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 placewithin 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.

Rotations will Include:

  • Cerebrovascular Neurology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Neuroscience ICU

  • Tele-Stroke

  • Outpatient Stroke or Rehabilitation

Our vascular neurology fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).   

Interested candidates can contact program director Dr. Warren Felton, III or our program coordinator for additional information.   

Please send application materials to:

VCU Department of Neurology
Attn: Judy Gutierrez
Box 980599
Richmond, VA 23298-0599 

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

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

Judy Gutierrez, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (804) 828-4615

Sigourney Jeans, Administrative Assistant for the Division of Vascular and Neuro-Opthalmology
Phone: (804) 827-1267

Hiba Alam, MD

Completed training in 2019 and is now at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center as a Neurologist focusing on stroke, intracranial hemorrhages, and other cerebrovascular diseases.