Structural Heart Disease Interventional Fellowship

The Structural Heart Disease Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital is designed to train qualified applicants in various aspects of percutaneous valvular and other non-valvular structural interventions.  It is a one-year fellowship after a formal one year of interventional cardiology fellowship. Graduates of our training program are expected to be fully proficient in performing all aspects of structural interventional techniques such as:

  • Balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty (BAV and BMV)
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement (TMVr & TMVR)
  • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Paravalvular Leak Closure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Atrial Septal Defect/ Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

We have a busy academic schedule with regular educational activities include case presentations, CT/MRI and TEE review, and research meeting.  The Mount Sinai Cath lab performs over 400 structural interventions every year.  Fellows will gain expertise in the clinical evaluation, procedural planning, and management of patients considered for these structural heart interventions, as well as gain familiarity with the interpretation and performance of advanced imaging modalities. Each fellow can expect to perform between >200 structural interventions with progressive responsibility as an independent operator.

The top features of our Structural Cardiology Fellowship Program include:

  • Opportunity to actively learn side by side with some of the most skillful and experienced operators in the world.
  • An exceptionally high proportion of complex interventions are performed annually at Mount Sinai, allowing our fellows to gain confidence by hands-on learning as primary operators.
  • Education with all available cutting-edge technology from faculty that are leaders in the field of Interventional Cardiology.
  • Mount Sinai Heart, ranked #9 nationally by US News and World Report (2018)
  • Work closely with Mount Sinai faculty who are editors of major heart journals, including: the Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC), JACC Cardiovascular Imaging,and CardioSource WorldNews Interventions.
  • Participation in live clinical cases, including webcasts and the annual New York Valve symposium.
  • Inspiration to strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, safety and appropriateness.
  • A remarkable and collegial family of physicians, nurses, technicians and staff with a shared commitment to excellence and a love for what we do.

CURRENT FELLOWS (Structural Heart Disease Fellowship - Non A)

Current Fellows

AY 2022-2023

 

RESIDENCY

CARDIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

Anoop Koshy, MD

The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Eastern Health, Melbourne

Monash Heart, Melbourne

Austin Health, Melbourne

Negar Salehi, MD

University of Michigan

East Lansing, MI

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

Manish Vinayak, MD

Government Medical College

Patiala, India

Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education & Research and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India

PAST FELLOWS (Structural Heart Disease Fellowship)

Current Fellows AY 2021-2022

RESIDENCY

CARDIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

Serdar Farhan, MD

Wilhelminen Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Wilhelminen Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Maheedhar Gedela, MD 

University of South Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota

University of South Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Amit Hooda, MD (Off-cycle)

Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

 

Past Fellows AY 2020-2021

RESIDENCY

CARDIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

Sunny Goel, MD

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Faisal Saiful , MD 

Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY

Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Amit Hooda, MD (Off-cycle)

Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

 

Past Fellows AY 2019-2020

RESIDENCY

CARDIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

Parasuram Melarcode-Krishnamoorthy, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Englewood Program, NJ     

Albert Einstein Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

Nagendra Boopathy Senguttuvan , MD  

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

New Delhi, India 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

  • Annapoorna S. Kini, MD, Director of Cardiac Cath Lab and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kini is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
  • Samin K. Sharma, MD, Director of Clinical and Interventional Cardiology and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Sharma is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology.
  • Gilbert H. L. Tang, MD, MSc, MBA, Surgical Director, Structural Heart Program and Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Tang is Board Certified in Cardiac Surgery.
  • Stamatios Lerakis, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Noninvasive Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Director of Imaging for Structural and Valve Interventions, Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Lerakis is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, National Board of Echocardiography, Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography.
  • Sahil Khera, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Cardiology, Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Fellows are expected to participate in faculty-directed clinical research projects, which culminate in presentation at a major scientific meeting and journal publication.

Applicants must have completed the Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships before applying to this fellowship. Candidates for this advanced fellowship program should complete the advanced fellowship program application and submit to the fellowship coordinator by September 30th.

Please email to Maria Directo at maria.directo@mountsinai.org the following:

PLEASE SEND ONLY THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

Completed Mount Sinai application form (do not use any other application form).

  1. Minimum of four (4) letters of reference dated in current year, including one (1) from your program director (maximum of five letters of reference).
  2. Foreign Medical Graduates should send only one copy of your ECFMG Certificate with your application (you must have enough time remaining on your visa to allow you to complete your fellowship)
  3. CV including bibliography of any publications (abstracts and manuscripts).
  4. A personal statement no longer than one page in length.
  5. Please use the regular 8x11 letter size paper not the A4.
  6. Procedure Summary

Original Letters of Reference are to be mailed to:
Annapoorna Kini, MD
c/o Maria Directo
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1030
New York, NY 10029

Application should be mailed only to the above address. Thank you for your cooperation and your interest in the Cardiology Fellowship Program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Application Deadline October 1, 2022.