Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program

kurowski_donna

Fellowship Director:
Donna Kurowski George, MD

Our vascular neurology fellowship program was founded in 1994 and is ACGME accredited. We accept 3 fellows each year, and fellowship training may last for one or two years depending on the individual career plans and needs of the fellow.   We have a long history of training successful vascular neurologists, and are proud of our former fellows! Click here to see a list of our current and former fellows.

Fellowship Curriculum

First year fellows spend 6 months on the inpatient Stroke Service where they lead daily morning rounds with the faculty, provide supervision of residents and medical students, and respond to acute stroke calls. Fellows spend 1 month per year on the Neurointensive care service and 2 weeks on neurorehabiliation. There are 3.5 months of elective time which are distributed according to the individual interests of the fellow and may include rotations focusing on ICU, research, neurosonology, neurosurgery, or interventional neuroradiology (click here for ACGME core goals of each rotation).  When not covering the inpatient stroke service, fellows attend clinic with stroke attendings 2 afternoons per week. Night and weekend call is divided between the fellows and stroke attendings. Additional educational experiences include didactic lectures, a weekly stroke case conference and a weekly journal club, reading assignments, and personal mentoring. Fellows who elect to undertake a second year of training will have further time to pursue an academic research program while honing their clinical skills.

2021 Fellows

Above: 2020-2021 Vascular Neurology Fellows.

For more information about our vascular neurology fellowship program click here.

We are also accepting applications for our StrokeNet Research fellowship starting in July 2021!

Our StrokeNet Research Fellowship established in 2014, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, aims to train promising candidates in the ethics, principles, design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials.  This fellowship typically precedes or follows a more clinically-focused fellowship, and provides the trainee with the tools to develop a career in stroke clinical research.
Candidates who wish to apply should send a cover letter addressed to Dr. Scott Kasner at PennNeuroFellowships@uphs.upenn.edu along with a CV, 2 letters of recommendation, USMLE scores, and a personal statement (re: interests in stroke and research?).

To apply for a fellowship position starting in July 2021, please submit your application through ERAS: https://students-residents.aamc.org/

Donna Kurowski George, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: Donna.K.George@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Phone: (215) 662-3363
Fax: (215) 614-1927

Please reach out to us with any questions, thank you for your interest in our program!