University of South Florida (USF) Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair is pleased to announce a newly accredited Fellowship in Neuroendovascular Surgery. This 1-2-year fellowship is CAST accredited under the guidance of SNS CAST and NESAC and is currently recruiting a fellow for the 2021-22 academic year. Under the supervision of Fellowship Director Maxim Mokin, MD, PhD, and neuroendovascular faculty Waldo Guerro, MD, fellows will have the opportunity to train in advanced neuroendovascular clinical and surgical management. The program is currently recruiting a third neuroendovascular faculty.

The training site of the fellowship will be Tampa General Hospital (TGH). This 1,000+ bed Level I Trauma Center is a Comprehensive Stroke Center and serves as the main tertiary care facility for West Central Florida (Tampa Bay region). TGH receives neurosurgical patients from all parts of Florida and the greater southeast region. The facilities include two bi-plane angiography suites, one hybrid operating room equipped with a single plane system, and thirty-two dedicated, state of the art, neurological ICU beds.  The fellow will be fully integrated into the clinical neuroendovascular service and participate in inpatient and outpatient care in addition to performing a variety of neuroendovascular procedures. TGH currently performs approximately 300 neurointerventional and 350 cerebral diagnostic procedures annually.

The focus of the fellowship will be on general adult neurovascular pathologies (acute stroke interventions, carotid disease, cerebral aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations/fistulas) as well as neurovascular oncology (tumor and extracranial embolizations). There will also be an opportunity to learn pediatric neurovascular disease as these cases at TGH.

The fellow is expected to participate and present in the weekly Tuesday multi-disciplinary vascular and endovascular neurosurgery board conference held at TGH, and the weekly Grand Rounds on Friday mornings at TGH. The fellow is also expected to attend the monthly neurosurgery morbidity and mortality conference whenever a neuroendovascular complication is presented.

Throughout the fellowship, the fellow is expected to participate in both clinical research projects (related to neuroimaging and endovascular neurosurgery), with opportunities for basic/translational laboratory research projects performed in the center for Brain Repair (this research supported by NIH grant to Dr. Mokin, the fellowship’s program director).

Throughout the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to participate in the teaching of the neurosurgery and neurology residents that rotate through the TGH neuroendovascular service on inpatient and outpatient care and basic principles of cerebral angiography.



Maxim Mokin, MD, PhD

University of South Florida, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair

Waldo Guerrero, MD

University of South Florida, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair

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