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Cardiology Fellowship

  1. 1. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/index.html The Albert Einstein Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is committed to providing a broad base of advanced training in the specialty of cardiovascular diseases. With over 2,000 cardiac and peripheral catheterizations, 862 electrophysiology procedures, 4,800 nuclear stress tests, 8,800 echoes, and 50,000 electrocardiograms performed annually, fellows are provided a wealth of educational opportunities. Einstein's cardiac facilities include the Minerva and Fred Braemer Heart Center, a state-of-the-art digital catheterization laboratory, a newly upgraded electrophysiology laboratory and a second new lab with biplane fluoroscopy, intracardiac electrocardiography, Carto and ESI three-dimensional mapping systems, cardiac CT and MRI, a fully digital electrocardiography laboratory and an outpatient cardiac center. There is also a spacious, modern CCU and newly renovated Cardiac Telemetry floor. Together these ensure fellows acquire the consulting expertise and technical skills required of a cardiologist in the 21st Century. The Division of Cardiovascular Diseases is comprised of 25 full-time and 20 voluntary faculty members. The faculty’s on-going commitment to research affords fellows ample opportunity to become involved in a variety of clinical investigations. Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 8/3/09 10:44 AM
  2. 2. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article6139.html The Cardiology Fellowship Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center is committed to providing a broad base of advanced training in the specialty of Cardiovascular Diseases. The program is structured to ensure that fellows acquire the consulting expertise and the technical skills required of a cardiologist. The primary focus of the Einstein cardiology fellowship program is to produce the highest quality clinical cardiologist. We believe the best way to fulfill this goal is through a combination of self-study, didactic instruction, and supervised exposure to cardiac pathology. Research skills and the ability to properly review the medical literature are also emphasized. The ACGME-approved Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center accepts five fellows per year. In addition, two ACGME-approved Interventional 4th year fellow positions are available as well as two Clinical Heart Failure Fellowship positions. The Department of Medicine includes 110 medical residents and 50 subspecialty fellows, 79 full-time faculty and 200 voluntary faculty. Fellows Class Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 8/3/09 10:44 AM
  3. 3. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article6140.html The Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health includes a state-of-the-art digital catheterization laboratory and outpatient cardiac center. The facility also includes a 16-bed coronary care unit (CCU), an eight bed CICU (post-angioplasty patients), four permanent cardiac catheterization laboratories, two state-of-the-art electrophysiology laboratories (the second new lab has biplane fluoroscopy, intracardiac echocardiography, Carto and ESI three-dimensional mapping systems), two stress ECG laboratories, state-of-the-art SPECT nuclear technology, three diagnostic echocardiography laboratories, and a cardiac CT/MRI unit. In addition, three cardiovascular surgical operating suites are available and a separate post-operative heart surgical unit (HSU). A dedicated color flow, two-dimensional echo machine with transesophageal echocardiography capabilities is currently stationed in the operating room. In addition, intravascular ultrasound capability is present in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Based on the 2006-2007 academic year, the following procedures were performed annually at the Albert Einstein Heart Center: 1,994 diagnostic catheterizations 497 percutaneous interventional procedures including PTCA's, rotational arthrectomy, directional arthrectomy and stents 862 electrophysiology lab procedures 4,785 nuclear stress tests 8,835 transthoracic echoes 517 transesophageal echoes 50,222 electrocardiograms Back to Top Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 8/3/09 10:44 AM
  4. 4. Faculty http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article14595.html Administrative Leadership D. Lynn Morris, MD, Chairman D. Lynn Morris, MD is Chairman of Cardiology and Director of the Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health. Dr. Morris is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Morris served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed his fellowship in cardiology. He also completed a research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining Einstein, Dr. Morris has held other leadership positions including Chief of Cardiology at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Chief of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, has been clinical investigator in more than 25 drug and device trials and reviewer of several cardiology journals and in many scientific, peer review journals. Dr. Morris has presented research findings and papers at professional society meetings and published in many scientific, peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The Annals of Internal Medicine and The American Heart Journal. He is a member of numerous professional associations and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. Vincent M. Figueredo, MD, FAHA, FACC Fellowship Program Director Vincent Figueredo, MD, FAHA, FACC, is the Director of the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College. Prior to joining the staff at Einstein in January 2007, he has held various leadership and teaching positions including Chair, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Lovelace Health Systems in New Mexico, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Figueredo completed residency training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Figueredo is active in scholarly activity with over 40 peer-reviewed publications and is an invited speaker at many institution's grand rounds. