Structural Heart Disease Fellowship
The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, a part of NYU Langone, offers two unaccredited one-year structural heart disease advanced training opportunities. One is for physicians who have completed interventional cardiology fellowship training, and the other is for those who have completed cardiothoracic surgery training.
Training covers structural heart disease decision-making and interventions in all facets of patient care, including initial screening, CT scan analysis, echocardiographic imaging, procedural care, and postprocedural management.
Fellows have rotations in transcatheter aortic valve replacement; mitral valve clips and transcatheter mitral valve replacement; balloon aortic valvuloplasty; percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty; paravalvular leak closure; patent foramen ovale, atrial septal defect, and patent ductus arteriosus closure; and percutaneous coronary interventions.
Trainees spend time in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, as well as the hybrid operating room. They perform diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and percutaneous coronary interventions according to their experience and skill. Fellows who have completed cardiothoracic surgical training also have the opportunity to assist in surgical cardiac cases. Each trainee rounds and consults on all patients who are referred to the heart valve service
Fellows have both ambulatory and inpatient responsibilities. The majority of time is committed to support inpatient activity, including call, procedure support, consults, and inpatient management. A small percentage of time is spent supporting the outpatient clinic.
Fellowship Research Opportunities
Trainees participate in numerous active clinical trials conducted in the heart valve program. Creating internal publications, case reports, and presentations for key international conferences is also encouraged.
Structural heart disease training is led by Mathew R. Williams, MD. Dr. Williams has published approximately 150 scientific papers, serves on numerous national committees, and serves as the principal investigator in several clinical trials. In addition, he is one of only a handful of physicians to have trained as both a cardiac surgeon and as an interventional cardiologist.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply directly to the Heart Valve Center at NYU Langone Health. All applications must include the following materials:
- a CV
- three letters of recommendation
- a personal statement
- a full New York State medical license
Applicants who completed an interventional cardiology fellowship also must meet the following qualifications:
- a minimum of 12 months experience in cardiac catheterization, angiography, and coronary interventions
- successful completion of all three U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® steps
- board certification or eligibility from American Board of Internal Medicine
Applicants who completed a cardiac surgery fellowship need to meet the following criteria:
- their training program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- have current certification or active participation in the examination process leading to certification in cardiac surgery
Qualified applicants are credentialed as a junior attending.
For more information about the application process, please contact Michael Querijero, director of operations and development for the structural heart disease program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.