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Fellowship of Neurovascular Intervention




Neurovascular Intervention


Neurovascular diseases are among important diseases of the nervous system because of their high mortality and morbidity. These diseases have no prior warning signs and suddenly occur in their severe form and affect patients with severe complications from death to long-term neurological disability.

Cerebrovascular accident or stroke, as the most prevalent neurology diseases, are often ischemic and can be prevented. Congenital and acquired cerebral arteriovenous malformations are other important diseases in this respect, including cerebral aneurysms and AVMs. These two disorders can be presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is an unfavorable complication and entails death, coma or neurological disabilities. Treatments for cerebrovascular diseases were primarily surgery that requires serious and costly invasive procedures on vessels. These interventions are intracranial or extracranial, and are often associated with prolonged hospitalization in ICU. Furthermore, intracranial surgeries are especially associated with high neurologic complications and many patients experience major and long-term illness after surgery. Although some patients do not have any other treatment choices rather than surgery, nowadays highly effective and minimally invasive techniques have been introduced based on intravascular interventions, which cause less morbidity, cost less, and lead to faster discharges in addition to the positive treatment outcomes. The main objective of this course is training specialists in the field of neurovascular interventions.


Program Duration


The Neurovascular Intervention program lasts at least 18 months.




To train specialists who are up-to-date, competent, responsible, and sensitive to the health of individuals and society in the specialized field of neurovascular intervention for providing the society with their expertise in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, education, and research. 
At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following Procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Measures): 
- Diagnostic carotid and vertebrobasilar arteriography
- Extracranial carotid stenting
- Diagnostic angiography of spinal cord
- Intraarterial thrombolysis & thrombectomy
- Brain Aneurysm endovascular treatment
- Endovascular treatment of vascular malformation and fistural of hand and neck and spinal cord and column


Methods of Instruction


- Clinic: Outpatient visit- Selecting, filing and admission- Following the specialized counseling of patients- performing outpatient procedures - training the lower ranks - Responding to requested specialized counseling and other measures as scheduled by the ward 
- Neurointervention ward: Inpatient - caring of patients - stabilizing patients admitted to the ward (Neurology and Neurosurgery)- performing diagnostic therapeutic procedures - training the lower ranks and other measures as scheduled by the ward 
- Multilateral imaging: MRA, CTA and angiography
- Intervention: Experiencing and performing above mentioned relevant treatment procedures
- Radiology Division (Optional): Understanding the principles of cerebrovascular imaging
- Neurology Clinic (Optional): The neurologic examination - stroke - CVA
- Neurosurgery Ward (Optional): Specialty operating room - Cerebrovascular and spinal cord surgery



Who Can Attend?


Graduated as Radiologist


Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Fellowship of Neurovascular Intervention.



Contact Information


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


Alternatively, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine through the following:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8898 9487

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3431



Address: TUMS School of Medicine, Pour Sina St., Enghelab St., Tehran 1417613151, Iran



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