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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship

This one-year ACGME-accredited program will provide comprehensive academic and clinical training in assessing and managing advanced heart failure, including cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and heart failure research. This advanced training will give you the clinical and procedural experience, academic expertise, and mentorship opportunities needed to begin a successful career as an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist.

Our comprehensive heart failure program has more than a dozen faculty members and is growing. We are a high-volume heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support (MCS) center with an additional focus on clinical outcomes and basic science research, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and advanced cardiac imaging.

Clinical Training

As a fellow in the advanced heart failure and transplantation program, you will see patients in an inpatient setting, where you will gain expertise in managing patients:

  • Pre- and post-heart transplantation
  • Pre- and post-LVAD implantation
  • Critically ill with cardiogenic shock
  • Requiring left- or right-sided temporary mechanical support
  • Following placement of VA and VV ECMO and
  • Decompensated heart failure

In the outpatient setting, you will rotate through specialty clinics in heart transplant, LVAD, general heart failure, and cardiomyopathies (genetics, infiltrative, etc.)

You will become competent in the performance of right heart catheterization and endomyocardial biopsy. You will have the opportunity to gain recommended competence in cardiopulmonary stress testing and cardiac device optimization.

You can design a training program that involves different rotations and/or advanced training in provocative testing for suspected pulmonary hypertension, invasive CPET, and implantation of remote monitoring devices.


At Yale, we have a robust heart failure research program in both the clinical and basic sciences. Fellows work directly with a faculty mentor and choose an investigational or clinical research project. Fellows will also present at regular academic conferences and journal clubs.

How do I apply?

You can apply for this advanced fellowship through ERAS.

Application Requirements

To be considered for the program, you must first complete a three-year cardiology fellowship.

Fellowship Leadership