Advanced Training in Vascular Neurology

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, is a one-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited, comprehensive training program that is designed to develop expertise in the diagnosis, management and prevention of vascular neurologic disorders while caring for a diverse population of patients with a wide variety of neurovascular conditions.

Goals and Objectives of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship is aligned with our University Hospitals mission "To Heal. To Teach. To Discover." and to deliver innovative, integrated and individualized care. The program aims to train our future leaders and directors of stroke centers that will deliver the highest quality care to their patients, as we would wish for our own families.

Our faculty is committed to identifying the specific career goals of our trainees to help them meet those goals. Completion of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship prepares the candidate for an academic career as a stroke center director. Upon receipt of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology board certification in Neurology, fellows successfully completing the program are eligible for certification in Vascular Neurology.

For those pursuing a career in epidemiology or clinical trials UH Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, offers a Graduate Certificate and a Master's in Science through the Clinical Research Science Program (CRSP). For those wishing to pursue further training in endovascular surgical neuroradiology, this fellowship fulfills the prerequisite of one year of vascular neurology in an ACGME-approved program.

Training at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Training takes place at UH Cleveland Medical Center, a comprehensive care academic medical center with 1,032 beds, including the Reinberger Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Founded in 1866, this renowned academic medical center is intricately linked to the history of Cleveland and nurtured and supported by the city's great industrial families of the late 19th and 20th centuries. It is the hub of the University Hospitals Health System of 18 hospitals and over 40 ambulatory centers employing 4,700 physicians and over 25,000 employees, which makes it one of the most integrated health care systems in the nation.

University Hospitals has been recognized for its clinical excellence as an academic medical center by the U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, Vizient, Ethisphere and Most Wired. It is a Magnet Award and Beacon Gold Award winner and has achieved the highest Get With the Guidelines-Stroke awards since they were first offered.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Excellence

University Hospitals Neurological Institute, established in 2006, highlights our commitment to multidisciplinary care through a structure that combines faculty in the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry into Centers of Excellence that deliver individualized treatment, innovative techniques and access to some of the most innovative research designed to advance the science of neurological medicine.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at UH Cleveland Medical Center is the largest Center of Excellence within UH Neurological Institute and one of the earliest hospitals to be certified by the Joint Commission at its highest designation since certification was Primary Stroke Center certification was offered in 2004 and Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification was offered in 2012.

Through the University Hospitals System Stroke Program Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Stroke, we triage and transfer patients within the health system with the goal for patients to receive the right care at the right location.

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