Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Educational Conferences

Fellows attend required seminars, conferences, and journal clubs, and demonstrate increasing responsibility for the planning and supervision of the conferences, which include the full spectrum of vascular neurological disorders across the lifespan.

The vascular neurology case conference occurs on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 12:00PM in 7114 MFCB and/or on online, and is attended by the fellow and stroke faculty members and is open to residents and other providers from any department should they want to attend.

There will also be a resident lecture led by the fellow and faculty monthly on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic and treatment strategies for the following categories of disorders on this schedule.  Below is an example of what may be offered each month, though this will change from year to year depending on scheduling availability:

  • July: Approach to the acute stroke patient
    • Diagnosis of stroke and stroke mimics
    • The UW stroke code system
    • Intravenous thrombolysis
    • Other acute ischemic stroke treatments
    • Initial management of intracranial hemorrhage
  • August: Approach to the subacute stroke patient
    • Evaluation for cause
      • Brain imaging
      • Cerebrovascular imaging
      • Cardiac evaluation
    • Prevention of secondary complications
      • Increased intracranial pressure
      • Seizures
      • Delirium
      • Infection
      • Deep vein thrombosis
      • Decubitus ulcers
      • Falls
  • September: Developmental vascular neurological disorders
    • Perinatal ischemic stroke
    • Germinal matrix hemorrhage
    • Persistent venous to arterial shunts
    • Vascular malformations
    • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • MELAS
    • Fabry’s disease
  • October: Degenerative large artery vascular neurological disorders
    • Cerebrovascular atherothromboembolism including the aortic arch and spinal cord infarction
    • Hemodynamic stroke including Moya Moya
  • November: Degenerative small artery vascular neurological disorders
    • Lacunar infarction
    • Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
      • Hypertensive
      • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • December: Cardiogenic vascular neurological disorders
    • Arrhythmias
    • Valvular disease
    • Dilated cardiomyopathy
    • Myocardial infarction
  • January: Coagulopathic vascular neurological disorders
    • Hereditary and acquired hypercoagulable states
    • Antiphospholipid antibody syndromes
    • Disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, other hematological disorders
    • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • February: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic intracranial hemorrhage
    • Unruptured intracranial aneurysms
    • Ruptured intracranial aneurysms
    • Traumatic subdural hemorrhage
    • Traumatic epidural hemorrhage
    • Traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
  • March: Autoimmune and infectious vascular neurological disorders
    • Autoimmune vasculidities
    • Zoster vasculitis
    • Vasculitis secondary to meningitis
    • Bacterial endocarditis
    • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis secondary to parameningeal infection
  • April: Idiopathic vascular neurological disorders
    • Migraine
    • Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome
    • Cryptogenic ischemic stroke
  • May: Miscellaneous vascular neurological disorders
    • Cervicocerebral arterial dissection
    • Hypertensive encephalopathy
    • Stroke from recreational drugs and medications
    • Pituitary apoplexy
    • Radiation vasculopathy
  • June: Stroke systems of care
    • Setting up a stroke code system
    • Protocols and order sets
    • Telemedicine

The fellow will document attendance at required conferences in MedHub. The fellow is required to attend all of the vascular neurology conferences, unless excused by the program director. This didactic series is supplemented by the comprehensive neurology curriculum of the neurology residency program and Neurology Grand Rounds, as well as by didactics of affiliated services during those rotations.

The fellow is encouraged to maintain an online log of all patient encounters, and weekly the fellow and faculty meet to briefly discuss all the patients and feedback is provided. The didactic curriculum for the vascular neurology fellowship consists of guided reaching of a relevant text, guidelines, and seminal papers.

Neurology Residency Conferences (Core Adult Residency)

AM1st     Resident Morning Report
4th Neuroradiology (7:30 am)
PM1st Stroke




Grand Rounds (4 pm, via Webex)


 Pediatric Lecture Series





Movement Disorders




(variable weeks, check schedule)

2nd Res Wellness


4th Res Wellness



Latest revision: 08/07/2023
Jamie Elliott, MD, PhD