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  • 1. CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY THE CAREER PLANNING GUIDE FOR CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS 2008 EMPLOYER PROFILES In-depth Descriptions of Employment Opportunities with These Leading Organizations: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Iasis Healthcare Rochester General Hospital Christie Clinic Jefferson City Medical Group Royal Oak Cardiology Group Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Kaiser Permanente Staff Care Great Falls Clinic NewPhysician St. John Health HCA Physician Recruitment Services Northland Cardiology West Tennessee Healthcare FACULTY VACANCIES University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago | Cardiology Division at National Jewish Medical & Research Center | The University of Tennessee Division of Cardiovascular Diseases | The University of New Mexico FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS Mayo Clinic | Stanford University | Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Division of Cardiology at Cornell | University of South Alabama | Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) | UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Camden) Program | University of Southern California/LAC + USC Medical Center | UCSD Program | Albert Einstein Medical Center | University of Texas Medical Branch The Print Companion to the CareerMD.com Website
  • 2. CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY THE CAREER PLANNING GUIDE FOR CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS EMPLOYER PROFILES In-depth Descriptions of Employment Opportunities Christie Clinic................................................................................2 Ferrell-Duncan Clinic ......................................................................2 Great Falls Clinic ...........................................................................3 Iasis Healthcare .....................................................Inside Back Cover Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG) ..............................................3 NewPhysician ...............................................................................4 Northland Cardiology ....................................................................4 Rochester General Hospital.............................................................4 Royal Oak Cardiology Group .........................................................5 Staff Care .....................................................................................6 West Tennessee Healthcare ............................................................6 FACULTY VACANCIES Faculty Opportunities at Organizations Across the Country University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago .........................8 Cardiology Division at National Jewish Medical & Research Center ....8 The University of Tennessee Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.........9 The University of New Mexico ...................................................................9 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS Descriptions of Fellowship Programs Mayo Clinic ..................................................................................10 Stanford University.........................................................................10 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center ...................................10 Division of Cardiology at Cornell ....................................................11 University of South Alabama ...........................................................11 Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC).....................12 University of Southern California/LAC + USC Medical Center ............12 UMDNJ-Robert wood Johnson Medical School (Camden) Program ......12 UCSD Program..............................................................................13 Albert Einstein Medical Center ........................................................15 University of Texas Medical Branch .................................................15 RECRUITER 411 For your Reference: Regional Directory of Recruiters Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.................................................7 Christie Clinic................................................................................7 Ferrell-Duncan Clinic ......................................................................7 Great Falls Clinic ...........................................................................7 HCA Physician Recruitment Services.................................................7 Iasis Healthcare .............................................................................7 Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG) ..............................................7 Kaiser Permanente .........................................................................7 Northland Cardiology ....................................................................7 Rochester General Hospital.............................................................7 St. John Health ..............................................................................7 West Tennessee Healthcare ............................................................7 PUBLISHING INFORMATION: Volume II, 2008. CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY is published by GradExchange, Inc., PO Box 706, New Haven, CT 06503, (800) 355-2626, www.CareerMD.com. Copyright (c) 2008 by GradExchange, Inc. All rights reserved. REPRODUCTION: No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including pho- tocopying, recording, Internet or digitized reproduction, or any information retrieval system, without written permission. When necessary, permission will be granted by GradExchange, Inc.
  • 3. EMPLOYER PROFILES CHRISTIE CLINIC Campaign, IL About Christie Clinic Located two hours south of Chicago and two hours west of Indianapolis, Christie Clinic is a multispecialty group practice of over 130 providers serving the nearly 400,000 residents of East Central Illinois. As a group practice, Christie offers physicians economic, marketing, and management advantages as well as the flexibility that is vital to providing today’s health care services. Our associate physicians are the owners of Christie Clinic. They are partners in pro- viding the vision for advancing our health care environment - a vision that includes expanded clinical facilities and services. Christie Clinic is committed to the professional development of our physicians, many of whom serve as clinical professors at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. Providing our physicians with the latest technological tools and state-of-the-art diagnostic services is also part of Christie Clinic’s commitment to the pro- fessional partnership. In addition, our physicians are afforded a comprehensive benefit pack- age, including life, health, dental, and disability insurance. Christie Clinic is a part of the Cham- paign-Urbana community adjoining Central Illinois cities that have grown from their rural roots to become a thriving community of educational, cultural, and leisure opportunities. Champaign-Urbana has a population of 140,000 and is an extremely livable area with an excel- lent school system, affordable housing, and family-oriented community. Agricultural, hightech, and manufacturing industries, along with the University of Illinois, provide a solid economic base and a diversity of character which makes this area a vibrant place to live and work. Christie Clinic is a large multi-specialty group in Champaign, IL that is looking for anoth- er Interventional Cardiologist. Join a staff of three Interventional Cardiologists, so call will be 1/4. The Cardiologists do a mix of interventional, invasive, and non-invasive work. The clinic also has an Electrophysiologist. Work at two nearby hospitals, Provena Covenant Medical Center and Carle Foundation Hospital. For More Information Contact: Christie Clinic, Christopher Kashnig, 101 W. University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-366-5374, Fax: 217-373-6872, ckashnig@christieclinic.com FERRELL-DUNCAN CLINIC Springfield, MO Cardiology - Electrophysiologist, Ferrel-Duncan Clinic, Springfield, MO EP-Cardiology Opportunity in Springfield, MO Ferrell-Duncan Clinic is seeking a top-notch EP-Cardiologist. We’re a growing clinic where the physicians have notably more control over their practices. Join a group of 9 Cardiologists and 2 Cardiologist-Electrophysiologists. A few reasons for considering Ferrell-Duncan are: 1. Partnership comes quickly, affordably. New physicians qualify for partnership in just one year and the buy-in is a very affordable $10,000. 