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Vascular Neurology Fellowship

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship offers one-year, ACGME-accredited program that emphasizes a comprehensive approach to patient care, didactic learning, and clinical/translational research.

There are two tracks:

  • Adult stroke fellowship (2-3 positions)
  • Pediatric stroke fellowship (1 position)

Trainees have the opportunity to do an additional 2-year Neuroendovascular/Neurointerventional fellowship.

Patient care sites include hospital stroke service at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Parkland Hospital, and Children's Health. There are stroke clinics at James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Clinic and Children's Health, and a Neurosonology laboratory at the UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Both William P. Clements University Hospital and Parkland Hospital are comprehensive stroke centers. Children's Health has one of the largest pediatric stroke programs in the country.

  • Curriculum & Training

    Fellowship didactic curriculum includes regularly scheduled journal clubs (both on and off-campus) and case presentations, multidisciplinary cerebrovascular diseases conferences, and neurosonology conferences. Didactic lectures include faculty lectures, and opportunities for fellows to participate in resident, medical school, EMS, and community education. In addition to stroke service, fellows complete rotations in neurocritical critical care and interventional neuroradiology. Fellows will have participate in residency education and are encouraged to attend and present abstracts at international and national meetings, such as the International Stroke Conference, European Stroke Conference and World Stroke Conference, among others. There is also an option to participate in neurosonology courses across the country to aid in possible certification if desired. Multiple research opportunities are available for fellows to participate in both clinical and database research.

  • Prerequisites

    Applicants for the adult stroke fellowship track must have completed a neurology residency training in an ACGME-accredited program.

    Applicants for the pediatric stroke fellowship track must have completed a pediatric neurology residency training in an ACGME-accredited program.

  • Application

    Applications are generally accepted 18 months prior to the anticipated start of training through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We participate in Match. A complete application requires the following documents for submission:

    1. Personal Statement
    2. CV
    3. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate (if applicable)
    4. Three letters of recommendation (one from your current program director)
    5. USMLE score report or equivalent

    Available positions will be offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

    • Applications will be accepted Dec. 1–March 1.
    • Application materials will be reviewed after ERAS registration opens on Dec. 1.
    • Virtual interview sessions are from January to April in the following year.
    • Rank list is due at the end of April.
    • Match day is mid-May.
  • Fellowship Education Team
    Ty Shang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Ty Shang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Program Director
    Vascular Neurology Fellowship

    Rachel Aubert, D.O.

    Rachel Aubert, D.O.

    Associate Director
    Vascular Neurology Fellowship

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Current Fellows

Fiza Laheji, M.D.

Fiza Laheji, M.D.

Residency: UT Southwestern Pediatric Neurology
Medical School & Undergraduate: Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, India

Conny Tran, M.D.

Conny Tran, M.D.

Residency: UT Southwestern Neurology
Medical School: Drexel Univ.
Undergraduate: Univ. California Los Angeles

Hardeep Uppal, M.D.

Hardeep Uppal, M.D.

Residency: UT Southwestern Neurology
Medical School: Univ. of Mississippi School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Univ. of Mississippi

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