Stroke & Vascular Neurology

The UCLA Vascular Neurology Fellowship was founded in 1996 and expanded to include an ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology Residency in 2004.

The Fellowship Program in Vascular Neurology affords extensive experience in clinical vascular neurology as well as clinical research training. A one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship will be offered and is designed to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical and research training and a fully competitive academic background.

Clinical Trials and Research

Collaborative research with UCLA’s leading interventional neuroradiology and neurovascular surgery services includes studies of cerebral angioplasty, catheter administered thrombolysis, vascular malformations, carotid endarterectomy and other conditions. Formal didactic teaching provides additional training in neuroepidemiology, outcomes research, clinical trial design, and biostatistics. Ample additional research opportunities are tailored to fellow interest and, in addition to the above, may include studies of:

  1. Diffusion/perfusion MRI and PET assessment of human cerebral ischemia.
  2. Oxidative stress in hippocampal slice and whole animal models.
  3. Neurobehavioral manifestations of cerebrovascular disease.
  4. Neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation.

For more information, please visit our program's Research page.

Application information:

Interested applicants can apply by going to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to fill out an application.  We also participate in NRMP's Vascular Neurology Match.  The deadline to register for NRMP is February 1st.  


Acceptance to the program is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited neurology residency training program. 

Applicants must have a California medical license prior to starting their fellowship training. Eligibility criteria is available on the Medical Board of California website.

UCLA GME Appointment/Reappointment Policy

Other Resources:

Meet our Team:

David S. Liebeskind, MD

David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA, FSVIN, FWSO
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Latisha Sharma

Latisha Sharma, MD

Associate Director 

[email protected]


Sahar Rupani

Sahar Rupani

Education Office Director 

[email protected]



Executive Clerkship and MS4 Electives Coordinator

Oscar Arellano

Program Coordinator 

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For a list of our Program Rotations, including descriptions, go Here 

ACGME Benefits and Salary

To learn about ACGME benefits and salary, visit our benefits and salary webpage.

Program Faculty

For a list of all our Faculty, go here.

Current Fellows

For a list of our current Fellows, go here.

Program Alumni

For a list of our program's Alumni, go here.