The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital is designed to train qualified applicants in various aspects of percutaneous coronary, non-coronary and endovascular interventions. It is a one-year fellowship after a formal three-year cardiology fellowship. Graduates of our training program are expected to be fully proficient in performing all aspects of interventional techniques such as:
- Balloon angioplasty (PTCA)
- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
- Rotational atherectomy
- Orbital atherectomy
- Laser atherectomy
- Rheolytic thrombectomy
- Distal embolic protection devices
- Balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty
- LV Assist devices including IABP, Impella, LVAD
- Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
- Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
- Optical computed tomography (OCT).
- Assist in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures under the structural heart program.
- Diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures under the endovascular program.
We have a busy academic schedule with regular educational activities include case presentations, journal club, research publications and board review. The Mount Sinai Cath lab performs over 5,000 interventions every year. We see a large volume of referred cases with high risk features, thus providing our trainees with ample exposure to complex PCI cases. Typically, 1 to 3 fellows are selected from our own institution, 4 to 5 fellows from outside institutions within the USA, and two fellows from out of the country with a clear intention to return to their country after completing the interventional training. Each fellow can expect to perform between 400 and 500 interventions with progressive responsibility as an independent operator.