Neuroendovascular Fellowship


The Neuroendovascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Washington is a one-year postgraduate fellowship in the minimally invasive treatment of cerebrovascular disease. The fellowship is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons / Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST). The fellowship is co-directed by Dr. Louis Kim and Dr. Michael Levitt, and includes instruction from faculty in Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Neurology.

Fellowship training takes place at Harborview Medical Center, Washington state’s only Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and draws from the 5-state region with a catchment area of over 14 million people. Additional training occurs at the University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Fellows are appointed at the rank of Acting Instructor in the Department of Neurological Surgery.

Fellows gain a diverse experience in the operative and non-operative management of all types of cerebrovascular diseases of the brain, spine, head and neck. This includes ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms, acute ischemic stroke, arteriovenous malformations/fistulas, atherosclerotic disease, neuro-oncology, traumatic vascular injury, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and stenosis, and pediatric cerebrovascular disorders. Fellows typically participate in over 500 procedures, including cutting-edge endovascular device trials and techniques, as well as clinical and translational research. Graduating fellows are technically excellent and well-equipped to be leaders in Neuroendovascular Surgery.

Two-year fellowships are not offered.



Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

*The fellowship will be participating in the SNIS Neurointerventional Fellowship Match starting with the 2027-2028 fellowship year. Information on how to apply for the Match will be posted on this page once we have details.

Fellowship positions now filled and/or applications now closed:



Applicants must have completed an ACGME (or Canadian equivalent) accredited neurosurgery residency program, be able to obtain a Washington license to practice, and do not require a visa.

Completion of the CAST requirements for preliminary training is required prior to the start of the fellowship period (all applicants must have completed the CAST-defined minimum number of 200 endovascular procedures prior to the start of fellowship). Consideration will be given to applicants who have completed accredited neurology or radiology residencies only on a case-by-case basis.


Once all required documents (including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation) have been received and reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews.


Vacation, pay, and benefit specifics will be discussed at the interview. However, the University of Washington offers a highly competitive compensation package.


For more information about the UW Neuroendovascular Fellowship Program, please contact:


Neurological Surgery:

Louis J. Kim, MD, MBA

Fellowship Director

Vice Chairman & Professor
Chief of the Neurological Surgery Service at Harborview Medical Center
Wallace T. Staatz Endowed Professor

Michael R. Levitt, MD

Fellowship Co-Director

Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Mechanical Engineering
Associate Residency Program Director

Melanie Walker, MD

Clinical Professor




Basavaraj V. Ghodke, MD


Danial K. Hallam, MD, MSc




Matthew N. Anderson, MD

Acting Instructor

Michael Meyer, MD

Acting Instructor



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