The Baptist Health Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship is a two-year program providing comprehensive clinical experience in diagnostic cerebral/spinal angiography, stroke thrombectomy/revascularization and embolization of vascular pathologies of the brain and spine.

Fellows are trained to be confident and proficient operators experienced in the most advanced procedural techniques and novel devices. With an annual case volume of more than 1,000 cases, Fellows gain broad exposure to diagnostic cerebral/spinal angiography, embolization of intracranial aneurysms and vascular malformations, management of acute ischemic stroke, carotid revascularization, tumor embolization, middle meningeal artery embolization and congenital vascular anomalies.

First-year fellows build strong fundamentals in diagnostic angiography and stroke interventions while also gaining experience in the clinical management of neurovascular patients. Second-year fellows learn advanced techniques in stroke and interventional procedures to become safe and competent independent operators. Research and education are important aspects of the fellowship with monthly case conferences and program participation in major aneurysm and stroke trials, in addition to industry device first-releases.

The program is based at Baptist Health’s flagship hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, an over 900-bed facility that houses the world-class Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, and Miami Neuroscience Institute.

Program Size

PGY-7: 1
PGY-8: 1

Robert Wicks, M.D.

Program Director

Robert Wicks, M.D.
Mabelin Bernal

Program Administrator

Mabelin Bernal

Featured Training Sites

Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital

The flagship facility of Baptist Health South Florida, Baptist Hospital of Miami has been one of the most respected medical centers in South Florida since its founding in 1960 and is today one of America’s most preferred medical centers. With more than 900 beds, it is the largest of Baptist Health’s 12 hospitals. Three Centers of Excellence are housed on the campus: Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region) and Miami Neuroscience Institute. Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. It is also certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and received the Gold Seal of Approval for consistently meeting high national standards of stroke care. Baptist Hospital was ranked #1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area for the 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Ranking.

Miami Neuroscience Institute

Miami Neuroscience Institute

The team at Miami Neuroscience Institute includes experts in a wide range of specialties, including neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neuroradiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neuro oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, neuro intensivists and rehabilitation specialists. Our Board-certified neurosurgeons provide the most comprehensive and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat the brain, spine and nervous system. We care for patients with a variety of chronic and acute conditions- from common back pain to complex brain surgery.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Completion of one of the following pathways:
    • ACGME-accredited Neurosurgical Residency
    • ACGME-accredited Neurology Residency and a Vascular Neurology or Neurocritical Care Fellowship
    • ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency and a Neuroradiology Fellowship (must include 6+ months of focused clinical service in Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurology, or Neurointensive Care)
  • International applicants must hold a valid ECFMG certificate and have completed a comparable residency training at their institution in addition to at least one year of ACGME-accredited training.

Application Requirements

  • Updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians who are familiar with the applicant’s professionalism and clinical skills. One from current Program Director.
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable)
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? Email
  • When are applications accepted? August through November
  • When are candidate interviews? November through December
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? March by Program Director
  • When does the program start? July

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