Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Duration and Scope of Training

This vascular neurology fellowship is one year that must be preceded by the completion of a residency program in neurology or child neurology accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada). Elective time is available to pursue individual interests. The training is separate and distinct from all training required for certification in neurology and child neurology, and includes significant didactic and clinical experience in the care of patients with stroke and/or who are at risk for stroke in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including:

  • Inpatient management of patients with stroke, both ischemic and hemorrhagic
  • Critical care management of patients with stroke, both ischemic and hemorrhagic
  • Management of patients with neurosurgical cerebrovascular disorders including aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
  • Emergent management of patients with stroke, including emergency department management
  • Care of patients in different settings, including nursing homes, medical rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics
  • Ordering and clinical correlation of diagnostic brain and vascular imaging
  • Ordering and interpretation of diagnostic laboratory tests in stroke
  • Involvement in community activities, including outpatient primary and secondary prevention of stroke
  • Participation in the delivery of educational programs about stroke and stroke prevention, including teaching medical students, ancillary health professionals, and residents both on rounds as well as didactic lectures
  • Consulting with other medical professionals, including cardiologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons and physiatrists in the overall care and management of stroke patients
  • Participation in research, such as epidemiological studies, clinical trials, or laboratory research


The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) is the sponsoring institution and assumes ultimate responsibility for the program, including resident assignments at all participating sites. The William S. Middleton VA Hospital (VAH), which is adjoined to the UWHC, and the UW Acute Rehabilitation Hospital located on the east side of Madison.  The rotations at UWHC and VAH share inpatient and outpatient services, therefore there are identical faculty, policies, and procedures for both sites.  The Acute Rehabilitation Hospital is staffed by UW faculty physicians and trainees in their physical medicine and rehabilitation program and is part of the UW GME.


Latest revision: 09/17/2021 Jamie Elliott, MD, PhD