Monument Valley in Arizona

Vascular Neurology Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

The ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program at Barrow Neurological Institute offers 1-year training for graduates of an adult neurology residency program.

Goals & Objectives of the Vascular Fellowship:

  • Gain proficiency in acute treatment of vascular neurologic emergencies, including clinical diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Understand pathophysiology of various cerebrovascular disorders, and develop expertise in their diagnosis, management, and prevention
  • Acquire the knowledge and skillset to provide high quality care to a diverse group of inpatients and outpatients with cerebrovascular disorders
  • Work effectively in collaboration with teams oriented to the care of patients with cerebrovascular disorders
  • Gain an understanding of the clinical research process in vascular neurology and be able to critically evaluate stroke literature
  • Develop skills to teach medical students, interns, and residents

The Vascular Fellowship program at Barrow Neurological Institute offers two positions each year. This ACGME-approved program fulfills the requirements necessary for vascular neurology board eligibility.

Conferences and Seminars

  • Bi-weekly Vascular Neurology case conference
  • Bi-weekly formal didactic teaching session and Journal Club
  • Weekly Neuroradiology Conference
  • Monthly stroke division meeting
  • Monthly neurovascular research meeting
  • Lecture opportunities to teach medical students and residents


  • Six months of inpatient stroke neurology service (home call, shared with attending)
  • One half-day outpatient clinic each week throughout the year
  • Six months of electives (no call):
    • Neuroradiology (including diagnostic radiology, interventional neuroradiology, and neurosonology)
    • Neurorehabilitation
    • Neurocritical care
    • Endovascular neurosurgery
    • Research

Fellows will have the opportunity to take part in telestroke call for our mobile Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit, covering the City of Phoenix with a response radius of 20 minutes. In addition, fellows will become co-investigators on active stroke trials—gaining valuable training in clinical investigation and trial development skills—and assisting with patient recruitment and study management.

Fellows are encouraged to attend the International Stroke Conference as well as other national conferences, especially if presenting research. Professional development funds for conferences and formal TCD courses are available for fellows.

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  • A current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada or its territories
  • Graduate status from a ACGME-accredited residency program
  • Board certified, or eligible for certification, in a primary ABMS or RCPSC specialty (as specified by the Subspecialty)
  • Completion of USMLE steps I, II, and III.

Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply provided the following criteria are met:

  • Graduate status from an ACGME accredited residency program
  • Completion of all three of the USMLE examinations
  • Completion of a CSA exam
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign appli­cants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa.

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year (2 fellows per year).

How to Apply

Application process for all applicants applying to the Barrow Vascular Stroke Fellowship Program:

The following documents are required of all applicants:

  • Barrow Application (Application will be forwarded to you after you apply through ERAS)
  • Documents obtained through ERAS:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (may include PD letter) submitted directly by letter writers (waived rights)
  • Letter of good standing OR recommendation from current and/or past residency program director
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE/Complex Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK, Step 3)

Additional documents to be submitted by March 1, 2021:

  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign applicants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa
  • Certificate of completion from any preliminary training if applicable (i.e. PGY Internship)

Program Director

Jina M. Youn, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology: Neurovascular Division and Stroke Program
Director of Stroke Program
Director of Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program

Program Coordinator

Lisa Clark-Imperial
Fellowship Program Coordinator