Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Vascular Neurology Fellowship

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship is a 1-year clinical program with an option for a second year in clinical research and stroke trials training as part of the NIH-funded Coordinating Stroke Center at UCSF. We are seeking to train leaders in the fields of stroke neurology and clinical research. The program is ACGME accredited. The clinical year provides the necessary rotations in vascular neurology, neuroradiology and neurorehabilitation medicine required for Vascular Neurology board eligibility. Clinical rotations include outpatient stroke clinic, inpatient stroke care, rehabilitation medicine and electives. Fellows obtain extensive experience in the management of acute ischemic stroke with intravenous thrombolytics and endovascular methods, including intra-arterial thrombolysis and thrombectomy. Fellows administer and interpret transcranial Doppler testing for vasospasm and learn to interpret duplex ultrasonography of the carotid. Additionally, fellows obtain extensive experience in interpreting neuroimaging including MRI, CT angiography, CT perfusion and conventional angiography.

Applicants who wish to pursue a career in clinical stroke research should apply for the 2-year fellowship. The second year of fellowship will focus on clinical research methodology. This additional year will offer didactic teaching in the basics of biostatistics, epidemiology and study design. Fellows will be matched with a research mentor and will carry out his or her own research project, with the expectation that fellows will complete a first-authored manuscript and/or present at a national meeting.

How to Apply

2018 - 2019 Interview Dates for UCSF Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Start Date is July 1, 2020.

Interview dates will be:


All Vascular Neurology fellowship applicants will use a centralized application through eras. Please follow instructions on the link below: .

Please check for details about the fellowship match.

Please direct any questions to our Program Coordinator, Jennifer Cantero, at [email protected].

UCSF Department of Neurology
505 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0114
San Francisco, CA 94143-0114

Phone: 415-502-1453 or 415-476-1489
Fax: 415-476-3428

Wade S. Smith, MD, PhD
Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program Director