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Neurocritical Care Fellowship


The Neurocritical Care Fellowship at UHSH-Wilson Medical Center, established in 2014, is fully accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) and is located in a community based, tertiary care facility and teaching hospital.  Our program is affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University Department of Neurology in which interaction amongst neuroscience department occurs.  Our neurosciences academic program consists of neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology and close interaction with anesthesia and pulmonary critical care.  These unique environments allow our fellows to interact freely and actively with neurosurgery, neurology, radiology and anesthesiology to learn all aspects of neurocritical care comprehensively. 

 Our neurocritical care team admits all acute stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhages, intracranial hemorrhages, status epilepticus, complicated post-operative cases and cardiac arrest patients who require hypothermia, as a primary team.  The neurosciences team is responsible for the ventilators, cardiac hemodynamics and other systemic complications, including sepsis.  Because of the closed team model, our fellows have the opportunity to place intraventicular catheters under the supervision of neurosurgery; bronchoscopy under the supervision of a pulmonologist; and management of difficult airways under anesthesia.  For uncomplicated post-operative cases and trauma cases, the neurocritical care team acts as a consultant which allows the fellow to focus on more critical cases. 

 We also have a comprehensive stroke and endovascular center, and our fellows are responsible for decision-making and post-operative management.  Internal medicine residents and a full-time nurse practitioner assist the fellows as part of the team.  We have weekly neurosciences CME lectures, monthly journal club and monthly mortality and morbidity conferences.  Fellows actively participate in all ongoing clinical outcome research.  Fellows are required to complete at least one research project with publications in a peer reviewed journal and present two abstracts in a national or international meeting focusing critical care neurology. 

 Our Neurocritical Care Fellowship at United Health Services Hospitals is a strong and well- balanced program which provides our fellows the proper tools to become excellent and competent neurocritical care specialists. 

Program Director

Yahia LodiYahia M Lodi MD, FAHA

Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship & Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship
Professor (Tenured) of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY- Binghamton Campus
Executive Director
Comprehensive Stroke / Neurocritical Care and Neuroendovascular Center

Message from Yahia Lodi, MD, FAHA, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program Director
“Welcome to the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program. Our mission is to provide comprehensive training in vascular and critical care neurology that will prepare the individual to provide appropriate care to the critically ill neurological patients in both the medical critical care & neurocritical care settings.”                       

Curriculum, Faculty and Fellowship

The Critical Care Fellowship is organized in a 12 Month rotation including:

Year 1:

  • Neuro-ICU (8)
  • Stroke/ER (3)
  • Elective (1)

Year 2:

  • Neuro-ICU (6)
  • Stroke/ER (2)
  • Elective (4)

In addition, fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in all ongoing clinical trials. It is mandatory for the fellows to participate in clinical and laboratory prospective and retrospective studies that are active and ongoing in the fields of stroke and critical care. Fellows are also responsible for sharing acute stroke calls with endovascular fellows. All these activities will be supervised by neurointensivists and stroke attendings.

Core Faculty:

Yahia M Lodi, MD, FAHA, FANA

Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship & Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship

Professor (Tenured) of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology

Varun Reddy, MD

Neuro Interventional Surgery

Shamaelah Javed, MD

Neurocritical Care

El Waleed El Nour, MD

Neurocritical Care

Stipends & Benefits

Neuro Critical Care Fellowship Benefits

SALARY: based on PGY level
  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO).  UHSH covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy or through mail order.
  • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
  • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Vision Insurance:  Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Direct Deposit

Personal Time Off:  (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses):  27 days

Moving Allowance: A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.

Professional Development Fund: Each fellow is allotted $1,500/year to be used towards professional development, conferences, books, tablets/computers, software, stethoscopes, etc.

Academic Appointments:  All fellows receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.

Athletic/Gym Privileges: Fellows have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.

To Apply

Fellowship Application Requirements

Applicant should have successfully completed residency in one of the following programs:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology

The interested applicant should apply to our program using the SF Match (Program ID: 5266), October through April 15. The following materials should be included:

  • Personal Statement
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation including one (1) from your Residency Program Director
  • USMLE and /or COMLEX transcript

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