Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
NYU Langone’s Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology offers a highly selective one-year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship for applicants who have completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases.
We review more than 80 applications annually and fill our 3 positions from an interviewed group of about 20 candidates. The fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
For those interested in pursuing careers in interventional cardiology, this program provides the requisite clinical knowledge and procedural training during one year of intensive didactic, clinical, and technical training in coronary and peripheral arterial diagnostic and interventional procedures.
The training program offers fellows broad exposure to complex interventions, including chronic total occlusions, unprotected left main disease, and advanced hemodynamic support. In addition, trainees perform a large number of intracardiac imaging procedures, evaluation of coronary physiology, endomyocardial biopsies, alcohol septal ablation, and percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty.
A strong research program exists under the direction of Sripal Bangalore, MD, and trainees can actively participate in multiple clinical trials in addition to pursuing individual research projects.
Fellows train in NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, NYC + Health Hospitals/Bellevue, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan campus. Our faculty treat a wide range of patients of all genders and from remarkably diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; the case mix provides fellows with a truly exceptional educational experience. Together, experts at NYU Langone’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the labs at Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System conduct more than 9,000 diagnostic and interventional coronary and peripheral procedures each year.
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories provide a venue in which fellows can learn the theory and practice of invasive and interventional cardiology. Our faculty teach interventional techniques through procedural performance with immediate feedback. Progressive responsibility, coupled with case conferences and yearlong didactic seminars addressing an array of basic and advanced topics, foster a deep knowledge base, and hone clinical acumen.
Fellows also gain exposure to percutaneous valvuloplasty, device-based percutaneous valve repair and replacement, atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure, alcohol septal ablation in the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and various experimental treatments as part of clinical research trials. A formal two-week elective in structural heart intervention is also part of the curriculum.
An unaccredited Structural Heart Disease Fellowship is available by application as a separate program that follows completion of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship.
Fellowship Mission and Aims
Our interventional cardiology faculty have been instrumental in advancing antithrombotic therapies in acute coronary syndromes and coronary interventions since the first randomized trial of thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction. These innovations in catheterization continue a tradition initiated in the Bellevue laboratory of Nobel Prize winners André Frédéric Cournand and Dickinson W. Richards.
Our mission is to prepare fellows for a career in clinical and academic interventional cardiology in a quickly evolving international, national, and local landscape. To this end, we offer broad clinical experiences, advanced medical facilities, and numerous research opportunities available at NYU Langone and throughout the broader NYU community.
We also provide a rigorous training environment and the resources required to ensure that you graduate as an expert interventionalist, desirable as a practitioner, investigator, and educator. Our goal is for fellows to become future leaders in cardiology.
Our rotations offer hands-on training experiences in interventional cardiology.
Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion
This eight-month rotation provides fellows with an extensive experience predominantly in coronary and peripheral arterial interventions, with a major emphasis on advanced and complex procedures. As a leading center for the care of patients with acute myocardial infarction, trainees perform a large number of primary percutaneous coronary interventions for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome and learn the intricacies of the treatment of stable ischemic heart disease.
NYU Langone’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory director, Craig A. Thompson, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of chronic total occlusions. Anvar Babaev, MD, PhD, director of peripheral interventions, and Michael J. Attubato, MD, director of coronary interventions, are recognized national experts in their respective fields. They lead an expert full-time and voluntary faculty, all of whom are deeply committed to training.
Bellevue and VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
During this 4-month rotation, fellows train at the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Bellevue (2.5 days per week) under the direction of Dr. Bangalore and a team of full-time interventionalists. The patient population is largely underserved, and many people present with acute coronary syndromes, as Bellevue serves as a central referral center for the entire NYC Health + Hospitals system. Fellows also train at the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System’s Manhattan campus (2.5 days per week) under the direction of Jeffrey D. Lorin, MD, chief of cardiology. Trainees learn how to work within a very large referral network of VA hospitals from across the northeast, under the direction of a dedicated full-time faculty of academic interventionalists.
Fellowship Didactic Training
Fellows attend the following conferences.
Ongoing and pending research trials are discussed in an open forum, every other Monday from 7:00 to 8:00AM.
Fellows present and discuss publications from the recent literature at journal club, held every other Monday from 7:00 to 8:00AM.
Interventional Core Curriculum
We provide weekly up-to-date comprehensive interventional core curriculum sessions on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00AM. The curriculum is led by our full-time faculty. In addition, other internal academic faculty give lectures in areas such as radiation safety, conscious sedation, cardiovascular surgery, and advanced diagnostic testing.
Cardiology Clinical Case Conference
Cardiology Clinical Case Conference is held every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30AM. Fellows from the Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease present two cases with literature reviews. The entire faculty of the Division of Cardiology participates in the interactive discussion.
Catheterization Laboratory Case Review and Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Every Friday from 7:00 to 8:00AM, interesting cases from the previous week deriving from all of our training sites are presented by our fellows. All cases with complications are presented. The conference is directed by Louai Razzouk, MD, MPH, who leads an interactive discussion engaging a broad array of the interventional cardiology faculty and fellows.
Cardiology Grand Rounds
Cardiology Grand Rounds are held every Friday from 8:00 to 9:00AM. Prominent national and international speakers present their data at this conference, which is sponsored by the Division of Cardiology.
Louai Razzouk, MD, MPH, is fellowship director and head of quality assurance for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Dr. Razzouk’s research interests include the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus, the use of alcohol septal ablation for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and mechanisms of in-stent stenosis for peripheral arterial disease.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted from the beginning of October through the end of December each calendar year via the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) with ERAS® program code 1523511123.
For questions regarding the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, please contact both Dr. Razzouk, fellowship director, and Nadia Katayeva, fellowship coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.