CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
THE CAREER PLANNING GUIDE FOR CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS
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
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
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
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CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
THE CAREER PLANNING GUIDE FOR CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS
In-depth Descriptions of Employment Opportunities
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic ......................................................................2
Great Falls Clinic ...........................................................................3
Iasis Healthcare .....................................................Inside Back Cover
Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG) ..............................................3
Northland Cardiology ....................................................................4
Rochester General Hospital.............................................................4
Royal Oak Cardiology Group .........................................................5
Staff Care .....................................................................................6
West Tennessee Healthcare ............................................................6
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
Descriptions of Fellowship Programs
Mayo Clinic ..................................................................................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
Albert Einstein Medical Center ........................................................15
University of Texas Medical Branch .................................................15
For your Reference:
Regional Directory of Recruiters
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.................................................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
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. Or call: Janet Wear-
Enloe, Jefferson City Medical Group - 573-556-1770.
CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 3
FREE RESOURCE FOR RESIDENTS & FELLOWS
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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?
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You’re just a call or click away. For more info contact: NewPhysician, (866) 756-0003,
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,
ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
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
We invite you to explore our employment opportunity by visiting www.onlyrgh.com and
applying on-line at www.viahealth.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
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
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
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-
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
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
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-
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
LOCUM TENENS JOBS NATIONWIDE, ALL SPECIALTIES
Residents and Fellows. Before You Start Your New Practice, TEST THE WATERS. Enjoy the
lifestyle of a locum tenens physician.
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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
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Test the waters. You’re just a call or click away.
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WEST TENNESSEE HEALTHCARE
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
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: email@example.com
6 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (866) 889-0803
Debra.email@example.com Fax: (866) 897-4081
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
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (866) 897-4081 Patty.A.Darling@kp.org
Kate Bogue http://www.practicewithus.com/cardiology
Great Falls Clinic
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 email@example.com Fax: (586) 753-1020
Fax: (866) 897-4081 www.christieclinic.com firstname.lastname@example.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
email@example.com Janet Wear-Enloe Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson City Medical Group
Ginna Campbell Patty Darling Kathy Peishel
Physician Recruiter - Specializing in Physician Recruiter Rochester General Hospital
Cardiology Kaiser Permanente email@example.com
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
CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 7
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT CHICAGO
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.
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-
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
CARDIOLOGY DIVISION AT NATIONAL JEWISH MEDICAL & RESEARCH CENTER
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
Interested Applicants should contact: Howard D. Weinberger, M.D., F.A.C.C., Medical
Director, 303-398-2670, Fax 303-398-2674, email@example.com, www.njc.org
8 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE DIVISION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
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
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:
CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 9
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
• 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
• 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 -
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 650-725-2621, Fax 650-
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
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.
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: email@example.com
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
Interested Applicants should contact: Bassam Omar, Associate Professor of Medicine, 251-
CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY 11
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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, email@example.com
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
14 CAREER INSIGHTS CARDIOLOGY
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
• 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-
• To supervise, back-up and serve as role model for the cardiology fellows in the cardiac
• 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.
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-
• 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
ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER, CON’T
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-
The following clinical conferences are made available to the trainees in interventional car-
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://cardiology.utmb.edu
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CD - Phoenix, AZ - BC/BE Interventional has an excellent reputation for quality service.
Cardiologist is needed for new state-of-the-art Davis County, the best-insured county in Utah, is a
facility in Mesa, Arizona for growing population
in the east valley of Phoenix. Options include then group evaluates partnership potential. 3-4
exam rooms per MD, seeing an average of 20+
incentive package to assist a new start-up patients per day / per MD.
independent practice. Imaging department is
equipped with 64-slice CT scanner, MRI and
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1 (877) 844-2747, ext. 1288
range of surgical options, including coronary
artery bypass surgery, MIDCAB and heart valve Fax CV: (615) 467-1293