The Department of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program - NEW 2016
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved a new Department of Medicine Fellowship for the UT Graduate School of Medicine. Beginning July 1, 2016 the UTGSM will add Interventional Cardiology to bring the total number of fellowships at our institution to ten.
Interventional Cardiology is a one-year fellowship program directed by Dale Wortham, MD with one position available each year. Program requirements include completion of an Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. Adding the new Interventional Cardiology Fellowship will enhance physicians interested in cardiology programs by providing access to further specialized training in the Heart Lung Vascular Institute, a Center of Excellence at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Please visit the application information page for more details.
Center of Excellence
The Heart Lung Vascular Institute is one of the medical center's six Centers of Excellence. Each center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients and expert commitment plays a critical role in the hospital's ongoing success.The Heart Lung Vascular Institute brings together expertise in clinical care, teaching and research. Patients receive exceptional healthcare combined with patient-centered care, premier technology and extensive patient/community education in one convenient outpatient facility.
- The fellowship program is an integral part of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Department of Medicine program that has been in existence since 1956, with continued full accreditation since its inception.
- UTGSM provides fellows with an excellent support system, including nursing, pharmacy, library, laboratory, nutritional support, social workers, consultative support from subspecialists, and an excellent Resident Assistance Program. The University of Tennessee Medical Center(UTMC) has state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.
- UTGSM is minutes away from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, main campus and has the resources of this large institution at its disposal. UTGSM has a close working relationship with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. College of Medicine, located in Memphis. Teachers and researchers at UTGSM collaborate and share facilities with colleagues at the prestigious University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
- UTGSM draws patients from a large geographic area in East Tennessee, southeast Kentucky, northwest North Carolina, and western Virginia. University of Tennessee Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center. Due to the tertiary referral nature of the university program, a large number of patients with a broad spectrum of clinical pathologies are available for both clinical experience and research studies.
- The fellowship faculty practice, University Cardiology, is located in offices connected to the hospital and is part of the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Heart Lung Vascular Institute. The large University Cardiology practice sees over 200 patients daily from all over the East Tennessee region and neighboring states.
- The Program Director, Dr. Dale Wortham, has a distinguished academic career, with six years as Program Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program at Walter Reed Hospital, Chief of the Cardiology Division at Walter Reed, and Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army. Dr. Wortham has served as a Cardiology Consultant to the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Advisory Council. He has more than 50 publications.
- The fellowship faculty physicians have trained at some of the best training programs in the country, including Baylor, Johns Hopkins, Brown, University of Michigan, Boston University, Emory, LSU, Harvard, Tulane, Southwestern, Vanderbilt, and University of Pennsylvania. All faculty members are board-certified in cardiovascular disease. In addition, there are faculty members board-certified in interventional cardiology, nuclear medicine, and electrophysiology and pacing.
Dale C. Wortham, MD, has a distinguished academic career, with six years as Program Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program at Walter Reed Hospital, Chief of the Cardiology Division at Walter Reed, and Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army. With over 50 publications, Dr. Wortham has served as a Cardiology Consultant to the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Advisory Council.
What Our Residents Are Saying:
"The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship offered a rich and diverse training experience for which I am incredibly grateful. I enjoyed close mentoring relationships with distinguished faculty, the collegial atmosphere among the fellows, a supportive environment for research, and the opportunity to participate in a vast array of cardiac procedures."
William J. Mahlow, MD