Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Interventional Cardiology Fellowship offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers the entire range of interventional cardiology procedures, expands fellows’ knowledge base and exposure to innovative technologies, and provides opportunities to conduct research at the point of care.
Our program emphasizes superb, guideline-based clinical care combined with technical expertise and a high procedural volume that includes coronary, peripheral, and structural procedures. The experience is enriched and enhanced by active participation teaching trainees in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship.
Fellows benefit from preceptorships with internationally recognized faculty, balanced clinical and research opportunities, and training at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, a nationally ranked hospital for cardiology on U.S News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” 2020–21 Honor Roll. Superior outcomes for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with other healthcare providers in New York State mark our program’s growing national and established regional status.
Research opportunities are available across NYU Langone campuses in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and on Long Island. Fellows regularly participate in research projects and attend and present at local and national scientific conferences, including the Long Island Cardiology Fellows Forum and the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference, as well as meetings of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
The one-year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship accepts two fellows per year and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship is overseen by Kevin P. Marzo, MD, program director.
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program aims include the following:
- provide a comprehensive curriculum that expands fellows’ knowledge base, while exposing them to innovative technology and research
- teach competence in the preprocedural, procedural, and postprocedural care of all patients in the interventional cardiology laboratory
- prepare fellows to understand the indications and contraindications to procedures and be directly involved in the decision-making and technical aspects of all diagnostic interventional procedures
- provide experiences in the outpatient office setting, on inpatient consultations, and in the teaching and supervising of general cardiology fellows
- involve fellows in the cardiology quality improvement process, so they become proficient at analyzing and improving patient outcomes at individual and system levels
- emphasize superb guideline-based clinical care combined with technical expertise and high procedural volume
- provide mentorship to facilitate scholarly activity and the presentation of original research or case reviews at national meetings
The program emphasizes clinical and research areas relevant to interventional cardiology and provides trainees with experience in all aspects of cardiac and vascular intervention.
Fellows spend the majority of their time in the interventional laboratories as part of a team of catheterization laboratory physician assistants and nurse practitioners, cardiovascular technologists, and recovery room nurses.
Fellows gain an understanding of the indications and contraindications to all planned procedures and are directly involved in the decision-making process and technical aspects of all diagnostic and interventional procedures. Postprocedure management is discussed after each case.
Fellows are also responsible for an outpatient office experience, where they see patients who are undergoing preprocedural and postprocedural care and are responsible for initial inpatient consultations on specialized procedures, such as closure for atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale.
Procedural volume is between 250 and 500 interventions per fellow, with an additional 75 peripheral interventions and 25 structural interventions per year. Fellows learn from both full-time and voluntary staff, and gain exposure to a multitude of techniques and styles.
Fellows are also responsible for teaching and supervising general cardiology fellows on rotation in the lab and for interventional peer review of cases that surface through the cardiology quality improvement process, which includes presenting cases at regularly scheduled monthly sessions.
Fellows participate in ongoing clinical trials, serving as subinvestigators on individual trials and assisting with the recruitment and enrollment of patients, as well as with follow-up procedures.
All participants are expected to pursue scholarly activity toward the presentation of original research or case reviews at national meetings. At least one publication per fellow is expected.
Fellows may take part in database analysis projects through NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’s affiliations with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Dynamic Registry; the New York State PCI Database; and the Long Island Angioplasty Database.
Our faculty are recognized as leaders in the field and take an active role in fellow education and support, including one-on-one teaching, research, and career mentoring.
Fellows take part in didactic conferences that emphasize interventional topics and journal clubs, as well as dedicated research and other multidisciplinary conferences.
A weekly catheterization conference focuses on didactic sessions of various relevant interventional topics with lectures from general cardiology fellows, interventional fellows, cardiology attendings, and visiting physicians. There are also regularly scheduled film review sessions at both the general cardiology and interventional cardiology level.
During journal clubs and research meetings, fellows review ongoing clinical trials and discuss manuscripts of particular and timely relevance. Fellows discuss endovascular case selection and procedural techniques with interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, and cardiac interventionalist at a weekly vascular conference.
How to Apply
To be eligible for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, you must complete a three-year ACGME-accredited cardiology fellowship program that includes diagnostic angiography and is board-certified or board-eligible in general cardiology.
We only accept fellowship applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), run by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Those with a proven track record for clinical excellence, professionalism, maturity, work ethic, and scholarly activity are given preference for an interview. Three letters of recommendation must directly discuss the candidate’s potential for technical expertise in the field.
If you have questions about the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, please contact Anne Maloney, fellowship coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 516-663-6951.