Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital is an ACGME accredited fellowship program which trains qualified applicants in diagnosis and management of adult patients with cardiac arrhythmias.  It is a two-year advanced fellowship program for trainees who have completed fellowship in general cardiology.  The program includes training in all appropriate invasive and noninvasive methods for evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias, and pharmacologic, device, and ablative forms of therapy.  Regularly scheduled didactic sessions cover a broad range of topics in basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology and fundamentals of clinical research.

The clinical components of our program include the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory, inpatient consultative service, and outpatient cardiac arrhythmia consultation. Our program has world renowned faculty with expertise in catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation as well as percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion. The training program is designed to ensure that fellows acquire the knowledge base and procedural skills required for excellence in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, as well as the interpersonal skills and professionalism required to excel in their future careers. Graduates of our training program are expected to be fully proficient in performing standard procedures in cardiac electrophysiology, such as:

  • transvenous pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • subcutaneous defibrillator implantation
  • mapping and ablation of supraventricular tachycardia
  • ablation of atrial fibrillation and atypical atrial flutter
  • mapping and ablation of idiopathic premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia
  • mapping and ablation of scar-related ventricular tachycardia
  • intracardiac imaging technologies, and incorporation of imaging into cardiac mapping 

In addition, fellows are also trained in more advanced electrophysiology procedures, including:

  • epicardial access, mapping and ablation
  • extraction of transvenous and leadless implantable cardiac devices
  • percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion
  • leadless pacemaker implantation
  • implantation and removal of percutaneous LV assist devices

We have a busy academic schedule with regular educational activities including core curriculum lectures, case presentations, journal club, and board review.  The Mount Sinai Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab performs over 3,000 procedures every year.  It is a tertiary care laboratory with a large volume of referred cases with complex arrhythmias, thus providing our trainees with a vast experience in managing complex clinical scenarios.

Some of the top features of our Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program include:

1. Opportunity to train in the cutting edge technology that is at the forefront of cardiac arrhythmia management and stroke-prevention strategies. 

2. Participation in a wide variety of research and publication opportunities. Our faculty and fellows have presented the largest number of abstracts at the Heart Rhythm Society in the past 5 years from the New York area, and our group has presented at least one Late Breaking Clinical Trial for the past 5 years.  Our faculty and fellows regularly publish our pre-clinical and clinical research in high-impact cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology journals.

3. State-of-the-art cardiac electrophysiology laboratories.

4. Mount Sinai Heart, ranked #8 nationally by US News and World Report (2016), led by Valentin Fuster, MD, MACC and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

5. Participation in live clinical cases, and cardiac electrophysiology symposiums.

Srinivas R. Dukkipati, MD; Program Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow Training Program, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Co-Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Associate Professor of Medicine

Vivek Y. Reddy, MD;  Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Professor of Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Marc A. Miller, MD; Director of Cardiology Teaching Services, Associate Program Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine

William Whang, MD; Director of Clinical Research, Associate Professor of Medicine

Jacob Koruth, MD; Director of Experimental Lab, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Anthony Gomes, MD; Professor of Medicine

Noelle Langan, MD; Medical Director of Operations, Associate Professor of Medicine

Subbarao Choudry, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

George Syros, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine

Aamir Sofi, MD; Instructor in Medicine.

The goal of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology program is to train advanced cardiology fellows in the diagnosis and management of adult patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including all appropriate invasive and noninvasive methods for evaluation and pharmacologic, device, and ablative forms of therapy.

Activities in the following environment during the fellowship program provide learning and teaching opportunities for the trainee in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. 

1. Inpatient Consultation (1 out of every 5 weeks)

2. Outpatient Clinic (1 half day a week)

3. Electrophysiology Laboratory (4 out of every 5 weeks)


Formal Instruction

In addition to direct teaching in the laboratory and on rounds or in the outpatient setting, the CCEP fellows will participate in the following teaching activities:

A. Present an EP case monthly at the Departmental EP/Cardiac Catheterization Clinical Conference

B. Attend weekly EP Core Curriculum Conference

C.  Attend weekly EP electrogram sessions

D. Cardiology Grand Rounds

E. Attend monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference

F.  Attend monthly EP Journal Club, with responsibility to lead discussion on ≥1 EP topic at each session

G.  Attend the EP Research Conference monthly, with responsibility for presentation at least once per year

H. Attend at least one of the following national meetings annually at Division expense: American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society.

Electrophysiology fellows are required to participate in one or more research projects during their fellowship year.  Each fellow is expected to complete at least one research project during his/her fellowship.  The responsibility includes design, execution, and publication in both abstract and final manuscript form of any original research work or as primary or co-investigator. Within the first two months of fellowship, the fellow should actively pursue research ideas that can be their own or those of a faculty member. Participation in multiple projects is encouraged if feasible in the context of the primary project.

All applications for the two-year ACGME accredited fellowship beginning in July 2020 will be submitted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Qualified candidates will then be invited for interviews.  Candidates should have completed a three year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and should be ABIM Board certified or eligible by the beginning of EP fellowship.

International applicants may apply for the two-year non-accredited advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellowship program.  We are accepting applications for July 2019.

Contacts

Carol P. Henry
Program Administrator, EP Fellowship
email: carol.henry@mountsinai.org

Srinivas R. Dukkipati, MD
Program Director, EP Fellowship
email: srinivas.dukkipati@mountsinai.org