Message from the Director

The Cardiovascular Training Program at Mount Sinai Hospital of the Icahn School of Medicine is one of the premier cardiovascular training programs in the country and is ranked the #6 Best Cardiovascular and Heart Surgery Program by U.S. News and World Report

Our mission is to train future leaders in clinical cardiac practice and cardiovascular research. To achieve our mission, we have designed a leading educational program for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, in the heart of New York City. Our program has the size, expertise, and flexibility to individualize training to match each fellow’s interests, skill sets, and long-term career goals.

The Mount Sinai Hospital was founded in 1853 and has been one of the leading institutions in the treatment of cardiovascular disease from its inception. The program has been led by pioneers and luminaries in the field including Drs. Arthur Master (stress testing), Charles Friedberg (clinical cardiology), Simon Dack (founding editor of both American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of American College of Cardiology), and  Richard Gorlin (pioneer in cardiac hemodynamics). We are privileged that Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, is the current Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also Director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, and the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal American Journal of Cardiology (which has the leading impact factor of any cardiology publication) and the lead editor of Hurst’s The Heart Textbook of Cardiology. 

Because our renowned leaders have expertise in every subspecialty in cardiology and because of our cutting edge technology, we are a major referral center not only for the Sinai Health system’s 10 hospitals, but a national and international referral site generating a tremendous volume of routine as well as complex and diverse clinical challenges.  

Cardiology fellows at Mount Sinai Heart are encouraged to build academic careers as experts in their areas of interest. The core curriculum includes regular journal clubs, grand rounds, seminars on research methods, and panel discussions with visiting leaders. Fellows receive personalized mentorship on a regular basis with Martin Goldman MD, as well as from Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD. Fellows also interact regularly with thought leaders, including Drs. Gregg Stone, Jonathan Halperin, Donna Mancini, Vivek Reddy, Roxana Mehran, George Dangas, Samin Sharma and Anu Kini. 

Starting in 2020, the fellowship will initiate a personalized mentorship program, with regular dinner meetings for fellows and prominent faculty to discuss current research projects. The fellowship has a dedicated biostatistician to support fellows with designing studies and analyzing data. In recent years, our fellows have been investigators on clinical trials, translational research projects, and international policy initiatives. Fellows have also built partnerships with leading institutes across the Mount Sinai system, including the Institute for Global Health, the Institute for Transformative Clinical Trials, Institute for Population Health Science and Policy, and the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute. Together, this collection of resources offers fellows ample opportunities to publish original investigations and advance their academic careers.

Martin E. Goldman, MD
Program Director
Academic Track Cardiology Fellowship Program
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Leadership

Fellows in the Academic Track Cardiology Fellowship Program based at The Mount Sinai Hospital are trained and mentored daily by the pioneering and innovative cardiovascular physician-scientists of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The fellowship program's cardiology faculty leadership team includes:

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
Physician-in-Chief
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and Marie-Josée  and Henry R. Kravis Center of Cardiovascular Health, and Richard Gorlin, M.D. Heart Research Foundation Professor of Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Martin E. Goldman, MD
Program Director
Academic Track Cardiology Fellowship Program
Dr. Arthur & Hilda Master, Professor, Medicine (Cardiology)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Eric Stern, MD
Associate Program Director
Academic Track Cardiology Fellowship Program
Dr. Arthur & Hilda Master, Associate Professor, Medicine (Cardiology)
Associate Program Director
Clinical Track Cardiology Fellowship Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai