Stroke and Vascular Neurology

The University of California, Los Angeles Department of Neurology and the UCLA Stroke Center offer a one or two-year fellowship in cerebrovascular disease. Fellows receive intensive clinical research training in ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease. Core training includes:

  1. Participation a multihospital clinical trial program encompassing novel cytoprotective, antithrombotic, and hyperacute thrombolytic treatment trials.
  2. Management of cerebrovascular patients in dedicated Stroke Unit, Neurointensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and outpatient settings.
  3. Performance/interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound leading to qualification for neurosonology certification.

Collaborative research with UCLA’s leading interventional neuroradiology and neurovascular surgery services includes studies of cerebral angioplasty, catheter administered thrombolysis, vascular malformations, carotid endarterectomy and other conditions. Formal didactic teaching provides additional training in neuroepidemiology, outcomes research, clinical trial design, and biostatistics. Ample additional research opportunities are tailored to fellow interest and, in addition to the above, may include studies of:

  1. Diffusion/perfusion MRI and PET assessment of human cerebral ischemia.
  2. Oxidative stress in hippocampal slice and whole animal models.
  3. Neurobehavioral manifestations of cerebrovascular disease.
  4. Neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation.

The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical and research training and a fully competitive academic background. The selection process, including review of submitted applications and interviews, begins early March. Please include your curriculum vitae, and 2-3 letters of recommendation within your application.

Please send all applications to:

David S Liebeskind, M.D.
UCLA Stroke Center
710 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769

Fellowship Information

Fellowship Duration

1-2 years

Fellowship Salary

$46,000 - $55,000 annually

Fellowship Application Period

Accepted 12-18 months prior to start date

Typical Source of Funding

Grants and Clinical Revenues

Number of Positions Funded Per Year


Is Program Conducted Entirely Within the Department of Neurology