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There is not a more supportive environment for stroke fellowship training in the nation. The Department Chair, the Division Chief, and especially the Fellowship Director each deserve to be recognized specifically for their remarkable dedication to education."

2021 Graduates

Dimitrios Manou

Dimitrios Manou, M.D.​
Senior Instructor of Neurology
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Carolina Vivar

Carolina Vivar, M.D.
Neurohospitalist
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

2020 Graduates

Gaurav Dighe

Mitchell Onken, M.D.​
Neurohospitalist
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

Jorge Risco

Usman Shehzad, M.D.
Neurohospitalist
Bayhealth Medical Center
Dover, DE

2019 Graduates

Jaclyn E. Burch, M.D.

Jaclyn E. Burch, M.D​.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Varun Pulakanti, M.D.

Varun Pulakanti, M.D.
Neurohospitalist
Geisinger Health Center
Danville, PA

Igor Titoff, D.O.

Igor Titoff, D.O.​
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

 

2018 Graduates

Gaurav Dighe

Gaurav Dighe, M.D.​
Neurohospitalist
Mercy Clinic
Springfield, MO

Jorge Risco

Jorge Risco, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

 

2017 Graduates

Justin Chandler

Justin Chandler, M.D.
Neurohospitalist
Centerpoint Medical Center
Independence, MO

Eugene Scharf

Eugene Scharf, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

2016 Graduates

F. Robert Gil, M.D.

F. Robert Gil, M.D.
Neurohospitalist, Clinician Educator
Northshore University Health System
Evanston, IL

Anthony Noto, M.D.

Anthony Noto, M.D.​
Vice Chair of Neurology
Geisinger Health Center
Danville, PA

2015 Graduates

Ania Buzsa, M.D., Ph.D.

Ania Buzsa, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
 

2014 Graduates

Mike Manchak, M.D.

Michael Manchak, MD
Stroke Program Director
Sanford Health
Fargo, ND

Roople Unia, M.D.

Roople K. Unia, MD
Stroke Program Director
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, ME

What Our Graduates Have to Say...

 

The University of Rochester offers a very well structured and organized fellowship program with multiple learning opportunities. A significant amount of supervised independence is offered in running the acute stroke service and staffing evening and night float consults by phone with the residents. These experiences provide the best opportunities to develop the skills necessary for acute medical decision-making demanded by the specialty."

The stroke fellows journal club was one of the best educational opportunities. The Friday neurovascular case conference provided a great platform for discussing our most challenging cases. All the didactics were very helpful for learning."

I was able to take a project from the idea phase through the IRB phase and enroll a patient. It was a great experience and I am really thankful for the mentorship and support of the Department. I also enjoyed participating in the multicenter trials and understanding how they work."

The program director made a heroic effort to teach and arrange extra educational opportunities. I really enjoyed the format and depth of the stroke fellows journal club. We covered many important topics. I also enjoyed the hot scan of the week cases, which were always challenging and fun to complete."