Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
The University of Washington Interventional Cardiology Fellowship is emerging as one of the leading programs for training physicians to perform high risk, complex coronary and structural interventions. Our wide patient referral base, cutting edge technologies and techniques, and dedicated world-renowned operators allow us to offer an outstanding experience for trainees.
During an intense 12 month experience, interventional fellows will develop expertise in evaluating, managing and performing procedures on patients with a wide array of complex coronary, structural heart, and peripheral vascular diseases. Fellows will rotate between catheterization labs at the University of Washington and the Puget Sound Veterans Administration Hospitals, and will also spend one half-day weekly in a continuity clinic. Upon completion of their training, interventional fellows from the University of Washington are highly proficient in performing percutaneous coronary interventions for complex coronary disease, including expertise with advanced debulking techniques (e.g. rotational and excimer laser atherectomy), chronic total occlusion interventions, brachytherapy, fractional flow reserve, optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound, and percutaneous ventricular assist devices.
Trainees will gain exposure to a variety of non-coronary interventions including valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve replacement, mitral clip, alcohol septal ablation, peripheral vascular interventions, left atrial appendage closure, and defect closure for congenital heart disease, and may have the opportunity to continue in a second year of training for structural heart and advanced coronary interventions.
Interventional fellows will also actively participate in conferences both within the division and nationally, and will be directly involved in the UWMC Cardiac Cath Lab’s ongoing clinical research projects and are expected to complete several scholarly projects during their year.
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a Clinical Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, have strong training in diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, and have a high level of experience in the workup and management of interventional patients. Significant exposure to interventional cardiology procedures during general cardiology training is recommended, but not required.
Our program's educational goals and objectives reflect ACGME requirements for accreditation (www.acgme.org).
- James M. McCabe, MD
Questions? Please email the Cardiology Fellowship Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note - We have filled our positions for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.