Dear Future Vascular Neurology Fellows,
I, personally welcome you to our program and would like to share our experience with stroke and vascular neurology training. UConn/Hartford HealthCare program offers one ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology Fellowship, annually.
Training occurs at Hartford Hospital, UConn Health and Inpatient Rehab Unit.
Hartford Hospital is a Comprehensive Stroke Center. In this 850+ bed urban tertiary care hospital, more than 1,000 stroke patients are seen annually that includes ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Hartford Health Care holds a leading market share in Connecticut with Hartford Hospital being the comprehensive stroke center with 5 primary stroke centers and one acute stroke ready hospital as affiliates.
UConn Health is a 224-bed suburban hospital. Here, stroke patients are co-managed with hospitalists in the context of a Primary Stroke Center with endovascular capabilities.
Both Hartford Hospital and UConn Health are well-established and well-equipped with state-of-the-art technology, academic expertise, and educational support.
Fellows gain experience from array of vascular neurology cases, alongside a comprehensive curriculum and outstanding faculty supervision and mentoring. Fellows are trained in management of the whole spectrum of stroke cases acute to chronic from an active clinical service both inpatient and outpatient. Fellows are also trained in intensive care stroke management, multimodality stroke imaging including artificial intelligence app to detect and triage the LVO’s , neuro-sonology (carotid and TCD), stroke rehabilitation and first hand observation of the cutting edge neuro-interventional and neurosurgical management of vascular neurology cases.
Trainees will be expected to not only become excellent clinicians, but to learn about the aspects of stroke systems of care, become stroke leaders in their communities, and participate in national and international conferences. Hartford Hospital has a dedicated stroke research database and staff with abundant opportunities for research, scholarly activities, quality projects, publications and participation in up-to-date clinical trials. Our trainees have consistently presented, published and excelled in their careers after graduation.
The Vascular Neurology fellow works alongside with neurology residents, medical students, neuro interventional radiology fellows, advanced practice providers, vascular and general neurology faculty on dedicated neurology floors and neuro ICU. They also serve as a vascular neurology consultant for medical and surgical specialties. This helps our fellow prepare to practice in various settings including community, academic, research or leadership based positions.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Ajay Tunguturi, M.D.
Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program Director