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for several peer-review journals and is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the National Board of Echocardiography, and the American Society of Hypertension. As the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Figueredo devotes the majority of his time to the administration of the cardiology fellowship program, and to the teaching and mentoring of fellows. Gregg Pressman, MD, FACC, Associate Program Director Gregg Pressman, MD, FACC received his medical degree from Temple University and did his internship and residency at the Graduate Hospital. He then completed his cardiology fellowship at Graduate. After nineteen years in private practice, during which he maintained teaching positions at HUP and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, Dr. Pressman joined our full time staff in March 2006. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography. He is a reviewer for the American Journal of Cardiology and the International Journal of Cardiology.. His research interests include mitral valve disease and sleep disorders as they affect cardiac function. Dr. Pressman was a member of the Self Study Task Force on Physician Education of the American College of Cardiology and is on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Echo Society. 1 of 5 8/3/09 10:45 AM
  5. 5. Faculty http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article14595.html Faculty Aman Amanullah, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE Aman M. Amanullah, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE, is the Section Chief of Noninvasive Cardiology, and a full time faculty member of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Amanullah is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the National Board of Echocardiography. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Amanullah is also a member of several other professional societies, including the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology’s Practice Analysis Task Force, and a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography. Dr. Amanullah has conducted extensive clinical research in noninvasive cardiology. He has authored more than 85 articles and abstracts appearing in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology and American Heart Journal. Dr. Amanullah obtained his M.D from the Institute of Medicine in Bucharest, and his Ph.D from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed fellowship training in cardiology at Karolinska Institute at Stockholm South Hospital, Sweden and a noninvasive cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Deborah Braverman, MD Doctor Braverman is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College. After a year of internal medicine training she completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the New York-Cornell Medical Center. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her commitment to excellence in patient care and teaching. Dr. Braverman is nationally recognized as a leader in Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP), an innovative treatment for patients with advanced coronary artery disease. Joyleen E. Earle, MD Joyleen E. Earle, MD, is an attending cardiologist at Germantown Community Health Services. She is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine. Dr. Earle brings more than 16 years experience to her work in treating patients and helping them modify their risk of heart disease. Dr. Earle earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency training in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. She also completed a fellowship in cardiology at Booth Memorial Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Earle is a past member of the American College of Physicians and the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and is a current member of the American College of Cardiology. She is fluent in Spanish. Allan M. Greenspan, MD Allan M. Greenspan, MD is the director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Einstein. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University prior to matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Greenspan completed his internship and residency training at Bellevue Medical Center, New York. After residency, Dr. Greenspan joined the cardiology fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania. Following fellowship training, he completed a research fellowship in electrophysiology also at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Greenspan has held numerous faculty positions at various hospitals throughout the city. Dr. Greenspan serves as an ad hoc consultant to the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Frank S. James, MD, FACC Frank S. James, MD, FACC, cardiologist, has been practicing for three decades. Board certified in cardiology, critical care medicine and internal medicine; Dr. James' long and distinguished career began at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his residency training, an internship and a fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine. He often lectures on such topics as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, and has been involved in clinical investigation of heart drugs that have become standards in treating heart disease. Active in physician education and health issues, Dr. James has served as President of the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania and as a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He has served on the University of Pennsylvania's executive committee for the Medical Alumni Society, as well as on scholarship and fundraising committees. In addition, Dr. James served as a reviewer of research articles for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Dr. James is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, the Association of Black Cardiologists, the American College of Cardiology and the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Hospital 2 of 5 8/3/09 10:45 AM
