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.
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.
Fellows will rotate call typically on a Q2 basis, one week at a time.
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
- 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:
Ken Uchino, MD
Cerebrovascular Center, S80
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
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.
Outstanding patient care, education of those who serve and research are the three goals the Department of Neurology strives to achieve. As a part of that overall commitment to education, below are the recognized current neurology fellows who value the importance of providing the highest quality of medical care.
2020-2021 Clinical Fellows
Marek Cierny, MD
Medical School: Masaryk University, Czechia
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Lacy (Sam) Handshoe, DO
Medical School: University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Husitha Vanguru, MD
Medical School: NTR University of Health Sciences, India
Residency: University Hospital-SUNY Upstate Medical University
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