2. We have NO junior partners. All partners earn the same compensation percentage, share equally in rotation, and enjoy the same benefits. 3. We’re physician-owned. As a result, our physicians have notably more control over their practices, their income and the quality of life they lead. 4. Partners with Cox- Health. We’re partnered with CoxHealth, the region’s largest locally operated health care system and recently named a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network by Modern Healthcare Magazine. These are just a few of the qualities that set Ferrell-Duncan apart. Contact Adam Whitten. Interventional Cardiologist, Ferrell-Duncan Clinic — Springfield, MO At Ferrell-Duncan Clinic (FDC), you don’t just build a thriving practice, you thrive person- ally. That’s because at FDC you-the physician-are in charge. We’re physician-owned so you have significantly more control over your practice. Today, FDC is 100+ physicians strong, with more than 20 specialties and subspecialties. So, new physicians begin practice with a strong, built-in referral base. We are partnered with CoxHealth, the region’s largest locally operated health care system and recently named a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network by Modern Healthcare Magazine. As vital as a thriving medical practice is, we know that location is a key factor in choos- ing where to practice. That’s why we count our location in Springfield, Missouri, chief among our benefits. As the third largest city in the state (metro population 400,000), Springfield was recently ranked as 9th best place to live and work in America by the Employment Review magazine. Edu- cation is a community-wide priority and an economic development force in Springfield. Expan- sion Management magazine rates Springfield Public Schools as a “Blue Ribbon Educational Sys- tem.” The areas 16 colleges and universities enhance the academic atmosphere. Ferrell-Duncan Clinic is a distinctive, thriving and unique practice in a community that boasts a superior quality of life. So if working hard and living well matter to you CONSIDER JOINING OUR TEAM. Why not call, e-mail or fax your CV today and begin thriving sooner? For More Information, Contact: Adam Whitten, Recruitment Specialist, 1001 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65807, 1-800-869-0631, adam.whitten@coxhealth.com 2 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
  • 4. EMPLOYER PROFILES GREAT FALLS CLINIC Great Falls, MT The Great Falls Clinic seeks a Non-invasive Cardiologist to join its progressive Heart Team. Echo and nuclear skills preferred. The Clinic serves a county of 90,000 and a referral area of 225,000. It is the largest independent group in the state, physician owned and governed, with 135 providers in multiple locations along the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains. A full spec- trum of primary care partners offers a built-in referral base. The benefits package is very com- petitive, including relocation, first year guarantee and a short partnership track. In addition to the primary care and specialty support, the Clinic operates a full hospitalist program, a surgery center and 20-bed inpatient hospital. Great Falls is located on the banks of the Missouri River and surrounded by three majestic mountain ranges. Premium dry-powder skiing, champion fly- fishing and a family-friendly community make Great Falls the perfect place to work and play. For more information, please contact Kate Bogue, Recruiter at kate.bogue@gfclinic.com or visit us at www.gfclinic.com. JEFFERSON CITY MEDICAL GROUP (JCMG) Jefferson City, MO Jefferson City Missouri Medical Group (JCMG) is seeking two BC/BE Interventional Cardiolo- gists. Step into a busy practice from day one. Call would be 1 in 6. We offer a short partnership track, over 200 referring physicians, low overhead and great earning potential. There is no capita- tion in the service area. Outstanding guaranteed compensation with productivity bonus and a ben- efits package, the possibility of educational loan assistance as well as a competitive sign-on bonus. Jefferson City Medical Group is one of Missouri's largest multi-specialty groups that is owned and operated by physicians. We believe that the best medical decisions are made by patients working closely with their physicians. Our beautiful facility has been featured in Healthcare Design magazine. We recently sought and were awarded the maximum accredita- tion by AAAHC. The fully equipped office has nuclear, an ICAEL accredited echo lab, stress echo, holter, EECP, MRI etc. Two busy cath labs at both local hospitals offer the full range of equipment including PACS and PET scans. The two hospitals' daily census averages 10-13 patients per cardiologist. Clinic volume averages are 15-20 patients per day, two to three days per week (does not include echocardiograms or stress tests at the office or hospitals). About the community: Jefferson City is listed as the 23rd safest community in the United States. Cost of living is well below the national average. According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance's magazine, our community is ranked as the 35th smartest places to live in the U.S. and our public schools are rated "Out Performers" by Standard & Poor's. Located centrally in Mis- souri, the community offers an array of activities: golf, hunting, fishing, boating, numerous parks, community fairs and festivals. St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield are within an easy two-hour drive. Closer still are the University of Missouri in Columbia, Churchill Memorial in Fulton, award-winning wineries in Hermann and the resort/retirement community at the Lake of the Ozarks. Everything for excellent family living! For immediate consideration, send your CV to: jwenloe@jcmg.org. Or call: Janet Wear- Enloe, Jefferson City Medical Group - 573-556-1770. CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 3
  • 5. EMPLOYER PROFILES FREE RESOURCE FOR RESIDENTS & FELLOWS Residents and Fellows. It’s time to start considering practice opportunities. There are thousands of hospitals and single- and multi-specialty groups with opportunities available for you to consider. How do you find and win exactly the right practice opportunity? NewPhysician has the answers. NewPhysician is a free resource that was created to help residents and fellows get the information necessary to make informed choices in their careers. During the past five years, NewPhysician has helped thousands of residents and fellows evaluate opportunities by provid- ing answers to questions like: Will I get to live wherever I wish? What do the compensation sur- veys indicate I should expect for my specialty? How can I successfully negotiate for help paying off my loans? What are “income guarantees” and how can they benefit me? Will this job be in the type of organization in which I would like to work? Will I get to treat the patients and con- ditions I want to treat? How often will I have to take call? What hours will I be expected to work? What does each element in a contract mean and how does each apply to my situation? How will I learn the business of medicine, how to successfully operate my practice? What ques- tions should I ask during the interview? When will a decision be expected? Who should mentor me in my first months in my own practice? You’re just a call or click away. For more info contact: NewPhysician, (866) 756-0003, www.newphysician.com NORTHLAND CARDIOLOGY North Kansas City, MO About Northland Cardiology Northland Cardiology, a busy, well-established practice of 12 cardiologists in the Kansas City Northland area, is seeking a general cardiologist. The practice performs approximately 3000 catheterizations and 1200 coronary interventions annually, making its cardiovascular program one of the largest in Kansas City. The practice accounts for approximately 40% of patient activity at North Kansas City Hospital. The cardiovascular program features an aggressive interventional program with excellent access to the newest techniques including radiation brachytherapy, rota- tional atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, and virtually all of the other interventional tools available. The program features a very active cath lab and new peripheral lab. The cardiovascular surgery program currently performs over 400 open-heart procedures per year. The electrophysi- ology program is very active and includes placement of permanent pacemakers, PCD devices, biventricular pacing, and radiofrequency ablation. The practice provides the services for the Hos- pital’s noninvasive lab including EKG’s, stress tests, echocardiograms, and transesophageal echocardiography. There are two nuclear cameras in the office, as well as two stress echo and one echo lab. The position offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. North