  6. 6. Faculty http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article14595.html Association. He is also a member of the National Medical Association, the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, the American Society of Hypertension and the American College of Chest Physicians. Agha Haider, MD, PhD, FACC Doctor Haider is a graduate of Sind Medical College in Pakistan and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of London. He completed his residency training at Tufts University School of Medicine and fellowship in cardiology at Harvard Medical School ad Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Haider is the recipient of numerous awards for scholarship and research. Darshak Karia, MD Darshak Karia, MD has been the Director of Heart Failure Services at Einstein since July 2005. He attended medical school at the Baroda Medical College in Baroda, India. Dr. Karia completed internship training at MCP-Hahnemann University and residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Karia completed cardiovascular fellowship training at the University of Minnesota, Tufts University New England Medical Center. He completed fellowship training in Congestive Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant at the University of Minnesota, from July 2004-2005. Additionally, Dr. Karia completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the American Heart Association. He is Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Karia is skilled at reading echocardiology. He has clinical experience taking care of patients with end stage CHF, pre- and post-transplant and pre- and post-operative device implantation. Morris Kotler, MD Morris Kotler, MD is Chairman Emeritus of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at Albert Einstein Medical Center and a Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kotler has held posts as Professor of Medicine at Hahnemann University as well as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Kotler has published more than 280 articles in accredited medical journals such as the American Journal of Medicine, Circulation, American Heart Journal, American Journal of Echocardiography, Lancet, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has authored more than 50 chapters in cardiology texts, five textbooks in cardiology and close to 90 abstracts on such topics as transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and directional coronary atherectomy. Dr. Kotler is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, American Heart Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Ultrasound. Dr. Kotler holds many memberships with professional and scientific societies such as the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland and the American Society of Ultrasound. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He has served as President of the Philadelphia chapter as well as Board Director of the Southeastern Pennsylvania affiliate of the American Heart Association. Dr. Kotler is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He was named among Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs in 1996, 1998 and 1999. Joel M. Kupfer, MD Joel Kupfer, MD, peripheral interventional cardiologist has been in academic and clinical practice for 15 years prior to joining the Einstein staff. He earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kupfer completed an internship at Wadsworth-VA Medical Center and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Fellowship training was completed at the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center. Additional research and clinical fellow training was completed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kupfer is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. Nicholas Langan, MD Nicholas Langan, MD, is an attending cardiologist at Germantown Community Health Services with special expertise in cardiac imaging. He helps diagnose heart problems with echocardiography, stress testing, and nuclear scans. Dr. Langan earned his medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his residency and an internship in internal medicine at Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Medical Center/Brooklyn Veterans Hospital. Dr. Langan completed cardiology fellowships at Medical College of Pennsylvania and at Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. He also completed a cardiac imaging fellowship in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography at Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He was recently re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease in 2001. Sumeet K. Mainigi, MD Sumeet K. Mainigi, MD is the Associate Director of Electrophysiology at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Mainigi is board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He followed his residency with a fellowship in 3 of 5 8/3/09 10:45 AM
  7. 7. Faculty http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article14595.html cardiology and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mainigi has presented original research at many national scientific meetings and has authored numerous publications and book chapters in the fields of cardiology and electrophysiology. He is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society and has specific expertise in ablation of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardias, and implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and biventricular-devices. He has specific research interests in atrial fibrillation ablation and biventricular devices. Craig Oliner, MD Craig Oliner, MD is Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Associate Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Oliner received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1980. He completed his internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and cardiology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. After fellowship, he held research associate positions in cardiology and clinical pharmacology at the University of Chicago, where he directed the exercise physiology