Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Stroke Didactics

Schedule and Venue

  • 1st Monday of the month at noon in MFCB 7114


Stroke conference includes a mix of didactics and case discussions. A typical yearly schedule follows.


Fellows and residents will learn:

  • tPA evidence, indications, contraindications
  • Thrombectomy evidence, indications, contraindications
  • Acute stroke complications
  • Large and small vessel disease (CEA/stenting, intracranial stenosis, lipohyalinosis)
  • Cardioembolic disease (atrial fibrillation/anticoagulation)
  • Secondary stroke prevention
  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Atypical causes of stroke: non-atherosclerotic vasculopathy
  • Atypical causes of stroke: genetics, toxins, migraine, PRES
  • Atypical causes of stroke: thrombophilia, DVST, PFO
  • Disparities in stroke care
  • Stroke mimics
  • Anterior circulation and lacunar syndromes
  • Posterior circulation syndromes
  • Intraparenchymal hemorrhage
  • Aortic disease, spinal cord ischemia
  • Case presentations (interspersed throughout the year)


  • The fellow will present two didactic conferences for the residents per year. The topics may be selected from the above.
  • The fellow will work with the relevant attending on the presentation.


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