Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Overview:

This is a one-year ACGME-accredited curriculum in Vascular Neurology focusing on pathophysiology at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Science System. Fellows receive a minimum 6-month exposure to high-complexity inpatient stroke cases. The inpatient experience will provide exposure to complex neurovascular cases. The curriculum also provides a longitudinal outpatient experience, training in neurosonology and advanced neuroimaging, exposure to state-of-the-art neurointerventional procedures, neurobehavioral therapies, neurorehabilitation, and neurovascular surgery. Fellows also participate in clinical research including multi-center clinical trials. A second year may be available to interested candidates seeking additional clinical exposure and/or mentored research. After completing the fellowship program, eligible candidates will be able to apply to take the Vascular Neurology and Neurosonology board certification examinations.

Requirements:

Candidates must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in neurology prior to matriculation and be eligible for Illinois' state licensure. Eligible foreign medical graduates with appropriate immigration or visa status are welcome to apply. A copy of the applicant's CV and 3 letters of recommendation are required.

Program Faculty:

  • Neelofer Shafi (Fellowship Program Director)
  • Cathy Helgason, MD
  • Laura Pedelty, MD PhD
  • Fernando D. Testai, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Kurian Thomas, MD
  • Dilip K. Pandey, MD, PhD, FAHA 


  • For further information on the Vascular Neurology Fellowship, contact:

    Neelofer Shafi, MD (nshafi@uic.edu)
    Program Director
    Phone: (312)-996-6496
    Fax: (312)-996-4169

    Maria Mata (mmata@uic.edu)
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: (312)-996-6906
    Fax: (312)-996-4169