Howard H. Weitz, MD
Divisional Director, Cardiology
Bernard L. Segal Professor
of Clinical Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is a one-year accredited program that requires fellows to obtain competencies in the 6 areas as defined by the ACGME to the level expected of a new interventional cardiology practitioner. The goal of the interventional fellowship is to prepare the trainee to be a skilled, independent operator in the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization procedures. To qualify, all applicants entering interventional cardiology must have first completed a minimum of 3 years of residency training in Internal Medicine and an additional 3 years of fellowship training in Cardiovascular Disease accredited by the ACGME. The fellows will be required to engage in clinical or basic science research endeavors during the fellowship.
The trainee is expected to perform over 250 coronary interventional procedures (functioning as the primary operator) during the 12-month fellowship. In all clinical experiences, fellows must:
- Participate in pre-procedural planning, including the indications for the procedure and the selection of the appropriate technical strategy and equipment;
- Perform the critical technical manipulations of the procedure;
- Demonstrate substantial involvement in post-procedural care;
- Be supervised by teaching faculty responsible for the procedure.
The fellow will also be exposed to peripheral arterial disease and intervention, as well as, structural and valvular heart disease and intervention.
Howard H. Weitz, MD
David Fischman, MD, FACC
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
We accept applications through the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Fellowship Application Service.
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