Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease

The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, a part of NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine, offers a highly selective Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease that attracts more than 700 applicants each year. We fill our 8 training positions from an interviewed group of approximately 60 candidates. The fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The training program offers two educational pathways from which to choose: a traditional three-year clinician–educator pathway and a four-year physician–investigator pathway. Both pathways provide a basic curriculum in clinical cardiology during the first two years of training, with a broad array of clinical laboratory rotations and clinical service rotations. The training schedule is carefully crafted by our division faculty, enabling fellows to steadily accrue experience in the management of cardiovascular disease.

Our two educational pathways provide fellows with dedicated learning experiences in electrophysiology, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, nuclear cardiology, and stress testing. Trainees acquire applied knowledge and develop skills in patient care during rotations through coronary care units, consultation services, inpatient cardiology services, and the heart failure service. A weekly continuity clinic provides experience in outpatient diagnosis and longitudinal management.

VIDEO: Cardiovascular disease fellows at NYU Grossman School of Medicine gain the knowledge and confidence to practice as a skilled clinical cardiologist and play a key role in clinical research, including the opportunity to present and publish extensively.

During the third year of training, clinician–educator pathway fellows have the opportunity to concentrate in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, interventional cardiology, or clinical electrophysiology. Fellows also have elective time for additional research and training in preventive cardiology, interdisciplinary imaging techniques, cardiovascular surgery, cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, and vascular medicine. Other personalized concentrations are supported as well.

For the fellow pursuing the physician–investigator pathway, the third year of training may comprise varying clinical experiences but is largely devoted to research endeavors.

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 remarkably diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; this case mix provides a truly exceptional educational experience.

The Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease has been continuously accredited without citation since 1988. It has been commended by the ACGME for its exceptional clinical and research training, its diversity, and the engagement of its leadership and faculty members.

In addition to the Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease, our division offers numerous advanced training opportunities.

Fellowship Mission and Aims

Our mission is to prepare fellows for a career in academic cardiology and the clinical practice of cardiovascular disease in rapidly changing international, national, and local landscapes, utilizing the broad clinical experiences, the extensive facilities, and the innumerable research opportunities available at NYU Langone and throughout the broader NYU community.

In pursuit of this mission, we provide a pluripotent educational program with the rigorous training environment and resources required to ensure that fellows graduate as expert consultants in cardiovascular disease, desirable as practitioners, investigators, educators, or advanced fellowship participants. Our fellows are capable of becoming academic cardiologists and future leaders in cardiology.

During the last two decades, the majority of our graduates have gone on to advanced specialty training at premiere institutions. More than a third of our graduates have become full-time members of medical school faculties throughout the United States.

Our educational curriculum provides a broad base of scientific knowledge and intensive training in procedural skills. Fellows are given increasing responsibility as they develop interpersonal communication skills, professional attitudes, and humanistic qualities.

Our faculty and professional staff impart an altruistic professionalism to fellows, strongly enhanced by the diversity and history of our training environment. Our commitment to the underserved dates back to 1841 with the founding of our medical school and its subsequent affiliation with Bellevue.

Fellowship Leadership

Barry P. Rosenzweig, MD, fellowship director, oversees both the clinician–educator and physician–investigator pathways for the three years of accredited training. Dr. Rosenzweig is Associate Chief of Cardiology for Educational Affairs and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education. He has decades of experience in graduate medical education. His scholarly interests focus on the clinical application of cardiovascular ultrasound techniques and medical education.

Jeffrey D. Lorin, MD, is fellowship associate program director and chair of  the Program Evaluation Committee. He is also is Chief of Cardiology at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan campus. He is an interventional cardiologist and cardiac intensivist and serves as director of the Cardiology Consultation Service at that site.

Lawrence Phillips, MD, is fellowship associate program director and chair of its Clinical Competence Committee. He is also the director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Stress Laboratories and attends in the John Wyckoff Cardiology Clinic. He is medical director of NYU Langone Cardiology Associates. Dr. Phillips serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and is president of the board of directors of the American Heart Association’s New York City chapter. His scholarly interests include cardiac imaging and medical education.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), and candidate selection is made through the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®).

The following materials are required for application:

  • a CV
  • a medical school transcript
  • a medical school performance evaluation
  • four letters of recommendation, one of which needs to be from a program director
  • a personal statement
  • the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® transcript and scores

At present, the NYU Grossman School of Medicine does not sponsor H-1B visas. We do, however, sponsor J-1 visas

Questions regarding the application should be directed to Sue-Ann Gaida, program coordinator, at 212-263-6587 or sue-ann.gaida@nyulangone.org.