Key features

  • Throughout the program, trainees will assist in emergency evaluation of patients’ acute stroke for thrombolytic therapy and one-half day per week of outpatient stroke clinic.
  • WashU is at the vanguard of developing regional stroke and telestroke networks. Fellows will be trained how to utilize telestroke for acute treatment in novel settings like our virtual stroke program hospitals and telestroke clinics.
  • All fellows will participate as co-investigators in pivotal, ongoing Phase III clinical trials. Our program is a recognized leading enroller in ongoing national and international stroke trials.
  • Weekly endovascular case conferences facilitated by neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology staff offer the chance for further growth and enrichment. There are dedicated weekly neuroradiology conferences for stroke and neurocritical care open to all clinical fellows.

Fellows will also attend our annual William J. Powers Evidence-Based Management of Cerebrovascular Disease course featuring lectures from the Washington University vascular neurology faculty, as well as leaders in neurocritical care, neurorehabilitation, neuroradiology, neurosurgery and emergency medicine.

Since 2001, the objective of the course is to provide attendees with the current state of the evidence regarding the diagnosis, management and prevention of ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage to allow for informed decisions in the management of patients with these conditions.

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.