Structural Heart Interventions Imaging Fellowship

The Imaging for Structural Heart Interventions Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai Hospital is designed to provide qualified applicants with the imaging skills for various aspects of percutaneous structural and valve interventions. It is a one-year fellowship after a formal completion of a general cardiology fellowship training program. Graduates of our training program are expected to be fully proficient in high quality advanced imaging of all aspects of structural heart intervention such as:

  • Transeptal puncture
  • Balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty (BAV and BMV)
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation (ASA)
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (mitral clip) and Replacement (TMVr & TMVR)
  • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Valve in Valve (ViV) Procedures
  • Paravalvular Leak Closure (mitral and aortic)
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)/ Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure

We have a busy academic schedule with regular educational activities, which include case presentations, CCT/CMR and TTE/TEE review, and research meetings. The Mount Sinai Cath lab performs over 400 structural interventions every year.  The Fellow will master the state of the art imaging techniques required for the   evaluation, procedural planning, and management of patients before, during and after the structural heart interventions. The Fellow can expect to assume progressive responsibility as the time goes one and become an independent operator by the end of the fellowship.

The top features of our Imaging for Structural Heart Interventions 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 structural   interventions are performed annually at Mount Sinai, allowing our fellow to gain confidence by hands-on learning as primary operator.
  • Education with all available cutting-edge technology from faculty that are leaders in the field of Interventional Cardiology, Structural Interventions and Imaging for Structural Interventions.
  • Mount Sinai Heart, ranked #6 nationally by US News and World Report (2019)
  • 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 Cardio Source World News 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 2020-2021






Malcolm Anastasius, MD

Intern – St. George Hospital, Kogarah, Sydney, Australia  2007-2008

Resident - St. George Hospital, Kogarah, Sydney, Australia  2008-2009

Senior Resident – Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 2009-2010

Basic Physician Trainee - Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 2010-2011

Echocardiography Research Fellow, Echocardiography Laboratory, Mayo Clinic  2019-2020

Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT/MRI) Fellow, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada – 2018-2019

Advanced Cardiology Trainee, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 2012-2015




Past Fellows AY 2019-20




Richard Ro,  MD

Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Jersey, NJ

Mount Sinai Morningside, New York, NY

  • 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 and CMR.
  • 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.

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

This is a Non-ACGME position for 1 year. We will be accepting applications for positions starting July 1, 2022

Applicants must have completed their Cardiology Fellowship before applying to this fellowship. Candidates with extra training in cardiovascular imaging beyond the regular cardiology fellowship will be preferred but not required. Interested candidates for this advanced fellowship program should complete the advanced fellowship program application and submit to the fellowship coordinator by October 30th.

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