Neuro-Interventional Surgery Fellowship Program


On July 1, 2013, the Chattanooga Campus established a one year fellowship in Neuro-Interventional Surgery, sponsored by the Department of Surgery.  Funding is provided by the Tennessee Interventional and Imaging Associates (TIIA) and is closely aligned with the Erlanger 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 Surgical procefures.


Justin Calvert, MD

Blaise Baxter, MD, was the founder of the program.  Currently the Fellowship Program Director is Justin Calvert, MD -- the program's first graduate (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014).  Steven Quarfordt, MD, serves as the Fellowship Associate Program Director.  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 an affiliated faculty appointment in the Department of Radiology.  The fellowship coordinator is Melissa Wilson with TIIA.


The current Fellow is Dr. Hugh Stephen Winters, a physician from Australia.

Justin 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 VandeThe rbilt 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.


Physicians interested in participating in the fellowship should contact Melissa Wilson ( or 423.778.7313). 


Revised 4//2018

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