Prevention Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

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 primary goal of the stroke prevention fellowship is to give physicians exposure and training in primary and secondary stroke prevention through risk factor management and stroke complication management. Current stroke training programs focus on acute stroke management, but less so on stroke prevention or recovery. This fellowship will provide training to physicians interested in having the knowledge and skills to appropriately assess and effectively manage stroke patients in the outpatient setting. The fellowship will build on skills learned in residency but will focus more on training the practitioner to manage behavioral factors associated with stroke recurrence as well as stroke complications.

Program Schedule

The program is one year in length and will include the following rotations:

  • Outpatient Clinical Rotations
    • Stroke Clinic
    • General Neurology Clinic
    • Sleep Medicine – 2 weeks
    • Cardiology – 2 weeks
    • Neurorehabilitation Clinic
    • Neuropsychology Clinic
    • Endocrinology Clinic
    • Neuroimaging – 2 weeks
  • Inpatient Rotations
    • Stroke Service
    • Emergency Department

Requirements and Eligibility

In order to be eligible for application to the Prevention Fellowship, applicants must have successfully completed Residency Training in an ACGME accredited Family Medicine, Neurology, or Internal Medicine Program, completed STEP III with a passing grade, and be eligible to be licensed with the Texas Medical Board.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, personal statement and a letter of recommendation to the program director.  Upon review of all applications, in person interviews will be conducted with the Fellowship Director and program faculty.

Questions – Contact Us

Anjail Sharrief, M.D.
Program Director, Prevention Fellowship


Prevention Fellowship