Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship

UCSF offers a two-year advanced fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) that meets ACGME accreditation guidelines and leads to board eligibility for the upcoming ACHD Certification Examination upon completion of the program.

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease fellowship program is affiliated with the clinical Cardiology Fellowship at UCSF, which is fully accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The fellowship is designed to provide level III training to cardiologists wishing to lead ACHD programs. One fellow is accepted each year, and in order to be eligible for the fellowship, 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 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.

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 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.

How to Apply:

We have matched 1 position starting July 2020.

Please contact ERAS, Electronic Residency Application Service to apply to the program beginning in July 2021. The ERAS phone is (215) 966-3940. We do not accept paper applications.  We will be participating in the NRMP Match.

Note: The University will sponsor H1B and J1 visas. Your visa status must be certain at the time of application.

 

For more information about the program or to discuss your particular interest in ACHD, please contact:

Salina Gu
Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]u
Ian S. Harris, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Cardiology Program
[email protected]

ACHD Faculty Members:

Ian S. Harris, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Elyse Foster, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Nelson B. Schiller, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
V.S. Mahadevan, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Wiliam W Parmley Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Director of Structural and Adult Congenital Cardiac Interventions
Edward Gerstenfeld, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia
Zian Tseng, M.D.
Professor In Residence, Section of Electrophysiology
Phillip Moore, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Ronn Tanel, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center
Akash Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Electrophysiology