Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Northwell Health
The interventional cardiology program offers training at two high volume tertiary hospitals - North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Between the two campuses, over 3,800 PCIs are performed annually, serving patients from Nassau, Queens, and Suffolk counties. North Shore University Hospital is the primary training site with fellows spending eight months there and the remaining four months at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Both institutions perform a high volume of radial PCIs and our fellows are exposed to a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures including FFR/iFR, IVUS, OCT, atherectomy (orbital, rotational, and laser), and brachytherapy.
Trainees will perform STEMI interventions and gain experience with placement and management of intra-aortic balloon pumps and percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices. In addition to coronary training, the program also offers exposure to peripheral and structural procedures including peripheral arterial interventions, catheter-based therapies for management of PE, ASD/PFO closure, balloon valvuloplasty, TAVR and mital clip. Beyond the exceptional clinical and procedural experience, there is also a strong emphasis in quality morning conferences and productive research. Our institutions have been selected to participate and are top enrollers in several multicenter clinical trials, which offer our fellows an opportunity to be exposed to the latest advances in interventional cardiology.
Our training program consists of morning conferences, cath lab rotations, outpatient clinics, and research opportunities including practice improvement projects. Morning conferences are generally held from 7am to 7:30am and consist of didactic lectures, case reviews, journal club, morbidity and mortality review, and appropriate use criteria case review. There is also a monthly Grand Rounds and a combined interventional cardiology and CT surgery conference, which reviews cases with a multidisciplinary approach. Moreover, we conduct several regional and national symposia featuring world class faculty, including our annual CHIP/Protected PCI Conference, Las Vegas Heart and Vascular Fellows Course, Controversies in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases and NYC Debates in Interventional Cardiology. Therefore, the fellows receive an excellent clinical and didactic education.
In the cath lab, fellows are expected to participate in pre-procedural planning process, perform the technical manipulations of the procedure, review the procedure and create a computerized report, and be involved in post-procedural care. All procedures are performed with direct supervision by a faculty attending. Feedback is provided in real-time during the procedure, as well as mid-rotation and at end of rotation. During training, fellows are expected to participate in research and/or in a practice improvement project with the goal of submitting their work for presentation or to a peer-reviewed journal. Many opportunities are available in our program to help meet this very important educational endeavor. Upon successful completion of our fellowship program, the trainee will have met all ACGME training requirements and will be ABIM board-eligible.
Daily Morning Teaching Conference takes place from 7am to 7:30am. Topics include interesting cases presented by residents and discussed with faculty members. Didactic lectures are given by the faculty attendings from the NSUH and LIJ campuses as well as guest faculty from other disciplines, journal club, research topics presented by residents and device management. There is a monthly combined cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery conference, a morbidity and mortality conference and cardiology grand rounds.
Applicants interested in the interventional cardiology fellowship program at Northwell Health should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS). Essential application information includes:
- Common application form
- Curriculum vitae
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- Program Director’s letter of recommendation
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- ECFMG Status Report, if applicable
- Wallet-sized color photograph
Interested candidates must have successfully completed a three-year ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency program, a three-year ACGME-accredited cardiovascular diseases fellowship program, and have passed USMLE Step III to apply.
For more information, please contact:
Barbara Rodgers, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: (516) 562-2342
Email: [email protected]
Message from the program directors
Our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship takes advantage of two high volume and innovative interventional cardiology programs at North Shore University Hospital (Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital) in Manhasset and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York.
The Catheterization Laboratory at North Shore University Hospital is composed of nine state-of-the-art digital, flat panel equipped rooms including a hybrid OR for structural heart procedures. The catheterization laboratories at LIJ Medical Center are composed of four state-of-the-art digital, flat panel laboratories. Procedure types include coronary, structural, and peripheral vascular interventions with varying levels of complexity. The combined volume of percutaneous interventional procedures of these two programs is greater than 6,000 interventions per year, easily the largest volume in New York state.
Both programs have received state recognition for statistically superior outcomes. With 10 full-time faculty members, the fellows selected for the three interventional cardiology positions receive intense individual attention and teaching. This, combined with the high volume of procedures, results in an exceptionally high quality learning experience.
We invite you to learn more about our program.