Vascular Neurology (Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke)

Neurology Fellowship Programs


  • Curtis Benesch, M.D., M.P.H., Program Director
  • Jeffrey Burdett, M.D.
  • Robert G. Holloway, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
  • Todd Holmquist, M.D.
  • Babak Jahromi, M.D. (Neurosurgery)
  • Adam G. Kelly, M.D.
  • Henry Wang , M.D., Ph.D. (Neuroradiology)
  • Bogachan Sahin, M.D.

Major Clinical and Investigative Interests:

This fellowship is ACGME-accredited for subspecialty training in cerebrovascular disease, and successful completion of this fellowship will qualify candidates as board-eligible for certification in cerebrovascular neurology. The program offers first-hand experience in 1) the clinical management of stroke patients; 2) the conduct of clinical research in patients with cerebrovascular disease; 3) on-going trials in stroke treatment and prevention; and 4) development of acute stroke treatment protocols. An active clinical stroke service provides the fellow with wide exposure to various cerebrovascular disorders. The fellowship also provides ample opportunity for pursuit of individual interests or projects. Current research projects include acute endovascular interventions, the development of quality-of-care indicators, the use of ultrasonography in acute stroke and neurovascular monitoring, stroke prevention in patients with insulin resistance or lacunar disease, and PFO closure for cryptogenic stroke. Additional training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics is also available.

For selected applicants who successfully complete the initial year, the Fellowship in Cerebrovascular Disease may be combined with the NIH-funded Fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics under the direction of Drs. Robert Griggs, David Oakes, Robert Holloway, Steve Goldman and Curtis Benesch.

2 fellows/year- ACGME accredited Stroke Training Program

1-2 fellows/year NIH-funded Experimental Therapeutics Program

Program Handbook

Contact Person: Curtis G. Benesch, M.D., M.P.H.
Phone: 585-275-2530
Fax: 585-273-1026