Advanced Fellowships

Cardiac Electrophysiology

The Arrhythmia Service offers both Research and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships.

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program is accredited by the ACGME and meets the requirements for American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Certification in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. The program provides outstanding clinical training in the management of arrhythmias and syncope, electrophyiologic testing, radiofrequency ablation, and implantation of arrhythmia and resynchronization devices. Furthermore, the fellowship provides excellent opportunities for non-accredited research and is designed to prepare fellows for careers in academic cardiac electrophysiology.

Separate Research Fellowships in Cardiac Electrophysiology also are available and focus on new techniques for arrhythmia diagnosis and management, with opportunities for collaboration with Bioengineering and other disciplines within cardiovascular medicine.

Individuals interested in these fellowships should call (650) 723-7111. Questions may be directed to Paul J Wang, MD, Director of the Arrhythmia Service and Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship.

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Interventional Cardiology

The Stanford Interventional Cardiology Section offers two-year advanced fellowships, one year, ACGME accredited, of intensive clinical training in invasive therapeutics and possible additional one year of non-accredited research.

Fellows are strongly encouraged to develop an independent research program with financial support. This focus may range from basic science to purely clinical research. Faculty from not only interventional cardiology but also from within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine may act as mentors.

The clinical training involves not only angioplasty and stenting but also advanced techniques in atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, and other devices. The training is demanding, and a high level of performance is expected. We do not currently offer training in peripheral interventions.
We accept US and overseas-trained fellows, but for foreign-trained fellows the proper visa and other documentation is required (see section on non-US applicants). They must be USMLE-certified and speak fluent English. Prospective overseas applicants should visit the ECFMG website for further information.

To apply, please send a letter of intent including the planned years of training and intended research plan. In addition, a CV and three letters of recommendation should be sent. You may download an application here. The application should be returned to:

David Lee, MD
RE: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Stanford University Medical Center
Interventional Cardiology H-2103
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5218

If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail Laura Dodera or Erika Marr Pollasky. You may also call us at at 650-725-2621 option 2.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

A one year multidisciplinary advanced fellowship program in heart failure, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support is administered through the Division under the direction of Drs. Sharon Hunt and Kiran Khush. The program provides advanced training in the fields of advanced heart failure, ventricular assist devices, and cardiac transplantation. The fellowship is currently funded for three fellows per year and involves rotations at Stanford University Medical Center and at the Kaiser Northern California heart failure and transplant referral center in San Jose.

More information about the Avanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship including the application procedure is available here.

Advanced Echocardiography / Cardiovascular Imaging

The Stanford echocardiography and cardiovascular imaging section offers a one-year non-ACGME fellowship program.

This dedicated clinical imaging fellowship training is echo focused, designed to provide advanced echo training and fulfill the COCATS requirements for level III training in echo, including significant experience with transesophageal echo guidance of transcatheter structural interventions, including TAVR, mitral valve repair, paravalvular regurgitation repair, left atrial appendage occlusion, and congenital interventions, such as atrial and ventricular septal defect closure. It is expected that fellows that complete this training will pursue board certification in echocardiography.

The training will also include clinical training in cardiovascular MRI, with opportunity for exposure to cardiovascular MRI assessment of adult congenital heart disease. Opportunities for further multimodality exposure to nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular CT are also available. Although a clinical fellowship, development of and/or contribution to a research project focused on advanced imaging is encouraged.

Prerequisites for the clinical fellowship position include eligibility for California medical licensure, US citizen or permanent resident status, and completion of clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease. Individuals with potential interest in the position may contact Ian S. Rogers, MD, Fellowship Director. Three letters of reference will be requested of candidates who apply for this position. Applications for July 2018 will be considered between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. Applications can be submitted to Ian S. Rogers, MD, MPH.

In addition to the one-year non-ACGME clinical fellowship opportunity, opportunities for dedicated self-funded research and clinical fellowship training in cardiovascular MRI may be available under the mentorship of Phillip Yang, MD, Cardiovascular MRI Program Director, whose research interest focuses on the clinical translation of the fundamental molecular and cellular processes of myocardial restoration and regeneration. Individuals with potential interest in a self-funded opportunity in cardiovascular MRI may contact Dr. Yang. Opportunities for research projects in close collaboration with scientists in stem cell biology, electrical engineering, vascular biology, cardiac surgery, molecular imaging, and radiology may be available. Applications can be submitted to Phillip Yang, MD.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford offers a two year multidisciplinary advanced fellowship in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) that is ACGME accredited.  At the end of the program, graduating fellows will be eligible for certification in Adult Congenital Heart Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).  The ACHD fellowship is administered through the Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford, a Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) and Stanford Healthcare collaboration.  This fellowship is designed to train leaders in the field of ACHD.  The program provides advanced training in the field of ACHD, high risk pregnancy, and exposure to pulmonary hypertension, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, diagnostic and interventional catheterization, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and cardiac surgery in the adult patient with congenital heart disease.  Candidates must have completed general adult or pediatric cardiology fellowships at an ACGME-accredited program.