On behalf of the department of neurology faculty, I would like to welcome you to our vascular fellowship program and congratulate you on finishing your general neurology residency training! You are joining the first Comprehensive Stroke Program in Wisconsin with a highly regarded reputation in the state and surrounding regions. We have an expanding faculty of fellowship-trained neurovascular specialists who look forward to working with you to both hone your clinical skills and develop your career.
Over the last several years the field of vascular neurology has changed a great deal and it will continue to evolve in expected and unexpected ways. We aim to provide you with a solid foundation of current knowledge and also to ensure adaptability as new science impacts our field. From opportunities with patient care, research, quality improvement initiatives, and educating residents and medical students, we hope that you will have a varied and exciting fellowship. As a department, we aspire to support fellows with diverse backgrounds and career goals.
We are happy that you have chosen our program and look forward to working with you. Whatever needs arise, please let us know how we can help.
Jamie Elliott, MD, PhD
Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin
1685 Highland Ave #7273
Madison, WI 53705-2281
Optional Neurohospitalist Track
Neurohospitalist medicine is emerging as an important and in-demand new subspecialty of neurology. Neurological emergencies have a high morbidity and patients requiring emergency or hospital level neurological care benefit from specialist management. Many office-based neurology groups are actively seeking new members to take over the care and consultations of patients in the ED and the wards of their affiliated hospitals. Despite this growing need, there are currently no formal guidelines for training in this field. The majority of neurohospitalists complete fellowship training, and vascular neurology is the most common fellowship selected by those planning a neurohospitalist carVascular neurology is the most complementary subspecialty training for this role as a large portion of inpatient and ER neurology consults are for strokes and stroke mimics. Vascular neurologists often diagnose and manage neurological emergencies other than stroke as they are often the first neurologists called to the bedside of neurologically-ill appearing patients.
We offer an optional track for interested fellows to pursue additional training in this nascent field during the vascular neurology fellowship. The fellow would devote the majority of their elective time to this additional training, which would include additional exposure to non-stroke neurological inpatients (both on and off the neurology service) and ED consultations. Interested fellows would work with the program director to design a course of clinical and educational activities to accomplish this training. A major focus would be on the diagnosis and management of neurological emergencies, defined as a clinical entity that could lead to death or disability, and where the outcome may be improved with prompt recognition and treatment.
Latest revision: 09/17/2021 Jamie Elliott, MD