Kansas City Hospital North Kansas City Hospital is a full service, 451-bed, level II trauma center that offers physicians and patients the most advanced medical equipment available. Our medical staff of nearly 600 physicians is able to provide ample specialty coverage to assist you in providing high quality care. Contact Lori Norris. For More Infomation Contact: Northland Cardiology, Lori Norris, 2700 Clay Edwards Drive, Suite 240, North Kansas City, MO 64116, 816-691-1686, Fax: 816-346-7690, lori.norris@nkch.org ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL Rochester, NY Rochester General Hospital (RGH) is recruiting two BE /BC community-based cardiologists to join its thriving cardiac program in Canandaigua, NY. Highly competitive compensation including 3-year guaranteed salary and a potential $100,000 sign-on bonus. Rochester General is a nationally recognized, award-winning tertiary care hospital. RGH has the fourth largest cardiac program in New York State and is a seven-time Solucient Top 100 Cardiac Hospital along with only 11 other hospitals in the nation. Canandaigua is located within the picturesque Finger Lakes region in close proximity to the Rochester Metropolitan Area. Rochester has been ranked 6th best place to live by Places Rated Almanac and boasts excellent schools. We invite you to explore our employment opportunity by visiting www.onlyrgh.com and applying on-line at www.viahealth.org or by contacting kathy.peishel@viahealth.org. 4 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
  • 6. EMPLOYER PROFILES ROYAL OAK CARDIOLOGY GROUP cardiology-specific EMR, and offers a full line of including potential peripheral vascular proce- diagnostic services. Here EP physician services & dures), anticipated to increase by 200+ with each PV services are well-established and a CHF Pro- additional provider. Comprehensive compensa- gram is in place. This beautiful area has a 4-sea- tion and benefits package. Income potential FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: son climate with relatively mild winters. Located high. FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY. Royal Oak Cardiology Group within an hour of Charlotte and Asheville, just PHOENIX, AZ Chris Tracy over an hour from Winston- Salem. 847-549-1707 Fax: 847-549-1703 Well established single specialty group seeks an SALISBURY, MD Electrophysiologist to join their busy practice. This inquiries@royaloakcardio.com Solo interventional cardiologist in need of an mid-sized group has decades of experience provid- ABOUT ROYAL OAK CARDIOLOGY GROUP interventional partner. The practice offers a high ing the highest level of cardiovascular care to Royal Oak Cardiology Group is a highly special- volume of invasive and interventional procedures patients in Phoenix and is looking to grow and ized healthcare search firm concentrating exclu- with a strong referral base. Peripheral skills a keep up with demand for high-quality patient care. sively in the field of cardiology. Our medical plus along with nuclear, CT and pacer implant. Located in central Phoenix. Office is equipped with staffing consultants specialize in placing qualifiedAdmit hospital equipped with Open Heart Pro- echo lab, nuclear cardiology lab and peripheral cardiology professionals in thriving heart cen- gram. Cardiac consultations, inpatient care, car- vascular lab. Opportunity is for 70% EP and 30% ters, hospitals, clinics, physician groups, academ- diac cath, angioplasties, outpatient care includ- general. Great compensation package and full ben- ic institutions and private practices nationwide. ing office and hospital-based nuclear stress test- efits. Located in Sunny Arizona. While many physician recruiting firms serve the ing, ambulatory monitoring and echocardiogra- PHOENIX, AZ healthcare industry, few specialize exclusively in phy. They have multiple cath and EP labs. They cardiology. By providing intensive client-centric are in the process of completing a 200 million ARIZONA HEART INSTITUTE~ Dominant recruiting services to a single physician specialty,dollar expansion project. Competitive compensa- Phoenix heart group, Arizona Heart Institute has Royal Oak more effectively and efficiently tion offering with production incentives and full immediate openings in their main facility in matches groups with skilled cardiologists in benefits including health insurance, malpractice Phoenix for both Invasive and Non-Invasive car- search of practice opportunities. You can expect insurance, CME allowance, business expense diologists. Ideal candidates should be motivated to work with recruiting professionals established reimbursement and vacation/time-off package. and committed to providing a high level of care in the industry and adept at recruiting for the Make $650K - $700K as a partner. to patients, provide direction and support to field of cardiology. For assistance in your search other health care staff that assist the clinic area, NORTHEAST PA assist with the reviewing of diagnostic tests, assist for an outstanding cardiology opportunity, please contact us today. One of the nation’s leading fully integrated physician colleagues in hospital and outpatient health services organizations has an immediate call coverage and be available and responsive Be sure to visit www.royaloakcardio.com to view opportunity for a Non-Invasive cardiologist in when on call or during regular work hours. AZ over 400 opportunities in Non-Invasive, Invasive, Northeast, Pa. Candidate should be board-certi- Heart admits to hospital within walking distance Interventional cardiology as well as Electrophysi- fied, fellowship- trained with strong clinical and from the office. Outpatient services will include: ology and Heart Failure. interpersonal skills. Nuclear imaging, Echocardiography, Stress test- EAU CLAIRE, WI ing, Event and Holter monitoring, treadmill About this opportunity: The Eau Claire Heart Institute is in need of a stress testing, Defibrillator and Pacemaker - Join an established, collegial group of 8 BC/BE Interventional cardiologist to join a solo checks and reprogramming if needed. This heart - Be a part of an integrated cardiovascular facility. invasive cardiologist. Physician can look to be group remains on the leading edge of technology, - A growing program ~busy from day one! busy from day one. Peripheral and carotids skills offering podcasts for cardiovascular education - Development of new programs are encouraged considered a plus but not necessary. Must have via their site, CVMD.org. Arizona Heart became and supported. nuclear, Echo and TEE experience. Patients are the first medical institute to utilize this new video - A very acceptable 1-in-5 general call. admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital, a nationally podcasting capabilities to better educate and - Chance to join a visionary and financially recognized institution for award-winning patient inform physicians and patients about the latest stable healthcare delivery system. satisfaction. For more than two years, Sacred breaking medical advancements, events, educa- - Will benefit from an established primary care Heart Hospital ranked in the top 1% in the tional segments, documentaries, interviews and referral base that spreads over a large geographic nation for inpatient satisfaction compared to lectures. Competitive compensation package area. over 1,000 other hospitals. In 2006, Sacred Heart offering with production incentives with full ben- - Based at the hospital which includes 2 cath labs Hospital received the prestigious Summit Award, efits and track to partnership. This opportunity with EP facilities, a 9-bed step-down unit, an 8- Press Ganey’s highest honor for sustained is being represented externally exclusively by bed cardiac procedure holding area, an ICAEL patient satisfaction. More than 1,000 hospitals Royal Oak Cardiology Group. accredited echo lab, a cardiac nuclear facility, an were surveyed for inpatient satisfaction and only active cardiac rehab program, and our outpatient TUCSON, AZ 14--including Sacred Heart Hospital-- were given clinic and offices. Respected Tucson physician group seeks Inter- the Summit Award. This opportunity will pro- - Supports a Chest Pain Center accredited by the ventionalist to join busy practice. This estab- vide the right physician a very competitive com- Society of Chest Pain Centers. lished group seeks cardiologist to take on 200+ pensation offering with a two year track to part- - Active outreach program with outreach echo, interventional cases. Candidates should be board nership, three weeks’ vacation, full benefits and nuclear, and cardiac consultation services. certified (or board eligible if a fellow). Peripheral one week of CME. This opportunity is being rep- Practice has grown from 3 physicians to 8 over skills a plus, but not mandatory. State-of-the-art resented exclusively by Royal Oak Cardiology the past 6 years. office is equipped to handle all general cardiolo- Group. MOUNTAINOUS NORTHERN ARIZONA gy procedures including nuclear, echocardiogra- MORGANTON, NC phy, stress testing, and other cardiovascular Single specialty group looking for an Interven- Well respected and well established cardiac activities deemed necessary. This thriving prac- tional cardiologist. One of the largest cardiovas- group in Western NC seeks Interventionalist to tice is offering an attractive compensation pack- cular practices in Northern Arizona. In office join their team. Qualified physicians should be age including partner track, full benefits, paid procedures include ECG, ambulatory ECG mon- BC/BE in Interventional cardiology, skills in moving expenses, and more. If Tucson is an area itoring, event recorders, stress testing, nuclear peripherals and carotids considered a plus. This of interest for you, call to find out additional imaging, echocardiography, EECP. Approxi- respected healthcare group has a fully integrated details on this new practice opportunity. mately 650 procedures performed this year (not CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 5
