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Stroke Prevention Fellowship

The one year Stroke Prevention fellowship is directed by Dr. Anjail Sharrief. The fellowship program focuses on giving physicians exposure and training in primary and secondary stroke prevention through risk factor management and stroke complication management. Fellows will be trained to provide patient-care and comprehensive preventive care.


The stroke prevention fellowship is designed to give physicians who have completed neurology, internal medicine, or family medicine specialized and multidisciplinary training in aspects of primary, secondary, and tertiary stroke prevention. The fellowship will focus on management of important stroke risk factors including hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea as well as evaluation and management of depression, cognitive impairment, and other stroke complications. The fellowship faculty will include vascular neurologists, cardiologist, neuropsychologists, geriatricians, and other experts from other disciplines important to the care of stroke patients.

Program Highlights

  • The program accepts 1-2 fellows per year
  • Approximately 50% of the fellowship will be spent working in the established stroke prevention clinic
  • The clinic’s referral source is our Comprehensive Stroke Center which serves a diverse patient population and through which more than 1800 stroke patients are treated each year
  • Fellows will rotate through Cardiology, Internal Medicine (Geriatrics), Radiology, and Endocrinology
  • Weekly Neuroradiology and Neurovascular conferences
  • A range of Journal Clubs on clinical stroke studies and translational animal studies of new therapeutic approaches
  • Opportunities to pursue basic science research

Requirements and Eligibility

To apply for the fellowship, the applicant must be eligible for and possess a Texas Medical License or Physician in Training Permit on the start date of the fellowship. Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited program in neurology, child neurology, neurodevelopment disabilities or a similar program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have successfully passed USMLE Step 3.

Application Process

Fellowship applicants will submit a CV, letter of interest, and a letter of recommendation for participation in fellowship. There will be an in person interview with the fellowship program director and faculty. Fellows will be selected after application review by program director and faculty.

Please contact Dr. Sharrief if you need additional information on our fellowship program.

Stroke Prevention Fellowship Committee