Vascular Neurology

Program Overview

As a common requirement, the Vascular Neurology Fellow (VNF) must develop competence in the ACGME Core Competencies; Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and System Based Practice.  We will teach with attention to the six areas of competency that have been identified as unifying fundamental principles in fellowship education.
In this subspecialty, the objective of training is to give residents an organized, comprehensive, supervised, full-time educational experience in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.  This experience includes the management of patients with cerebrovascular disease, and the integration of endovascular and neurosurgical therapy into the clinical management of patients.  The training is achieved by offering the fellow experiences in the following areas:
  • Inpatient management of patients with stroke, both ischemic and hemorrhagic
  • Critical care management of patients with stroke, both ischemic and hemorrhagic
  • Management of patients with neurosurgical cerebrovascular disorders including aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
  • Emergent management of patients with stroke, including emergency department
  • Care of patients in different settings (i.e. medical rehabilitation hospital and outpatient clinics)
  • Ordering and clinical correlation of diagnostic brain and vascular imaging
  • Ordering and interpretation of diagnostic laboratory tests in stroke
  • Involvement in community activities, including outpatient primary and secondary prevention of stroke
  • Participation in the delivery of educational programs about stroke and stroke prevention, including teaching medical students, ancillary health professionals, and residents
  • Consulting with other medical professionals, including cardiologist, radiologist, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons and physiatrists in the overall care and management of stroke patients
  • Participation in research