  • 7. EMPLOYER PROFILES LOCUM TENENS JOBS NATIONWIDE, ALL SPECIALTIES Nationwide Residents and Fellows. Before You Start Your New Practice, TEST THE WATERS. Enjoy the lifestyle of a locum tenens physician. As a newly graduating physician, consider testing the waters before you decide which per- manent practice opportunity best suits your needs. By working locum tenens through Staff Care® - the nation’s leader in locum tenens staffing - you can pick from numerous geographic locations and clinical settings, testing each for just a few weeks at a time. We have job opportunities that are close to your home, close to where you went to school, close to where you like to play, close to family, and close to your heart. We represent hundreds of organizations (large and small hospitals, public and private clinics and single- and multi-spe- cialty physician groups) looking for physicians to fill temporary assignments. We need every clinical specialty. Staff Care can help you work where you want, when you want (try out several locations and/or practice settings). Staff Care arranges medical malpractice insurance for you, arranges travel and housing for you, assists you with securing expedited medical licensure in the state(s) where you want to work and negotiates premium pay rates on your behalf for working addi- tional hours and being available to take call … all at no cost to you. Test the waters. You’re just a call or click away. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: Staff Care, (800) 685-2272, www.staffcare.com WEST TENNESSEE HEALTHCARE Jackson, TN Company Information: West Tennessee Healthcare—Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, 612-bed terti- ary care center; five community hospitals. Service area of 550,000, New 9-story patient tower under construction, New Electronic Medical Record being implemented, Over 275 physicians on active staff; 90% Board-Certified, 65 Adult ICU beds; 4 Pediatric ICU beds; 22 Neonatal ICU beds, 26 Operating rooms in hospital; 10 in outpatient surgery center, 80,000 plus ER vis- its/annually; busiest ER in State of TN, Solucient’s Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals Listings: Jackson, Tennessee Single and Multispecialty Practices need Cardiologists: Interventional, Invasive, Nonin- vasive (also nuclear, peripheral vascular, echo, EP available) Inpatient and clinic requirements. Various call schedules. Competitive Salary. No state income tax. Practice(s) growing due to increasing patient volume as well as hospital expansion (adding sixth cardiac catheterization lab). Our Center of Excellence, Tennessee Heart Center, is 155-beds. Our hospital, Jackson- Madison County General Hospital, is a 600+ bed tertiary center. Salary or income guarantees available, sign-on, and moving expenses. Up to $90,000 in loan repayment available. Contact Information: Name: Cheri Spencer, Address: 708 W. Forest Ave, Jackson, TN 38301, Phone: 731-541-4428, Fax: 731-541-8599, Email: cheri.spencer@wth.org 6 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
  • 8. RECRUITER 411 Looking for vacancies in a particular region of the country? Use this regional directory of recruiters to contact one or more individuals who may be able to help. SOUTH Debra Burbridge Cheri Spencer Ginna Campbell Recruiter West Tennessee Healthcare Physician Recruiter - Specializing in HCA Physician Recruitment Services 708 W. Forest Ave Cardiology 7400 Fannin, Suite 650 Jackson, TN 38301 HCA Physician Recruitment Houston, TX 77054 Ph: (731) 541-4428 3 Maryland Way - Suite 150 Ph: (866) 516-3319 Fax: (731) 541-8599 Brentwood, TN 37027 Fax: (866) 372-5-5056 cheri.spencer@wth.org Ph: (866) 889-0803 Debra.burbridge@hcahealthcare.com Fax: (866) 897-4081 www.PracticeWithUs-Houston.com ginna.campbell@HCAHealthcare.com http://www.practicewithus.com/cardiology WEST Selina Irby Ginna Campbell Patty Darling Physician Placement Coordinator Physician Recruiter - Specializing in Physician Recruiter Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Cardiology Kaiser Permanente 214 E. 23rd Street HCA Physician Recruitment 393 E. Walnut Street, 3rd floor Cheyenne, WY 82001 3 Maryland Way - Suite 150 Pasadena, CA 91188 Ph: (307) 630-6583, (800) 267-0690 Brentwood, TN 37027 Ph: (800) 541-7946 Fax: (307) 432-2676 Ph: (866) 889-0803 Fax: (626) 405-2675 selina.irby@crmcwy.org Fax: (866) 897-4081 Patty.A.Darling@kp.org ginna.campbell@HCAHealthcare.com http://physiciancareers.kp.org/scal Kate Bogue http://www.practicewithus.com/cardiology Recruiter Great Falls Clinic kate.bogue@gfclinic.com www.gfclinic.com MIDWEST Ginna Campbell Christopher Kashnig Carol Rash Physician Recruiter - Specializing in Christie Clinic Physician Recruitment Specialist Cardiology 101 W. University Ave St. John Health HCA Physician Recruitment Champaign, IL 61820 28000 Dequindre 3 Maryland Way - Suite 150 Ph: (217) 366-5374 Warren, MI 48092 Brentwood, TN 37027 Fax: (217) 373-6872 Ph: (586) 753-1016 Ph: (866) 889-0803 ckashnig@christieclinic.com Fax: (586) 753-1020 Fax: (866) 897-4081 www.christieclinic.com carol.rash@stjohn.org ginna.campbell@HCAHealthcare.com www.stjohn.org http://www.practicewithus.com/cardiology Adam Whitten Recruitment Specialist Selina Irby Lori Norris Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Physician Placement Coordinator Northland Cardiology 1001 E. Primrose Cheyenne Regional Medical Center 2700 Clay Edwards Drive, Suite 240 Springfield, MO 65807 214 E. 23rd Street North Kansas City, MO 64116 Ph: (800) 869-0631 Cheyenne, WY 82001 Ph: (816) 691-1686 www.ferrellduncan.com Ph: (307) 630-6583, (800) 267-0690 Fax: (816) 346-7690 Fax: (307) 432-2676 lori.norris@nkch.org Janet Wear-Enloe Email: selina.irby@crmcwy.org Jefferson City Medical Group jwenloe@jcmg.org (573) 556-1770 NORTHEAST Ginna Campbell Patty Darling Kathy Peishel Physician Recruiter - Specializing in Physician Recruiter Rochester General Hospital Cardiology Kaiser Permanente kathy.peishel@viahealth.org HCA Physician Recruitment 393 E. Walnut Street, 3rd floor www.onlyrgh.com 3 Maryland Way - Suite 150 Pasadena, CA 91188 Brentwood, TN 37027 Ph: (800) 541-7946 Ph: (866) 889-0803 Fax: (626) 405-2675 Fax: (866) 897-4081 Patty.A.Darling@kp.org ginna.campbell@HCAHealthcare.com http://physiciancareers.kp.org/scal http://www.practicewithus.com/cardiology CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 7
