Cardiology Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s - BronxCare

The cardiovascular fellowship program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and BronxCare is an outstanding program, partnering two institutions to provide comprehensive yet individualized cardiology training.  Fellows rotate at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital, BronxCare Health System and Mount Sinai Hospital. With a breadth of clinical pathology and state-of-the-art facilities at all of our centers, our unique program prepares our fellows for a successful career in academic medicine or clinical cardiology. Our fellows graduate from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and BronxCare with expertise in the care of patients with basic and complex cardiovascular conditions. They are positioned for success in advanced subspecialty fellowships, and careers in academic medicine or private practice.  We relish the challenges of training and working in an urban environment, and are proud to provide superior cardiac care to the Upper West Side and The Bronx.

Our ACGME accredited fellowship in Cardiovascular disease is composed of 9 fellows, with 3 fellows in each year of training. We look to recruit physicians with impeccable character, outstanding clinical knowledge, and excellent communications skills. Team work is one of our top priorities, and we expect that our fellows work in a collaborative and respectful manner. We are particularly proud of the friendly and relaxed environment indicative of our hospitals. Faculty and fellows work closely together enabling strong mentored relationships, and establishing deep collegial bonds. Due to the warm and personable atmosphere of our fellowship, our fellows create friendships that will last a lifetime.  

 

Clinical rotations:

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Rotations

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Cardiology consultation service
  • Cardiothoracic surgery service
  • Congestive Heart Failure service
  • CT/cardiac MR
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Nuclear cardiology

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BronxCare Rotations

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Cardiology consultation service
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Outpatient cardiology clinics

Mount Sinai Hospital Rotations

  • Advanced heart failure and transplant
  • Congenital heart disease

Schedule:
Rotations are at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s (MSSL), BronxCare (BC) or The Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH). The following serve as representative examples of a fellow’s schedule for each year of training. 

First year (two week blocks) rotations:

  • 2 months Echocardiography (1.5 months at MSSL, 0.5 month at BC)
  • 2.5 months Nuclear cardiology (BC)
  • 2 months Cardiac catheterization (BC)
  • 2.5 months Cardiac care unit/Consult service (BC)
  • 1 month Cardiac care unit (MSSL)
  • 1 month Electrophysiology (MSSL)
  • 1 month Vacation

Second year (two week blocks) rotations:

  • 2 months Echocardiography (1.5 months at BC, 0.5 month at MSSL)
  • 2 months Nuclear cardiology (1.5 months at BC, 0.5 month at MSSL)
  • 2 months Cardiac catheterization (1.5 months at BC, 0.5 months at MSSL)
  • 1 month Cardiac care unit/Consult service (BC)
  • 1 month Consult service (MSSL)
  • 1 month Cardiac care unit (MSSL)
  • 1 month Electrophysiology (MSSL)
  • 1 month Advanced heart failure (MSH)
  • 1 month vacation

Third year (two week blocks) rotations:

  • 0.5 month Preventative cardiology
  • 0.5 month Cardiothoracic surgery (MSSL)
  • 0.5 month Cardiac care unit/Consult service (BC)
  • 1 month Congenital (MSH)
  • 2 months Echocardiography (BC)
  • 6.5 months Electives/Research
  • 1 month Vacation

We recognize the importance of dedicated, protected time for fellows to sit with peers and faculty to listen, learn and advance clinical and medical knowledge. Conferences are held at both training sites – Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and BronxCare - convenient to the fellows schedule while on rotations.  At Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, the weekly schedule includes Cardiology Grand Rounds where leaders in the field of Cardiology are invited to share expertise.  We also have conferences in electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, cardiac catheterization, and critical care, intermixed between fellow-led and attending driven lectures.  Conferences from Muont Sinai St Luke’s and The Mount Sinai Hospital can be telecasted to BronxCare. Additionally at BronxCare, weekly noon conferences focus on a review of the technical and clinical aspects of EKG, echocardiography, or nuclear cardiology. On Fridays conferences are joined by our cardiothoracic surgery faculty from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s to discuss patients with coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease in a “Heart Team” format.

 

On-call training is a crucial component of our fellow’s clinical experience, providing our fellows with the skills necessary to be confident and competent in the care they provide. Fellows take call from home, and cover Bronx Care Hospital only, returning to the hospital to provide urgent or emergency care when needed. During on-call hours, fellows may encounter various management issues including the handling of myocardial infarction, unstable angina, cardiogenic shock, aortic dissection, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, heart block requiring pacemaker, assessment of patients for evaluation and management of possible myocardial rupture, suspected cardiac tamponade, significant bradycardia and hypertensive emergencies. Evaluation and consultation during on call hours foster our fellows’ clinical and procedural growth. These procedures may include transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography or temporary pacemaker insertion. Using the information from diagnostic testing and clinical history, our on call fellows make critical decisions. The fellow on weekend call is responsible for the CCU and daytime consultative care for non-emergency cases. A back-up fellow is designated for potential coverage or assistance throughout the year to field questions or be available in the case of multiple unexpected emergencies. Faculty attendings are immediately available by phone to discuss cases, or when needed, to provide direct (in person) supervision of patient care.

 

 

Our program is comprised of three fellows per year.  We select our fellows in accordance with the eligibility qualifications detailed by the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Applicants come from strong clinical programs both within and outside of the United States, exemplifying the diversity of Manhattan and The Bronx.  Applicants are not discriminated against with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Our Division participates in the National Residency matching program. We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Application materials are available on the ERAS website.  A completed application should include three letters of recommendation, personal statement, and curriculum vitae. We select 35-40 applicants per year for interviews which are held in September and October each year.

Our program Number is: 141-351-4284

Contact:
Program Administrator: Israel Marmolejos
Email: Israel.marmolejos@mountsinai.org