AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship


As the premier funder of neurosurgical studies, the NREF is pleased to offer the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship.

The fellowship allows a practicing CAST-certified neurointerventionalist (of any specialty) to visit a high-volume cerebrovascular center to complete a one-week observership. Travel, housing and a modest honorarium are included.

This type of observership, while once common, has become more difficult to arrange. However, the rapid evolution of the field and the increase in the number of cerebrovascular centers has created a need for this valuable knowledge-sharing program.



The selection committee and/or officers of the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section review the applications and reserve the right to make a final decision regarding the eligibility of a specific applicant or host.


Congratulations to the 2022 AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Traveling Fellowship Awardees:

  • Edward Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS
    Host Institution:Bicetre Hospital - Paris Saclay University
    Mentor:Dr. Laurent Spelley

  • Farhan Siddiq, MD, FAANS
    Host Institution: Barrow Neurological Institute
    Mentor:Dr. Michael T. Lawton

    The AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of:



    Past Fellowship Recipients


    Ramesh Grandhi, MD, FAANS
    Ben Waldau, MD, FAANS


    Grahame C. Gould, MD, FAANS
    Andrew W. Grande, MD, FAANS


    Gaurav Gupta, MD, FAANS
    Kim Rickert, MD, FAANS


    Andrew P. Carlson, MD, MS, FAANS
    Peter Kan, MD, FAANS


    For additional information, visit NREF Grants & Fellowships online or contact the NREF team at info@nref.org.


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