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The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at OHSU, directed by Dr. Laurie Armsby, includes thirteen physicians, two nurse practitioners, four fellows, nurses, technicians and administrative staff. Expertise in  the subspecialties of Interventional Cath, EP, Echo, MRI, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Heart Transplant and Adult Congenital Heart Disease are represented in our faculty. We provide the highest quality care to children with heart disease referred to our center from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Irving Shen together with Dr. Ashok Muralidaran and Richard Reed perform all state-of-the-art pediatric cardiac surgical procedures with the exception of heart transplantation. The surgical team are actively involved in all aspects of peri-operative care and fellow education.

The Pediatric ICU, wards, OR, echo lab and clinic are located in Doernbecher Children's Hospital, a free-standing academic Children's Hospital providing the widest range of health care services for children in the region. Doernbecher connects via bridge to OHSU Hospital where the ED, NICU, Cath Lab, Cardiac MRI and Adult services are located.

Fellowship program

Our Fellowship Program provides a solid foundation of knowledge and experience to academically oriented trainees. Fellows are trained in all aspects of pediatric cardiology. The patient volume and acuity are appropriately challenging, while still facilitate the educational opportunity in each experience. The 3-year curriculum provides ample elective and research experience.  Our program is proud to produce exceptionally trained graduates with the skills and opportunitiesView-from-Old-Library-to-Fountain to become leaders in any aspect of the field.

The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program is a three-year ACGME-accredited training program. We have already matched for our 2017 position. We will begin recruiting for the 2018 academic year in December of this year. Our program uses the ERAS application system and the NRMP match program. Our program will begin downloading applications from ERAS on December 1, 2016. It is recommended that you have your application completed by that time. We will begin interview invitations in January. Interviews will take place between February and April 2017 for 2 positions. OHSU will accept trainees who are not US citizens for Graduate Medical Education purposes. All non-US citizens must have a Visa which allows for patient care, most commonly an H1B or a J-1 Clinical Visa.

Required application documents (submitted through ERAS) include:

  • Completion of the on-line ERAS application (including personal statement, curriculum vitae, hobbies, USMLE scores, etc.)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) from the dean of your medical school
  • Medical school transcript
  • A letter of verification from the program director(s) of prior residency training, including dates, location and verification of completion 
  • Verification of any previous staff positions
  • Two letters of reference from faculty at your current training program or professional colleagues if not in training (including the evaluation form) 

Evaluation form

Laurie Armsby, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Oregon Health & Science University

Liz Schultz
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Coordinator
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Oregon Health & Science University
503 494-9899
fax 503 494-2824