Vascular Neurology

The Cerebrovascular Disease Section of the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers an ACGME accredited training program in the subspecialty of Vascular Neurology. This one-year program offers extensive training in both research and clinical care through a comprehensive program of didactic teaching and hands-on clinical experience. Vascular Neurology fellows typically participate in the following training rotations:

  • In-patient Stroke Service – 4 months
  • Neurocritical Care – 1 month
  • Selective Rotation – 1 month
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic – 1 month
  • Interventional Neuroradiology – 1 month
  • Research — 4 months (includes vacation)

Emergency evaluation of patients’ acute stroke for thrombolytic therapy and one-half day per week of outpatient stroke clinic will take place throughout the year.

One or two years of additional non-ACGME accredited training in basic or clinical research may be available for those interested in an academic career.

The Washington University School of Medicine Stroke Service is based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which serves as a primary stroke center for the Saint Louis metropolitan area, and a comprehensive referral center for the central Midwest. Approximately 1800 patients with cerebrovascular disease are admitted yearly. Fellowship training will be apportioned between inpatient services (including the neuro-ICU and stroke rehabilitation) outpatient services, instruction in ultrasound, education of house staff and medical students, and participation in original basic or clinical neuroscience research and clinical trials.

Our Stroke Center provides a wealth of patient encounter opportunities, as well as collaboration with outstanding cerebrovascular scientists, clinicians, radiologists, and surgeons. Individuals who will have completed an ACGME accredited Neurology residency program are eligible to apply.

View our fellowship policies.

View a listing of our stroke fellowship alumni.


Renee Van Stavern, MD
c/o Michelle Parsons
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO 63110

phone: 314.747.2789