Fellowship Roles

Fellowships are popular way to gain extra experience in EP and devices and may facilitate learning specific techniques from highly specialised units around the world, or from within the UK. The important factors to consider are what examination requirements might the unit require, what the visa-entry and work permits for a particular country are and finally what you think the fellowship will add to your training. It is for these reasons that it is strongly recommended that you plan early and speak to others who have done it before!

Note: The information on this page is correct at time of writing, but you should be aware that situations may change rapidly and accuracy is not guaranteed.

Fellowship Positions for Senior EP Trainees at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh are now offering fellowship positions for senior EP trainees. They are an EHRA accredited and recognised training centre carrying out around 450 EP and 800 device procedures per year. CARTO is the mapping system used and they carry out both cryo and RF PVI. The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh also carry out normal heart and structural VT ablation. Applicants should have both EP and pacing experience, but dates and job plans are negotiable.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Colin Stirrat, Consultant Cardiologist.



Fellowships are popular way to gain extra experience in EP and devices and may facilitate learning specific techniques from highly specialised units around the world, or from within the UK

International Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships

Toronto General Hospital – Toronto, Canada

Contact: Dr Krishnakumar Nair

Email: Krishnakumar.Nair@uhn.ca


Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Rm 3-522
Toronto General Hospital
150 Gerrard St. W.
Toronto, ON
M5G 2C4


2-3 year fellowship involving all aspects of interventional cardiac electrophysiology and device implantation. One particular area of sub-specialty interest is adult congenital electrophysiology. There are also opportunities to perform research.

Generally need to apply at least 1 year in advance and interview can be carried out at HRS.




Department of Cardiology

London Health Sciences Centre, London

Contact: Dr. Peter Leong-Sit, Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: pleongsit@gmail.com

Charlene Grass, program administrator

Email: charlene.grass@lhsc.on.ca

Mayo Clinic – Rochester, USA


Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
Cardiology, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program Director

Email: asirvatham.samuel@mayo.edu
Ashley L. Olson
Education Coordinator
Phone: 507-293-0942

Email: olson.ashley@mayo.edu


If you are interested in advanced training in electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic offers the option to spend one or two years focusing on clinical practice and research in that sub-specialty. You can participate in this training in one of two ways:

  1. You may spend one or two years in electrophysiology as an elective to finish Mayo’s Cardiovascular Diseases Subspecialty Fellowship Program
  2. You may take the one-year Electrophysiology Subspecialty Fellowship as an independent program after you complete at least three years of accredited cardiovascular diseases training at another institution. In either case, you will conduct research and gain specific experience in intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and patient management. For example, you will work with Mayo Clinic physician consultants to:
    Diagnose and treat patients with radio frequency ablation for supraventricular arrhythmias (e.g., AV node re-entry, WPW, atrial flutter) and ventricular tachycardia. Implant and follow up on investigational implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Learn the operative management of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and accessory pathways. When you complete this training, you will be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in cardiac electrophysiology.

Four positions are available annually on a competitive basis. To apply, you need to use the third-party application service, Apply Yourself. The academic year begins in July. Applications for the Electrophysiology Subspecialty Fellowship are due no later than September 1, approximately 22 months before the start of the academic year to which you are applying. If you are considered for an appointment, you will be asked to visit Mayo Clinic for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between January and April.


Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions – Baltimore, USA

Ronald D. Berger, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


Lauren Rodger, Fellowship co-ordinator

Email: lmodica1@jhmi.edu

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program – Boston, USA


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cardiovascular Medicine
185 Pilgrim Road
Baker 605C
Boston, MA 02215


Jacquelynn D. White, Fellowship Training Programs Administrator

Tel – (617) 632 7828
Fax – (617) 632 7536
Pager # 36704


General cardiology fellows spend a minimum of two months rotating through the service. The goals are for fellows to learn an approach to managing patients with arrhythmias and to understand the role of the clinical EP lab and implanted cardiac electrical devices (pacemakers and defibrillators). General cardiology fellows perform in-house consults on patients with arrhythmias. They are responsible for managing a busy cardioversion service. They learn to interrogate and program permanent pacemakers, loop recorders and defibrillators. There are also opportunities for fellows participate in the clinical electrophysiology lab, if desired.