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Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Programs

Christine Hsueh, MD, clinical fellow, discusses an educational initiative with Cesia Gallegos, MD, MHS, associate fellowship program director.

At Yale, we are committed to providing the best possible training to the future leaders of cardiovascular medicine.

The Yale Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship programs are designed to meet our fellows’ personal and career goals, whether they are interested in education, clinical care, or research.

We strongly emphasize mentorship and education and work closely with our fellows to help them thrive during and after their training.

As a fellow at Yale, you will learn at one of the country's largest hospitals and most prestigious medical schools, where you will have access to a diverse patient population, as well as some of the most renowned leaders in the field of cardiology.

Graduates of Yale’s cardiovascular medicine fellowship programs have gone on to conduct basic, clinical, and translational research, educate the next generation of cardiology leaders, and provide outstanding clinical care to patients at premier institutions locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Section of Cardiovascular Medicine has more than 50 fellows in several training programs.

We offer a general cardiovascular medicine fellowship, as well as subspecialty fellowship training, including:

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Advanced heart failure and transplantation
  • Cardiac imaging (nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional cardiology (coronary interventions, peripheral vascular interventions, and structural heart disease)
  • Cardiology research
  • Cardio-oncology

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program

What training will I receive as part of the Yale Cardiovascular Medicine fellowships?

Our fellows train at Yale New Haven Hospital, a 1,541-bed facility over two sites in New Haven, the York Street Campus, the Saint Raphael Campus, and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven. We see patients from a demographically diverse population in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

You will care for patients with common and rare cardiovascular disorders, including:

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardio-obstetrics and women’s cardiovascular health
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Congestive heart failure (including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Genetic cardiomyopathies
  • Hypertension
  • Infiltrative cardiomyopathies
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Valvular heart disease

At Yale, we have a deep commitment to advancing the field of cardiology through research and innovation. As a cardiology fellow, you will work closely with research mentors on an original investigative project in basic, clinical, or translational research related to your individual career interest.

Our fellows have full access to Yale’s robust research infrastructure. You can train with our research centers, including the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE),Yale Cardiovascular Research Center (YCVRC),Yale Cardiovascular Research Group (YCRG), and Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC). Recent trainees have also trained with faculty labs and programs, including the Vascular Medicine OutcomeS (VAMOS) program and the Cardiovascular Data Science Lab (CarDS Lab), among others.

How long is a cardiology fellowship?

We offer various cardiology fellowship programs to meet each person’s unique career interests.

Our General Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship is a three-year, ACGME-accredited program. During the first two years, fellows focus on core clinical training, including rotations through the many aspects of clinical cardiology. For the third year, fellows work with their mentor and program leadership to design an individualized program tailored to their clinical and academic goals.

We also offer additional fellowship programs for those interested in more focused training in a specific area of cardiology. These advanced fellowship programs range from one to three years of additional training.

If your career plans are not yet solidified—or if you change your focus after you arrive at Yale—you can work with your mentor to adjust or refine your training to meet your interests.

Why consider one of Yale’s cardiology training programs?

We pride ourselves on training future leaders in cardiology– some who wish to excel in clinical practice and others who want to lead in cardiology education or research.

Yale is a unique place, with excellence in patient care, clinical training, and research opportunities matched with a supportive and collegial faculty who prioritize the growth and success of our fellows.

What is the salary for Yale cardiology fellows?

We offer competitive salaries and benefits to all cardiology fellows. The annual salary for the 2024-2025 academic year is below. If you have additional questions about salary and benefits, please contact our Fellowship Manager.

Yale Salaries 2024 - 2025

PGY Level 2024-2025 Annual Salary July 1, 2024 2024-2024 Annual Salary October 1, 2024
PGY 1 79,602 82,602
PGY 2 82,388 85,388
PGY 3 86,507 89,507
PGY 4 90,832 93,832
PGY 5 95,374 98,374
PGY 6 100,142 103,142
PGY 7 105,150 108,150
PGY 8 110,407 113,407

How do I apply?

You can apply to the General Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship through The National Resident Matching Program® using the ERAS portal. If you have questions about the application process, please contact our fellowship coordinator.

For more details on how to apply to one of the advanced cardiology fellowship programs, please see the specific program page.

Fellowship Leadership