Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
At NYU Langone, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology offers a three-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited fellowship. Through the pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac surgical programs, fellows gain the skills they need to be leaders in pediatric cardiology and related subspecialties. Training principally takes place at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.
Fellows acquire the education and technical expertise they need to care for children with cardiovascular diseases. They also have opportunities to contribute to scholarly research in the field.
Fellows learn to take patient histories and perform physical exams, and interpret radiography, echocardiography, 12-lead electrocardiography, stress test, ambulatory electrocardiography, and MRI and CT scan results. During training, fellows participate in a minimum of 100 cardiac catheterizations and 10 intracardiac electrophysiologic studies.
Trainees develop expertise in the evaluation and pre- and postoperative care of pediatric surgical patients, and learn the principles of mechanical ventilation, resuscitation, cardioversion, pericardiocentesis, and temporary pacing. In addition, they learn to evaluate and manage outpatient pediatric cardiology patients.
Faculty teach fellows cardiovascular anatomy and pathology so that they develop an understanding of congenital and acquired heart diseases in children. Through lectures and hands-on training, they learn about anesthesiology, critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac advanced imaging, adult congenital cardiology, and neonatology.
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Application and Selection
The division only accepts applications to the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants from the United States must have graduated from an ACGME-accredited residency program. International medical school graduates with a J-1 visa are supported (H-1 visas are not currently supported).
Applicants must submit the following materials with their applications:
- three letters of recommendation, including one from your residency program director
- a completed resident evaluation form from each individual who writes a letter of recommendation for you
- a personal statement about your interest in pediatric cardiology and training at NYU Langone
- an official copy of your medical school transcript
- a 2 × 2–inch photo of you
- U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcripts
- an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) status report if you are an international graduate
The fellowship begins on July 1. This program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Specialties Fall Match.
For more information about the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, contact Czarina Judan, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org; Dhurata Baci, MPH, program manager, at email@example.com; or Gillian L. Henry, MD, fellowship program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellows in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology train in the clinical care of children with cardiovascular diseases, participating in cardiac catheterizations and intracardiac electrophysiologic studies. They also contribute to cardiovascular research.