The Stroke Fellowship provides comprehensive training encompassing the whole spectrum of the rapidly evolving field of vascular neuroscience. Stroke fellows gain extensive experience with clinical management of complex disorders, advanced neuroimaging techniques, intravenous and endovascular reperfusion therapies, telestroke, secondary stroke prevention strategies including endovascular and surgical options for large vessel stroke, advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for cardioembolic stroke and evidenced-based medical management for stroke prevention.
In addition, fellows are expected to participate in clinical trials addressing all facets of stroke diagnosis and management. Independent research projects leading to publication in peer review journals are strongly encouraged. The Stroke fellowship has been expanded to include exposure to interventional and open neurosurgical given the close integration between the stroke and interventional services.
Three ACGME accredited fellowship positions are offered yearly.
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Here you will find an approximate fellow schedule breakdown for the year.
In addition to the information listen in the schedule, each fellow will also have 4 weeks of vacation time and protected time to go to the annual International Stroke Conference (ISC).
Our stroke and neurointerventional fellowship graduates have gone on to do incredible things in the world of neurology! See our past alumni here.
We look forward to hearing from you, and hope that you will visit us soon!
Sincerely, The Stroke Institute Faculty;
Ashutosh Jadhav, MD, PhD, FAHA, FSVIN: Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Director of UPMC Stroke Institute, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program Director, StrokeNet Fellowship Program Director (Endovascular Attending)
Maxim Hammer, MD: Associate Professor of Neurology, Vice-Chairman, Clinical Affairs
Sandra Narayanan, MD, FAHA, FANA, FSVIN: Associate Professor of Neurology (Endovascular Attending)
Matthew Starr, MD: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of Stroke Services UPMC Shadyside, Associate Program Director Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Marcelo Rocha, MD, PhD: Assistant Professor of Neurology
Cynthia Kenmuir MD, PhD: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of Stroke and Endovascular Services UPMC Altoona
Danoushka Tememe, MD: Assistant Professor of Neurology
Merritt Brown, MD: Clinical Instructor of Neurology (Senior Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellow)
Jay Dolia, MD: Clinical Instructor of Neurology (Junior Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellow)
Kavit Shah, MD: Clinical Instructor of Neurology (Junior Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellow)
Kunakorn Atchaneeyasakul, MD: Clinical Instructor of Neurology (StrokeNet Fellow)