Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Thank you for your interest in the Fellowship program in Cardiovascular Diseases at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The Division, under the leadership of John Fox, MD, has 23 full-time faculty members, 18 fellows (six per year) in general cardiology, 3 interventional fellows, and 1 heart failure fellow. We provide tertiary care across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular illness to the diverse patient population of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Division offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including specialization in Echocardiography, Heart Rhythm Management, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Testing, Cardiac CT, Heart Failure, and Preventive Cardiology. The Department of Cardiology is fully integrated with our colleagues in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery to form the Heart Institute which is a subdivision of Mount Sinai Heart.

 

Over the three year training programs, fellows will:

  • Gain an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system.
  • Acquire a detailed fund of knowledge regarding the natural history, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Learn how to critically interpret the literature and incorporate evidence-based medicine into daily practice as well as build a fund of knowledge of the landmark clinical trials governing modern day cardiology practice.
  • Acquire proficiency in performing and interpreting: nuclear stress tests, echocardiograms, cardiac CT, invasive and non-invasive angiography, crticial care cardiology including the management of left ventrical support devices, right heart monitoring, diagnostic electrophysiology, Holter and event monitors, ECGs, temporary and permanent pacemaker and ICDs.
  • Develop graded responsibility for caring for the full spectrum of cardiac patients including those in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit as well as for those in the ambulatory setting.
  • Participate in a meaningful way in clinical research.

Rotation

Number of
Months in
First Year

Number of
Months
in
Second Year

Number of
Months 
in
Third Year

Catheterization Lab

3

1 - 3

0 - 3

Nuclear / Stress

2

1

2 - 3

Echocardiography

2

2 - 3

2 - 3

CCU

2

1

0

Electrophysiology

1.5

1 - 2

0 - 3

Cardiology Consults

1.5 

1 - 2

0

Congestive Heart Failure and Transplant

0

1

2

Research

0

1

1

Cardiothoracic Surgery

0

0

1

Peripheral Vascular

0

0

1

Imaging

0

0

1 - 2

Ambulatory

Year Round

Year Round

Year Round

Elective

0

0

3

Vacation

1

1

1

To apply, please complete the application found at National Registration Match Program (NRMP) protocol Beth Israel is program: 10908090

For more information, call Darchelle Hinson-Andre, Fellowship Coordinator, (212) 420-2876 or email dhinson-andre@chpnet.org 

We have a superb didactic curriculum for the fellows. Each morning from 7:30am to 8:00am we have Morning Report, where fellows present patients who were admitted overnight and receive feedback on management decisions. Didactic teaching conferences occur twice daily: Morning conference (8:00am to 9:00am) and Noon Conference (12:00pm to 1:00pm). The schedule is as follows:

 

8 - 9 AM

12 -1 PM

Monday

Cardiology Grand Rounds

Nuclear Cardiology

Tuesday

EPS / Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Heart Failure / Research / Preventive Cardiology

Wednesday

Journal Club / Interventional Cardiology and Invasive Hemodynamics

Guideline / Board Review

Thursday

CT Surgery - Heart Team

EKG

Friday

CCU Conference Case of The Week

Echocardiography

Research is an important component of our training program and fellows are required to spend dedicated research time pursuing investigative work. Under the leadership of John Puskas, MD, the Chair of Cardiothoracic surgery, the Heart Institute at Mount Sinai Beth Israel has 3 full-time research coordinators.  We are involved in numerous multi-site national and international trials at any given time.  In addition, opportunities exist in all of the clinical laboratories to participate I investigator imitated research. A list of the most recent peer-reviewed publications from our Division is listed below so you can see the breadth and scope of our research interests.

 

 

Administrative
Dennis Finkielstein, MD: Program Director Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Deepika Misra, MD: Associate Program Director Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology
John Fox, MD: Director
Yumiko Kanei, MD
Ramesh Gowda, MD
Tak Kwan, MD
Hugo Rosero, MD

Cardiac CT Imaging
Kenneth Giedd, MD
Tatyana Danilov, MD

Consultative Cardiology
Sonal Jani, MD
Deepika Misra, MD
Nicholas Papapietro, MD
Ossama Samuel, MD
Peter Virsi, MD
Joseph Tawil, MD
Pablo Navarro, MD
Margaret Furman, MD
Hugo Rosero, MD
Dennis Finkielstein, MD
Luis Aybar, MD
Russel Berdoff, MD

Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Maurice Rachko, MD, Director

Echocardiography
Dennis Finkielstein, MD
Tatyana Danillov, MD
Asaf Rabinowitz, MD

Electrophysiology
Sam Hanon, MD, Director
Patrick Lam, MD
Stephan Danik, MD

Heart Failure
Meir Shinnar, MD, Director

Nuclear Cardiology
Kenneth Geidd, MD, Director
Dennis Finkielstein, MD
Maurice Rachko, MD

Preventative Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Margaret Furman, MD, Director