Neuroendovascular Fellowship

Neuroendovascular fellows.

Our neurosurgery endovascular surgical neuroradiology program is world-renowned for its innovation advances in minimally invasive treatments for neurological disorders.

In collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists at the acclaimed Canon Stroke & Vascular Research Center, the endovascular surgical neuroradiology faculty and fellows conduct “translational” research, which involves the rapid application of treatment breakthroughs in the clinical arena. In addition, the faculty and fellows participate in numerous clinical trials. Thus, they stay abreast of the latest advances in technology.

The spine fellowship provides board eligible graduates of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery training programs with clinical and research experience in preparation for an academic or clinical career in spine surgery. The Departments of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery sponsor the fellowship. Each of the staff participates in the education process thus providing exposure to a variety of specialized surgical techniques and approaches. Conditions treated will include adult spinal deformity, adult degenerative scoliosis, tumors, trauma, infections and degenerative spinal disease.


The endovascular fellowship is open to applicants who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency training program in either neurosurgery or neuroradiology.

All candidates for fellowship must have completed at least 12 months (preferably consecutive) of neuroradiology training. In addition, all endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship candidates must be skilled in catheter-based techniques.

Candidates with a neurosurgery background must have fulfilled the following preparatory requirements, in addition to the common requirements cited above:

  1. Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in neurological surgery
  2. Completion of a course in basic radiology skills

The basic radiology skills and neuroradiology training may be acquired as an elective at some point during the neurological surgery residency. Alternatively, the applicant can fulfill these requirements during the first year of fellowship training at UBNS.

Candidates with a radiology background must have fulfilled the following preparatory requirements, in addition to the common requirements cited above:

  1. Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in diagnostic radiology
  2. Completion of three (3) months of clinical experience in an ACGME-accredited neurological surgery program

The clinical requirement may be acquired as an elective during diagnostic radiology and/or neuroradiology training.

Application Process

Applications for the endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship are accepted on an ongoing basis. Candidates are required to send the following:

  1. Updated CV
  2. Cover letter describing career goals and anticipated start / end dates for fellowship training
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. Any Visa requirements

The above documents should be forwarded to:

Neuroendovascular Fellowship Director

Siddiqui, Adnan

Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAHA

Vice-Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery

University at Buffalo Neurosurgery 100 High Street Section B4 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 218-1000; Fax: (716) 859-7480


Please email inquiries regarding the endovascular fellowship to:

Reagan O’Toole, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Siddiqui, at

Candidate packets will be reviewed no less than monthly by the endovascular faculty members: Elad Levy, MD, Adnan Siddiqui, MD, Kenneth Snyder, MD, and Jason Davies, MD. Once the faculty has made their decision, candidates will be notified of possible interview dates. Upon acceptance into the program, the candidate will receive an offer letter confirming dates of fellowship. Candidates are requested to sign and return a confirmation of receipt and an acceptance of the offer.

Subsequent correspondence to the candidate will entail all documents regarding hospital credentialing, licensure, university appointment, and human resource matters.


For further information please contact:

Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth M. Shisler

Administrative Assistant

Department of Neurosurgery