Vascular Neurology Fellowship Curriculum Overview

The program curriculum of the Vascular and Neurology fellowship program includes clinical rotations, research opportunities, and didactic based training.


Fellows have access to a range of advanced technology and resources, including:

  • State-of-the-art neurosciences ICU
  • Internationally acclaimed vascular ultrasound, including carotid and transcranial Doppler and physiological testing
  • Large telestroke network encompassing the entire state of NC
  • Nationally acclaimed expertise in neuroradiology

Clinical Rotations

Required rotations include:

  • Inpatient stroke service
  • Interventional endovascular neuroradiology
  • Basic neuroimaging and neurosonology
  • Neurosciences ICU

Conferences and Didactics

All conferences are multidisciplinary, with neurology, neurosurgery and vascular surgery participating. Didactic activities include:

  • Weekly stroke, vascular neurology conference
  • Monthly carotid case conference
  • Monthly endovascular case conference

Research Opportunities

During the one-year fellowship, research opportunities include:

  • Acute stroke treatment
  • Stroke prevention
  • Traumatic brain injury

A variety of possible projects are available to fellows, such as using:

  • Carotid ultrasound and TCD (including monitoring)
  • Screening studies
  • Stroke risk factor identification
  • Subclinical disease identification with carotid IMT testing and TCCD