  • 9. FACULTY VACANCIES UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT CHICAGO Chicago, IL BC/BE Cardiologist The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC ) and the Section of Cardiology at the Uni- versity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are seeking a BC/BE Cardiologist with an interest and training in advanced Cardiovascular imaging techniques including CTA, Cardiac MRI and Nuclear Cardiology. Clinical duties would entail participation in the Chest Pain Unit and Con- sult Services at the JBVAMC and at UIC. The JBVAMC and UIC have active clinical and basic research in heart failure, and there will be opportunity to participate in activities at both sites. Academic Rank will be commensurate with experience, and the ideal candidate will be encouraged to pursue their academic interests. MD and training, and/or experience in clinical cardiology are required. For fullest consideration, please apply by April 30, 2008. A compet- itive salary and package is offered. BC/BE Cardiologist The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC ) in collaboration with the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is seeking a BC/BE Cardiologist to develop and become Director of a Heart Failure program at the newly built hospital of the JBVAMC. The JBVAMC and UIC have active clinical and basic research in heart failure, and there will be opportunity to participate in activities at both sites. Academic Rank will be com- mensurate with experience, and the ideal candidate will have advanced fellowship training in Heart Failure and will be encouraged to pursue their academic interests. MD and training, and/or experience in clinical cardiology are required. For fullest consideration, please apply by January 31, 2008. A competitive salary and package is offered. BC/BE Cardiac Electrophysiologist The Section of Cardiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC) are seeking a BC/BE Cardiac Electrophysiologist to join a growing program. UIC has a long history in academic Electrophysiology (EP), starting with the late Ken Rosen. The program offers the spectrum of EP services, including AF ablation and CRT device implantation. Clinical duties would entail participation in the Consult Servic- es at the JBVAMC and at UIC, along with procedures as indicated. Both JBVAMC and UIC have EP labs with non-contact mapping systems. The JBVAMC and UIC have active clinical and basic research in Electrophysiology, and there will be opportunity to participate in activi- ties at both sites. Academic Rank will be commensurate with experience, and the ideal candi- date will be encouraged to pursue their academic interests. MD and training, and/or experience in clinical cardiology are required. For fullest consideration, please apply by April 30, 2008. A competitive salary and package is offered. Contact Information: Please send CV and a list of three references to Patti McDonough at pat- timcd@uic.edu, Section of Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, (M/C 715) 840 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612. UIC is an AA/EOE. JBVAMC is an EOE and candidate must be a US Citizen. CARDIOLOGY DIVISION AT NATIONAL JEWISH MEDICAL & RESEARCH CENTER Denver, CO The Cardiology division at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado is expanding and recruiting clinical cardiologists National Jewish has been ranked the #1 Res- piratory Hospital in the United States for the last 10 years by US News and World Report. The Cardiology program is a comprehensive, non-invasive, consultative and outpatient based pro- gram utilizing state-of-the-art advanced cardiac imaging including new programs in cardiac CT/CT angiography, cardiac MRI and cardiac PET-CT. National Jewish is committed to developing and advancing individualized or customized diagnostic and therapeutic patient care. We are looking for outstanding clinical cardiologists, ideally with experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT/CT angiography, cardiac MRI and stress MRI, cardiac PET-CT and stress PET-CT, to join our Cardiovascular health care team. Interested Applicants should contact: Howard D. Weinberger, M.D., F.A.C.C., Medical Director, 303-398-2670, Fax 303-398-2674, weinbergerh@njc.org, www.njc.org 8 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
  • 10. FACULTY VACANCIES THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE DIVISION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES Memphis, TN The University of Tennessee Division of Cardiovascular Diseases seeks to recruit a director of non-invasive cardiology at Methodist University Hospital. He/She will direct the Echocardio- graphic and Exercise Laboratories at this 696 bed Hospital. The applicant will be board certi- fied in cardiovascular diseases and certified in echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. He/She will have academic credentials to qualify for an Assistant/Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee. He/she will be accomplished in all aspects of echocar- diography, including exercise and dobutamine and have research interests in the field of heart failure. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Inquiries and CV to Dr. Karl Weber, Director of Cardiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Suite 300, 920 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, NM CLINICIAN EDUCATOR - The University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, seeks a dynamic, innovative, individual to join the Division of Cardiolo- gy. Minimum Requirements: 1) must be board certified in Internal Medicine, 2) board eligi- ble/board certified in Cardiology; and 3) must be eligible to work in US. Desirable Qualifica- tions: Experience/interest in 1) providing in-patient and out-patient care, 2) teaching internal medicine residents, medical students and cardiology fellows; and 3) new program development to include outreach, heart failure, and preventive cardiology programs. For best consideration apply by January 12, 2008. Position open until filled. This position may be subject to a crim- inal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law. Send signed letter of interest, CV and a list of three references to: Warren K. Laskey, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, c/o Pauline Vicenti, Department of Internal Medicine, MSC 10- 5550, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, Phone: 505.272.6020, E-mail: pvicenti@salud.unm.edu CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 9
  • 11. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS MAYO CLINIC If you are interested in advance training in electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic offers the option to spend one year focusing on clinical practice and research in that subspecialty. You can partic- ipate in this one-year Electrophysiology Subspecialty Fellowship as an independent program after you complete at least three years of accredited cardiovascular diseases training at another institution. You will conduct research and gain specific experience in the intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and patient management. During the fellowship you will: • Diagnose and treat patients with radiofrequency and cryo ablation, for supraventricu- lar arrhythmias (e.g., AV node re-entry, WPW, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation) and ventricular tachycardia. • Implant and follow up on all types of investigational implantable cardioverter defibril- lators and permanent pacemakers. • Participate and learn the fundaments of complex ablation in adults with congenital heart diseases. • Learn to interpret non-invasive studies such as t-wave alternans, signal-average ECG, head-up tilt table test, event monitors and holter monitors. • Be expected to participate in clinical or basic electrophysiology research. Our program schedule includes 11 months of rotation in the electrophysiology laboratory and one month dedicated to research. One day per week throughout the year will be dedicated to outpatient clinic (half day arrhythmia clinic and half day cardiac rhythm management device clinic). When you complete this training, you will be eligible for the American Board of Inter- nal Medicine subspecialty examination in cardiac electrophysiology. We have filled our posi- tions through 2008 and will be interviewing for the 2009 academic year. Interested Applicants should contact: Angela Slye, Program Coordinator - slye.angela@mayo.edu 480-301-4072 STANFORD UNIVERSITY The Stanford Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program has a long and distinguished his- tory in training leaders in its field. Many former fellows are now Cath Lab Directors and are known internationally for their work. The number and variety of cases has long been an out- standing feature of the program. Recently, we have incorporated more peripheral vascular interventions as part of our program. No formal program in peripheral vascular interventions has been established because of the lack of certified training programs per the ACGME and ACC. We accept two fellows per year for the one year of clinical training. Appointed candidates must have completed an ABIM-certified Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship or, for non-US- trained candidates, successfully passed the ECFMG exam and received certification/approval from the ECFMG. Stanford Interventional Cardiology is ABIM- and ACGME-certified. We will be accepting applications for the following academic year: 2009. Interested Appli- cants should contact: Judi Weidenfeld, jweidenfeld@cvmed.stanford.edu, 650-725-2621, Fax 650- 0725-6766 PENN STATE MILTON S. HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship offered at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one year ACGME accredited program. The fourth year cardiology fellow will be provided with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the indications, contraindications, risks, limitations and complications associated with catheter-based interventions. The interventional fellow will perform a minimum of 250 coronary interventions during his/her training. The pro- gram will provide instruction and opportunities to acquire knowledge in the use of IVUS, Excimer laser, cutting-balloon, PTCRA, intracoronary stents, distal protection devices, pres- sure and Doppler flow wires. In addition, the fellow will participate in on-going clinical trials studying the effects of pharmacological therapies and new interventional devices. The inter- ventional fellow will work closely with five staff interventionalists which provides for an excep- tional year of teaching. Contact Information: Cardiology Fellowship, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Cen- ter College of Medicine, H047 Box 850, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, Voice: (717) 531-6746, Fax: (717) 531-7969 10 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
