Duke offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship in stroke/vascular neurology. Candidates must have competed an approved neurology residency and be ABMS neurology board eligible or certified.

Our Vascular Neurology Fellowship program is directed by Nada El-Husseini, MD, and includes a multidisciplinary faculty including vascular neurologists, neurointensivists, neurorehabilitation specialists, radiologists and neurosurgeons.

Duke offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship in vascular neurology. Candidates must have competed an approved neurology residency and be ABMS neurology board eligible or certified. This program is directed by Nada El-Husseini, MD, and includes a multidisciplinary faculty from the our Department as well as the Departments of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, and Surgery. Brian Mac Grory, MB BCh, MRCP, is our associate program director.

Fellows receive competitive salary and benefits at the PGY-5 level. In addition, the fellow will receive a stipend to attend at least one national/international stroke meeting a year.


Type of Experience Structure Amount of Time
Stroke fellow community clinic Outpatient clinic staffed with stroke attending ½ day a week (except when rotating in the neuro-intensive care unit)
Vascular neurology inpatient care Stroke stepdown and floor, acute stroke management in the Emergency Department 24 weeks
Neurocritical care Neurointensive care unit 4 weeks

Neuroradiology reading with neuroradiology attending, neurointerventional cases with neurointerventional team

3 weeks
Neurosonology Rotation in TCD and carotid duplex lab, attend neurosonology course 3 weeks


The fellow can select from the following: fellow specialty clinic, stroke consults,psychiatry, global health, neurohospitalist rotation at Duke Regional Hospital, or from other topics

4 weeks
Outpatient rehabilitation Durham VA Medical Center and Lenox Baker Duke clinic 2 weeks
Inpatient rehabilitation Duke rehabilitation institute 2 weeks
Research Supervised research 6 weeks
Vascular neurology emergency care Stroke code team Daytime hours (during inpatient stroke rotation)
Telestroke Consulting remotely via video platform for acute stroke management 9 weeks


Didactic series:

  • Stroke invited speaker series
  • Stroke case conference
  • Practice guideline review
  • Journal club
  • Combined neurovascular/interventional/radiology case conference
  • Grand rounds
  • Safety event analysis

Application for the vascular neurology fellowship program usually opens in December, two years before the starting date (for example, applications for a start date of July 2024 open in December 2022). To apply, please use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applicants should review the employment requirements for all Duke graduate medical education trainees at this page. Applicants who do not qualify for employment cannot be ranked. 

For further information please contact:

Program Coordinator
Christine Berry

Program Director
Nada El Husseini, MD, MHSc,FAHA

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