Neurology &
Neurological Sciences
Stanford Stroke Center Group

Stanford Stroke Center Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine offers a comprehensive, UCNS-accredited, 2-year fellowship in Neurocritical Care. The Neurocritical Care Fellowship Director is Anna Finley Caulfield, MD, and the Fellowship Coordinator is Ms. Haihong Nguyen.

Fellows are trained in the assessment and management of critically ill patients including those with stroke, status epilepticus, raised intracranial pressure, and patients undergoing therapeutic hypothermia, among others. Fellows are also actively involved in pre- and post-op management of neurosurgical and endovascular patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, Moya-Moya disease, traumatic brain injury, etc. Fellows get training and experience in standard as well as Neurocritical care-specific procedures. The Neurocritical care fellows work closely with the StrokeNeurosurgeryNeuro-Interventional Radiology, and Pulmonary/Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine teams.

The 2-year fellowship consists of a combined 15 months of Critical Care Medicine and Neurocritical Care training, 3 months of Stroke, and 6 months elective/research time. The fellowship can be geared towards the individual interests of the fellow; research mentorship is available to those who want to explore clinical or basic science research. Fellows are board eligible for UCNS Neurocritical care board certification upon completion of the fellowship.

Inquiries about the fellowship should be sent to the fellowship coordinator, Haihong Nguyen at

Letters of recommendation and applications may be sent by either email or surface mail to our fellowship coordinator Haihong Nguyen (, Stanford Stroke Center, 1215 Welch Road,  Mod D, MC 5423, Stanford, CA 94305

Applicants must be graduates of an ACGME Accredited Neurology residency and eligible for medical licensure in the state of California. Stanford University is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.


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