  • 12. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY AT CORNELL Cardiology Training Overview The Division of Cardiology at Cornell offers an advanced training fellowship in Clinical Car- diac Electrophysiology, which is accredited by American College of Graduate Medical Educa- tion (ACGME). The Electrophysiology Service has a high volume of clinical activity related to all aspects of arrhythmia evaluation and treatment. The service comprises six attending elec- trophysiologists, assisted by nurse practitioners in the device clinic, nurse practitioners on the inpatient service, and research support staff. The fellowship consists of two years devoted to intensive training in all aspects of invasive electrophysiology. Fellows will be trained in mapping and ablation of complex arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. They will attain expertise in device implantation and management, with emphasis on implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization. The laboratory has active basic and clinical research programs, and fellows are expected to participate in projects with the goal of presenting at national meetings and preparing their research for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Research interests in the electrophysiology laboratory include the cellular electrophysiology and clinical features of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia; mechanisms and pharmacology of atrial arrhythmias; non-linear dynamics and mathematical control of arrhythmias; selection of patients for resynchronization and predic- tion of outcome; evaluation, management, and prognosis of syncope; risk stratification for sudden cardiac death; and AV nodal physiology in humans. In addition to these areas of research, the laboratory participates in numerous multicenter clinical trials. Structure of the Fellowship Specific rotations within the fellowship are: 1. Invasive electrophysiology laboratory, in which fellows perform electrophysiology and device-related procedures (this forms the core of the fellowship). 2. Outpatient consultation and device clinic. 3. Inpatient consultation. Our Faculty The Electrophysiology Faculty includes 6 full-time physicians and 2 basic scientists. Bruce B. Lerman, MD, Chief of Cardiology and Director, Electrophysiology Lab Kenneth Stein, MD Steven M. Markowitz, MD Sei Iwai, MD Bindi Shah, MD David Christini, PhD Geoffrey W. Abbott, PhD Interested applicants should contact: Steven M. Markowitz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program, Weill Cornell Medical Col- lege, 525 East 68th Street, Starr 4, New York, NY 10021, Tel: 212-746-2655, Fax: 212-746- 6951, e-mail: smarkow@med.cornell.edu UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA A 3-year program in which the first two years are devoted to clinical cardiology and the sub- specialties such as cardiac catheterization, non-invasive cardiology including echo, TEE, 3-D echo, CT angiography, nuclear scanning, and stress testing, and EP. Emphasis in the third year is placed on research, either clinical or basic. The basic research program dedicated to ischemic heart disease is very strong. The clinical fellowship is small with only 5 fellows. But this is an advantage for many since this allows many opportunities for close interaction with and men- toring by the staff. Staff is committed to teaching, and works diligently with the fellows. There is much clinical material. The main teaching hospital services a large indigent population. There are many opportunities to learn from and work with private cardiologists in the commu- nity. Mobile is a nice community with attractions for those who like the indoors as well as the outdoors. Interested Applicants should contact: Bassam Omar, Associate Professor of Medicine, 251- 471-7915, bomar@usouthal.edu CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 11
  • 13. CARDIOLOGY PROGRAMS KAISER PERMANENTE LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER (LAMC) The Electrophysiology Program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) is the tertiary referral center for all twelve Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, which serve a population of more than three million patients. This program provides residents with excellent training in all aspects of clinical Electrophysiology. The program is unique due to the patient diversity, volume, and mix of challenging cases, as well as the direct supervision and educational input for each case. Fellows get exposure to different aspects of biventricular device implants and EP procedures such as, intracardiac echocardiography, transseptal catheterization, three-dimensional magnetic mapping, and the use of Carto-merge. Five full-time faculty members are present in the department to mentor two fellows each year. The faculty sponsors a daily conference to review all diagnostic cases and discuss all potential interventions and alternatives appropriate to the case. In addition, each week has several edu- cational conferences on its schedule, which permits discussions of current topics in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. How to Apply: Applicants may download the Kaiser Fellowship Application at http://residency.kp.org/scal and submit it with the following documents: (1) Completed Kaiser fellowship application form, (2) Personal Statement, (3) Current Curriculum Vitae, (4) Letter of recommendation from your residency/fellowship Program Director, (5) Two professional reference letters (6) USMLE Transcripts 1,2,3, (7) Medical School Transcripts (8) MSPE/Dean's Letter, (9) California PTAL (if applicable) To contact the program please e-mail us at socal.residency@kp.org or call 877-574-0002 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/ LAC + USC MEDICAL CENTER The mission of the University of Southern California (USC) Electrophysiology Service is to educate fellows in the comprehensive assessment and management of patients with electro- physiologically relevant disease processes. The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program (CCEP) is a multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive program providing training in all areas of clinical cardiac electrophysiology including non-invasive diagnostic assessment, invasive diagnostic assessment, pharmacologic therapy, and invasive therapies including abla- tion, pacemaker and defibrillator placement, as well as comprehensive patient follow-up. The program also provides didactic educational and research opportunities providing fellows with a training milieu which provides depth and breadth in order to achieve excellence in cardiac electrophysiology management. We are currently accepting applications for the academic year(s) beginning 2008 and 2009. Interested Applicants should contact: Sarah Luna, Fellowship Coordinator, 323 442 6130, Fax 323 442 6133, sarahlun@usc.edu UMDNJ-ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL (CAMDEN) PROGRAM The CCEP program is a one-year program that provides training in pacing and electrophysi- ology. The fellow's clinical experience will include opportunities to observe, diagnose, manage, and judge the efficacy of treatment for patients with palpitations, syncope, bradycardias, and tachycardias. The fellow will have the opportunity to assume increasing responsibility for care of arrhythmia patients and to learn the natural history and treatment of a wide variety of car- diac arrhythmias. The fellow will have experience in procedural skills, including implant of pacers, ICDs and biventricular devices, radio-frequency ablation of VT and SVT, and CARTO mapping. The fellow will be trained in the indications, contraindications, risks, and limitations of the procedures. The fellow's clinical experiences will include consultation to physicians in other disciplines, care of patients in the CCU, ER, and other intensive care settings, care of the patient before, during and after EPS procedures, care of patients with postoperative arrhyth- mias, outpatient follow-up of patients treated with drugs, devices, or surgery, and the care and treatment of patients with temporary or permanent pacemakers and ICDs. At the end of the program, the fellow will be board eligible in cardiac electrophysiology. For information, call Dr. Lawrence Gessman (856) 342-2619 12 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
