About the Program

The current ACGME-approved Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program builds on the rich tradition of training stroke fellows at the University of Iowa and capitalize the institutional excellent clinical, training and research resources. We are committed to training outstanding physicians in vascular Neurology.

University of Iowa is one of the 25 RCCs nationally part of the NIH-StrokeNet network.

The Group at the University of Iowa is involved in many intra and extramural research projects. Research and scholar activities are highly encouraged. Fellows will have the opportunity to be mentored in their research enterprises.
These are some of the latest publications:

  • Petersen NH, Kodali S, Meng C, Li F, Nguyen CK, Peshwe KU, Strander S, Silverman A, Kimmel A, Wang A, Anadani M, Almallouhi E, Spiotta AM, Kim JT, Giles JA, Keyrouz SG, Farooqui M, Zevallos C, Maier IL, Psychogios MN, Liman J, Riou-Comte N, Richard S, Gory B, Quintero Wolfe S, Brown PA, Fargen KM, Mistry EA, Fakhri H, Mistry AM, Wong KH, de Havenon A, Nascimento FA, Kan P, Matouk C, Ortega-Gutiérrez S, Sheth KN. Blood Pressure Trajectory Groups and Outcome After Endovascular Thrombectomy: A Multicenter Study. Stroke. 2021 Nov 16:STROKEAHA121034408. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.034408. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34781705.
  • Jovin TG, Nogueira RG, Lansberg MG, Demchuk AM, Martins SO, Mocco J, Ribo M, Jadhav AP, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Hill MD, Lima FO, Haussen DC, Brown S, Goyal M, Siddiqui AH, Heit JJ, Menon BK, Kemp S, Budzik R, Urra X, Marks MP, Costalat V, Liebeskind DS, Albers GW. Thrombectomy for anterior circulation stroke beyond 6 h from time last known well (AURORA): a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. Lancet. 2021 Nov 11:S0140-6736(21)01341-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01341-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34774198.
  • Samaniego EA, Roa JA, Hayakawa M, Chen CJ, Sheehan JP, Kim LJ, Abecassis IJ, Levitt MR, Guniganti R, Kansagra AP, Lanzino G, Giordan E, Brinjikji W, Bulters D, Durnford A, Fox WC, Polifka AJ, Gross BA, Amin-Hanjani S, Alaraj A, Kwasnicki A, Starke RM, Sur S, van Dijk JMC, Potgieser ARE, Satomi J, Tada Y, Abla A, Winkler E, Du R, Lai PMR, Zipfel GJ, Derdeyn CP. Dural arteriovenous fistulas without cortical venous drainage: presentation, treatment, and outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2021 Sep 10:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2021.1.JNS202825. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34507278.
  • Raghuram A, Varon A, Roa JA, Ishii D, Lu Y, Raghavan ML, Wu C, Magnotta VA, Hasan DM, Koscik TR, Samaniego EA. Semiautomated 3D mapping of aneurysmal wall enhancement with 7T-MRI. Sci Rep. 2021 Sep 15;11(1):18344. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-97727-0. PMID: 34526579; PMCID: PMC8443635.
  • Garg A, Dhanesha N, Shaban A, Samaniego EA, Chauhan AK, Leira EC. Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Versus Other Neurological Conditions. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Nov;30(11):106077. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2021.106077. Epub 2021 Sep 6. PMID: 34500199.
  • Fakih R, Roa JA, Bathla G, Olalde H, Varon A, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Derdeyn C, Adams HP Jr, Hasan DM, Leira EC, Samaniego EA. Detection and Quantification of Symptomatic Atherosclerotic Plaques With High-Resolution Imaging in Cryptogenic Stroke. Stroke. 2020 Oct 1:STROKEAHA120031167. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031167. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32998652.
  • Sequeiros JM, Roa JA, Sabotin RP, Dandapat S, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Leira EC, Derdeyn CP, Bathla G, Hasan DM, Samaniego EA. Quantifying Intra-Arterial Verapamil Response as a Diagnostic Tool for Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 Sep 17. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6772. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32943423.
  • Roa JA, Sarkar D, Zanaty M, Ishii D, Lu Y, Karandikar NJ, Hasan DM, Ortega SB, Samaniego EA. Preliminary results in the analysis of the immune response after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Sci Rep. 2020 Jul 16;10(1):11809. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68861-y. PMID: 32678268; PMCID: PMC7367262.
