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Fellowship Program

The Stroke and Neurovascular Center offers three fellowship programs.

Vascular Neurology Fellowship:

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program at JFK Medical Center's Stroke and Neurovascular Center is a one-year, ACGME accredited program designed to prepare fellows for an academic career in stroke neurology. During the course of the fellowship, the fellow is expected to gain competence in the primary management of critically ill stroke patients, triage acute stroke patients including enrollment in acute interventional trials, participate in clinical research, consult on inpatient/outpatient referrals to the stroke service, interpret a wide array of neuroradiological tests, and perform and interpret neurovascular ultrasound. In addition to participating in ongoing research, fellows are encouraged to develop their own research projects. This fellowship fulfills a minimum requirement for entering into the Stroke and Neurovascular Center's two-year neurointerventional surgery training program, which can be applied for separately. A four year combined pathways is also available. 

Requirements: Board certified or eligible in Neurology.

Neurocritical Care Fellowship

A two-year fellowship in Neurocritical Care is offered by the Stroke and Neurovascular Center at JFK Medical Center. The fellow will gain competence in recognizing, evaluating and managing acute neurologic insults including traumatic brain injury, stroke, refractory status epilepticus, autoimmune and demyelinating disorders, CNS infections, metabolic, neuromuscular disorders, and neurologic complications of critical illness. Scholarly productivity is also encouraged. In addition to participating in ongoing research, fellows are encouraged to develop their own research projects.

Requirements: Completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesia/critical care medicine or pulmonary/critical care medicine.

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (Neurointerventional Surgery) Fellowship

We offer a one-year fellowship in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology at the Stroke and Neurovascular Center with a pre-requite year of diagnostic training capability. Training emphasizes competency and proficiency in endovascular procedures including catheter-based thrombolysis, embolization, and stent placement for various neurovascular diseases. Program faculty includes internationally known neuro interventionalists. It is directed by Neurologist Interventionalist and includes a faculty of three Radiology Interventionalists. It has a very active clinical research program focused on neurovascular diseases. It provides many opportunities for research.

Historically the program has been offered as a three year combined program. The first year is the Vascular Neurology followed by two further years of Neurocritical care and Interventional Neurology Training. More recently the program is being offered as a four year combined program where the first year is the vascular Neurology year. The next two years are the Neurocritical Care year and that is followed by the final year of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology. The prerequisite requirements for Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology year is completed during the first three years. When offered as a four year program, the fellows are involved in interventional procedures in all four years of their training. At the end of the four year fellowship at the Stroke and Neurovascular Center, fellows are eligible to sit for the boards in three subspecialties: Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology.

Requirements: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology Board Certification/Eligibility. Further training in Stroke/Neurocritical Care if from Neurology background and Neuroradiology if from Radiology background.

For more information, contact:

Jawad Kirmani, M.D.
Director Stroke and Neurovascular Center
65 James Street
Edison, New Jersey 08818
(732) 744-5805
email: jkirmani@snchealth.org; jkirmani@jfkhealth.org

Rosemary Danski
SNC Fellowship Coordinator
65 James Street
Edison, New Jersey 08818
(732) 632-1685
rdanski@jfkhealth.org; rdanski@snchealth.org