  • 14. CARDIOLOGY PROGRAMS UCSD PROGRAM CCEP fellows will spend twelve months rotating on the Arrhythmia Service of the UCSD (8 months) and VA Medical Centers (4 months). This time will be distributed among well-defined experiences in a number of specific rotations and clinical settings listed, which are designed to assure that all the educational objectives are met. Upon completion of training, the resident will be expected to have become proficient in all required aspects of clinical cardiac electrophysiol- ogy as recommended by ACGME and ABIM and training guidelines of the AHA/ACC/HRS task forces for CCEP residents. The training required to meet all competencies defined by ACGME and ABIM will be gained during educational conferences and teaching rounds, out- patient longitudinal clinic experiences including arrhythmia, pacemaker and ICD clinics, out- patient and inpatient consultations, care of patients before, during, and after electrophysiologic studies, preoperative and postoperative arrhythmia management, and by the performance and analysis of noninvasive and invasive tests, including diagnostic electrophysiologic studies, elec- trocardiography, therapeutic electrophysiologic procedures including catheter ablation, pace- maker implantation, cardioverter-defibrillator implantation, and arrhythmia surgery. In addi- tion, the fellow will be required to formulate, perform, summarize and present a clinical or basic electrophysiology research project prior to completion of training. Electrophysiology Program Rotations: A. Electrophysiology Laboratory I, II, III (9 months) The electrophysiology laboratory experience will result in mastery of the accepted indications for invasive EP procedures, techniques, pre- and post-operative management, and all the tech- nical aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in patients with cardiac arrhythmias. It will be assured that there is a sufficient range of patients with major disorders including sinus node dysfunction, AV and intraventricular block, supraventricular and ventricular arrhyth- mias, WPW syndrome, unexplained syncope, sustained ventricular tachycardia and aborted sudden death, and palpitations. The CCEP resident is expected to master the techniques of venous and arterial catheterization, catheter placement, the evaluation of complex electrophys- iologic phenomenon, paced induction and termination and defibrillation of tachycardias, the recording and interpretation of catheter signals during ablation, stimulation of the heart and interpretation of the effects of stimulation, direct observation of the electrophysiologic effects of antiarrhythmic agents, and effective and safe performance of catheter ablation. The CCEP resident will achieve expertise in the evaluation of patients for ICD implantation, implantation of nonthoracotomy ICD systems, defibrillation threshold testing, anti-tachycardia pacing test- ing, and low energy cardioversion testing. The resident will master the indications for ICD placement and will become skilled at device interpretation, programming, and post-operative management. The CCEP resident will learn the techniques and become fully skilled in perma- nent pacemaker prescription, implantation, and intraoperative testing, and post-operative management. The CCEP resident will master these skills in a progressive, educational experience in the three EP Laboratory Rotations I, II, and III, during which the following emphasis will take place: During EP Lab I the emphasis is placed on teaching the fundamental requirements for diagnostic electrophysiology studies, including catheter selection and placement, programmed stimulation, eletropharmacology, interpretation of EP tracings, understanding basic arrhyth- mia mechanisms, tilt testing, and sterile surgical techniques for placement and testing of endo- cardial pacemaker and ICD leads and generators. During EP Lab II an emphasis is placed on intra-cardiac mapping techniques, under- standing complex arrhythmia mechanisms, pace mapping, entrainment, fundamentals of catheter ablation, implantation of pacemakers and ICDs, advanced pacemaker programming and ICD testing. During EP Lab III emphasis is placed on mapping and ablation techniques in complex arrhyth- mias, with continued experience implanting, programming and testing pacemakers and ICDs. The CCEP EP Lab rotations are expected to provide training and experience in all six clinical competencies including patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, and systems-based practice. B. EP Consultation (2 months) The CCEP resident will attain mastery of arrhythmia consultation on patients with the entire spectrum of arrhythmia disorders, The settings in which consultations will be performed include the CCU, SICU, MICU, inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, and emergency room. The CCEP resident will acquire the skills of arrhythmia management in the ICU setting by actively participating in the care of critically ill patients having recurrent arrhythmias. This will include the proper use of antiarrhythmic agents, pacing, defibrillation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, evaluation for ischemia, and arrhythmia ablation. CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 13
  • 15. CARDIOLOGY PROGRAMS UCSD PROGRAM, CON’T The CCEP Consult rotation is expected to provide training and experience in one or more com- ponents in all six clinical competencies including patient care, medical knowledge, practice- based learning and improvement, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, and systems-based practice. C. EP Research (1 month) The CCEP resident will initiate a research project pertaining to clinical or basic electrophysiol- ogy. A meaningful experience will include discussion and formulation of hypothesis and study design, with subsequent rotations allowing performance of the study and data acquisition, data analysis, and preparation of a study summary in abstract and/or manuscript form which will be presented locally and submitted for peer review and publication. Due to continuing patient care activities in all locations, the CCEP Research rotation is expected to provide training and experience in one or more components in all six clinical com- petencies including patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, and systems-based practice (see #28 and appendix A for a list of competencies and details). Outpatient Training Settings: A. ICD & Pacemaker Clinic (one 1/2 day per week) The CCEP resident will fully master all the techniques of pacemaker follow-up, reprogram- ming, indications for device replacement, and evaluation of defective leads. The CCEP resident will fully master all the techniques of outpatient management of patients with implanted arrhythmia devices (ICDs) including device interpretation and reprogramming, interpretation of delivered therapies, interpretation of stored intracardiac electrograms, and determination of the indications for device replacement B. Arrhythmia Clinic (one 1/2 day per week) The CCEP resident will acquire mastery of the initial evaluation and longitudinal follow-up of patients with arrhythmic symptoms and diagnosis, This will include assessing patients for the efficacy and side effects of chronic drug or device therapy, and the diagnosis and management of concomitant conditions which might exacerbate arrhythmias. In addition, the CCEP resi- dent will master the outpatient evaluation of patients referred for arrhythmia consultation. Educational Conferences: The resident will attend conferences to compliment their patient care educational activities. These will include Journal Club ( 1/month), case conferences ( 1/month), didactic lectures (>l/month), ECG conferences, research conferences (to analyze research paradigms, research findings, and develop research protocols ( 1/month), and clinical electrophysiology teaching rounds. Residents will also attend the monthly Department of Medicine Resident Core Lec- tures Series on Ethics, Risk Management, Socioeconomics, Utilization and Cost Effectiveness, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, and Physician Well Being. We will be accepting applications for the following academic year: 2009. Interested Appli- cants should contact: Gini Roberts, Administrative Assistant, (619) 543-8205, Fax (619) 471-0221, giroberts@ucsd.edu, http://cardiology.ucsd.edu/ 14 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
