Division of Cerebrovascular Disease


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 >>


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)