Stroke Fellowship Programs
Vascular Neurology Fellowship
The UCLA Vascular Neurology Fellowship was founded in 1996 and expanded to include an ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology Residency in 2004.
Fellows receive intensive clinical research training in ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease.
Core training includes:
- Participation a multihospital clinical trial program encompassing novel thrombolytic and mechanical recanalization, cytoprotective, and antithrombotic treatment trials.
- Management of cerebrovascular patients in dedicated Stroke Unit, Neurointensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and outpatient settings.
- Performance/interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound leading to qualification for neurosonology certification. 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:
- Diffusion/perfusion MRI and PET assessment of human cerebral ischemia.
- Oxidative stress in hippocampal slice and whole animal models.
- Neurobehavioral manifestations of cerebrovascular disease.
- Neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation.
The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical and research training and a fully competitive academic background.
For further information about the UCLA Vascular Neurology Residency/Fellowship, please contact:
David Liebeskind, MD
Director, UCLA Vascular Neurology Residency/Fellowship Program
710 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095