  • Dandapat S, Mendez-Ruiz A, Martínez-Galdámez M, Macho J, Derakhshani S, Foa Torres G, Pereira VM, Arat A, Wakhloo AK, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Review of current intracranial aneurysm flow diversion technology and clinical use. J Neurointerv Surg. 2020 Sep 25:neurintsurg-2020-015877. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-015877. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32978269.
  • Ortega-Gutierrez S, Aperi B, Mendez-Ruiz A, Shah P, Torbey MT. Adenosine Receptor Modulation of Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury in Striatum of Newborn Piglets. Curr Neurovasc Res. 2020 Aug 31. doi: 10.2174/1567202617999200831152233. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32867657.
  • Garg A, Bathla G, Molian V, Limaye K, Hasan D, Leira EC, Derdeyn CP, Adams HP, Shaban A. Differential Risk Factors and Outcomes of Ischemic Stroke due to Cervical Artery Dissection in Young Adults. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Sep 25:1-7. doi: 10.1159/000510437. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32980848.
  • • Dhanesha N, Schnell T, Rahmatalla S, DeShaw J, Thedens D, Parker BM, Zimmerman MB, Pieper AA, Chauhan AK, Leira EC. Low-Frequency Vibrations Enhance Thrombolytic Therapy and Improve Stroke Outcomes. Stroke. 2020 Jun;51(6):1855-1861. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029405. Epub 2020 May 13. PMID: 32397935; PMCID: PMC7263385.
  • • Leira EC, Russman AN, Biller J, Brown DL, Bushnell CD, Caso V, Chamorro A, Creutzfeldt CJ, Cruz-Flores S, Elkind MSV, Fayad P, Froehler MT, Goldstein LB, Gonzales NR, Kaskie B, Khatri P, Livesay S, Liebeskind DS, Majersik JJ, Moheet AM, Romano JG, Sanossian N, Sansing LH, Silver B, Simpkins AN, Smith W, Tirschwell DL, Wang DZ, Yavagal DR, Worrall BB. Preserving stroke care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Potential issues and solutions. Neurology. 2020 Jul 21;95(3):124-133. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009713. Epub 2020 May 8. PMID: 32385186; PMCID: PMC7455350.
  • Shaban A, Leira EC. Remote Ischemic Conditioning: Increasing the Pressure for Rigorous Efficacy Trials. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Dec 3;8(23):e014856. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.014856. Epub 2019 Nov 21. PMID: 31747865; PMCID: PMC6912981.
  • Vahidy FS, Sozener CB, Meeks JR, Chhatbar PY, Ramos-Estebanez C, Ayodele M, Richards RJ, Sharma R, Wilbrand SM, Prabhakaran S, Bregman BS, Adams HP Jr, Jordan LC, Liebeskind DS, Tirschwell D, Janis LS, Marshall RS, Kleindorfer D. National Institutes of Health StrokeNet Training Core. Stroke. 2020 Jan;51(1):347-352. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.027946. Epub 2019 Dec 4. PMID: 31795907; PMCID: PMC7206871.
  • Adams HP Jr. Cancer and Cerebrovascular Disease. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 Aug 23;19(10):73. doi: 10.1007/s11910-019-0985-0. PMID: 31440841.
  • Zevallos CB, Dandapat S, Ansari S, Farooqui M, Quispe-Orozco D, Mendez-Ruiz A, Derdeyn C, Hasan D, Samaniego EA, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Clinical and Imaging Features of Contrast-Induced Neurotoxicity After Neurointerventional Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2020 Oct;142:e316-e324. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.06.218. Epub 2020 Jul 4. PMID: 32634632.
  • Zanaty M, Osorno-Cruz C, Byer S, Roa JA, Limaye K, Ishii D, Nakagawa D, Torner J, Yongjun L, Ortega-Gutiérrez S, Samaniego EA, Allan L, Hasan D. Tirofiban Protocol Protects Against Delayed Cerebral Ischemia: A Case-Series Study. Neurosurgery. 2020 May 16:nyaa170. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa170. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32415850.
  • Zanaty M, Roa JA, Nakagawa D, Chalouhi N, Allan L, Al Kasab S, Limaye K, Ishii D, Samaniego EA, Jabbour P, Torner JC, Hasan DM. Aspirin associated with decreased rate of intracranial aneurysm growth. J Neurosurg. 2019 Oct 29:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2019.6.JNS191273. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31662579.
  • Limaye K, Bryant A, Bathla G, Dai B, Kasab SA, Shaban A, Samaniego EA, Hasan D, Policeni B, Leira E, Derdeyn C, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Computed Tomography Angiogram Derived From Computed Tomography Perfusion Done with Low Iodine Volume Protocol Preserves Diagnostic Yield for Middle Cerebral Artery-M2 Occlusions. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Dec;28(12):104458. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.104458. Epub 2019 Oct 26. PMID: 31662241.