laboratory. Dr. Oliner has authored a number of manuscripts and abstracts on topics such as B-blockade and mental performance, and predication of ventricular functional recovery with I-123 phenylpemtadecanoic acid after coronary revascularization. He also has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Chest. Parul Patel, MD Doctor Patel received her medical degree at State University of New York at Downstate. She completed her residency in internal medicine at NYU Medical Center where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. After her fellowship in Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital she completed a one year fellowship in interventional cardiology also at Jefferson. Dennis Sarabi, MD, PhD Doctor Sarabi is a graduate of the University of Uppsala where he received his medical and Ph.D. He completed residency training in internal medicine and cardiology fellowship training at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Sarabi has been prolific in his academic activities prior to and during his residency and fellowship here at Einstein. Marjorie Stanek, MD Marjorie Stanek, MD is Director of the Cardiac Stress Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Stanek received her medical degree in 1972 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed fellowship training in cardiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stanek is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and has special interest in women and heart disease. She formerly served as a member of the Committee on Exercise & Cardiac Rehabilitation, Council of Clinical Cardiology, of the American Heart Association. In addition, Dr. Stanek has co-directed several day-long symposia on cardiac rehabilitation and has co-authored articles for professional publications. Shahriar Yazdanfar, MD Shahriar Yazdanfar, MD is Director of the Section of Invasive, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Yazdanfar has authored numerous articles and abstracts on various topics in cardiovascular disease and interventional procedures, particularly on directional coronary atherectomy and various aspects of balloon angioplasty in major cardiology journals. He is co-investigator in the National TIMI III trial and Gusto I and II studies. Dr. Yazdanfar received his medical degree from Tehran University Medical School in Iran. He completed fellowship training in clinical cardiology at Temple University Hospital followed by one year of basic research fellowship at Temple Health Science Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Yazdanfar if a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and American College of Physicians. He is a member of the AMA, PMS, PCMS, and Philadelphia Academy of Cardiology. Back to Top Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. 4 of 5 8/3/09 10:45 AM
  8. 8. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article6142.html The cardiology fellowship curriculum is structured to provide well-rounded training in all aspects of the cardiovascular disease. First Year In the first year of fellowship, fellows spend two months on the cardiology teaching consult service, two months on the cardiac catheterization service, three months on the non-invasive service (including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and stress imaging), two months in the cardiac care unit, one month on the electrophysiology service, one month of elective time, and one month on research. On the cardiology consult service, fellows perform primary consultations on teaching service patients admitted to the Medical Center. Since a private attending does not follow these patients, the fellow has greater autonomy in recommending diagnostic and therapeutic measures. On the cardiac catheterization service, fellows perform introductory cardiac catheterization and learn the basics of catheterization such as arterial sheath placement, right heart catheterization and placement of temporary pacemakers. During the non-invasive rotation, fellows are involved in both the basics of performing and interpreting echocardiographic procedures as well as basic stress ECG. In the coronary care unit and consult service, fellows are responsible for supervising and teaching medical residents and students, and learning to achieve the high level of professionalism necessary to interact effectively with patients, families, and other health professionals. On the electrophysiology service fellows perform arrhythmia consults, review electrophysiologic studies and are introduced into the EP lab. Second Year In the second year of fellowship, fellows spend two months on the telemetry service, two months on the cardiac catheterization service, two months on the electrophysiology service, one month on the non-invasive service, one month in the CCU, one month on the congestive heart failure service, two months of elective time, and one month on research. On the telemetry service fellows supervise medical residents, interns and medical students. The cardiology fellow performs as a junior attending under the direct supervision of the telemetry teaching attending developing the knowledge base, interactive skills, technical skills, and learning attitudes to provide high-level care to adult patients with the most common forms of heart disease. On the non-invasive services fellows master more advanced echocardiographic skills such as treadmill and Dobutamine echocardiography, independent performance of echocardiography, introduction to transesophageal echocardiograms, and nuclear cardiology interpretation. On the electrophysiology service fellows receive advanced instruction in radio frequency ablations, interpretation of Holter monitors and event recorders, ECG interpretation and permanent pacemaker follow-up. Third Year The third year of fellowship allows for significant elective time to be arranged to serve the educational needs of the individual trainee. During the third year fellows spend one month in the CCU, two months on the nuclear cardiology rotation, one month on the vascular service, one month in the non-invasive laboratory, one month on research, and six months of elective time. The elective time is flexible, allowing the fellow the opportunity to complete a research project and/or acquire specialized skills in either non-invasive cardiology such as CT/MR, echocardiography, electrophysiology, nuclear medicine, or further develop skills in diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Due to the structure of the program, graduating fellows will be level II certified in cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Opportunities are available in the third year to become level III certified in echcardiography or level II certified in cardiac CT. Curriculum Grid PGY-4 PGY-5 PGY-6 1 of 2 8/3/09 10:45 AM
