The University of Florida Department of Neurology and the UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Program are proud to offer three ACGME-accredited fellowship positions in cerebrovascular disease annually. The Vascular Neurology Fellowship is a one-year clinical training program designed to provide flexible and innovative stroke education in a fast-paced academic setting. The fellowship prepares graduates for ABPN Vascular Neurology board certification and a successful career as either an academic vascular neurologist or neurohospitalist. Training may be extended to a second year for those wishing to pursue advanced research opportunities.
Fellows receive focused training in all aspects of ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease, including acute and longitudinal stroke management, stroke prevention, stroke rehabilitation, neurosonography, neurovascular critical care, multi-modality stroke imaging, and interventional neuroradiology. Fellows will participate in structured clinical trials and will have the opportunity to engage in ongoing local investigator-driven clinical research. There is ample elective time, and fellows are encouraged to individualize their training based on career interests.
UF Health is the only Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in north-central Florida, with a large referral base spanning more than 13 counties. Fellowship clinical rotations are located in the Neuromedicine Tower that opened in December 2017, with 36 neuro-intensive care beds, a dedicated neuromedicine floor, stroke outpatient clinics, two hybrid interventional operating rooms, a neurodiagnostic suite, and advanced neuroradiology imaging modalities.
What makes the UF Vascular Neurology Fellowship special?
- High clinical volume with excellent teaching cases gives graduates the clinical confidence to step into the next phase of their careers
- Flexible curriculum tailored to individual interests and career goals
- Dedicated weekly fellow didactics
- Multiple opportunities for fellow involvement in research, teaching, and quality improvement
- Collaborative and supportive multidisciplinary stroke team
- Inclusion of fellows in broader departmental activities, including joint fellowship transitions-to-practice curriculum, board preparation resources, diversity and equity advocacy (UF Neurology Diversity Council, UF Women in Neurology), and social events