As a fellow, you will train under some of the nation’s top clinicians, educators and researchers. We have a highly collaborative faculty network, formal research seminars, informal presentations, journal reviews and didactic lectures that will stimulate your intellect and encourage you in the development of an outstanding career. Fellows who complete training in our programs will be eligible for board certification. 

Vascular Neurology Fellowship Process

The Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases and Neurocritical Care offers two fellowship positions per year for neurologists interested in pursuing subspecialty training in vascular neurology. The ACGME-accredited 12-month program involves clinical training and research in all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. Applicants may apply for a second year which offers a more extensive research curriculum. With successful completion of this fellowship, you will be eligible to sit for the subspecialty board in vascular neurology administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship curriculum places a heavy emphasis on acute stroke management and stroke critical care, with opportunity for hands-on exposure to endovascular neurosurgery. We encourage you to take advantage of training and certification in intensive care bedside procedures as well.

At Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, you will have full access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging modalities including CT and MR perfusion, transcranial Doppler, SPECT and PET for diagnosis of patients with cerebrovascular diseases. You will also gain experience with telemedicine technology through our collaboration with several hospitals in rural central Ohio.

Our curriculum includes:
  • Stroke/Neurovascular Wards & Consult: 6 blocks
  • Neurocritical Care: 2 blocks
  • Outpatient Stroke Clinic: 2 blocks
  • Elective (includes vacation)*: 3 blocks

1 block = 4 weeks

*Elective options include Outpatient Clinic, Telestroke, Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Neurocritical Care, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosonology, and Neuroimaging. 

Call is every other week from home (including the weekend). You will have a supervisory role in neurovascular service, which typically consists of one senior neurology resident, one junior neurology resident, three nurse practitioners, one pharmacist, and two medical students.

You will attend a cerebrovascular continuity clinic each week with a supervising attending vascular neurologist present.

Our five core faculty physicians are all ABPN-certified in vascular neurology and four have additional certification in neurocritical care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Two dually trained vascular and endovascular neurosurgeons also serve on our faculty.

You will serve as an integral member of our research team under several National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials and will be strongly encouraged to formulate an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

How to Apply

The OSUMC offers a one-year ACGM-accredited fellowship in vascular neurology.  Currently, two fellows are accepted each year through the NRMP Match.  Applications are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which accepts applications beginning December 1st. Once received, your application will be reviewed and we will respond with a decision to interview.  Interviews are conducted by invitation only and will be scheduled from December  – March.

ERAS website
NRMP website

Vivien Lee, MD

Director - Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

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