  9. 9. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article6142.html CATH LAB 2 2 CCU 2 1 1 CHF 1 CONSULTS 2 EPS 1 2 ELECTIVE 1 2 6 NON-INVASIVE 3 1 1 NUCLEAR 2 RESEARCH 1 1 1 TELEMETRY 2 VASCULAR 1 TOTAL MONTHS 12 12 12 Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 2 of 2 8/3/09 10:45 AM
  10. 10. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article6143.html Throughout the entire fellowship program, one-half day per week of ambulatory cardiology is required. During the first two years, the heart of ambulatory care training takes place in the cardiology outpatient clinics in the Willowcrest Building, Community Practice Center and Germantown Campus. Fellows are assigned patients initially and are encouraged to add to their clinical population from patients encountered during their clinical electives. During the third year of fellowship, fellows attend private outpatient office with an attending supervisor with whom they elect to work. Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 8/3/09 10:45 AM
  11. 11. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article6144.html The Division of Cardiovascular Disease provides eight hours of conference time per week. Regularly scheduled conferences include: Cardiology Grand Rounds, Case Conference, Journal Club, Echocardiography/Nuclear Cardiology Conference, Electrophysiology Conference, Cardiac Catheterization Conference, Heart Failure Conference, ECG didactic and reading conferences, Interdisciplinary Peripheral Vascular Disease Conference, and Department of Medicine interdisciplinary fellowship conferences. In the summer months the regular conference schedule is superceded by a comprehensive Core Curriculum Series designed to give a broad overview of Cardiovascular Diseases. Self-study materials such as the ACCSAP and ACC Board Review are available on CD-ROM. In addition, a series of board review CDs and echocardiographic studies are are available for review. Fellows have access to a wide variety of teaching materials from the American College of Cardiology via Cardiosource Plus. Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 8/3/09 10:46 AM
  12. 12. Cardiology Fellowship http://www.einstein.edu/medicine/cardiology/education/article6145.html Albert Einstein Medical Center’s Cardiology Fellowship Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS applications must contain a medical school transcript, curriculum vitae, personal statement, USMLE Report (Steps 1, 2 and 3), and three letters of recommendation. One of the recommendation letters must be from the Internal Medicine Program Director or Chair, Department of Medicine. ERAS applications will be accepted through January 15th. Selected applicants will be invited to visit Albert Einstein Medical Center for a personal interview. For More Information For more information, please call or write: Contact Person: Mr. Philip Walsh Fellowship Program Coordinator Division of Cardiovascular Disease Albert Einstein Medical Center 5401 Old York Road, Suite 363 Philadelphia, PA 19141 Phone: 215-456-7929 Fax: 215-456-7926 E-mail: walshp@einstein.edu Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 8/3/09 10:46 AM
  13. 13. Einstein - About Einstein Medical Center http://www.einstein.edu/education/article9698.html Albert Einstein Medical Center is proudly committed to its mission as a premiere independent academic medical center in the Greater Philadelphia area. Located just four miles north of downtown Philadelphia, our heritage is rooted in healing, caring and learning. Our distinguished history extends back to 1865 with the founding of Einstein Medical Center's forerunner, the Jewish Hospital. Though the healthcare landscape has changed dramatically since that time, our mission to provide compassionate, high quality healthcare to anyone in need, to provide medical education and training for the next generation of physicians and to participate in clinical research to enhance patient care and advance the science of medicine has not changed. Einstein has a long-standing commitment to providing medical services to its community. We are proud of our heritage and of the high-volume programs and services we provide to our community. A strong commitment to community As the needs of our community have evolved, so has Albert Einstein Medical Center. The medical center is now but one entity in a network of facilities and programs that offer a solid, secure academic environment for learning and achievement. With four inpatient facilities housing over 1,237 beds and several outpatient centers, Einstein Healthcare Network is one of the most active healthcare providers in the Philadelphia area. Combined, the network encompasses approximately 32,000 inpatient admissions, 75,000 emergency room visits and 255,000 ambulatory visits per year. Opportunities that reach beyond campus walls Our 35-acre main campus encompasses Albert Einstein Medical Center's 440-bed acute care hospital, which includes a Level I Regional Trauma Center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; 102-bed Willowcrest Center for subacute care; and 147-MossRehab (main campus and Einstein at Elkins Park), the Philadelphia region's major source for medical rehabilitation. In addition, Einstein at Elkins Park is a 60-bed general acute care hospital located on a 30-acre suburban campus in Montgomery County. Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment (inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse care), Einstein Center One (primary care and specialty physicians), Germantown Community Health Services, and Willow Terrace (a skilled nursing facility) are located in close proximity to the main campus and round out Einstein’s broad scope of services. Einstein Neighborhood Health (a network of primary care providers) insures a diverse patient population and case mix for our undergraduate and graduate education programs. Albert Einstein Medical Center is a teaching hospital offering a full range of advanced health services. Within this environment, more than 360 residents across 24 residency and fellowship programs share in the learning process. Our medical community includes over 350 full-time physicians and dentists and an additional 400 affiliated physicians. A strong commitment to education We named the medical center for Albert Einstein, inspired by his brilliance and his humanity. Einstein never lost sight of the individual, and we have sought to follow his example. Albert Einstein Medical Center is a place where learning is valued and the individual is respected. Einstein offers residents the resources and advantages of a major teaching institution, without losing sight of the individual. Although we are among the largest tertiary care facilities in Pennsylvania, the medical center is a place where each resident's individual educational pursuits are of prime importance. Our mission is to prepare residents fully for their career paths. Respected and established training programs Albert Einstein Medical Center is an active participant in the education of new 1 of 3 1/13/09 12:45 PM
  14. 14. Einstein - About Einstein Medical Center http://www.einstein.edu/education/article9698.html physicians, offering highly regarded residency and fellowship training programs in many specialty and subspecialty areas. With its extensive array of services and programs, Einstein Medical Center is positioned to provide depth and diversity in medical education. We sponsor graduate medical programs spanning more than 20 different medical specialties, as well as dentistry. Our programs are designed to provide the scope, expertise and hands-on experience it takes to prepare for a career in the rapidly changing world of modern healthcare delivery. Residencies Dental: General Practice Osteopathic Rotating Internship Dental: Endodontics Pediatrics Dental: Orthodontics Podiatry Emergency Medicine Psychiatry Internal Medicine Radiology Preliminary Medicine Surgery: General Obstetrics and Surgery: Preliminary Gynecology Orthopaedic Surgery Transitional Year Fellowships Cardiology Interventional Cardiology Gastroenterology Nephrology Geriatric Medicine Rheumatology Geriatric Psychiatry Transplant Surgery Infectious Disease Pulmonary/Critical Care In addition, Einstein has affiliated residencies in ENT, Neurology, Ophthalmology, PM&R, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Urology A strong affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University At Albert Einstein Medical Center, residents benefit from the medical center's strong affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and from the positive synergy created between a major medical institution and a prominent university. Albert Einstein Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of Jefferson Medical College, participating in Jefferson’s physical diagnosis course for second year medical students and providing a broad spectrum of clinical clerkships and elective rotations for third and fourth year medical students. Residents at Einstein play a vital role teaching and supervising Jefferson medical students. In addition, Einstein medical staff members hold faculty appointments at Jefferson and are actively involved in student education. A strong commitment to research Einstein Medical Center is a place of discovery and achievement, attracting top professionals from all over the world. Our commitment to research is reflected in well-funded programs of clinical and scientific research that complement patient care and medical education. Einstein has a century-long commitment to clinical research—one that began in 1916 in an effort to control an outbreak of infantile paralysis. Today, research is a vital component of a three-tiered mission that also includes quality patient care and education. In fact, more than 250 active clinical trials are underway throughout Albert Einstein Healthcare Network today in a wide variety of investigative areas: AIDS/HIV Pain Management and Anesthesiology Cancer Psychiatry and behavioral health Cardiology (invasive and non-invasive) Radiology and nuclear medicine Dental medicine Radiation oncology Drug/alcohol dependency Transplantation Emergency medicine Urology Gastroenterology Vaccine Geriatric medicine Orthopaedics and sports medicine 2 of 3 1/13/09 12:45 PM
  15. 15. Einstein - Einstein Highlights http://www.einstein.edu/education/article9699.html The following are a few of the special programs and services offered by Einstein Healthcare Network. Einstein Simulation and Learning Center Scheduled to open in July 2009, Einstein is constructing a 6500 square feet Simulation and Learning Center located in the Korman Research Building on main campus. The Simulation and Learning Center will provide residents, physicians, nurses and allied health professionals "real life" patient experiences with guided, artificially created scenarios and procedures that evoke or replicate actual patient care. At least six kinds of training will be available at the Center: human patient simulators, simulated clinical environments, virtual procedure stations, procedure training, certification courses and team training. Training in simulated environments is an emerging additional step in the learning process - a step between classroom instruction and actual clinical instruction with real patients. As an academic medical center, Einstein is committed to teaching excellence and to the full integration of simulation into everyday residency training. Einstein Heart Institute Einstein Heart Institute houses Albert Einstein Medical Center’s well-respected, 40-year-old heart program. Einstein Heart Institute was among the first heart programs in Philadelphia to offer