About the Program
We'd like to welcome you to the University of Cincinnati's Vascular Neurology fellowship program with this video!
The Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program is a one- to two-year program that includes course work and extensive hands-on experience in clinical research as well as unique training in the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute stroke.
Our fellowship program has been training neurologists and emergency physicians for the past two decades with the goal of producing academic leaders and clinical researchers in the area of cerebrovascular disease. Individuals trained have been productive as measured by publications and subsequent grant awards.
The hallmarks of our training program are extensive hands-on experience in the hyper-acute treatment and subsequent management of acute stroke patients, substantial protected time for course work in clinical research methodology and clinical research projects, interdisciplinary collaboration and interactions and careful mentoring.
Our fellows have a very extensive experience with acute ischemic stroke and ICH in the emergency department setting, as our team receives over 5,000 calls about acute stroke patients, with over 500 acute reperfusion treatments per year. After two months of shadowing acute stroke calls with the senior members of the stroke team, fellows are allowed to evaluate and treat acute stroke patients with telephone and in-person backup by stroke attendings, as well as independently enroll into numerous hyperacute clinical trials.
The stroke fellows also have extensive opportunities for inpatient management of stroke patients, both with tPA-treated patients and thorough evaluation of stroke patients admitted to the inpatient service at UC Medical Center.
Neurocritical care experience is also required within the fellowship program with a one month rotation in our 20-bed Multidisciplinary Neurointensive Care Unit.
Program fellows are expected to pursue an academic career in vascular neurology. The stroke fellow is provided with substantial protected time to attend course work for clinical research methodology, biostatistics and epidemiology and is expected to spend much of their time in clinical research projects including acute treatment research protocols, epidemiologic studies and chart reviews as well as grant writing and manuscript production. The fellow sees patients in the outpatient setting one-two half-days per week.
Vascular Neurology Program Structure