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.

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.

J-1 and H-1B Visa Sponsorship

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

Salina Gu
Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]

Ian S. Harris, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

ACHD Faculty Members:

Ian S. Harris, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

V.S. Mahadevan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Structural and Adult Congenital Cardiac Interventions

Anu Agrawal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Elyse Foster, MD
Professor of Medicine

Edward Gerstenfeld, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia 

Phillip Moore, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Akash Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Electrophysiology

Nelson B. Schiller, MD
Professor of Medicine

Ronn Tanel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center 

Zian Tseng, MD
Professor of Medicine