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Fellowships

Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic’s Neurocritical Care Fellowship is a 24-month program developed to meet or exceed all guidelines specified by the Society for Critical Care Medicine and the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS). Within these guidelines, fellows work with the program director to tailor their fellowship experience to fit their individual career paths. At the conclusion of the program the fellows will be prepared to sit for the UCNS board certification examination.

This program will help fellows develop skills in the many different facets of Neurocritical Care, including:

  • Preparing the fellow to lead an intensivist-directed, multidisciplinary Neurocritical Care team.
  • Gaining graduate experience in all critical care areas by working in our surgical, medical, trauma and cardiac ICUs.
  • Exposure to cutting edge interventions for stroke, neurosurgery and neurology through interactions with the Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular, and Endovascular services.
  • Technical proficiency in procedures used in Neurointensive Care including tracheal intubation, airway management, invasive catheters, management of intracranial monitoring devices including oxygen and blood flow monitors.
  • Interacting with fellows in other medical disciplines, including emergency medicine, interventional and vascular neurology, radiology and surgery.
  • Providing opportunities for research mentoring with funded physician investigators.
Training and Teaching

Extensive experience in both invasive and noninvasive monitoring techniques is provided through rotations in all major critical care subspecialties. Fellows lead daily discussions of syllabi materials and weekly NICU school discussions. Bi-monthly journal clubs, neuroscience grand rounds and research seminars provide collegial venues for discussion and debate within the field of neurocritical care.

Research

Each NICU fellow will work with a staff mentor to draft and execute a pilot project. Additional involvement in sponsored research is encouraged and mentored in line with the fellow’s interests.

Call Responsibilities

Fellows will rotate in-house and home call while on NICU service, typically covering one in seven in house.

Application Process

Application requirements for the Neurocritical Care Fellowship include:

  • Completion of postgraduate residency in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine is required.
  • Graduates of programs outside the United States must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
  • Applicants should qualify for an unrestricted Ohio medical license.
  • Completion of the Cleveland Clinic Residency/Fellowship application along with the following documentation:
    • Personal statement of interest
    • Transcripts
    • Letter from residency program director
    • Minimum two letters or recommendation from clinical supervising physicians
    • Certificate(s) of previous training
    • Medical School Diploma
    • Certified copy of current ECFMG certificate and qualifying exam

Send all application materials to:

Joao Gomes, MD
Neurocritical Care Fellowship
c/o Kyle Maurath-Petras
Cerebrovascular Center
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Ave./S80
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

For further information, contact
Kyle Maurath-Petra, Program Coordinator
216.445.4176

Neuroradiology Fellowships

Cleveland Clinic offers two ACGME-accredited Neuroradiology fellowships in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology.

The Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology fellowship provides trainees an organized comprehensive, full-time educational experience and is available to candidates with appropriate prior training in Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology and Stroke Neurology. Uniquely, Cleveland Clinic allows fellows to train under staff from all three backgrounds, offering contrasting and complementary perspectives on endovascular therapeutic techniques. Each fellow’s training experience will be honed to allow the fellow to both maintain previously acquired competencies, as well as acquire new skills appropriate to current endovascular practice.

Training and Teaching

Fellows work closely in a collegial environment with staff and fellows from Vascular Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, Vascular Neurology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology, while providing both procedural and clinical care to our patients. Elective procedures include a large volume of unruptured aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations as well as intracranial atherosclerotic disease. Emergency cases involve nearly equal amounts of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.

Fellows work in both an academic center environment as well as at an outpatient environment at outlying, affiliated hospitals, providing exposure to different types of work-flow. Diversity in our staff backgrounds and training heritage provide a rich exposure to different technical approaches to lesions as well as to research interests.

Research

Each fellow will work with staff mentors to draft and execute research projects. We are actively involved with multiple clinical trials, and focus primarily on translational, device oriented research.

Call Responsibilities

Fellows will rotate home call typically on a Q3 basis, one week at a time.

Application Process

Application requirements for the Neurocritical Care Fellowship include:

  • Completion of postgraduate residency in Neurosurgery, Fellowship in Neuroradiology or fellowship in Stroke Neurology is required.
  • Graduates of programs outside the United States must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
  • Applicants should qualify for an unrestricted Ohio medical license.
  • Completion of the Cleveland Clinic Residency/Fellowship application along with the following documentation:
    • Personal statement of interest
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Transcripts
    • Letter from residency program director
    • Minimum two letters or recommendation from clinical supervising physicians
    • Certificate(s) of previous training
    • Medical School Diploma
    • Certified copy of current ECFMG certificate and qualifying exam

Send all application materials to:

Contact Person:
Thomas J. Masaryk, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Chair, Diagnostic Radiology
Staff, Cerebrovascular Center
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195

For further information, contact
Kim Edmond, Program Coordinator
216.444.1084

    Vascular Neurology Fellowship

    Cleveland Clinic offers two fellowships in Vascular Neurology for a one- or two-year ACGME-certified training program. These fellowships provide trainees with a comprehensive educational experience in the management of patients at risk for and suffering from cerebrovascular disease. This program is available for candidates with appropriate prior training in neurology, per ACGME guidelines. Uniquely, Cleveland Clinic allows fellows to function within the diseased-focused Cerebrovascular Center, working closely with staff from neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiological backgrounds

    This program will help fellows develop skills in the many different facets of vascular neurology including:

    • Preparing the fellow to lead a team in the medical management of cerebrovascular disease.
    • Rich exposure to cutting edge interventions for stroke, neurosurgery and neurology through interactions with the neurosurgery, neurocritical care, and endovascular services.
    • Familiarity with current protocols and trials relating to acute stroke intervention using both intravenous and intra-arterial techniques.
    • Interacting with fellows in other medical disciplines, including emergency medicine, interventional and vascular neurology, radiology and surgery.
    • Providing opportunities for research mentoring with funded physician investigators.
    Training and Teaching

    Fellows work closely in a collegial environment with staff and fellows from Vascular Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, Vascular Neurology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology, while providing both procedural and clinical care to our patients. Fellows will be involved in managing patients on the stroke service as well as consult services.

    Research

    Each fellow will work with staff mentors to draft and execute research projects. We are actively involved with multiple clinical trials, and focus primarily on translational, device-oriented research. Protected research time will be afforded each fellow, per ACGME guidelines.

    Call Responsibilities

    Fellows will rotate call typically on a Q2 basis, one week at a time.

    Application Process

    Application requirements for the Vascular Neurology Fellowship include:

    • Completion of postgraduate residency in neurology is required.
    • Graduates of programs outside the United States must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
    • Applicants should qualify for an unrestricted Ohio medical license.
    • Completion of the Cleveland Clinic Residency/Fellowship application along with the following documentation:
      • Personal statement of interest
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Transcripts
      • Letter from residency program director
      • Minimum two letters or recommendation from clinical supervising physicians
      • Certificate(s) of previous training
      • Medical School Diploma
      • Certified copy of current ECFMG certificate and qualifying exam

    Send all application materials to:

    Contact Person:
    Ken Uchino, MD
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cerebrovascular Center, S80
    9500 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Phone: 216.445.9897

    You may also contact the Graduate Medical Education Office for information on salary and benefits, visa process, housing and policies and procedures governing the program at 216.444.5690.

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