Stroke Neurovascular Fellowship

Overview

The ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology Fellowship at the University of Utah is a one year fellowship, with an option to complete a second year. It has been in operation since 2008 and has been accredited since 2009.

  • Rotations include consults, research, neurocritical care, and stroke rehabilitation, with options for electives in neuro-interventional radiology, vascular surgery, cardiac imaging, and internal medicine.
  • Outpatient experience: weekly adult and monthly pediatric stroke clinic.
  • Community experience: participation in the Utah Stroke Task Force, led by the University of Utah stroke physicians; state-wide advocacy efforts; community education.
  • Q4 night/weekend acute stroke call (home-based).

Research

Scientific investigation is critical to the mission of our stroke center and for the development of fellows.

  • The University of Utah was funded as an NIH StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Center in 2013, providing exposure to national stroke trials and leadership. UT StrokeNet also provides funding for formal research methodology training for stroke fellows.
  • You will not only enroll patients in multi-center trials, but will also lead the planning and implementing of such trials.
  • You will be mentored in the development and execution of individual research projects.
  • Research Mentors and potential collaboration opportunities are too numerous to list, but include: Cardiac arrhythmia center (CARMA, Dr. Marrouche), HHT and CCM centers (Dr. Kevin Whitehead), genetic epidemiology (Dr. Albright), hematopathology (Drs. Rogers and Smock), rehabilitation science (Dr. Richards, thrombosis (Dr. Weyrich), vascular genetics (Dr. Li), and advanced neuroimaging (Dr. Parker).

Education

  • You will design and lead the neurovascular and critical care resident lecture series.
  • You will have numerous opportunities to hone teaching skills, including lecturing to spoke hospitals in the TeleStroke network.
  • You will be given speaking opportunities at the region’s Annual Stroke Symposium.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend the Western States Stroke Association meeting, a yearly gathering of community and academic stroke experts in the western states.
  • Funding is available for yearly attendance at the International Stroke Conference.

Clinical

The University of Utah is the referral center for stroke over a four-state area, resulting in high patient volume and a large variety of vascular pathology. You will receive training at our state-of-the-art, accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, including:

  • Rapid-response “brain attack” team approach for all ischemic strokes.
  • Acute care: Pre-hospital notification; 24/7 intra-arterial therapy; and multi-state TeleStroke program.
  • Hospitalization: dedicated neuro acute floor and neurocritical care unit.
  • Rehabilitation: stroke specific inpatient and outpatient and innovative wellness clinic.
  • Outpatient clinics:  adult and pediatric vascular neurologists in clinic with expertise in unusual causes of stroke, including: CADASIL, CCM, APS, CVT, PRES, and dissection.
  • New intra-operative MRI that images during intra-arterial and vascular neurosurgery cases.

Application

Eligible applicants:

  • Must be BC/BE neurologists or individuals who have completed their ACGME-accredited neurology residency training by the fellowship start date.
  • Must be US citizen, permanent resident, or hold a J-1 clinical visa.

Contact us to apply