Graduate Medical Education (GME): Vascular Neurology

Fellowship Program Director: John Lynch, DO, MPH

With a focus on clinical practice and research, the ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology Fellowship at the NIH/NINDS Stroke Program is designed for neurologists who seek to become experts in the management of cerebrovascular disorders. The program is oriented toward emergency management of stroke with emphasis in neuroimaging, thrombolysis, and other novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches. The program offers a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship with the opportunity to extend the fellowship for a research-focused second (and possibly third) non-ACGME accredited year for those interested in an academic or research track.

Program Structure
The clinical and research activities of the NIH Stroke Program take place at the NIH Clinical Center, Suburban Hospital (a 200-bed community hospital and a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located directly across from the NIH Campus), and Washington Hospital Center (a 926-bed academic medical center located in Washington, DC). This unique program design orients the Fellow to the role of vascular neurology in both academic and community hospital settings while providing access to greater diversity in disease etiology.

Each fellow is requested to complete a research project with close mentoring by selected faculty. This may include a literature-based review, peer-reviewed journal article, book chapter, or other professional writing project during the training period. In addition to clinical rotations, vascular neurology fellows will participate in teaching and educational activities for medical students, residents, and other affiliated staff. Our goal is to train excellent vascular neurology clinicians, academicians, and researchers. The NIH vascular neurology program is designed to achieve five overall educational objectives:

  1. Develop and train experts in vascular neurology
  2. Develop and demonstrate clinical scholarship and education in vascular neurology
  3. Participate in ongoing stroke research
  4. Model and teach systems-based stroke care practice
  5. Exemplify and foster professionalism

Additional Information
NINDS Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program

Application Information
Apply to this program through ERAS. MD or DO degree and successful completion of an ACGME accredited neurology residency training program. If you currently hold a J-1, H-1B, or other visa, please contact the Program Coordinator directly to discuss the sponsorship process.

Fellows will usually be selected fourteen months before the training period that begins on July 1st. The application cycle opens on Dec 1.

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This page last updated on 11/04/2022

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