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. There are three clinical fellows each year. 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
Fellows are also involved in screening candidates for our multiple clinic trials, and work with our faculty on clinical and quality improvement projects within stroke research. Our prior fellows have presented their work at SVIN, AAN and ISC.
Sample Block Schedule
The year is outlined below:
- inpatient service (Tisch Hospital/Kimmel Pavilion and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue: 6 months
- neuro-ICU: 1 month
- neuroradiology (diagnostic, interventional): 1 month
- neurosonology: ½ month
- elective: 2 months
- vacation: 1 month
Neuroradiology includes diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, and neurosonology.
Outpatient Clinical Experience
Fellows serve as primary providers in the longitudinal stroke fellows’ clinic which is held weekly at the Bellevue Hospital outpatient clinic. Fellows also join faculty in the Faculty Group Practice clinic during elective time.
Every Friday morning, fellows attend fellow-led conferences designed to advance fellows’ skills in neuroimaging, critical analysis of the literature, and teaching. Fellows also participate in multidisciplinary stroke conferences with experts in fields outside of vascular neurology, weekly preventive cardiology conferences, and weekly departmental Grand Rounds.
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.
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.
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®). 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 email@example.com; or Luisa Gutierrez, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.