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About the Program

Stroke fellowship Chilukuri

Duke offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship in vascular neurology. Candidates must have competed an approved neurology residency and be ABMS neurology board eligible or certified. This program is directed by Nada El-Husseini, MD, and includes a multidisciplinary faculty from the our Department as well as the Departments of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, and Surgery.

Fellows receive competitive salary and benefits at the PGY-5 level. In addition, the fellow will receive a stipend to attend at least one national/international stroke meeting a year.

Rotation Details

Type of Experience Structure Amount of Time
Vascular neurology inpatient care Stroke stepdown and floor, acute stroke management in the ED 21 weeks
Neurocritical care Neurointensive care unit 4 weeks

Neuroradiology reading with neuroradiology attending, neurointerventional cases with neurointerventional team

3 weeks
Neurosonology Rotation in TCD and carotid duplex lab, attend neurosonology course 3 weeks


The fellow can select from the following: fellow specialty clinic, stroke consults,psychiatry, global health, neurohospitalist rotation at Duke Regional Hospital, or from other topics

3 weeks
Outpatient rehabilitation Durham VA Medical Center 2 weeks
Inpatient rehabilitation Duke rehabilitation institute 2 weeks
Research Supervised research 8 weeks
Vascular neurology outpatient care Continuity clinic staffed by stroke attending

1/2 day per week when not on the stroke service or in neuroICU

Vascular neurology emergency care Stroke code team Daytime hours (during inpatient stroke rotation)


Didactic series:

  • Stroke conference series
  • Journal club
  • Combined neurovascular/interventional/radiology case conference
  • Grand rounds

Learn more about the Duke Stroke Center.