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Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital is a one-year fellowship after a three-year general cardiology fellowship, designed to train qualified applicants in various aspects of percutaneous coronary, non-coronary, and endovascular interventions. Fellows actively learn side-by-side with some of the most skillful and experienced operators in the world, led by  Samin Sharma, MD and Annapoorna Kini, MD.

An exceptionally high proportion of complex interventions are performed annually at Mount Sinai, allowing our fellows to gain confidence through hands-on learning as primary operators. Each fellow can expect to perform between 250 to 350 interventions with progressive responsibility. Graduates of our training program are expected to be fully proficient in performing all aspects of interventional techniques such as:

  • Balloon angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Diagnostic and simple peripheral vascular procedures
  • Distal embolic protection devices
  • Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Laser atherectomy
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Impella, and percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Orbital atherectomy
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Rheolytic thrombectomy
  • Rotational atherectomy

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital boasts a busy academic schedule with regular educational activities including live clinical cases, case presentations, journal club, research publications, board review, webcasts, and participation in the annual Complex Coronary, Valvular, and Vascular Care Symposium.

About the Fellowship

For the July 2025 cycle, the program has filled the positions for AY 2025-2026 and we will not be participating in ERAS.

For Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education applications, please apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS) and send the following documents to maria.directo@mountsinai.org:

  • Copies of any published abstracts and manuscripts
  • Procedure log detailing procedural training done and signed by the director of your cath lab

For non-ACGME applications (international applicants with the intention of returning to their home country), or for applications for the Structural Heart Disease Interventional Fellowship, please email maria.directo@mountsinai.org the following: 

  • Interventional Cardiology Application Form
  • Current resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (one recommendation must be from the Cath Lab Director)
  • Copy of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification with United States Medical Licensing Examination (USLME) transcripts
  • Copies of any published abstracts and manuscripts
  • Procedure log detailing procedural training done and signed by the Cath Lab Director

Typically, one to three fellows are selected from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, four to five fellows from outside institutions within the country, and two fellows from out of the country with a clear intention to return to their country after completing the interventional training.

Fellows are expected to perform clinical research related to interventional cardiology and to contribute scholarly writing in the field.  Each fellow will be assigned to one or two clinical research projects with an expectation of completion during the fellowship year. 

In addition to clinical research, the fellows will have a unique opportunity to participate in the development of educational applications for interventional cardiologists that are utilized worldwide. The applications focus on the most challenging areas of interventional cardiology such as bifurcation lesions, heavy calcification, and the ability to perform image-guided PCI.

The primary objective of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital is to provide extensive training in the percutaneous management of patients with cardiovascular disease. The Program provides hands-on training opportunities in various aspects of coronary, structural, and endovascular interventions. Students can expect to:

  • Engage in didactic discussions on appropriate interventional techniques for specific lesions.
  • Train to use interventional equipment such as guiding catheters, balloons, stents, and devices.
  • Use rotational, orbital, and laser atherectomy as well as intravascular lithotripsy.
  • Use manual/Pronto, Penumbra, and rheolytic thrombectomy techniques.
  • Set up, perform and interpret Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
  • Perform intervention in chronic total occlusions (CTO) by anterograde and retrograde approaches.
  • Insert and manage Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP), Impella, and percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).
  • Select and deploy appropriate distal embolic protection devices.
  • Gain knowledge of peripheral vascular disease, patient selection, and diagnostic and invasive endovascular procedures including common femoral artery/superficial femoral artery interventions.
  • Take an active role in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures.

At the end of the year, fellows will be proficient in all aspects of cardiac catheterization and all different types of coronary interventions, balloon aortic valvuloplasty, and simple endovascular interventions in a safe and confident manner.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirement of 250-300 coronary interventions will be easily met, in addition to valvular (20-25) cases. We offer additional one-year training programs through our Structural Heart Disease Interventional Fellowship and Vascular Diagnostic and Intervention Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Fellows learn how to manage cases safely and confidently through four learning settings.

Core Lab Rotations: On a weekly basis, fellows will rotate through the laboratory’s five rooms, gaining experience with different faculty members and a comprehensive array of coronary and peripheral procedures.

On Call: Approximately once every six to eight weeks, fellows will be On Call for the calendar week. During the On Call week, which includes night and weekend coverage of the interventional cardiology service, fellows will have primary responsibility for emergent consultations and procedures.

Research: Approximately once every six to eight weeks, fellows will be assigned to a one-week research rotation.

Clinic: One half-day per week, each fellow will attend the interventional cardiology clinic with an attending physician.

Meet the Director

Core Faculty

We are proud of the remarkable and collegial family of physicians, nurses, technicians, and staff who share a commitment to excellence and a love for what we do.

Annapoorna S Kini, MD
Annapoorna S Kini, MD

Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Samin K Sharma, MD
Samin K Sharma, MD

Director, Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Clinical Institute

George Dangas, MD, PhD
George Dangas, MD, PhD

Director of Cardiovascular Innovation

Joseph M Sweeny, MD
Joseph M Sweeny, MD

Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Amit Hooda, MD
Amit Hooda, MD

Assistant Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship