Stanford Stroke Center Fellowships

Since its inception in 1992, the Stanford Stroke Center has been committed to the training of physicians specializing in stroke disciplines.  We have trained 31 fellows in vascular neurology, 18 in interventional neuroradiology, 20 in vascular neurosurgery, and 9 in neurocritical care. Our vascular neurology fellowship was one of the first in the country to be ACGME accredited and our neurocritical care fellowship is UCNS accredited. All fellowship programs have sought to recruit and train fellows who are interested in pursuing careers as clinician scientists. The existing fellowship programs are primarily focused on clinical training (approximately 75% time). However, the fellows are also involved in the conduct of clinical stroke trials during their clinical training. All fellowship programs include elective time (approximately 25% time) and fellows are encouraged to conduct independent research during this time. The Stanford Stroke Center has offered numerous stroke research positions. Past research fellows have included undergraduate students, medical students, medical graduates, and physicians who have completed clinical stroke training in other countries. Our fellows have been highly productive. During their fellowships, they have presented numerous abstracts at scientific meetings and published over 120 articles. Currently, they hold academic positions in institutions around the world.

Fellowship Contact
Vascular Neurology Gregory Albers, MD
Neurocritical Care Anna Finley Caulfield, MD
Stroke Research (StrokeNet) Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD
Interventional Neuroradiology Jeremy J Heit, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructorship             
Vascular Neurosurgery Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD


Clinical training for our Fellowships is conducted at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital. The training is complemented by exposure to cutting edge neuroscience and translational research.

The Stanford Stroke Center reputation attracts tertiary referrals from the Western United States and from around the world. The population growth of the metropolitan area around Silicon Valley also ensures a steady source of patients. The volume of Neurology patients at Stanford University Hospital is now the second highest of all the university hospitals in California.


The Stanford School of Medicine is located on the main campus of Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley. The campus is within easy driving distance from San Jose and San Francisco, two of the largest cities in the U.S. Visitors may fly into either San Francisco International Airport (35 minutes north of campus) or San Jose International Airport (20 minutes south).

Stanford and the city of Palo Alto are widely regarded as the birthplace of Silicon Valley. The area underwent tremendous growth over the 30 years as a result of the high tech boom. The population of Santa Clara County, where the school is located, has tripled since 1960. It is now the most populous county in the Bay Area with a population of 1.7 million. Together with the other seven counties, there are over 6 million people living in the Bay area.

Sunny days with highs between 60 to 80 deg F are the norm most of the year. Winter temperature seldom falls below 40 deg F.