Stroke/Neurovascular fellowship

Neurovascular fellowship training program

A 1 to 2 year Neurovascular Fellowship is available at the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Training will allow fellows to obtain a certificate from the CHUM and a national diploma from the Canadian Stroke Consortium Neurovascular Fellowship

Our Neurovascular health program is:

  • An accredited provincial comprehensive stroke center

  • The only comprehensive stroke program program in Quebec recognized by the Accreditation Canada Stroke Distinction program

  • Among the busiest stroke programs in Canada and the largest in Quebec

  • Based in Montreal, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city combining European charm and North American energy

Our Team:

  • 8 dedicated fellowship-trained vascular neurologists

  • 4 dedicated fellowship-trained neurointerventionalists

  • 3 vascular neurosurgeons

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary allied health professionals

  • Clinical research nurse and coordinators

Outpatient activities:

  • Stroke Prevention Clinic: 2500 annual visits

  • TIA clinic: with access to same-day investigations (Holter, TTE, CT/CTA, MRI)

  • Subspecialty clinics

    • iCRANIUM: CHUM Referral Center for rare neurovascular disorders 

    • ICH clinic

    • Sickle-cell disease clinic and neurosonology

In-patient activities:

  • Hospitalisation: dedicated monitored stroke unit, 850 admissions annually

  • Neurovascular emergencies: more than 1000 acute stroke activations, with 400 acute reperfusion procedures, including over 300 with endovsacular therapy

  • 24/7 Telestroke service for 18 community hospitals in central and western Québec

  • Neurosonology

Fellow training program:

  • Weekly structured teaching activities: Journal club, Stroke rounds, Case rounds, Multidisciplinary neurovascular rounds (stroke neurology/neuroradiology/neurosurgery)

  • Available rotations in interventional neuroradiology, neurocritical care, stroke rehabilitation, neuro-sonology, vascular neurosurgery and palliative care

  • Protected research time affording possibilities to initiate investigator-driven projects, participate in multi-centre academic and industry trials, and gain access to our local data repository (MOntreal Neurovascular and StrokE Repositiory, MONSTER) 

  • A one-year clinical fellowship will offer generous exposure to the entire continuum of stroke care

  • A second year can be tailored to the fellow's clinical and research interests

We accept candidates from diverse training backgrounds (including Neurology, Internal medicine, Emergency medicine) 

Funding may be possible. Start dates are flexible.

If this opportunity interests you, please contact:

Dr. Alexandre Poppe,

Mrs. Nadia Jadil,

514-890-8000 extension 26268

We are a French-speaking institution. However, any non-francophone candidate motivated to learn French (minimum B1 level) is encouraged to apply.

Current Fellows

2021-2022: Dr Juan Pablo Millan Sandoval (Colombia)

Past fellows

2019-2021: Dr Célina Ducroux (France)

Current position: Stroke neurologist, The Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada

2019-2021: Dr Walid Alesefir (France, Saudi Arabia)

Current position: Stroke and Headache neurologist, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2018-2019: Dr Marilyn Labrie (Canada)

Current position: Neurologist, Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, Québec, Canada

Other educational activities

Our team of physicians, nurses and other multidisciplinary professionals are involved in teaching and education through myriad activities:

-Vascular Neurology unit for the Université de Montréal Neurology Residency Program (NEU8002 - neurologie vasculaire)

-Annual Neurovascular Conference of the Société des sciences vasculaires du Québec (SSVQ)

-Annual Conference for World Stroke Day at CHUM

-Annual Canadian Stroke Consortium Dr. John W. Norris Residents Stroke Review Course

-Canadian Stroke Consortium annual National Stroke Course

-Heart and Stroke Webinars

-Stroke simulation training at l'Académie CHUM

-Participation in the annual Cerveau en Tête public-awareness week organized by the CHUM Division of Neurology (@ChumNeuro)