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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship

The Fellowship Program in the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a one year ACGME-accredited program that prepares highly qualified candidates for careers in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. This fellowship will train fellows in the management of the advanced congestive heart failure patient population. This includes patients with: acute decompensated heart failure (left and right), destination or bridge to transplant mechanical assist devices, acute support devices, perioperative high risk conventional cardiac surgery, approved and investigational catheter or mini surgical valvular interventions; those needing evaluation for and care up until transplantation. An added strength of the program is in-depth training of the evaluation and management of pulmonary hypertension and exposure to patients with WHO Groups 1-5 PH. Cardiac Transplantation training portion occurs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia 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.

The Greenberg Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell offers an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship accredited by 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 comprises three attending heart failure specialists, assisted by nurse practitioners on the inpatient and outpatient service, and research support staff.

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 is dedicated to transplant cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Medical Center. Experiences will include a wide spectrum of patients with advanced heart failure as well as the management of mechanical circulatory support devices, high risk cardiac surgery patients, complex congenital heart disease, and WHO Groups 1-5 pulmonary hypertension. The range of mechanical circulatory support available includes state-of-the-art left ventricular, biventricular support as well as ECMO. Additional time is devoted to continuity clinic weekly. Fellows will also participate in organ procurement, endomyocardial biopsy training and interrogation of implantable defibrillators. 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.

Contact Information

Cardiology

Bruce B. Lerman, M.D., Chief
Tel: (212) 746-2169
Fax: (212) 746-6951

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program

Irina Sobol, Program Director
Tel: (212) 746-2381
irs9009@med.cornell.edu

Laurice LuSane, M.B.A., Program Coordinator
Room: ST-416
Phone: (212) 746-2218
Fax: (212) 746-8844
lal9063@med.cornell.edu

Instructions for Applicants

For more information, please visit Weill Cornell Cardiology.

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