Fellowships

Fellowships are popular way to gain extra experience in EP and devices and may facilitate learning specific techniques from highly specialised units around the world, or from within the UK. The important factors to consider are what examination requirements might the unit require, what the visa-entry and work permits for a particular country are and finally what you think the fellowship will add to your training. It is for these reasons that it is strongly recommended that you plan early and speak to others who have done it before!

The information on this page is correct at time of writing, but you should be aware that situations may change rapidly and accuracy is not guaranteed.


International Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships


AUSTRALIA:


Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals - Melbourne, Australia

Contact:

Professor Jonathon Kalman
Email: Jon.Kalman@mh.org.au


CANADA:
 

Queen's University - Kingston, Canada

Contact:

Dr BM Glover or Dr Adrian Baranchuk
Email: ben.glover@hotmail.com or barancha@KGH.KARI.NET

Location:

Kingston, Ontario

Detail:

EP Fellowship at Queen’s, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. World Class Large Electrophysiology centre based in Queen’s, Kingston, Ontario. Hands-on 2-year program consisting of complex ablations (AF, Congenital, VT), devices (PPM, ICD, CRT) device follow-up, non-invasive techniques and electroanatomic mapping. Large Cardiac Elecrophysiology Research program with compulsory involvement during program.

Salary of CAD $50,000/year before taxes.

Potential for sponsored attendance at National & International meetings, upon acceptance of abstracts.
 

Toronto General Hospital - Toronto, Canada

Contact:

Vijay Chauhan MD
Email: Vijay.Chauhan@uhn.on.ca

Location:

Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Rm 3-522
Toronto General Hospital
150 Gerrard St. W.
Toronto, ON
M5G 2C4

Detail:

2-3 year fellowship involving all aspects of interventional cardiac electrophysiology and device implantation. One particular area of sub-specialty interest is adult congenital electrophysiology. There are also opportunities to perform research.

Generally need to apply at least 1 year in advance and interview can be carried out at HRS.


St. Michael's Hospital - Toronto, Canada

Contact:

Kamran Ahmad, MD, FRCP
Email: AhmadK@smh.toronto.con.ca

Location:

Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto ON

Detail:

2 year fellowship. Entry requirements: Completion of training (or eligibility for completion) in Cardiology. Some EP exposure beyond that which is encountered in general cardiology training is helpful but not required.

Training Content - Clinical: EP lab: Approximately 350-450 procedures are performed annually including diagnostic EP studies, catheter ablation of all types of SVT. Ablation of atrial fibrillation and other atrial arrhythmias using three dimensional mapping (currently ESI/St. Jude). VT ablation (Outflow tract, idiopathic, some ischemic).

Operating room/Devices: Implantation of all varieties of pacemakers and ICDs including biventricular ICDs. Clinical follow up and management of all devices. Consultative EP: Inpatient and outpatient consultations for arrhythmia problems. Device clinics. Call coverage is by telephone for arrhythmia problems only that are out of the scope of management of the general cardiology staff. No general cardiology call. Research Approximately 15% of a fellow's time is estimated to be available longitudinally for research. Areas of investigation include topics in both the clinical and basic sciences. Particular strengths include research in the areas of atrial fibrillation (animal models, pharmacology, fibrosis, remodelling, quality of life), resuscitation (animal models of CPR, clinical investigations of cooling), defibrillation, quality of life in ICD/pacemaker patients. We participate in a large provincial database of ICD implantation and follow up and are developing clinical research projects related to this.

Number of fellows: 3-4 at a time (junior and senior) Start time: Flexible - typically January or July Application deadline: Suggest having all application materials sent a minimum of 18 months before planned start of fellowship. This is to accommodate the often lengthy period required for credentialing of non-Canadian medical school and post graduate medical training by our provincial college of medicine (www.cpso.on.ca). Note that for the fellowship, only an educational licence is required (we will coordinate all of the licencing/regulatory requirments).