  • 16. CARDIOLOGY PROGRAMS ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER The interventional cardiology fellowship program at Albert Einstein Medical Center received a full accreditation from the ACGME in May 1999 for two positions starting the academic year of July 1999 to June 2000-each for the duration of one year. TRAINING PROGRAM GOALS AND STRUCTURE Educational Goals: The ultimate goal of the interventional cardiology training program is to prepare the trainees for the performance of high level clinical interventional cardiology through the acquisition of appropriate cognitive knowledge and a high level of technical skill in per- forming interventional cardiology procedures. The fellowship program provides educational experience which must encompass six areas of competency related to the patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and system based practice. Training Objectives: To understand the effectiveness and limitation of coronary interven- tional procedures in order to select patients and procedure types appropriately and to integrate verbal, written and electronic knowledge concerning clinical knowledge in general to individual patients. • To achieve the appropriate cognitive knowledge and technical skills needed to perform interventional cardiology procedures at the level of quality attainable through the pres- ent state of the art. • To foster an attitude of life-long learning and critical thinking skills needed to gain knowledge form experience and incorporate new developments into practice patterns. • To understand and commit to quality assessment and improvement in procedure per- formance. • To supervise, back-up and serve as role model for the cardiology fellows in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. • To develop the humanistic attitude, professional behavior and communication skills required of an interventional cardiologist. • To develop an in-depth research interest and project based on clinical observation, discus- sion with mentors and appropriate review of written and electronic scientific knowledge. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM The interventional Cardiology program is accredited for 12 continuous months of clinical train- ing- Level 3 – which must be carried out during a 4th year of fellowship dedicated exclusively to cardiac interventional training and predominantly focused on diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. All applicants entering interventional cardiology must have completed a cardiovascular disease program accredited by the ACCME. The subspecialty educational pro- gram in interventional cardiology functions as an integral component of the subspecialty fel- lowship in cardiovascular diseases. Participation is a minimum of 250 interventional procedures is required by the ACGME. According to ACC recommendations, this experience level should be considered a threshold value (bare minimum) and suggestions made for 300 or more as an optimal number, not exceed- ing 600 procedures per year. FELLOWS ASSIGNMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Fellows will participate in all cardiac interventional procedures at AEMC. In each case the fel- lows must: • Participate in pre-procedural evaluation of the patient and pre-procedural planning, including the indications for the procedure and the selection of the appropriate proce- dure and instruments. • Perform the critical technical manipulations of the procedure under direct supervision of an attending physician. • Demonstrate substantial involvement in post-procedure care. • Obtain informed consent. • Assess appropriateness of the procedure and to plan procedural strategies. • Write a pre-procedure note that should include indications for the procedure, risk of the procedure and alternative to the procedure. The interventional cardiology program at Einstein offers fellows core experience in the follow- ing interventional techniques: conventional balloon angioplasty, coronary stents, coronary atherectomy, primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction, intra-vascular ultrasound, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation and other mechanical circulatory supports. Optional skills include cardiac valvuloplasty, endomyocardial biopsy, Doppler coronary flow measurement and transcatheter closure of congenital cardiac defect. CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 15
  • 17. CARDIOLOGY PROGRAMS ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER, CON’T CONFERENCES The interventional cardiology training program conducts regularly scheduled clinical interven- tional cardiology conferences to review and critique both diagnostic and interventional cases with respect to case selection, procedure conduct and outcome, including the review and the dis- cussion of all adverse outcomes that occur within the training program. Additionally, the program operates a joint cardiology/cardiac surgery clinical conference at which a broad spectrum of clinical issues is discussed. Many topics will be relevant to inter- ventional cardiology. The following clinical conferences are made available to the trainees in interventional car- diology program: Weekly interventional cardiology conference, held on Thursday except for the first Thurs- day of each month when formal didactic lectures are delivered. Weekly hemodynamic conferences on Tuesday, presenting hemodynamic and angio- graphic data from patients who have undergone diagnostic cardiac catheterization or interven- tional procedures in the lab. This format begins with a case presentation, including a brief review of the history and the physical examination as well as non-invasive findings and con- cludes with a brief review of the literature on the subject matter related to the case. Indication for the procedure, complications and management strategies will be covered. Formal Didactic Lectures. A lecture series (10 lectures) by the program faculty members will be provided on the 1st Thursday of each month - excluding the months of July, August and June covering important topics in anatomy, physiology, vascular biology and pathology, hemo- stasis, pathophysiology, pharmacology, radiology imaging and radiation safety, intra-coronary imaging and coronary physiology, interventional device design and performance and finally, clinical management strategies. Monthly cardiology/cardiothoracic surgical morbidity & mortality conferences held every second Wednesday of each month. Cardiology Grand Rounds weekly on Wednesday except for the 2nd Wednesday of each month when cardiology/cardiothoracic M&M will be conducted. Journal club on Tuesday/or Friday. We will be accepting applications for the following academic year: 2009. Interested Appli- cants should contact: Philip Walsh, Fellowship Programs Coordinator, 215-456-7929, Fax 215- 456-7926, Walshp@einstein.edu, www.einstein.edu UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH The Cardiology interventional fellowship is under the direction of Charles Y. Lui, M.D., and is accredited by the ACGME to train up to four individuals for one year in the fundamentals of interventional cardiology. The spectrum of coronary interventional and diagnostic procedures is offered, including balloon angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, rheolytic thrombectomy, distal protection devices, pressure and flow wire technology, and intravascular ultrasound. ASD clo- sure procedures are also provided on selected patients and are part of the training program. In addition, the Fellow will also learn the fundamentals of vascular disease in the non-coronary circulation and become proficient in interventions in the peripheral, including renal, carotid, and subclavian, iliac and lower extremity vessels, a weekly didactic course in Interventional Cardiology and a weekly cath conference to discuss interesting cases and decision-making issues are integral parts of the curriculum. Trainees will spend roughly equal time between the University Hospital in Galveston and Methodist Hospital in Houston. All applicants to the Cardiology Interventional Fellowship Program must satisfactorily complete a three-year general cardiology fellowship in an ACGME approved program and be eligible for ABIM certification in Cardiovascular Diseases. Applications will be accepted through the ERAS system. For more information, please contact: Herminia Sandoval, Special Programs Coordinator - UTMB, Cardiology, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH, 301 University Blvd, JSA 5.106, Galveston, TX. 77555-0553, Office: 409-772-4885, Fax: 409-772-4982, E-mail: hesandov@utmb.edu, Web: http://cardiology.utmb.edu 16 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
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