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Cardiology Fellowship Programs


Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Program Director: Peter Buttrick, MD​

 
The ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is designed to accommodate the needs of physicians whose goals include a career in academic cardiology with emphasis on teaching and research and who require strong training in clinical cardiology.

Training Period: 3 years in General Cardiology with an option of a fourth year, if desired, for research in General Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure or Interventional Cardiology 

Training is received in the following areas: 
•     Adult cardiology including coronary care
•     Electrocardiography
•     Cardiac electrophysiology and pacemaker therapy
•     Cardiac catheterization including interventional cardiology
•     Nuclear cardiology
•     Echocardiography
•     Exercise testing
•     Cardiac transplantation
•     Vascular medicine
•     Cardiac MRI & CT
•     Pulmonary Hypertension
•     Preventive cardiology
•     Cardiac rehabilitation
 
In addition, trainees will be familiarized with recent developments in cardiovascular physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and molecular biology. The philosophy behind the clinical training program is to provide both a thorough, comprehensive exposure to modern cardiology consultant practice, and sufficient scientific background to allow graduates of the program to critically evaluate future developments in this rapidly changing clinical specialty.

 
 

To apply:

  • ​This Fellowship is a 3 year ACGME-accredited program with a complement of 5-6 annually.
  • Applications for fellowship should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) - July Cycle.
  • Application Requirements: ERAS application, 3 Letters of Recommendation, USMLE scores, publications
  • Interviews are generally held on Mondays and Fridays during last two weeks of September and early October.
  • We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). ​

All visa applications are welcomed and reviewed on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Ables, Program Manager​.
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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship 

Program Director: Duy Nguyen, MD​

 

There is an active invasive cardiac electrophysiology laboratory staffed by Drs. Ryan Aleong, Duy Nguyen, William Sauer, and Paul Varosy. EP fellows are exposed to the clinical and educational endeavors of the Electrophysiology service in order to become competent to perform as an independent clinical electro physiologist. They become familiar with and competent in all aspects of the evaluation of patients with wide range of situations related to arrhythmias. The general day-to-day activities include attending a daily patient work rounds meeting to include the EP faculty, nursing staff, and rotating cardiology fellow on service to discuss the cases and patients for that day and the next. During the diagnostic portions of the study, all fellows are present in order to learn the techniques and decision-making tactics needed before proceeding with the appropriate intervention. Fellows have a continuous outpatient experience to include new outpatient consultations, patient follow-ups, and all types of defibrillator and pacemaker follow-ups. 


To apply:

  • ​This Fellowship is a 2 year ACGME-accredited program with a complement of 2 annually.
  • Applications for fellowship should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) - July Cycle.
  • Application Requirements: ERAS application, 3 Letters of Recommendation, USMLE scores, publications
  • Interviews are generally held on Mondays and Fridays during last two weeks of September and early October.
  • We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). ​​​


All visa applications are welcomed and reviewed on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Ables, Program Manager​.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship 

Program Director: John Messenger, MD​

Activities in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) headed by Dr. John Messenger include a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic coronary, peripheral, and structural heart disease procedure performed in state-of-the-art laboratories with extensive computer assisted cardiac analysis systems. In addition, there is an active program in the pharmacologic therapy of patients with significant pulmonary hypertension, transplant cardiology, and adult congenital heart disease. Dr. John Messenger, the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at UCH, and Dr. John Carroll, Director of Interventional Cardiology at UCH, head the clinical programs in diagnostic and interventional cardiology. Peripheral interventional procedures are directed by Dr. Kevin Rogers. The general day-to-day activities include Pre-operative evaluation and preparation of the patients, screening, and enrollment of patients in research protocols (assist research staff). Fellows are involved in all aspects of patient management in the cath lab including evaluation of patient data, performance of catheterization procedures, and post-procedure care and documentation. UCH sponsors an ACGME-accredited training program in Interventional Cardiology that offers two positions per year. This program is a joint program at UCH and the Denver VA Medical Center.
 

Training facilities


To apply:

  • ​This Fellowship is a 1 year ACGME-accredited program with a complement of 1 annually.
  • Applications for fellowship should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) - December Cycle.
  • Application Requirements: ERAS application, 3 Letters of Recommendation, USMLE scores, publications
  • This program does not currently participate in the NRMP Match.

All visa applications are welcomed and reviewed on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Ables, Program Manager​.
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Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship

Program Director: Andreas Brieke, MD​


The advanced heart failure program at the University of Colorado is headed by Dr. Andreas Brieke. It is the only program in the state and provides services to the entire Rocky Mountain region. The fellowship is designed to complete the ABIM requirements for board certification in this subspecialty. There are 9 key clinical faculty members with extensive experience in the medical management of advanced heart failure, ventricular assist devices, and transplantation. There is broad exposure to cardiac imaging, endomyocardial biopsy, metabolic exercise testing and genetics. Scholarly activity is an expectation and clinical, translational, and basic science research opportunities are available. 

The institution has laboratories conducting research on:
•Exercise physiology in the failing heart and after LVAD and transplant. 
•Adrenergic signaling in heart failure
•Sarcomere dynamics and Contractile Proteins
•Gene programming in Hypertrophy and failure
•Cytokines and Cardiac Fibrosis
•Pulmonary Hypertension, Angiogenesis
•Diabetes and Metabolic syndromes
•Cardiac Metabolism and RV function


Our Alumni After Graduating

•2017-2018: Kelsey Flint - Assistant Professor of Medicine-Cardiology, University of Colorado and Denver VA
•2016-2017: Amit Patel - St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis
•2016-2017: Khadijah Brethett - Asst. Prof at University of Arizona, Tuscson
•2015-2016: Lisa LeMond - Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale
•2014-2015: Nasreien Ibrahim - Asst. Prof, Massachusetts General
•2012-2013: Sandra Rodriguez - INTEGRIS Advanced Cardiac Care, Oklahoma
•2010-2011: Amrut Ambardekar - Assoc. Prof at University of Colorado

Training facility



To apply:

  • Board certification or eligibility in cardiology is a requirement for program entry.​
  • ​This Fellowship is a 1 year ACGME-accredited program with a complement of 1 annually.
  • Applications for fellowship should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) - July Cycle.
  • Application Requirements: ERAS application, 3 Letters of Recommendation, USMLE scores, publications
  • We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). ​

All visa applications are welcomed and reviewed on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Ables, Program Manager​.
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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship

Program Director: Joseph Kay, MD​

 
Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Hospital, in conjunction with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is pleased to offer a funded position for an ACGME accredited 24-month training program dedicated to the care of Adults with Congenital Heart disease.

We are looking for well qualified candidates who have completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology or adult cardiology at an ACGME-accredited program and will be board eligible by the start of the 4th year.
The number of patients surviving to adulthood with congenital heart disease continues to increase, and as such our adult congenital heart disease program, first established in 2003, continues to grow, with over 2,000 outpatient visits per year. Our program is integrated between both Children’s Hospital Colorado and The University of Colorado Hospital, with training tailored to the trainee’s previous background. Successful graduates from our program will be board eligible for the ABIM Adult Congenital Heart disease board certification.


To apply:

  • ​This Fellowship is a 2 year ACGME-accredited program with a complement of 2 annually.
  • Applications for fellowship should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) - July Cycle.
  • Application Requirements: ERAS application, 3 Letters of Recommendation, USMLE scores, publications
  • We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). ​

All visa applications are welcomed and reviewed on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Ables, Program Manager​.
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