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Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center offers an ACGME approved comprehensive one-year fellowship in Vascular Neurology. This one-year program provides comprehensive training in the inpatient and outpatient management of cerebrovascular disorders under the supervision of an internationally renowned faculty.  Fellows will have the option to choose from one of two tracks. Our academic track involves training at VCU Medical Center in Downtown Richmond.  We are a comprehensive stroke center with an average of 1000 stroke patients a year. We have amongst the highest rates and fastest times of IV tPA administration as well as stroke intervention.  Our community track offers training in collaboration with Winchester Medical Center located in Winchester, Virginia.  WMC is a Joint Commission certified primary stroke center. This is a unique setting to train in community stroke, neuroimaging and endovascular surgical neuroradiology.

Training in stroke neuroimaging, neurocritical care, acute stroke evaluation and assessment for stroke intervention, and outpatient Stroke Prevention Clinic are the strengths of our program. In addition, there are ample opportunities for clinical research and participation in ongoing clinical trials. Completion of the Vascular Neurology fellowship prepares the candidate for an academic career.  Courses in research methodology for those interested can be incorporated into the curriculum.

Interested candidates who are board certified or eligible for board certification in Neurology can contact the program director, Prachi Mehndiratta, MD or the program coordinator, Jennifer Rew, M.Ed. for additional information. Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications for a July 1, 2018 start will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2017.

Interview days for 2018 are: 
Coming soon!

Program Faculty

  • Warren L. Felton, III, M.D. - Stroke Director
  • Sherita Chapman Smith, M.D.
  • Prachi Mehndiratta, M.D. - Program Director
  • Daniel Falcao, D.O.
  • Maha Alattar, M.D.
     
  • Stacie Stevens, Ph.D., FNP-BC, RN - Program Coordinator
  • Lorie Selleck, RN - Stroke Data Manager
  • Jeneane Henry - Stroke Research Coordinator

Ancillary Faculty

  • John Reavey Cantwell, M.D. - Department of Neurosurgery
  • Dennis Rivet, M.D. - Department of Neurosurgery
  • Warren Stringer, M.D. - Department of Radiology
  • Yang Tang, M.D. - Department of Radiology

Ongoing Clinical Trials

Dabigatran Etexilate for Secondary Stroke Prevention in Patients With Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (RE-SPECT ESUS)

An Extension Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Dalfampridine Extended-Release Tablets for the Treatment of Chronic Post-Ischemic Stroke Walking Deficits in Subjects Who Participated in the DALF-PS-1016 Study (MILESTONE℠)

Pre-Hospital Rapid Evaluation via Ambulance Lead Emergency Remote Telemedicine (PRE-ALERT)