The Division of Cardiology at Cornell offers a fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, which is accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The Heart Failure Service has a high volume of clinical activities related to all aspects of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac transplantation. The fellowship consists of one year of intensive clinical training. The service is made up of three attending heart failure specialists, assisted by nurse practitioners on the inpatient and outpatient service, and research support staff.
This fellowship will provide training in the management of the advanced congestive heart failure patient population. Fellows treat patients with:
An added strength of the program is in-depth exposure to evaluation and management of pulmonary hypertension in patients with WHO Groups 1-5 PH.
Cardiac Transplantation training takes place at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Highlights of this program include a strong collaboration with colleagues from cardiac imaging, catheterization lab (including structural heart disease program), electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac anesthesia, rheumatology, and oncology.
Fellows are trained in the inpatient and outpatient management of patients with advanced heart failure and pulmonary vascular disease. The one-year fellowship will include nine months of inpatient service, of which three months are dedicated to transplant cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.
Clinical experiences include:
A core curriculum in advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and transplant cardiology is taught throughout the year by the full-time faculty. In addition, monthly Journal Club and Heart Failure Specialty Conferences are a regular part of the curriculum.
This training program meets all the clinical requirements for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Specific rotations within the fellowship are:
Incorporated as part of the ongoing clinical effort.
The Advanced Heart Failure Faculty include five full-time physicians:
Fellowship Program Executive Committee
Peter Okin, M.D., Director, Clinical Affairs
Fellows must be enrolled in or have completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease. Fellows are accepted into the program after three years of cardiology training.
Selection of fellows will be made based on their clinical ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity.
All applicants must submit the required documents through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Letters of recommendation from the Program Director as well as other cardiology faculty carry significant weight. It is important for the program to understand the applicant’s skills in clinical care, professional judgment, and academic potential. Prior research experience in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and general cardiology are also considered in our application review process.
ERAS Application Schedule for Fellowship Training Beginning July 1, 2021
July-October 2020: Applicant screening and interviews
December 2, 2020 the match results are announced at noon EST
July 2021: Fellowship begins
ERAS Program Code is: 1593514027
A completed application consists of:
Applicants will be invited for virtual interviews after the completed applications are received.
Our NRMP code is 1492159S0
Applicants should have substantial research experiences, outstanding letters of recommendation from their clinical and/or research supervisors in the United States and valid ECFMG certification. Though there is no specific board score requirement, a higher score holds greater weight. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center sponsors J-1 visas only. H1-B visas are not eligible.
You will be responsible for retaining an immigration lawyer and for all associated administrative costs. Use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); and join the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for a subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease. Applicants will be considered for an interview based on their overall record.
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