Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship
Dr. Byron Lee and former Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow Dr. Ayhan Yoruk


Training Program
Previous Fellows
Salary and Benefits

How to Apply


The UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program is a 2-year ACGME accredited training program located at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. The fellowship prepares outstanding cardiologists to be leaders in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. Trainees will develop a broad set of sub-specialty clinical skills and graduate with expertise in all facets of arrhythmia evaluation and management – inpatient and outpatient consultation; surgical implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and biventricular devices; performance and interpretation of invasive electrophysiology studies; and catheter ablation of both simple and complex arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and endocardial and epicardial ventricular tachycardia. Fellows are also provided a unique opportunity to participate in original research, with dedicated research time protected from other training responsibilities, and are encouraged to develop meaningful projects in basic science, translational and clinical research, and epidemiology, and to carry them through to presentation and publication. Three fellows are accepted each year. Applicants must have completed an accredited Cardiovascular Disease fellowship and be eligible for licensure in California.

Training Program 

Throughout the program, fellows have the opportunity to be mentored by world-class physician-scientists and clinicians. Fellows can also choose to work with exceptional researchers in the Division of Cardiology as well as the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Gladstone Institute, and many other organizations at UCSF.


Dr Joshua Moss

Joshua Moss, MD
Program Director and Professor of Medicine

Dr Thomas Dewland Thomas Dewland, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr Ed Gerstenfeld

Edward Gerstenfeld, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr Henry Hsia Henry Hsia, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dr Byron Lee Byron Lee, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dr Randy Lee Randy Lee, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dr Greg Marcus Greg Marcus, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dr Cara Pellegrini

Cara Pellegrini, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr Melvin Scheinman Melvin Scheinman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dr Zian Tseng

Zian Tseng, MD
Professor of Medicine

Dr Vasanth Vedantham

Vasanth Vedantham, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

For other faculty members within the division, please see Faculty Profiles. For the research activity of specific faculty members, please see Research.

Previous Fellows

Rachita Navara, Director of Electrophysiology at Seton Medical Center and a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at CRISSP Clinic. Founder and CEO of SafeBeat Rx., CA

Chris Wong, Faculty, Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide, Australia

Stacey HowellCardiac Electrophysiologist, California Heart Associates, Irvine, CA

Christopher Cheung, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Shadi KalantarianCardiac Electrophysiologist, Sutter Health, CA

Ayhan YorukCardiac Electrophysiologist, Private Practice, Ventura, CA

Eunjeong Kim, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Advanced Cardiovascular Specialist Group, Mountain View, CA

David Rosenthal, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, The Everett Clinic, Seattle, WA 

Annahita Sarcon, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Private Practice, CA

Christopher Groh, Assistant Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Adam Oesterle, Assistant Professor, Veterans Affairs, San Francisco, CA

Adam LeeClinical Instructor, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Ricardo Cardona Guarache, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, The Everett Clinic, Bothell, WA

Jose Sanchez, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Denver Health and University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Alefiyah Rajabali, Cardiologist, Providence Heart Clinic at Oregon Clinic Gateway, Portland, OR

Salary and Benefits

Salary: The Cardiac Electrophysiology 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 vary by program. 

How to Apply

Application Procedure & Timetable

Steps Timetable
1. Submit your application through ERAS, Electronic Residency Application Service. Apply online. The ERAS phone is (215) 966-3940. No paper applications accepted. Available July 2024

Deadline for completed applications – August 14, 2024

2. Interviews Interviews will be held in September and October 2024
3. Rank list due November 2024
4. NRMP Match Day November 30, 2024
5. Fellowship begins July 2025

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:
J-1 Scholar Categories at UCSF:

For more information about application criteria please contact:

Michael Stover
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
[email protected]

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.