Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Beth Israel is for one-full year. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), this subspecialty training is for physicians who have completed a clinical fellowship in general cardiology.  The combined program provides training at both St. Luke’s and Beth Israel hospitals.  

There are currently four fellowship positions available per year.

Graduates of our training program receive training to become fully proficient in performing all aspects of interventional coronary and endovascular techniques, such as:

  • Radial access for coronary artery interventions
  • Pedal/radial access for peripheral artery interventions
  • Complex percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Atherectomy – orbital, directional, laser
  • Distal embolic protection devices 
  • LV Assist devices including IABP, Impella
  • Intravascular imaging – IVUS, FFR, OCT
  • PAD interventions – Iliac, SFA, infrapopliteal, subclavian, carotid
  • Venous interventions – stenting and thrombectomy
  • Assist in Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty (BAV) and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures under the structural heart program

The top features of our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program include:

  1. High volume of cases providing  each fellow  opportunities to perform over 500 interventions throughout the year
  2. High proportion of complex coronary interventions with hands-on training
  3. Extensive experience with endovascular procedures allowing fellows to reach at least the minimum number of cases in order to become proficient in endovascular procedures
  4. Experience at the two exceptional cardiac Mount Sinai cath labs of St. Luke’s and Beth Israel
  5. Education and training by faculty who are leaders in the field of interventional cardiology
  6. Academic exposure to routine case presentations, journal club, research publications, and board review
  7. Excellent collaboration experiences with the cardiovascular surgery and the heart valve team
  8. Collegial interactions with physicians, nurses, technicians, and staff who share a commitment to excellence
  9. Clinical research opportunities throughout the Mount Sinai Health System

Current Fellows 2018-19

Residency

Fellowship

ACGME

 

 

Ayyash Melhem, MD 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Weiss Memorial Hospital

University of Texas Medical Branch

Karomibal Mejia, MD 

Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Mount Sinai St.Luke’s-Roosevelt

Rahul Gokhroo, MD

Johns Hopkins University, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Brooklyn Hospital

Carlos Andres Gonzalez Lengua, MD

Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center

Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital, Bronx Lebanon Hospital

 

Incoming Fellows  2019-20

Residency

Fellowship

Hector Crespo, MD

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Moustafa Elsheshtawy, MBChB

Coney Island Hospital

Maimonides Medical Center

Shashank Rijal, MBBS

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital,  Illinois

Doris Chan, DO

Stony Brook University Hospital

New York Presbyterian, Brooklyn Methodist

Mount Sinai St Luke’s

Jacqueline Tamis-Holland, MD, Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Justin A. Ratcliffe, MD, Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Pedro Moreno, MD, Director, Cardiac Catheterization lab
Joseph A. Puma, DO, Director, Attending Directed Service
Angela Palazzo, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Robert Leber, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) 

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

John Fox, MD, Director, Cardiac Catheterization lab
Yumiko Kanei, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine  (Cardiology)
Tak Kwan, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Hugo Rosero, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Ramesh Gowda, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

The primary objective of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/Beth Israel is to provide excellent hands on training in various aspects of coronary and endovascular interventions.  At the end of the year, interventional fellows will be proficient in all aspects of cardiac and endovascular interventions, able to manage t cases safely and confidently.

  1. Core cardiac cath lab rotations: Interventional fellows will participate daily in the care of coronary and endovascular cases and participate in case selection and post-cath care. Every day, two fellows will be assigned to each hospital..  The rotations between Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Beth Israel will be staggered in two to three month rotations.
  2. On call: Every week, two fellows will be on-call: one assigned to each hospital. . The on call week includes night and weekend coverage of the interventional service. Assigned fellows will have primary responsibility for emergent consultations and procedures.
  3. Clinic: For a half-day per week, each fellow will attend the interventional cardiology clinic with an attending physician.
  4. Didactic: Fellows will participate in the weekly didactic sessions of the assigned hospital.
  5. Research: Fellows will perform clinical research related to interventional cardiology in the form of scholarly papers with case reports, abstract submissions, case presentations at national conferences, and original manuscripts.

We will be accepting applications for positions starting July 1, 2020.

For ACGME applications: please use ERAS.

Note:  Please send these additional documents to the program coordinator via email:

  • Copies of any published abstracts and manuscripts
  • Procedure Log detailing procedural training done and signed by the Cath Lab Director 

For Non-ACGME applications (non U.S. applicants with the intention of returning to their home country), and Advanced Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease:

Please email Israel.Marmolejos@mountsinai.org the following: 

  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • 3 Recommendation Letters (1 recommendation from the Cath Lab Director)
  • Copy of ECFMG certification
  • Copies of any published abstracts and manuscripts
  • Procedure Log detailing procedural training done and signed by the Cath Lab Director.