Toronto General Hospital – Toronto, Canada
Contact: Dr Krishnakumar Nair
Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Rm 3-522
Toronto General Hospital
150 Gerrard St. W.
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
Charlene Grass, program administrator
Mayo Clinic – Rochester, USA
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
Cardiology, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program Director
Ashley L. Olson
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:
- You may spend one or two years in electrophysiology as an elective to finish Mayo’s Cardiovascular Diseases Subspecialty Fellowship Program
- 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
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program – Boston, USA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
185 Pilgrim Road
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.