Our division specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and stroke-related disorders through the Comprehensive Stroke Research Center, with a 24-7-365 stroke team and Neuro-Endovascular Interventional Service, pre-hospital notification from Birmingham Regional EMS paramedics (BREMSS), and Level I UAB Emergency Department.

The Comprehensive Stroke Research Center integrates the latest in medical technology with a multi-faceted approach including the:

  • Vascular and critical care neurology service — An inpatient service dedicated exclusively to stroke victims and critically ill neurologic patients, staffed by a team of neurologists and nurse specialists.
  • Outpatient services — Risk stratification and follow-up via the Stroke Outpatient Clinic, a division of The Kirklin Clinic.
  • Diagnostic services — A comprehensive approach to the evaluation of cerebrovascular disorders, including MRI/MRA, CT, SPECT, cerebral catheterization and angiography, and the Neurovascular Ultrasound Laboratory.


Two vascular neurology residency positions are available each year. This two-year fellowship provides extensive training in diagnosis, evaluation, and management of stroke, as well as care of critically ill neurologic patients.

Vascular neurology fellowship >>
Neuro Critical Care Fellowship


Various research projects below are currently being undertaken by the faculty and staff of the Comprehensive Stroke Research Center.

Contact Us

For general questions about the division, contact:
UAB Comprehensive Stroke Research Center
1813 6th Avenue South, RWUH M226
Birmingham, AL 35294
P: 205.975.8569
F: 205.975.6785

For patient appointments, contact:
The Kirklin Clinic
P: 205.801.8986

For urgent physician referrals, contact:
P: 1.800.UAB.MIST (822.6478)