Neuro-Interventional Surgery Fellowship Program


As of July 1, 2013, we have established a one year fellowship in Neuro-Interventional Surgery, sponsored by the Department of Surgery.  Funding is provided by the Neuro-Interventional Radiology Group.  The fellowship is also closely aligned with the Department of Radiology.  This is the first program of its kind for the Statewide Univeristy of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education System.


The program is for graduates of Radiology or Neurosurgery Programs to develop additional skills and experience in Neuro-Interventional Surgery procefures.


Blaise Baxter, MD, is the Fellowship Program Director.


Steven Quarfordt, MD, is the Fellowship Associate Program Director.


Ben Hazlewood is the Fellowship Program Manager.  At the present time, the program is not seeking accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education but is closely following requirements for an Endovascular Surgery Program.  One position is offered each year, and the trainee holds a paid faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery.


The first Faculty/Fellow trained with Dr. Baxter July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014:


Justin Calvert, MD, Faculty/Fellow, Neuro-Interventional Surgery FellowshipJustin Calvert, MD -- Dr. Calvert is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and joins  Tennessee Interventional Associates as a NeuroInterventional Surgery Fellow in conjunction with the Department of Surgery.  In addition to his Fellowship, Dr. Calvert joins the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine as a Clinical Faculty member.  Dr. Calvert completed his General Surgery Internship at the University of Mississippi Hospital and Clinics.  From there he went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and served as Chief Resident during his final year of training at Vanderbilt.  Following his four years at Vanderbilt, Dr. Calvert trained at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center where he completed a one year Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship.  Dr. Calvert not only has experience in diagnostic and interventional radiology but in rural emergency medicine as well.  Following completion of the fellowship, Dr. Calvert joined the Department of Radiology faculty.


Currently the fellowshipis not accepting applications for the current year.  If you have questions, contact Ben Hazlewood at



Revised 8/29/2014

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