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
|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
|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|
- 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:
Nada El Husseini, MD, MHSc,FAHA
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