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:

  • Inpatient cardiovascular services
  • Outpatient cardiovascular practice
  • Clinical laboratory and procedure-based services
  • Conferences
  • 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.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Instructions for completing and submitting the ERAS application can be found here

Your application must include:

  • A personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation from your Program Director
  • Three recent (dated within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation
  • Verification of completion of an ACGME-accredited medicine internship and residency prior to entering the program
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) or ECFMG certificate (for foreign medical graduates)
  • You must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization
  • An electronic photograph

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program and are bound by their regulations and calendar. We will begin reviewing applications on Friday, July 15, 2016. Selected applicants will be invited to interview on-site beginning in early September and interviews will conclude in early October.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Subspecialty Fellowships

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

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. Now accepting applications for AY 2018-19, please direct to the education manager,

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 2016 and 2017.

Applications being accepted for AY 2018-19 through ERAS starting December 1st, 2017.

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions.

Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Michael Tom, AAEO Director, 503-494-5148, Mailing address: Mail code MP240, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239. Office: Marquam Plaza Suite 240, 2525 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239. AAEO email:; website:

Title IX inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.