Vascular Neurology

What is Vascular Neurology? 
Vascular neurology is a subspecialty of neurology and pediatric neurology devoted to the research, diagnosis, and management of cerebrovascular disorders. Training in vascular neurology can be gained through a fellowship after completion of medical school and residency in neurology or pediatric neurology. In addition to further education in the epidemiology of cerebrovascular diseases, vascular anatomy, cerebral blood flow, neurocritical care, and neurorehabilitation, fellows are also trained in procedures such as neurosonology, lumbar puncture, balloon angioplasty and stenting, intra-arterial thrombolysis, aneurysm coiling, and AVM treatment.

What conditions are managed by Vascular Neurology?

  • Acute stroke, stroke rehab, and prevention
  • Genetic stroke syndromes
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Vascular malformations
  • Vascular dementia
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Vertebrobasilar stenosis
  • Brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Cerebral vasculitis

Source: Vascular Neurology. (2022, March 9). American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Retrieved June 2, 2022, from