ground-breaking, life-saving procedures including balloon angioplasty and minimally invasive bypass surgery. That tradition continues today. Opened in 1999, The Minerva and Fred Braemer Heart Center is equipped with the most advanced cardiac care technology available. It is one of the first heart facilities in the world to seamlessly integrate two of the most important cardiac catheterization tools, digital imaging and hemodynamic monitoring, into one digitally networked cardiac information management system. While many of our patients are successfully treated with angioplasty and stenting procedures, those requiring surgery have immediate access to some of the most experienced surgeons in the world. Surgeons skilled in the latest techniques including beating heart bypass and all-arterial bypass surgery. Transplant programs Albert Einstein Medical Center's Kidney Transplant Program was established in 1965, and today remains at the forefront of renal therapy and transplantation. Our kidney transplant surgeons offer patients the latest surgical and interventional techniques, including techniques pioneered at Einstein. We have vast experience in treating end-stage renal disease with kidney and kidney/pancreas transplantation and in performing difficult transplants in high-risk patients. The Einstein Center for Liver Disease is one of the region's largest and fastest growing programs, attracting patients from both the Delaware Valley region and internationally. The surgical team performs approximately 65 liver transplants each year and hundreds of non-transplant liver procedures and operations. Einstein's liver surgeons employ the latest transplantation techniques including living related donors, reduced size, split liver transplantations and the safe and effective use of extended donors. Survival rates of patients who undergo liver transplantation at Albert Einstein Medical Center are higher than the national average. Last year members of our transplant team earned recognition for their work in the field of organ transplantation. Among the honors earned was the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for humanitarianism and contribution to the advancement of organ transplantation procedures. Marion-Louise Saltzman Women’s Center Compassionate, respectful healthcare for women is the focus and philosophy of the Marion-Louise Saltzman Women's Center. Brought about by our vision to create a facility for treating the special health needs of women, the Marion-Louise Saltzman Women's Center is a place where women are cared for by experts in women's physical and emotional health. In addition, nine Einstein physicians were among those named in Philadelphia magazine’s "Top Doctors for Women," a distinction that reflects our leadership in healthcare for women and children. 1 of 3 1/13/09 12:46 PM
  16. 16. Einstein - Einstein Highlights http://www.einstein.edu/education/article9699.html Einstein Cancer Center The Einstein Cancer Center provides complete cancer care for more than 1,400 newly diagnosed patients annually. Patients have access to the most advanced technologies and treatment options available in our new, patient-focused facility. The Einstein Cancer Center is a member of the nationally renowned Jefferson Cancer Network—a consortium of 17 institutions dedicated to improving cancer care and increasing clinical research. Behavioral Health Taking care of the mind is as important as taking care of the body. Belmont Behavioral Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive behavioral health systems in Philadelphia. Belmont is known both regionally and nationally for its expertise and dedication in treating mental health, addictions and eating disorders. Last year, Belmont Behavioral Health introduced two new programs to address underserved populations. In response to a lack of adequate children’s psychiatric programs in the area, Belmont opened a 12-bed inpatient unit that treats young people aged five to 12 years old. Belmont also instituted Three East at Belmont, a new inpatient program for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Community Health Einstein Neighborhood Healthcare is a network of more than 70 physicians and healthcare providers offering primary care, pediatrics and obstetric and gynecologic services in community-based offices throughout Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia, as well as Eastern Montgomery and Lower Bucks Counties. Germantown Community Health Services is committed to providing quality healthcare services to residents of Northwest Philadelphia. With a special focus on women, children and older adults, Germantown Community Health Services offers a complete primary care services, as well as an Emergency Department, outpatient surgery center, outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy and outpatient dialysis services. Willow Terrace is a long-term care residence for older adults who are no longer able to safely maintain an independent lifestyle. Willow Terrace is located on the Germantown Community Health Services campus. The newly expanded Einstein Center One offers residents of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery and Bucks counties convenient access to primary care and specialty physician offices, as well as a new Outpatient Surgery Center. Medical Rehabilitation In 2000, MossRehab celebrated a century of providing quality, compassionate care to individuals with physical disabilities. A leading national rehabilitation provider, MossRehab has been recognized eight times as one of "America’s Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report. One of only a few rehabilitation hospitals in the nation that offers a research institute, MossRehab was recently awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish and operate a regional network for rehabilitation research. In addition, MossRehab administers the Philadelphia regions only federally approved and funded traumatic brain injury Model Systems of Care. The first specialized rehabilitation program in the Philadelphia region–and among the first in the U.S.