Stroke Fellowship

Marco A. Gonzalez-Castellon, MD
Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez-Castellon

About Us
The Vascular Neurology Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center provides comprehensive training in all aspects of vascular neurology, including extensive telestroke exposure. Every year, we welcome one fellow into our program to prepare them for independent practice as a stroke specialist.

Nebraska Medical Center has been continuously certified as a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center since 2005 and has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center since 2017. We have received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Award every year since 2008. We also have the largest telestroke network in the region, providing expert consultation throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Fellows will thus be able to gain experience in direct and remote diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of patients with both common and rare cerebrovascular diseases.

The Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program is an active contributor to nationally and internationally organized multicenter research studies on stoke treatment, diagnosis, management and prevention, that are funded by the National Institutes of Health or pharmaceutical and device industry. Other local investigator-initiated studies are the result of collaboration with other investigators locally, and funded through local and private grants.

The Team
The program's core faculty consists of five stroke neurologists, two of whom are ABMS-board certified in vascular neurology. The wider multispecialty Stroke team includes neurohospitalists and experienced vascular neurosurgeons who are experts in endovascular intervention and surgical stroke therapies, as well as a full range of specialized support personnel including nurses, social workers, case managers, stroke coordinators, an inpatient-outpatient care navigator, and a telestroke coordinator. The program also has support from cardiologists, nutritionists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and research support staff.


Applications to Vascular Neurology fellowships must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) in the December fellowship application cycle. We also participate in the NRMP Specialty Matching Service (SMS). Therefore, all applicants to our program must also be registered for the match through the NRMP SMS.

UNMC is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.