The Department of Neurology offers a one-year Vascular Neurology Fellowship approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This comprehensive program provides training in the inpatient and outpatient management of cerebrovascular disorders under the supervision of internationally renowned faculty.  

Training will primarily take place within the VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Fellows receive training in a comprehensive stroke center that sees an average of 1,000 stroke patients each year, with one of the highest rates and fastest times of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA) administration and stroke intervention. Fellows may also get the opportunity to rotate at the newly opened Sheltering Arms Institute: Physical Rehabilitation Hospital.

Strengths of the program include extensive training in stroke neuroimaging, neurocritical care, acute stroke evaluation, assessment for stroke intervention and outpatient stroke prevention. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in clinical research and ongoing clinical trials.   

Completion of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship prepares the candidate for an academic career, and courses in research methodology can be incorporated into the curriculum for those interested.

Click on the link to learn more about the Division of Vascular and Critical Care Neurology and its faculty.

Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited neurology or child neurology residency program, an AOA-approved neurology or child neurology residency program, a neurology or child neurology program with ACGME International Advanced Speciality Accreditaion, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada-accredited neurology or child neurology residency program located in Canada. Applicants must also have successfully passed through USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3.

Any applicants unable to begin training by July 1st of the appointment year must notify the program coordinator and program director before their interview. Approval for off-cycle training will be granted by the GME office on a case by case basis.

Rotations will Include:

  • Cerebrovascular Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroscience ICU
  • Tele-Stroke
  • Outpatient Stroke or Rehabilitation

We are currently accepting applications for the 2025-26 academic year. Applicants should send in the following materials:

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. All materials and questions should be directed to the program coordinator, Kelsey Schneider, at


If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Kelsey Schneider, Fellowship Program Coordinator


Warren L. Felton III. MD, Program Director
Phone: (804) 828-4806

Hiba Alam, MD


Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center