–MossRehab's Drucker Brain Injury Center has cared for more than 11,000 patients with traumatic brain injury over the past 20 years. Orthopaedics Einstein Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery continues to build a team of physicians skilled in the latest treatment options for bone, joint and musculoskeletal problems. Surgeons offer special expertise in the surgical correction of spine, hand, wrist, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle disorders, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, orthopaedic trauma and total joint replacement/reconstruction. The Institute for Mobility Evaluation and Treatment draws national and international attention for its specialized treatment of complex neurological disorders. The institute offers tremendous hope for more independent living to people with limited use of their arms and legs, and is attracting patients worldwide through the Internet. Gutman Diabetes Institute The Gutman Diabetes Institute provides education, medical services and support for 2 of 3 1/13/09 12:46 PM
  17. 17. Einstein - Einstein Highlights http://www.einstein.edu/education/article9699.html those most severely affected by diabetes—the elderly. In addition, the Center for Urban Health Policy and Research explores issues such as how different ethnic groups approach end-of-life decisions. Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 3 of 3 1/13/09 12:46 PM
  18. 18. Einstein - Educational Resources http://www.einstein.edu/education/article9743.html Albert Einstein Medical Center is committed to education and life-long learning. Our Department of Library Services consists of the Alexander and Herbert Luria Memorial Library and the Hassel Media Center. The library and its resources serve the patient care, education, and research needs of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network's staff and students. The Luria Medical Library has more than 250 current print journal subscriptions and provides access to over 2000 full text electronic journals. The Hassel Media Center and computer terminals in the library reading area offer access to the Internet, statistical software, and databases including Micromedex and EBSCOhost interface to MEDLINE, CINAHL, SportDiscus, and various evidence-based medicine resources. In addition, computer terminals have been placed at key locations throughout the facility to assist physicians in practicing the art of evidence-based medicine. On-Line Academic Resources Clinical and academic online resources available to all physicians include: EBSCOhost Research Database is Einstein's primary source for access to electronic full text medical journals and textbooks. EBSCOhost provides access to healthcare databases including MEDLINE, CINAHL, SportDiscus, Cochrane Databases, and DARE in addition to various other journals through select publishers such as Science Direct. Through EBSCOhost, physicians have access to more than 2000 full text electronic medical journals. Additionally, Stat!Ref provides access to 50 electronic medical textbooks. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network has site licenses for Micromedex, MD Consult, PsychiatryOnline and UpToDate. These resources are designed to help physicians quickly answer clinical questions. New Innovations is the Internet-based residency program management software application used for on-line completion of evaluations and tracking of all resident demographic and performance information. Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 1/13/09 12:46 PM
  19. 19. Einstein - Resident Salaries & Benefits http://www.einstein.edu/education/article9744.html At Einstein Medical Center, we are sensitive to the personal needs of residents. Our salary and benefits package is highly competitive with regional hospitals. - Medical and dental insurance coverage Einstein Medical Center provides medical and dental insurance coverage for residents and their dependents. Domestic partner health insurance benefits also are available. Residents may choose from a variety of health plan options offered by the medical center. Dental insurance covers routine preventive and restorative care. - Disability and Life Insurance Residents receive group life insurance (one times annual salary to a maximum of $20,000) and long-term disability insurance. Residents also are eligible to participate in the medical center’s tax-sheltered annuity, credit union and flexible spending account programs to set aside pre-tax dollars for child care and non-reimbursable medical expenses. - Malpractice liability insurance Provided for all assigned and approved residency program activities. - Four weeks annual paid vacation and personal time Residents need to maintain a healthy balance in their lives. Vacation and personal time is provided to help ease the pressures and rigors of resident life and to insure dedicated time to spend time with family and friends. - Institutional educational stipend for senior residents Albert Einstein Medical Center is committed to enhancing the learning experience of its residents and fellows. As such, a $500 per year institutional educational stipend has been established to enable PGY–2 residents and above to participate in conferences or to obtain materials or equipment that will assist them in their educational endeavors. This "institutional stipend" is available to all eligible residents and is in addition to any benefits that may be offered through an individual department or residency program. - Free Parking Residents are provided assigned parking in one of our secure parking garages for the length of their training program. - On call meals and accommodations Private rooms and meal allowance are provided for all residents on call. - Recreational lounge Provided exclusively for house staff. Our lounge is equipped with comfortable furniture, refrigerators, TV, pool and ping-pong tables, exercise equipment, showers and lockers. Questions or comments about this site? Contact the Web Manager ©2008 Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA. Read Our Disclaimer. By using this web site, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement. 1 of 1 1/14/09 2:09 PM

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