A stroke fellowship is an essential part of training for neurologists interested in gaining expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex problems involving the cerebrovascular system. The stroke service at Lahey provides extensive clinical training in stroke and exposure to neurointerventional techniques. The clinical training for the stroke fellowship is 12 months.
The fellow participates in the management of patients with strokes seen in the clinic and in the hospital. The fellow also learns to perform and read transcranial ultrasound. The training offers opportunities to interact with multiple services providing care to patients with cerebrovascular disease, including a very active group of vascular surgeons, neurointerventionalists, cardiologists and neurosurgeons.
The fellow is expected to be part of clinical trials, maintaining the stroke database, and in the publication of papers relevant to the field of stroke. The usual schedule for the fellow includes rounding with the stroke attending, reviewing cases, seeing patients in the outpatient clinic, and organizing vascular conferences. The schedule also allows for research time and development of specific interests. The fellow is expected to share on-call service with three stroke attendings.
How to Apply
For information about applying to the neurology fellowship in stroke, contact the program director:
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Department of Neurology
41 Mall Rd.
Burlington, MA 01805