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Vascular Neurology Fellowship

The Vascular Neurology one-year fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital offers clinical, neuro-imaging, and rehabilitation training, and opportunities for vascular research projects.

Scott Silverman

Message from the Director

Welcome to the MGH/BWH/HMS fellowship program in Vascular Neurology.  We are a program steeped in tradition and have trained numerous fellows who are currently leaders in the field of vascular neurology, neurocritical care and interventional neuroradiology. 

The outstanding care, clinical and research innovations, and clinical and research leadership both provided and generated by our graduates has played a significant role in the transformation of acute and preventative stroke care for patients across the world. 

Our fellowship program is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in vascular neurology.  Our acute stroke services, stroke inpatient and outpatient units and Neurointensive care units are among the busiest in the country, with unmatched access to clinical and imaging technology.  Fellows experience a broad clinical experience.  They take care of patients on the acute stroke and telestroke services, the inpatient stroke service, the Neurosciences intensive care unit, and the stroke prevention clinic.  Fellows also gain expertise in Neurosonology with the performance and interpretation of transcranial and carotid doppler ultrasonography and Neuroradiology with the interpretation of the most up to date neuroimaging techniques for patients with acute neurologic disorders.  Through our collaboration with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, one of the most renowned rehabilitation hospitals in the country, fellows train in neurorehabilitation. 

While the one year fellowship is heavily clinically based, all fellows are strongly encouraged and supported in their development of independent basic science and/or clinical research projects in collaboration with members of the department.  We believe that learning and applying a scientifically-based rigorous approach to data analysis, at the bedside and in research, are the foundation for providing outstanding care to the patients of today and improving the care of patients of tomorrow. In addition to the one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship, we also offer an additional optional one year stroke research fellowship.  Collaborative opportunities for research are available at MGH and BWH as well as Harvard Medical School and MIT.

We are very proud of our tradition and eager to welcome the future in vascular neurology with new trainees every July.

We are seeking applicants for this program for the July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 term. We offer salary commensurate with a PGY-level. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Sincerely,

Scott Silverman
Fellowship Director

Hospitals & Leadership

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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at night

Glass exterior of Brigham and Women's Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
(primary site)

Program Director: Scott B. Silverman, MD
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Site Director: Randie M. Black-Schaffer, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Site Director Steve K. Feske, MD

Faculty, Massachusetts General Hospital

Stroke and Neurocritical Care Services

Faculty, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Faculty, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Faculty, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Neurocritical Care and Acute Stroke

Current Fellows 

  • Ming-Chieh Ding, MD, PhD
  • Eli Zimmerman, MD

Alumni Fellows

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

Requirements

Prior to starting fellowship, applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited program in neurology, child neurology, neurodevelopment disabilities, or a program in one of these specialties that is located in Canada and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;

Applicants are also required to successfully complete USMLE Step II CK, CS, and Step III. Canadian physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy who are eligible for licensure may substitute successful completion of LMCC/MCCQE and COMLEX examinations, respectively, in lieu of USMLE examinations.

Our program does accept ECFMG certified physicians and sponsors both J1 and H-1B visas for trainees.

We are very proud of our tradition and eager to welcome the future in vascular neurology with new trainees every July.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Rotation Schedule

  1. Acute Stroke Service, MGH
  2. Inpatient Stroke Service, MGH
  3. MGH Neuro ICU, Red Team (encompassing Critical Care Neurology and Neurotrauma)
  4. MGH Neuro ICU, Blue Team (encompassing Neurovascular Critical Care and Preoperative Critical Care)
  5. BWH Neuro ICU, Critical Care Neurology and Acute Stroke Service
  6. Stroke/ICU Consult Service, MGH
  7. Stroke Prevention Clinic, MGH
  8. Neuro-sonology
  9. Neuro-Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  10. Elective

 Weekly Conferences

  • MGH Stroke Service Conference - Wednesday 12:00 pm
  • MGH ICU Conference - Monday 4:00 pm
  • BWH Stroke/ICU Conference - Friday 1:30 pm

Updated 11/12/2012

While the one year fellowship is heavily clinically based, all fellows are strongly encouraged and supported in their development of independent basic science and/or clinical research projects in collaboration with members of the department.  We believe that learning and applying a scientifically-based rigorous approach to data analysis, at the bedside and in research, are the foundation for providing outstanding care to the patients of today and improving the care of patients of tomorrow.  In addition to the one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship, we also offer an additional optional one year stroke research fellowship.  Collaborative opportunities for research are available at MGH and BWH as well as Harvard Medical School and MIT. 

How to Apply

The Partners Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program is now using ERAS for applications. Please visit https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/ and use the ERAS website for the submission of all application materials.

A complete application consists of a letter of intent, an updated curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation from professional references.

Update (September 2014):
Starting with our 2014-15 recruitment season, our program will be participating in the NRMP Match for Vascular Neurology. Please visit the NRMP website for more information and to register for the May 2015 match (http://www.nrmp.org/fellowships/vascular-neurology-match/).

If you have additional questions please contact the fellowship Program Coordinator via e-mail: Ms. Sarah Costello.

Stroke Service at Massachusetts General Hospital

Wang Ambulatory Care Center
WACC, 7th floor, room 720
15 Parkman Avenue
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-8459
Fax: 617-726-5043
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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