The clinical experience for the Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation is based on the high volume service. Fellows will spend most of their training working in one of the two service-lines for our team. Work is divided between new vs established patients, each group with a different attending physician and support team. The new patient team (Intake) participates in stroke codes, tele-stroke consultations, and assess patients as they arrive to our facility. They are in charge of selecting patients for interventions like alteplase and/or mechanical thrombectomy. Our established patients team (Service) manages patients admitted to the vascular neurology service and consults on patients in other units that have already been seen by the intake team. There is also dedicated time for electives like diagnostic neuroradiology, neurocritical care, interventional neuroradiology, etc.

Fellows will become well versed in the diagnosis, etiology, and care of an ample variety of cerebrovascular diseases which include, but are not limited to:

  • Small vessel disease
  • Large vessel disease
  • Large vessel occlusion
  • Non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhages
  • Subarchnoid hemorrhages
  • Transient ischemic attacks
  • Amyloid angiopathy
  • Reversible cerebral vasoconstrictive syndrome
  • Transient global amnesia
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Venous thrombosis

There are also multiple opportunities to participate in clinical research if there is interest.

Didactics

Educational conferences include a weekly neuroradiology conference, bi-monthly stroke conference and case conference with the neurology residents. Fellows will also participate in the monthly Stroke Committee Meeting and Vascular Neurology M & M.