Contact Information

Neurology Program Coordinator: 
Hannah Nichols
Phone: 614-688-9547
Fax: 614-293-4688
395 W. 12th Ave., 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210

Our Vascular Neurology Fellowship program involves clinical training and research in all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.

Extensive Hands-on Exposure

As a fellow, you will train under some of the nation’s top clinicians, educators and researchers. We have a highly collaborative faculty network, formal research seminars, informal presentations, journal reviews and didactic lectures that will stimulate your intellect and encourage you in the development of an outstanding career. Fellows who complete training in our programs will be eligible for board certification. We currently offer five programs.

Vascular Neurology Fellowship Curriculum

The Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases and Neurocritical Care offers two fellowship positions per year for neurologists interested in pursuing subspecialty training in vascular neurology. The ACGME-accredited 12-month program involves clinical training and research in all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. Applicants may apply for a second year which offers a more extensive research curriculum. With successful completion of this fellowship, you will be eligible to sit for the subspecialty board in vascular neurology administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship curriculum places a heavy emphasis on acute stroke management and stroke critical care, with opportunity for hands-on exposure to endovascular neurosurgery. We encourage you to take advantage of training and certification in intensive care bedside procedures as well.

At Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, you will have full access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging modalities including CT and MR perfusion, transcranial Doppler, SPECT and PET for diagnosis of patients with cerebrovascular diseases. You will also gain experience with telemedicine technology through our collaboration with several hospitals in rural central Ohio.

Our curriculum includes:

  • Stroke/Neurovascular Wards & Consult  6 months
  • Neurocritical Care 2 months
  • Neuroimaging*/Interventional 2 months
  • Neurorehabilitation 1 month
  • Elective** 1 month
*Neuroimaging includes Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Neurointerventional Surgery and Neurosonology.
**Elective options include Vascular Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, Neurointerventional Surgery, Cardiology Consultations and Neuroimaging.

Call is every other week from home (including the weekend). You will have a supervisory role in neurovascular service, made up of one senior and one junior neurology resident and two medical students.

You will attend a cerebrovascular continuity clinic each week with a supervising attending vascular neurologist present.

Our five core faculty physicians are all ABPN-certified in vascular neurology and four have additional certification in neurocritical care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Two dually trained vascular and endovascular neurosurgeons also serve on our faculty.

You will serve as an integral member of our research team under several National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials and will be strongly encouraged to formulate an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship training programs. You may download a PDF of the application below. Complete and submit it along with the other required documents noted below to the program coordinator listed on the application. Applications may be scanned and emailed or faxed. Or simply mail a hard copy of all materials to the street address listed on the application form.

Vascular Neurology Fellowship Application

Supporting documents required include:

  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate if you are a foreign medical graduate
  • Certificate of completion from an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited neurology residency program or, if currently a resident, a letter from the neurology residency program director indicating good standing
  • Official U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) scores
  • Three letters of reference (one must be from a current or former vascular neurology faculty member)
  • Proof of citizenship, permanent residency or visa status
  • Copy of Neurology Board Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of Ohio State Medical License (if available)
Download Vascular Neurology Fellowship Application

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information about Neurology fellowships at Ohio State, please contact Program Coordinator Karen Willman at or at 614-293-6872.

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