Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Program overview

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (Cardiology Fellowship) at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute aims to train outstanding clinicians in the field of cardiovascular medicine, to nurture interest in scientific investigation, and to help trainees reach their ultimate career goals in cardiology practice. Our faculty and staff are clinician-educators and scientists that are dedicated to the task of training tomorrow's cardiologists.

The educational program is based on curriculum, mentorship and experiences in a variety of settings including: 1) inpatient cardiovascular services, 2) outpatient cardiovascular practice; 3) clinical laboratory or procedure-based services; 4) conferences; and 5) investigational/research laboratory. Although the cardiovascular fellowship is a three-year accredited program, a four-year curriculum that includes expanded research activities is encouraged as part of our goal of training clinician-scientists for successful careers in academic medicine.

Clinical training

The clinical activities are performed at OHSU Hospital and the VA Medical Center which are located on the same campus. The curriculum includes core rotations and electives. For each rotation, the learning objectives and expectations based on ACGME competencies are provided.

Research experience

There are many basic science, translational and clinical research opportunities at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute related to cardiology. Our faculty includes superb mentors who are recognized internationally for their research and teaching accomplishments.

Subspecialty Fellowships

Heart Rhythm (Electrophysiology) Fellowship

This fellowship provides two years of advanced training in heart rhythm disorders and is accredited by ACGME. The basic components of this fellowship include advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiology studies; management and consultation of inpatients with disorders of cardiac rhythm; placement and management of electrophysiology devices; and outpatient management of patients with heart rhythm disorders. Advanced training is possible in lead extraction, epicardial access and mapping, and left atrial appendage closure. Fellowship has been filled for 2015 and 2016.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship

This fellowship provides a year of advanced training in heart failure and heart transplant and is accredited by ACGME. The basic components of this fellowship include advanced training of all stages and forms of heart failure, pre- and post-operative care of heart transplant and ventricular assist device patients, and key diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Fellowship has been filled for 2015. Applications for 2016 may be directed to the Fellowship Coordinator,

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

This fellowship provides one year of advanced training in interventional cardiology and is accredited by ACGME. The basic components of this fellowship include state-of-the-art training in percutaneous coronary intervention procedures, complex coronary artery diagnostic procedures, and the evaluation and management of patients with chronic or acute coronary artery disease. The fellowship includes exposure to advanced percutaneous procedures for structural heart disease, including complex valvular heart disease (TAVR, Mitra Clip, Melody). Fellowship has been filled for 2015 and 2016.

Applications being accepted for AY 2017-18 through ERAS starting December 1st, 2015.

Only applicants who have completed Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship will be considered for a subspecialty fellowship.

Cardiovascular Fellowship application

Applications for General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

The following forms are required for subspecialty fellowship applications:

Electrophysiology Fellowship Application

Heart Failure Fellowship Application

The following must also be included in the application submission for Electrophysiology, Heart Failure and Interventional Fellowship:

  • A personal statement
  • USMLE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your cardiology fellowship program director
  • Dean's letter of MSPE from your medical school
  • Medical school transcript
  • A copy of your ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • A copy of your visa (if applicable)
  • An electronic photograph