Program Director: Sharon Poisson, MD
The University of Colorado Vascular Neurology Fellowship is an ACGME accredited, multidisciplinary program led by the Department of Neurology, but with active participation from Neurocritical Care, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The one-year program provides training in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, and management for cerebrovascular diseases from acute onset through rehabilitation to long-term risk management. A pediatric track for this program is now available.
Training methods include hands-on patient care in the Emergency Department, Inpatient and Outpatient settings, and by telemedicine in outside EDs and in the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit. Weekly didactic sessions cover related topics and review important research regarding vascular neurology, and bi-monthly multidisciplinary conferences review complicated cases. This ACGME Accredited training program provides fellows with the skill and competence to provide expert level care for patients with cerebrovascular diseases in any setting (private practice, academic practice, etc.) and prepares trainees for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) with added Qualifications in Vascular Neurology.
Vascular Neurology Fellows are expected to participate in ongoing clinical cerebrovascular trials active at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) or affiliated institutions and are encouraged to develop their own research projects with faculty providing mentorship for grant development and implementation. Research skill training in clinical or basic science is available, including epidemiology, research design and analysis, and clinical trial methodology.
The Vascular Fellowship at the University of Colorado has trained both adult and pediatric fellows and encourages candidates to apply who are interested in continuing their education in both fields. For those who choose to add a pediatric track of the fellowship, elective rotations will be completed at Children’s Hospital Colorado.