Vascular Neurology Fellowship

The UNM Vascular Neurology Fellowship program in Albuquerque is an ACGME-accredited program that offers two one-year fellowship positions in vascular neurology. Thank you for your interest! We encourage you to contact us with any questions.

The Vascular Fellowship provides trainees with an intensive educational experience in managing patients with or at-risk for cerebrovascular disease under the close supervision of our board certified faculty. At the conclusion of their year, fellows are eligible to take the ACGME Vascular Neurology board exam.

Patient Populations and Rare Diseases

Fellows will have opportunities to care for a large variety of serious and rare conditions, including Moya-Moya disease, familial cerebral cavernous malformations and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

Supportive Learning Environment

Our stroke faculty is comprised of six board-certified vascular neurologists—four are also UCNS board-certified in Neurocritical care, adding unique expertise to our care for critically-ill stroke patients. Our multidisciplinary team includes two dedicated stroke Advanced Practice Providers and stroke research coordinators.

Apply for Fellowship

Begin your application through ERAS today. UNM participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Applicants must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited neurology residency program and eligible for medical licensure in New Mexico.

Vascular Fellowship Curriculum

Fellows receive weekly didactic teaching by the stroke and neurocritical care faculty. In addition to these teaching sessions, they are expected to attend weekly Grand Rounds and participate in Vascular Neurology multidisciplinary rounds, Neuroradiology conference and the monthly journal club.

Education and Goals

Through rigorous education and practical experience, fellows will achieve the following goals and objectives:

  • Develop expertise in the diagnosis, management and prevention of vascular neurologic disorders
  • Gain proficiency with the acute treatment of vascular neurologic emergencies
  • Learn about current protocol and trials relating to acute stroke interventions
  • Provide quality care to in- and outpatients with vascular neurologic disorders
  • Learn from the diverse neurologic disorders seen in various patient populations
  • Gain an understanding of the process of clinical research in vascular neurology and become skilled at critical evaluation of stroke literature
  • Participate in mentored research activities and clinical trials
  • Acquire skills to teach neurology to medical students, interns and neurology residents


Fellows will participate in rotations in the following areas:

  • Vascular neurology inpatient care at our academic center
  • Vascular neurology outpatient care
  • Neurocritical care
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuro-Interventional
  • Research/Scholarship


UNM offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents and fellows. The GME office offers an overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility. Email Tobias Kulik, Program Director, for more information about program requirements or how to apply.