Gates Vascular Institute

A multidisciplinary team of health care specialists provides state-of-the-art stroke, cardiac and vascular care under one roof.

Gates Vascular Institute.
  • The Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) features four floors dedicated to comprehensive vascular care, revolutionary neurological procedures and cardiac services unavailable anywhere else in the region.

  • With its New York State-Designated Primary Stroke Center, GVI ranks among an elite group of U.S. hospitals — less than 1 percent — with Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Healthcare, Inc.

  • GVI and the affiliated Kaleida Health system also have achieved Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/DNV. This designation is reserved for the best-equipped hospitals in an area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. It recognizes providers that meet a standard of excellence and comply with best practices, including the latest guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association.

  • GVI physicians collaborate with scientists in UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, housed on the upper four floors of a combined 10-story building. Together, they are accelerating progress toward medical breakthroughs and innovative treatments.

  • GVI and the adjacent Buffalo General Medical Center share a digital emergency department designed to accommodate more than 60,000 visits each year, a helipad, 610 beds, 28 operating rooms, 17 interventional labs for procedures, four CT scanners and four MRIs.


Your training here will focus on stroke and vascular disorders.

You also will develop neuroimaging skills, utilizing state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment.

Through our strong didactic training, you will participate in daily rounds as well as lectures covering the basic science, epidemiology and pathophysiology of stroke, brain ischemia and hemorrhage.

Specialized Facilities

GVI features the largest stroke program in the Northeast and one of the largest in the country. An interdisciplinary team, including our expert neurologists, collaborate to provide every available medical and surgical treatment option and conduct innovative research.


Length of Inpatient Rotations


  • vascular neurologists
  • general neurologists
  • neuroimagers

Patient Population

  • cardiac and stroke patients
  • peripheral vascular disease patients
  • renal artery disease patients
  • adult congenital heart disease patients