University of Western Ontario - London, Canada

Contact:

Lorne J. Gula, MD
Assistant Professor
Email: lgula@uwo.ca

Location:

Department of Cardiology
London Health Sciences Centre, London
Ontario


USA:


Lahey Medical Centre - Burlington, USA

Contact:

David Martin, MD, FRCP
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Email: David.T.Martin@lahey.org
Tel: 781-744-8863
Fax: 781-744-5577

Location:

41 Mall Road
Burlington
MA 01805

Detail:

The Lahey program is of 1-2 years duration and is predominantly clinical in its focus, with a wealth of clinical material from which to derive practical educational experiences. After the satisfactory completion of this fellowship, the graduate will be capable of serving as an independent consultant and specialist in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Application deadline December 31 the year prior to the fellowship which commences from July 1 of each year. Recently initiated a fellowship slot for international fellows.


Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center - Richmond, USA

Contact:

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, M.D. Kontos
Professor of Cardiology
Email: kellenbogen@pol.net
Tel: 804-828-7565
Fax: 804-828-6082

Location:

Medical College of Virginia
P.O. Box 980053
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0053


Mayo Clinic - Rochester, USA

Contact:

Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
Cardiology, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program Director
Tammy Markham, Education Program Coordinator Cardiovascular Diseases
Email: tmarkham@mayo.edu

Detail:

If you are interested in advanced training in electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic offers the option to spend one or two years focusing on clinical practice and research in that subspecialty. You can participate in this training in one of two ways:

1. You may spend one or two years in electrophysiology as an elective to finish Mayo's Cardiovascular Diseases Subspecialty Fellowship Program

2. You may take the one-year Electrophysiology Subspecialty Fellowship as an independent program after you complete at least three years of accredited cardiovascular diseases training at another institution. In either case, you will conduct research and gain specific experience in intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and patient management. For example, you will work with Mayo Clinic physician consultants to:
Diagnose and treat patients with radio frequency ablation for supraventricular arrhythmias (e.g., AV node re-entry, WPW, atrial flutter) and ventricular tachycardia. Implant and follow up on investigational implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Learn the operative management of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and accessory pathways. When you complete this training, you will be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in cardiac electrophysiology.

Four positions are available annually on a competitive basis. To apply, you need to use the third-party application service, Apply Yourself. The academic year begins in July. Applications for the Electrophysiology Subspecialty Fellowship are due no later than September 1, approximately 22 months before the start of the academic year to which you are applying. If you are considered for an appointment, you will be asked to visit Mayo Clinic for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between January and April.


Boston University Medical Center Program - Boston, USA

Contact:

Paul LeLorier, MD
Email: Paul.LeLorier@bmc.org

Location:

Boston University Medical Center Program
Boston Medical Center Section of Cardiology
88 E. Newton St.
Boston, MA 02118


University of Michigan - Royal Oak, USA

Contact:

David Haines MD.
Email: dhaines@beaumont.edu

Location:

Henry Ford Hospital Program
William Beaumont Hospital
3601 West 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Detail:

A new addition to this program is the addition of a new teaching attending, Dr. Wei Wong, graduate of the Univ of Michigan program, expertise in AF ablation.


Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions - Baltimore, USA

Contact:

Ronald D. Berger, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Email: rberger@jhmi.edu
Tel: 410-614-2751
Fax: 410-502-4854

Location:

Carnegie 592
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore
MD 21287


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program - Boston, USA

Contact:

William H. Maisel, MD, MPH
Email: wmaisel@bidmc.harvard.edu

Location:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute
One Deaconess Rd.
Baker 4
Boston
MA 02215


Washington Hospital Center - Georgetown, USA

Contact:

Susan O'Donoghue, M.D.
Electrophysiology Fellowship Director
Email: Denise.B.Moore@MedStar.net


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Dartmouth, USA

Contact:

Mark L. Greenberg, MD
Director, Clinical Electrophysiology and Pacing
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Email: Mark.L.Greenberg@Hitchcock.ORG


Mount Sinai - New York, USA

Contact:

Vivek Reddy, MD
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Email: vivek.reddy@mountsinai.org


UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Los Angeles, USA

Contact:

Michelle Betwarda - Academic & Administrative Coordinator
Email: MBetwarda@mednet.ucla.edu
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
David Geffen School of Medicine @ UCLA
Phone: (310) 206-6433
Fax: (310) 794-6492

Location:

47-139 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles
CA 90095


UK:


Freeman Hospital - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Contact:

Dr Moloy Das, Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist

Email: moloy.das@nuth.nhs.uk

Location:

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Click here for further details and to apply online. The closing date for applications is 18 December 2016.