Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship
The UCSF Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Fellowship is a two-year ACGME accredited program designed to provide level III training to cardiologists wishing to lead ACHD programs.
The fellowship program is affiliated with the clinical cardiology fellowship at UCSF, which is fully accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine. One fellow is accepted each year, and in order to be eligible, applicants must have completed training and be board eligible in either Adult Cardiology or Pediatric Cardiology at the start of the first fellowship year.
The training program is designed to be flexible and to meet the training requirement of individual fellows. The program includes formal clinical rotations in the congenital interventional catheterization laboratory, congenital cardiac surgery/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, echocardiography, advanced imaging, congenital electrophysiology, and cardiopulmonary exercise physiology. In addition, ACHD fellows attend two longitudinal ACHD clinics per week. The formal didactic program includes education in congenital cardiac anatomy and pathology, maternal cardiac disease in pregnancy, cardiovascular genetics, and embryology/developmental biology, in addition to the above clinical disciplines. Fellows attend and are expected periodically to present at regular conferences. All fellows are expected to pursue an individual research project in basic, clinical, or translational science during their fellowship training, and paired at the beginning of the fellowship with a research mentor.
Ian S. Harris, MD
|Anu Agrawal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Edward Gerstenfeld, MD
Phillip Moore, MD
Akash Patel, MD
Nelson B. Schiller, MD
Ronn Tanel, MD
Zian Tseng, MD
|V.S. Mahadevan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Structural and Adult Congenital Cardiac Interventions
Sarah Blissett, Assistant Professor, Western University in London, Ontario, Canada
Ahmed Kheiwa, Medical Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Loma Linda University International Heart Institute, Loma Linda, CA
Aarthi Sabanayagam, Assistant Professor, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Anushree Agarwal, Assistant Professor, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Salary and Benefits
Salary: The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship is a PGY level 7.
Benefits: UCSF provides residents and clinical fellows a rich package of health and welfare benefits at a good value. Plans include health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. To learn more about fellowship benefits including our retirement savings plan click here.
Vacation: Every year, fellows get 4 full weeks of vacation time in 1-week blocks. Rules about scheduling vacation varies by program.
How to Apply
Application Procedure & Timetable
|1. Submit your application through ERAS, Electronic Residency Application Service. Apply online. The ERAS phone is (215) 966-3940.
||Available July 1, 2021
|2. Interviews||Interviews will be held in September and October 2021|
|3. NRMP Match Day||December 2, 2021|
|4. Fellowship begins||July 1, 2022|
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program for this fellowship. Please contact the NRMP for information on how to sign up for their services.
J-1 and H-1B Visa Sponsorship
For international applicants, UCSF can sponsor J-1 and H-1B visas.
How to Acquire H-1B Visa Status at UCSF: https://isso.ucsf.edu/immigration-visas/h-1b-scholars
J-1 Scholar Categories at UCSF: https://isso.ucsf.edu/j-1-scholar-categories-ucsf
For more information about application criteria please contact:
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
Professional and Ethical Behavior
The Division of Cardiology is committed to a culture of professionalism that places the needs of the patient first, maintains a commitment to scholarship, continuous quality improvement, and fosters a spirit of collaboration among colleagues. Fellows learn these attitudes from mentors and role-model clinicians. The training program is committed to maintaining a high ethical standard, a spirit of collegiality, integrity, respect, compassion, professional responsibility and accountability, courtesy, and sensitivity to patient needs and comfort. Fellows are evaluated in these areas, and they are considered to be an integral part of the training program.