The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

The Interventional Cardiology fellowship program will be conducting in person interviews during the 2024 interview season. We are excited to meet you in person and show you around our campus and state of the art facilities, in which we take great pride.

The mission of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program is to train physicians for the independent practice of coronary interventions, as well as expose trainees to structural heart procedure interventions, while establishing a competent knowledge for the practice of Interventional Cardiology by incorporating technical and intellectual expertise. This is accomplished in an environment of inquiry, research, and evidence-based practice to provide sound clinical decision-making. 

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program is ACGME approved and serves to train a general cardiologist to become an independent and expert technician in percutaneous coronary interventions. In addition, the trainee will be exposed to peripheral and structural heart disease interventions. The experience will prepare the fellow for a career in academic medicine, private practice or additional subspecialty training within the field of interventional cardiology i.e., peripheral and structural heart disease. The fellow will interact with a wide variety of faculty in the setting of the cardiac catheterization laboratory, at the bedside and in the office with patient-centered care in a supportive educational atmosphere. 

Clinical activities include evaluation of a patient pre-procedure to determine procedure indications, risks, benefits and alternative treatment strategies; and evaluation of any prior cardiac catheterizations studies to determine procedure strategy and potential complications. During the procedure, the fellow will learn proper technique for coronary interventions and the decision-making process. Post procedure the fellow will learn the proper evaluation for any procedure-related complications. The fellow will be responsible for giving weekly didactic lectures, attending conferences, outpatient clinic experience and will have a research mentor to facilitate academic endeavors. 

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a high-volume center and the only dedicated Heart Hospital in East Tennessee, performing more than 1000 coronary interventions a year. We have three previous graduates: one in private practice, a second at an academic center and the third is completing additional training in structural/congenital heart disease intervention. 

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