Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program

Montefiore. Recognized internationally for leadership in heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Future Leaders Wanted

We’re seeking to prepare heart failure cardiologists to be leaders in heart failure patient care, heart failure research and the training of future heart failure cardiologists. Our training focuses on all clinical aspects of advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, transplant cardiology and mechanical circulatory support.

Learn at One of the Nation’s Premier Centers for Research, Medical Education and Clinical Investigation

All training rotations take place at Montefiore Medical Center, the teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This location provides abundant research opportunities and extensive clinical exposure to the entire spectrum of heart failure. Our graduating fellows have advanced to become medical directors of heart failure programs and prominent academic cardiologists.

The Fellowship: A One-Year Program

Throughout the year, this program trains physicians to become independent and fully competent in the following areas: the evaluation and treatment of heart failure, and the evaluation of patients referred for advanced cardiac therapies, such as cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Our fellows are also trained in the management of patients after cardiac transplantation and/or ventricular assist device implantation.

The fellowship year consists of inpatient and outpatient management of heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac transplant and mechanical assist device patients, as well as directly supervised procedures.

Also during that year, the fellowship trainee is responsible for direct and consultative care of inpatient service under the supervision of an attending physician. The fellow has supervisory and educational responsibilities for the rotating general cardiology fellow, internal medicine residents and medical students. In addition, there is time dedicated to independent research.

At the end of the fellowship training, the trainee achieves Level 3 training as detailed by these guidelines:

  • Clinical goals described by the Core Cardiology Training Symposium (COCATS) for training in heart failure
  • The ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • The ACCF/AHA/ACP/HFSA/ISHLT 2010 Clinical Competence Statement on Management of Patients with Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant

The fellow also satisfies the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) criteria to be a designated heart transplant physician in a transplant program. At the end of the fellowship training period, the trainee will be eligible for board certification in the subspecialty of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology as outlined by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

We Accept Two Fellows Per Year

Suitable trainees need to have completed fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at an ACGME-accredited program.

Applicants must apply through ERAS; the 2020 application season opens in June 2019.

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Julia Shin, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Ulrich Jorde, MD
Section Head, Heart Failure

Daniel Sims, MD
CCU Director

Snehal Patel, MD
Medical Director of Heart Transplantation

Sandhya Murthy, MD
Pulmonary Hypertension Director

Patricia Chavez, MD

Omar Saeed, MD

Sasa Vukelic, MD