Vascular Neurology Fellowship

With NYU Langone Medical Center’s one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship in vascular neurology, fellows will be exposed to a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and critical care environments with a uniquely diverse patient population.

In addition to intensive training in the inpatient and outpatient management of a wide variety of cerebrovascular diseases, fellows will gain knowledge and experience across various areas of expertise:

  • Neurosonology, including the performance and interpretation of transcranial and carotid doppler ultrasonography
  • Neuroradiology, including the most up-to-date neuroimaging techniques for patients with acute neurologic disorders to make diagnoses and management decisions. Our interventional neuroradiology department is among the best and largest in the country with four full-time faculty members whose training backgrounds include diagnostic radiology, neurology, and neurosurgery.
  • World-class training in neurorehabilitation through our close collaboration with Rusk Rehabilitation
  • Exposure to critical care medicine, neurosurgical patients with cerebrovascular disease, and, of course, critically ill stroke patients through our dedicated neuro-ICU at Tisch Hospital. The neuro-ICU is led by a faculty of neurology-trained critical care physicians who help manage our sickest, most acute patients with neurological disease. The fellowship includes a one-month rotation within this unit.

Research

While the fellowship is primarily clinical, all fellows are strongly supported in their basic science and/or clinical research projects.

NYU Langone is one of the regional coordinating centers for Stroke Net research collaboration and participates in several stroke clinical trials.  Additional opportunities for research and related degree-programs are available as well.

Elective Time

The fellowship includes built-in elective time to pursue interventional neuroradiology training, participation in either basic and/or clinical research, medical education, patient safety and quality projects, or other areas of personal and professional interest.

Medical Education

We are very passionate about the rapidly evolving field of vascular neurology and have a particularly strong commitment and interest in medical education. We highly encourage those who may also be interested in medical education and a career in academic vascular neurology to apply.

Sample Block Schedule

Fellows will spend approximately seven months on the inpatient vascular neurology service, divided between NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and New York City’s Bellevue Hospital:

  • One month will be spent in the neuro-intensive care unit.
  • One month will be dedicated to neurosonology/diagnostic neuroradiology.
  • Two weeks will be dedicated to stroke rehabilitation, and another two weeks to interventional neuroradiology. 
  • One month will be reserved as elective time, which may be used to augment any of the above experiences, research, or other specialized training of preference. 
  • Fellows will also participate in two half-day clinic sessions per week while not on inpatient service. One of these will represent your primary clinic; the second will be in conjunction with scheduled vascular neurology faculty clinic.

Compensation

We offer salary commensurate with PGY-level.

Eligibility/Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed three (3) years of ACGME-approved neurology residency training program in the United States.

The requirements for NYU Langone housestaff must also be met in full. They can be found in detail here.

Although not required at the time of application, an active New York state medical license will be considered mandatory prior to starting the fellowship.

How to Apply

Please submit applications using the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS).
Application Deadline: February 23.

Applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

  1. Three formal written reference letters from faculty in your current or most recent residency training program. One letter must be from the current or most recent program director or department chair. The letters must be dated within the last six months.
  2. Dean’s letter from medical school
  3. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Current curriculum vitae
  5. Copy of medical school diploma
  6. Photograph

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Cen Zhang and Luisa Gutierrez.

Core Faculty

Stroke Neurology

Neurointensive Care

Interventional Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery

Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Physiatry

Stroke Epidemiology

Contact Information

NYU Neurology Associates
240 East 38th Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Email:Cen.Zhang@nyumc.org

cc: Luisa Gutierrez
Email:Luisa.Gutierrez@nyumc.org