Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
The ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship in Interventional Cardiology provides extensive technical experience in the performance of all interventional and diagnostic cardiovascular procedures as well as provide a broad clinical experience in the care of interventional patients.
The fellowship program has a core curriculum which is completed through independent reading, patient care, procedures, and weekly interventional conferences. The trainee will have the opportunity to initiate, develop, and/or participate in multi-center and single-center research projects.
The fellowship has the following established educational goals:
- Fellows must understand the effectiveness and limitations of coronary interventional procedures to best select patients and procedure types appropriately.
- Fellows need to achieve appropriate cognitive knowledge and technical skills to perform interventional cardiac procedures at the level of quality attainable through present cutting edge knowledge and state of the art technology.
- The program should foster critical thinking skills and an attitude of life long learning to gain from experience and incorporate new developments.
- The program should commit to quality assessment and improvement in performance of procedures.
Interventional cardiology fellows are expected to learn the indications for and expertise in interventional techniques, including PTCA, stenting, intravascular ultrasound, balloon valvuloplasty, ASD closure and alcohol septal ablation.