Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at the Borgess Medical Center is a one-year program designed as a fourth year cardiology training in invasive and interventional cardiology. This program is fully accredited by A.C.G.M.E. (American Counsel for Graduate Medical Education). The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Borgess Medical Center is affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). The program offers three interventional cardiology positions per year (July 1-June 30, each year).

The MSU/Borgess sub-specialty fellowship in interventional cardiology has been active since 1997. Borgess Medical Center is a very busy tertiary cardiovascular referral center. Borgess Medical Center currently performs greater than five thousand cardiac procedures and in excess of twenty-five hundred coronary interventions per year, making it one of the busiest community based cardiovascular centers in the country.

The fourth year interventional cardiology fellowship is intended to provide advanced training for cardiology fellows who have completed their training at an accredited three-year cardiology fellowship program in the United States or abroad. The interventional cardiology fellowship program includes a large volume of hands-on interventional training with nationally and internationally known faculty members who are part of the faculty of Michigan State University. It is expected that each fellow will participate and/or have primary operator experience in a minimum of 400-600 coronary interventions during the course of the fellowship. Approximately 5,000 cardiac procedures and more than 2,000 PCI’s are performed annually at the Borgess Heart Institute. Advanced training is also provided in peripheral vascular interventions, carotid artery stenting and angiography, pacemaker implantation (optional), Rotablator atherectomy, Angiojet thrombectomy, intravascular ultrasound, physiologic assessment of lesions using Doppler and pressure measurement techniques, acute MI management and interventions, training distal protection techniques, and a variety of other newer technical modalities.

Borgess Medical Center is actively involved in five to ten basic and clinical cardiovascular research studies per year. It is anticipated that each fellow will participate in one or more research projects during his/her fellowship. The fellowship also provides a variety of other teaching and learning opportunities including didactic, journal club, weekly cardiovascular conferences, M&M conference, and other CME opportunities.

In summary, the interventional cardiology fourth year fellowship program at Borgess Medical Center is intended for top-notch cardiology fellows interested in a clinical or academic year in interventional cardiology. Graduates of this program are eligible for, and have been highly successful in the completion of board certification in the sub-specialty of interventional cardiology.

Requirements

  • Successful completion of a three year accredited general cardiology fellowship program
  • ABIM board certified or board eligible in general cardiology
  • The accepted applicant must obtain a full Michigan license
  • A valid ECFMG certificate for all foreign medical graduates

Application

Applicants interested in a position starting July need to apply through ERAS. Completed applications must be submitted by March 1. Interviews will be held in April-May. Invitations to interview will be sent via e-mail or phone call.  We require the following information (via ERAS):

  • ERAS application
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcripts
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (if foreign medical graduate)
  • Photo

Our Team

Program Director
Tim A. Fischell, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Associate Program Director
Vishal Gupta, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Maria D. Cole, MPA
Borgess Heart Institute
Fellowship Program Coordinator
1521 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Email: maria.cole@borgess.com

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