Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Fellows 2018Program Overview

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (Cardiology Fellowship) at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute aims to train outstanding clinicians in the field of cardiovascular medicine, to nurture interest in scientific investigation, and to help trainees reach their ultimate career goals in cardiology practice. Our faculty and staff are clinician-educators and scientists that are dedicated to the task of training tomorrow's cardiologists.

The educational program is based on curriculum, mentorship and experiences in a variety of settings including:

  • Inpatient cardiovascular services
  • Outpatient cardiovascular practice
  • Clinical laboratory and procedure-based services
  • Conferences
  • Research laboratory

Although the cardiovascular fellowship is a three-year accredited program, a four-year curriculum that includes expanded research activities is encouraged as part of our goal of training clinician-scientists for successful careers in academic medicine.

Clinical training

The clinical activities are performed at OHSU Hospital and the VA Medical Center which are located on the same campus. The curriculum includes core rotations and electives. For each rotation, the learning objectives and expectations based on ACGME competencies are provided.

Research experience

There are many basic science, translational and clinical research opportunities at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute related to cardiology. Our faculty includes superb mentors who are recognized internationally for their research and teaching accomplishments.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Instructions for completing and submitting the ERAS application can be found here

Your application must include:

  • A personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation from your Program Director
  • Three recent (dated within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation
  • Verification of completion of an ACGME-accredited medicine internship and residency prior to entering the program
  • A copy of your current USMLE scores
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) or ECFMG certificate (for foreign medical graduates)
  • You must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization
  • An electronic photograph

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program and are bound by their regulations and calendar. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, July 16, 2018. Selected applicants will be invited to interview on-site beginning in early September and interviews will conclude in early October.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Subspecialty Fellowships

Only applicants who have completed Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship will be considered for a subspecialty fellowship.

Heart Rhythm (Electrophysiology) Fellowship

This fellowship provides two years of advanced training in heart rhythm disorders and is accredited by ACGME. The basic components of this fellowship include advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiology studies; management and consultation of inpatients with disorders of cardiac rhythm; placement and management of electrophysiology devices; and outpatient management of patients with heart rhythm disorders. Advanced training is possible in lead extraction, epicardial access and mapping, and left atrial appendage closure.

Fellowship has been filled for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Application for AY 2019-20 will be accepted through ERAS

Please direct questions to the education coordinator,

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship

This fellowship provides a year of advanced training in heart failure and heart transplant and is accredited by ACGME. The basic components of this fellowship include advanced training of all stages and forms of heart failure, pre- and post-operative care of heart transplant and ventricular assist device patients, and key diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. 

There are no current openings for AY 2019-20.

Please direct questions to the education coordinator,

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

This fellowship provides one year of advanced training in interventional cardiology and is accredited by ACGME. The basic components of this fellowship include state-of-the-art training in percutaneous coronary intervention procedures, complex coronary artery diagnostic procedures, and the evaluation and management of patients with chronic or acute coronary artery disease. The fellowship includes exposure to advanced percutaneous procedures for structural heart disease, including complex valvular heart disease (TAVR, Mitra Clip, Melody, perivalvular leak closure), and to percutaneous ventricular assist devices.

Fellowship has been filled for 2019-20.

Application for AY 2020-21 will be accepted through ERAS

Please direct questions to the education coordinator,

Advanced Imaging Fellowship

This fellowship provides one year of unaccredited advanced training in cardiovascular imaging. Our curriculum focuses on clinical skills in echocardiography, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, and nuclear imaging. Individuals will receive a handheld echo device as part of the program. Fellows will have the opportunity to play an integral role in structural echo procedures such as TAVR, MitraClip, ASD closured, valve in valve, paravalvular leak closures and alcohol septal ablations. Our institution is proud to have access to the latest technologies and provide opportunities to learn on cutting edge imaging equipment.

Fellowship has been filled for 2019-20.


Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship

OHSU has had an active program for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (AHCD) focused care since 1985 and is a regional referral center for ACHD care. OHSU is an internationally recognized center of excellence of ACHD care including research, education and clinical innovation. The two year fellowship program prepares trainees to become skilled clinicians and scholars in the care of adults with congenital heart defects. Graduates of the program will achieve COCATS level III in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and meet all of the requirements outlined in by the ACGME and in the Training Statement on ACHD.

Fellowship has been filled for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Applications for AY 2020-21 should be directed to the education coordinator,


OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU’s operation. Retaliation for reporting discrimination is prohibited. To make an inquiry or report an incident of discrimination, contact OHSU’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department at 503-494-5148, .

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) protects individuals from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination and harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual violence, in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Laura Stadum.

Contact Laura Stadum, JD at 503-494-0258 or .

Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights at 206-607-1600, .