Our broad clinical rotations offer fellows the opportunity to work with subspecialty experts across The Mount Sinai Hospital, and with their high volume of patients and complex cases. Each clinical rotation provides extensive educational, hands-on clinical training and encourages exploring in-depth research opportunities.
In addition, the Cardiovascular Research Center at Mount Sinai offers opportunities for experiences in basic cellular and molecular research, channelopathy, pharmacogenetics, stem cell and regenerative therapy, as well as translational and early phase clinical trials.
Rotations of the Academic Track Cardiology Fellowship Program include:
“Dr. Fuster's Fellow”
The rotation of first and second year Academic Track Cardiology Fellowship Program fellows involves one-on-one training with Dr. Valentin Fuster. This is a unique opportunity to learn physical examination and clinical judgment skills directly from Dr. Fuster.. As a fellow in this program, you will learn first-hand how to deal with the daily challenges of running a full-time practice. You will also visit with Dr. Fuster's outpatients with him, help formulate a diagnostic and therapeutic plan, follow his inpatients and consults, and handleoutpatient queries. You will be involved in coordinating international patient visits with assistance from a dedicated nurse and office staff.
Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)
You have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art training in the large 14-bed CCU at The Mount Sinai Hospital, which has 1,300 admissions annually. Fellows accompany the cardiology faculty during patient rounds. This state-of-the-art unit is led by both an intensivist and a cardiologist to meet the changing needs and complexity of a modern CCU. Patients in the CCU range from those with acute coronary syndromes to those needing complex interventions, offering fellows a well-rounded experience in advanced care of critical care patients.
Under the direction of world-renowned Samin K. Sharma, MD, and Annapoorna Kini, MD, the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital has seven fully-equipped procedural rooms with state-of-the-art technology.. At the Catheter Lab, we perform one of the highest volumes of cardiac interventions in the country, while ensuring the highest level of patient safety.. The faculty of the catheterization laboratories includes nine full-time attending physicians and 12 part-time attending physicians.
During a typical training rotation in the Cath Lab, as a fellow, you will gain an understanding of cardiac hemodynamics, coronary anatomy, and cineangiogram interpretation, while working with attending cardiologists. You will develop theskills needed to perform diagnostic angiography, catheterizations, and catheter-based procedures.
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Mount Sinai has been a pioneer in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms for more than a century.
The Helmsley Center for Electrophysiology at The Mount Sinai Hospital, directed by Vivek Reddy, MD, is a major tertiary referral center, offering the full range of therapies for all types of arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia ablation, , and left atrial appendage occlusion. Patients from around the world seek treatment at this renowned facilityfor heart rhythm disorders. Our facilities include three state-of-the-art electrophysiology laboratories where we perform more than 4,000 cardiac electrophysiology procedures annually. Cardiology fellows are an integral part of the cardiac arrhythmias service, and are trained to master the diagnosis and management of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias and implantable cardiac devices. As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to participate in multiple clinical and preclinical protocols, and present at national and international meetings.
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Heart Failure and Transplantation
Mount Sinai cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specialize in treating and managing patients living with mild, moderate, and advanced congestive heart failure. Our comprehensive team of heart failure experts offers a wide range of therapies, ranging from lifestyle modifications and medications to necessary surgical interventions. We useleft ventricular assist devices for patients living with advanced heart failure. As a fellow in the Academic Track Cardiology Fellowship Program, you will learnfrom leading heart failure physicians about the latest treatments and technologies for all stages of heart failure.
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The Mount Sinai Hospital is a well-recognized referral center for diagnosis and treatment of routine and rare vascular and aortic diseases. With leadership from Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, Vascular Surgery and Michael Marin, MD, Chief of the Department of Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital, patients have the benefit of world class collaborative personalized care for arterial, venous, and aortic diseases, as well as fibromuscular dysplasia. Vascular medicine consultative services also include closely mentored outpatient experience led by Dr. Olin. Fellows get to train with our internationally renowned vascular medicine surgeons who have made breakthroughs in diagnosis, medical therapy, surgical procedures, and research.
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The Echocardiography Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital, part of the Phyllis and Lee Coffey Non-Invasive Area, is nationally renowned for its academic excellence and pioneering achievements. As a cardiology fellow,you will have access to a full spectrum of echocardiographic services, and echocardiographic research
The program is run by nationally and internationally renowned leaders in the field of echocardiography. All echocardiographic studies are digitally stored and can be reviewed by faculty and fellows from any work station. We perform more than 22,000 echocardiographic studies annually, including over 2,000 stress echocardiographic studies and approximately 1,400 transesophageal studies, making Mount Sinai an ideal training center for fellows.
Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Laboratory
Led by Milena Henzlova, MD, The Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Electrocardiography Laboratory, performs over 5,000 noninvasive tests annually for the diagnosis of cardiac disease and the assessment of its severity. As a cardiology fellow, you can elect a rotation in this laboratory , which is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories.. You will gain in-depth training on the available tests, including electrocardiographic stress tests, SPECT myocardial perfusion studies with Tc-99m Sestamibi or thallium-201 combined with either exercise or pharmacologic stress agents (dipyridamole, adenosine, regadenoson or dobutamine infusion).
Our studies and insight into the progression of cardiovascular disease enables us to identify a condition at an early stage and with significant accuracy. The Cardiovascular Imaging Center, led by Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, at The Mount Sinai Hospital, houses state-of-the-art cardiac imaging tools, which help us discover medical problems now that were once undetectable with conventional methods of diagnosis. Fellows have access to these cardiac imaging technologies and techniques, including handheld ultrasound technology.
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James J. Peters (Bronx) Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The James J. Peters Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the oldest VA facility in New York City. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. The Bronx VA has 311 authorized hospital beds and 120 nursing home beds. There are four Mount Sinai faculty based at the Bronx VA: Lawrence Baruch, MD, Calvin Eng, MD, Steve Liao, MD, and Sandra Soler, MD. These doctors provide collegial supervision of the fellows in an active cardiology service that includes CCU/telemetry service, inpatient and outpatient cardiac consultation, ambulatory cardiac clinics, including pacemaker-device clinic, non-invasive imaging, including cardiac CTA, and pacemaker-defibrillator implantation. Fellows at the Bronx VA develop and enhance their skills in managing and treating cardiac patients. There are available clinical research opportunities, including access to the Bronx VA's unique patient database. In addition, weekly conferences for fellows include: Research/Journal Club (Mondays), Echocardiography (Wednesdays), and Nuclear Cardiology (Fridays).
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