Vascular Neurology Fellowship
NYU Langone’s Department of Neurology offers a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited fellowship in vascular neurology. Our program exposes you to a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and critical care environments with a uniquely diverse patient population. You work closely with NYU Langone’s interventional neuroradiology team, which is among the best and largest in the country, with four full-time faculty members whose training backgrounds include diagnostic radiology, neurology, and neurosurgery.
In addition to receiving intensive training in the inpatient and outpatient management of a wide variety of cerebrovascular diseases, fellows gain knowledge and experience across various areas of expertise:
- neurosonology, including the performance and interpretation of transcranial and carotid Doppler ultrasonography
- neuroradiology, including using the most up-to-date neuroimaging techniques to make diagnoses and management decisions for patients with acute neurologic disorders
- world-class training in neurorehabilitation through our close collaboration with NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation
- exposure to critical care medicine, treating neurosurgical patients with cerebrovascular disease and critically ill stroke patients through our dedicated neurointensive care unit (neuro-ICU) at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital
For one month, you train alongside the neuro-ICU faculty, led by neurology-trained critical care physicians who help manage and treat the most acute forms of neurological disease.
We are passionate about the rapidly evolving field of vascular neurology and are committed to providing you with the most comprehensive and up-to-date medical education and training. If you share our excitement about the field of academic vascular neurology, we strongly encourage you to apply.
Sample Block Schedule
As a fellow, you spend approximately seven months on the inpatient vascular neurology service, divided between Tisch Hospital and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.
One month is spent in the neuro-ICU. One month is dedicated to neurosonology and diagnostic neuroradiology. Two weeks are dedicated to stroke rehabilitation. Two weeks are dedicated to interventional neuroradiology. One and a half months are reserved as elective time, which may be used to augment any of the above experiences, research, or other specialized training of preference.
Fellows also participate in two half-day clinic sessions per week while not on inpatient service. One of these sessions represents your primary clinic; the second is in conjunction with scheduled vascular neurology faculty clinic.
The fellowship includes built-in elective time to pursue interventional neuroradiology training, participation in basic research, clinical research, or a combination of the two; medical education; patient safety and quality projects; or other areas of personal and professional interest.
Research for Vascular Neurology Fellows
While the fellowship is primarily clinical, you are strongly supported in your own basic science projects, clinical research, or a combination of the two.
For instance, as NYU Langone is one of the regional coordinating centers for the National Institutes of Health’s StrokeNet research collaboration, you can participate in several ongoing stroke clinical trials.
Eligibility and Requirements
To be eligible for the vascular neurology fellowship, you must have successfully completed three years of an ACGME-approved neurology residency training program in the United States. Requirements for NYU Langone house staff must also be met in full.
Although not required at the time of application, an active New York State medical license is mandatory before starting the fellowship.
How to Apply
Please submit applications using the Electronic Resident Application Service® (ERAS®). The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®; The Match®). Additional materials include the following:
- three formal reference letters from faculty in your current or most recent residency training program, including one from the current or most recent program director or department chair, all dated within the last six months
- dean’s letter from medical school
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) Certificate, if applicable
- current CV
- copy of medical school diploma
For more information on the vascular neurology fellowship, please contact Cen Zhang, MD, fellowship director, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Luisa Gutierrez, program coordinator, at email@example.com.