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, and four interventional fellows. We provide tertiary care across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular illness to the diverse patient population of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and mid-West side of Manhattan. The training includes two sites: Mount Sinai Beth Israel is the primary site, and Mount Sinai West is the second site. 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, Vascular Imaging, Heart Failure, and Preventive Cardiology. Exposure to advanced heart failure and advanced imaging is available to all fellows.

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

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

Guideline

Tuesday

EPS / Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Heart Failure

Wednesday

Journal Club / Interventional Cardiology and Invasive Hemodynamics

EKG

Thursday

CT Surgery - Heart Team

Nuclear/Vascular

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. 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 in investigator initiated research.

Each fellow works with a mentor for their project based on their field of interest.

Some of our recent papers include:

Intra-aortic balloon pump entrapment without rupture: a case series.

Sogomonian R, Liu K, Haftevani EA, Gowda RM.

Future Cardiol. 2020 Apr 23. doi: 10.2217/fca-2019-0045.

PMID: 32323559

Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors.

Tummala R, Rai MP.

StatPearls Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-.
2020 Feb 26.

PMID: 32119263

Distal transradial artery access in the anatomical snuffbox for coronary angiography as an alternative access site for faster hemostasis.

Aoi S, Htun WW, Freeo S, Lee S, Kyaw H, Alfaro V, Coppola J, Pancholy S, Kwan T.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Nov 1;94(5):651-657. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28155. Epub 2019 Feb 24.

PMID: 30801939

Prevalence and Clinical Implication of Wellens' Sign in Patients With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Kobayashi A, Misumida N, Aoi S, Kanei Y.

Cardiol Res. 2019 Jun;10(3):135-141. doi: 10.14740/cr856. Epub 2019 Jun 7.

PMID: 31236175

Biventricular Thrombi in a Patient With Heart Failure With Severely Reduced Ejection Fraction and Heterozygous Prothrombin 20210G/A and Homozygous Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase 677C/T Mutations.

Kyaw H, Shaik F, Park WJ, Misra D.

Am J Med Sci. 2018 Jun;355(6):610-613. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.10.005. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

PMID: 29891045


 

 

Administrative
Deepika Misra, MD: Program Director Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology
John Fox, MD: Director
Yumiko Kanei, MD
Ramesh Gowda, MD
Alexander Mayer, MD
Hugo Rosero, DO
James Wilentz, MD

Cardiac CT Imaging
Tatyana Danilov, MD

Consultative Cardiology
Sonal Jani, MD
Deepika Misra, MD
Nicholas Papapietro, MD
Ossama Samuel, MD
Peter Virzi, MD
Joseph Tawil, MD
Pablo Navarro, MD
Hugo Rosero, DO
Gargi Bajpayee, MD
Luis Aybar, MD
Russel Berdoff, MD
Shyam Amin, MD
Becky Naoulou, MD
Ankit Shah, MD

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

Echocardiography
Tatyana Danillov, MD

Electrophysiology
Sam Hanon, MD, Director
Patrick Lam, MD

Nuclear Cardiology
Maurice Rachko, MD

 

To apply, please complete the application found at National Registration Match Program (NRMP) protocol Beth Israel is program: 1413511080

For more information, call Chantelle Housen, Fellowship Coordinator, (212) 420-2876 or email chantelle.housen@mountsinai.org.