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Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Training Program


Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Neurology at Albany Medical Center, I would like to thank you for your interest in our Vascular Neurology  fellowship.  This is a one year, ACGME accredited fellowship with training in early treatment and prevention of stroke, application of modern neuroimaging techniques including CT Angiography and Perfusion, MRI Diffusion and Perfusion Imaging, Doppler ultrasonography, neurocritical care, and stroke rehabilitation.  Fellows who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the sub-specialty board examination in Vascular Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology). 
                                                                                                                            

Albany Medical Center has been lauded by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for leading the nation in following evidence-based guidelines for patients with heart failure, coronary artery disease and stroke. By receiving Annual Performance Achievement Awards in all three categories, Albany Med becomes only one of three hospitals in New York State and thirteen in the nation to receive this distinction under the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get  With the Guidelines (GWTG) program. In addition, it is one of three hospitals in New York State to receive a National Top 100 Stroke Hospital Award. The Lally Neurological Observation/Stroke Unit is a 14-bed unit with sophisticated monitoring for acute stroke patients and our Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit is for treatment of highest acuity neurologically-injured patients including stroke. 

We offer:

  • A diverse clinical exposure at a 651 bed hospital
  • The most up-to-date monitoring and treatment paradigms for stroke patients
  • Congenial environment between Faculty, Fellows, neurology and neurosurgery residents
  • Strong commitment to teaching
  • Interest and commitment to research

If you are seeking a Fellowship with a devoted faculty interested in the education of its trainees and a program that combines academic excellence with a supportive and collegial environment, then the Albany Medical Center Vascular Neurology  fellowship may be the program for you!

Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited neurology residency in the US and be Board eligible in Neurology.  Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and  personal statement of interest in this subspecialty to the program director,  Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, MC 70, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY  12208 .  For further information, please contact  Dr. Bernardini at  bernarg@mail.amc.edu

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and please contact our program with any questions you may have.