Structural Heart Disease Fellowship

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The Columbia Heart Valve Center sponsors 1 and 2-year, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship opportunities.  The fellowship provides experience in the interventional and medical therapy of structural heart disease with a special focus on transcatheter valve therapeutics.  Applicants must have completed general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships. Valve Center fellows will be appointed as Clinical Instructors in the Columbia University Department of Medicine. 

Interventional Experience: Fellows will participate in the full spectrum of transcatheter structural heart procedures, including aortic and mitral valve therapies, atrial and ventricular septal occlusion, and left atrial appendage intervention.  There will be a particular emphasis on transcatheter aortic valve replacement. As they gain experience, fellows will progress through the different procedural roles with the expectation of becoming "first operator" by the latter half of the year.  Pre-procedural evaluation, complication management, and post-operative care will be emphasized.

Clinical Experience: Fellows spend approximately one day per week in the Valve Clinic and one week per month managing the Inpatient Valve Service. An emphasis will be placed on the longitudinal care of patients from evaluation through hospital admission, treatment, post-operative care, and discharge.

Research Experience:  Fellows are expected to participate in faculty-directed clinical research projects which culminate in presentation at a major scientific meeting and journal publication.  Fellows also participate in the enrollment and follow-up of patients in clinical trials.

For further information and to apply, please contact: 

Katherine Malave, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator
Interventional Cardiology
Ph: 212.305.2708