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Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

The UC San Diego Interventional Cardiology fellowship is a two-year program which provides comprehensive training in all aspects of interventional cardiology. The first year is an ACGME-accredited training in diagnostic coronary and peripheral angiography, routine and complex percutaneous coronary intervention, intra-coronary physiology and imaging, hemodynamic support, and an introduction to peripheral and structural interventions, including valvular, pulmonary vascular, and adult congenital heart disease. The high procedural volume and mix of inpatient and outpatient encounters allow for advanced fellows to achieve competency in the subspecialty with a focus on optimal patient outcomes and preparation for a career across the spectrum of interventional cardiology. 

A second year of training is available and expands upon the foundation established after completing an ACGME accredited interventional cardiology training program. This non-ACGME accredited year focuses on advanced coronary, peripheral, and structural interventions. The second year also includes significant exposure to balloon pulmonary angioplasty for pulmonary vascular disease and complex interventions for adult congenital heart disease, such as pulmonary valve replacement and collateral and shunt occlusion with vascular coils, plugs, and devices. In addition, trainees are afforded the opportunity to hone clinical and technical skills, and graduate with the potential to be future local and national leaders. Past graduates have continued to excel at medical centers locally, across the country, and internationally.

Two fellows are selected each year from a competitive pool of applicants both within the US and internationally. Training occurs at three locations: the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) in La Jolla, UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SDVAMC) in La Jolla. Each of these hospitals are tertiary referral centers where fellows achieve a high procedural volume amidst a complex patient population. Please here to view our interventional cardiology faculty academic and clinical profiles.

Applications for the 2020-2021 season will be open November 17, 2020. The fellowship accepts two fellows each year. For the upcoming positions available starting July 2022, candidate selection will be outside of the Match and not operated through ERAS or NRMP. Please email documents, as below, to program coordinator Margo Relaford.

The following items are required for application: Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, USMLE scores, and a professional photograph. We also require at least 3 letters of recommendations. Please note, we accept J-1 visas however we do not accept H1B visas. A PTAL letter is not required with your application.

Key Steps

Dates

Email documents, including Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, USMLE scores, professional photograph and at least (3) letters of recommendations to program coordinator.

Applications open November 17, 2020.

Interviews

Interviews conducted January- February, 2021. Applicants will be notified by email if selected for an interview.

Application selection

March, 2021

Fellowships start date

July 1, 2022

 

Contact Us

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Email: emahmud@ucsd.edu

Margo Relaford
Program Coordinator, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Email: mrelaford@ucsd.edu | Phone: 858-246-1326