We are educating the next generation of interventional cardiologists in all aspects of the invasive management of patients with coronary artery disease. Our training focuses on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as the foundation of interventional practice.
Training rotations take place at the Moses and Jack D. Weiler Hospitals of Montefiore Medical Center, the teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These two locations provide exposure to a diverse patient population across Bronx, New York, a borough of approximately 1.5 million, a large interventional faculty, and roughly 2,000 PCI per year. Our graduates have advanced to independent practice across the nation and the world, in private practice, academic-affiliated and academic settings.
Over the course of one year, this program trains physicians to become independent and competent with hands-on, supervised experience in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, ready to be lifelong learners in the field. Our fellows are trained in the evaluation and treatment of in- and out-patients with a spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, in cooperation with robust cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, clinical cardiology, and heart failure programs. Our Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country and we have the largest ST elevation myocardial infarction volume of the 5 boroughs. Our fellows are trained in radial and femoral access, diagnostic angiography, intracoronary imaging and physiologic assessment, treatment of stable and acute coronary artery disease, calcific and complex disease, and mechanical circulatory support for cardiogenic shock, among other procedures. While not a specific focus of the one year program, there is exposure to structural heart disease and peripheral cases, as well as novel devices and drugs through myriad clinical trials.
During the year, the fellow has supervisory and educational responsibilities for the rotating general cardiology fellow, presents didactic topics at a weekly catheterization conference, and reviews cases at Quality Assurance and Morbidity & Mortality conferences. Additionally, there is time dedicated to outpatient clinic and research. For those with interest in peripheral arterial disease, trainees may apply for a one year endovascular fellowship through neighboring Jacobi Hospital, part of the NYC Health and Hospitals system.
At the end of the fellowship training, the trainee achieves Level 3 training as detailed by these guidelines:
At the end of the fellowship training period, the trainee will be eligible for board certification in the subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology, as outlined by the American Board of Internal Medicine, if applicable.
Suitable trainees need to have completed fellowship training in cardiovascular disease.
While not a match, applicants apply through ERAS. The application season opens in December.
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Anna E. Bortnick, MD, PhD, MS
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program Director
Giora Weisz, MD
Director of Interventional Cardiology
Jose Wiley, MD, MPH
Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of Montefiore Medical Center-Moses Division
Director of Endovascular Interventions, Montefiore Center for Heart & Vascular Care
Mark Menegus, MD
Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of Montefiore Medical Center-Weiler Division
Azeem Latib, MB, BCh
Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease