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Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Dear Vascular Neurology Fellowship Applicant, 

Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School!   It is an exciting time to be a Vascular neurologist with advancements made in acute management of strokes and rehabilitation of stroke patients. This year, recruitment will again be done virtually, with all interviews conducted over a video chat platform.  We may offer an optional in-person “second look” in spring of 2025 if necessary. 

The goal of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Residency Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is to train outstanding Vascular neurologists who are astute in neuroscience, compassionate in care and resilient in adversity.  We accomplish this through intensive, supervised exposure to inpatients and outpatients, weekly formal didactics and mentored scholarly activity.  Our program prepares fellows for a career in academic medicine or private practice.  

Our department has a division of Stroke and Neurocritical Care faculty with 7 faculty who are subspeciality trained in stroke and/or Neurocritical Care/ Endovascular Neurosurgery. They are dedicated to educating our fellow. Our faculty are regional and, in some cases, international experts in their subspecialty area. Our departmental teaching effort is complemented by outstanding clinical faculty in other departments including neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation.  

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Neurology department has a strong tradition of excellence in research.  We have two ongoing clinical trials currently in the division. Our fellow will have protected time for research and travel to national conferences to present their abstracts.  Fellows also participate in scholarly activity through organizing our monthly journal club. 

Our fellowship uses Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey as our teaching. RWJUH is a 965-bed hospital and is part of the RWJ Barnabas Health system. It is a Joint Commission and New Jersey State designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and has Gold Honors designation from Get with the Guidelines. Fellows will work closely with Neurology Residents and medical students on our inpatient services. We strive to instruct our fellows on how to be effective teachers.  Our hospital and medical school are in the commercial center of town, adjacent to the main campus of Rutgers University. New Brunswick is a vibrant college town and within a few blocks of the hospital are a wide range of housing options from new, luxury high-rises with doormen to townhouses to trim clapboard houses; an array of entertainment offerings from a comedy club and brew pubs to symphonic music and Broadway Road shows; and a full spectrum of restaurants from inexpensive undergraduate haunts to several among the top in the state. The train station is adjacent to the hospital, with access to New York City in under an hour. 

We are looking forward to meeting our applicants this year.  Thank you for your interest in our program. 

For additional questions, see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of the website. 

We look forward to hearing from you as you continue your academic journey. 


Deviyani Mehta, MD 
Associate Professor of Neurology  
Adult Neurology Residency and Vascular Fellowship Program Director 

Lectures and Conferences 


  • Neurology Grand Rounds 

  • Stroke lecture   


  • Journal Club 

  • Stroke Case Conference 

  • Stroke Performance Improvement Meeting 

  • Endovascular Performance Improvement Meeting 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The one year Vascular Neurology fellowship is divided into 13 blocks of four weeks each, totaling 13 rotations per year. They are distributed approximately as follows:  5.5 blocks of inpatient stroke service, 1.5 blocks of neurocritical care, 1 block each of neuroradiology, neurosonology, brain injury rehabilitation, research, and elective. 

  • There is one fellow per year.

  • There will be home call every third night as well as 1 weekend call every 4 weeks on all rotations except Neurocritical Care.   

    There will be 1 weekend 24-hour call during each 4 week block when rotating in the Neurocritical Care Unit.

  • Yes! We welcome strong IMG candidates to apply to our program. We can only sponsor J1 visas.

  • Yes! We accept either COMLEX or USMLE scores.

  • Yes!  Our program requires that each graduate complete a scholarly project during their 1 year of fellowship. Scholarly projects can come in many forms including quality improvement projects, case reports, education methods, book chapters and many others. Fellow will have at least one 4 week-block for research.

  • Yes! All incoming Vascular Neurology fellows are assigned a faculty member who will meet with them regularly.

  • Elective blocks can be spent in a wide variety of areas. This includes Neuro-interventional Radiology, Neurosonology, Neurosurgery.

  • We only accept applications through ERAS.

Research Activities 

Our faculty participate in investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials and other research studies. Research coordinators assist with department research projects. 

Current stroke trials and other research studies include: 

  • A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled Study to Demonstrate the Efficacy and Safety of Milvexian, an Oral Factor XIa Inhibitor, for Stroke Prevention after an Acute Ischemic Stroke or High-Risk Transient Ischemic Attack-Liberexia 
  • Collaborative Study to Reduce Length of Stay and Improve Transitions of Care for Stroke Patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital & JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute 
MRI of stroke victim

Contact Us 

Deviyani Mehta, MD 
Associate Professor of Neurology 
Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program Director 
Phone: (732) 235-6017
Fax: (732)235-7041 
Email: deviyani.mehta@rutgers.edu 

Chinita Mobley, MSc 
Vascular Neurology Fellowship Coordinator 
Phone: (732) 235-6017 
Email: mobleycl@rwjms.rutgers.edu