Vascular Fellowship


David Tirschwell, M.D.


The Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Residency (Fellowship) is ACGME approved. There is one position each year, for one year of clinical training based at Harborview Medical Center, a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center caring for approximately 800 ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients each year. In addition to the intensive vascular neurology training offered, there are rotations in neuroradiology, neurosonology and neuro-critical-care. Call is taken with the acute stroke interventional team and there are opportunities to participate in clinical research projects. At the end of one year of training, the trainee will be eligible to sit for the Vascular Neurology subspecialty board certification examination. Those trainees interested in research or an academic career will be encouraged to apply for research funding or for one of the positions in the Department's Research Training in Neurology (NIH funded T32) program for additional research training. 

Application Process

Our program is now using ERAS for Fellowship Positions starting July 2015. Please upload your C.V., 3 letters of reference including a letter from your current program director, a personal statement, and your USMLE Scores into the ERAS program. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1st and ERAS will close on May 31st.  Interviews will be conducted starting in January 2015.

Preference is given to applicants who have completed a residency program in neurology or child neurology accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada), but exceptional candidates without this qualification, including foreign medical graduates or trainees and internists or rehabilitation medicine specialists with a particular interest in cerebrovascular disease will also be considered.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.