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Advanced Fellowship Training

Advanced fellowship training refers to the one or more years of focused training in a specific area of cardiology, in addition to the core ABIM/ACGME required foundation in general cardiology. Training is available in a variety of clinical and research areas and is tailored to the goals and skills of each fellow. The tracks listed below represent common sequences of training, but modifications can be made if approved by the program director. Please complete this application for advanced training.


Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Robert Elder, Director


The program is designed as a 24-month experience available to graduates who have completed a fellowship in adult OR pediatric cardiology. The program will run 24 months and accept 1 fellow per 2-year block. The aim of this fellowship is to train cardiologists with a focused interest in care of the adult patient with congenital heart disease to become world class clinicians, researchers, and leaders in cardiovascular medicine. The program will take advantage of the resources of YNHH and YNHCH and offer fellows training in congenital heart disease, advanced imaging, heart failure, arrhythmia management, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac cath and surgical management of adults with congenital heart disease. The program will include 6 months of research time. At the completion of the program, successful fellows will be able to sit for board certification (though ABIM) in ACHD and function independently as an expert in ACHD.

  • Robert Elder

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Internal Medicine (Cardiology); Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Director Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Judith Meadows, Director


The goal for this track is for individuals to attain expertise in at least one imaging modality (Level III), advanced exposure in the other modalities and to gain appropriate investigative skills for a career in academic cardiology. Training will take place at both clinical sites (Yale New Haven Hospital and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System). In general, two years of training is recommended. The fellow will identify a research mentor and project, to be conducted over a one to two-year period. The particular structure of the training sequence will vary, depending on the goals of the trainee.

For those interested in truly advanced training in cardiovascular imaging, funding is available for 2 to 3 years of research training in imaging technology, and molecular and translational imaging, through an NIH funded T32 training grant as part of the Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC). This training can involve: hands-on research experience on clinical 1.5T and 3T MR magnets for pre-clinical or clinical research, pre-clinical experience with microCT, microSPECT/CT, and high-resolution mouse echocardiography, pre-clinical or clinical experience with PET/CT, SPECT/CT, or 3D ultrasound, or pre-clinical training in the ranostic multi-modality probe development.

  • Judith Meadows

    Associate Professor Term; Fellowship Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging; Director, Cardiology Clinical Trials Network, Division of Cardiology; Director, Cardiac Imaging (Nuclear, MR, CT), Division of Cardiology

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Dr. Daniel Jacoby, Director

This ACGME-accredited track is appropriate for individuals who wish to pursue academic careers in heart failure and transplantation. In addition to level 3 training in heart failure, fellows will identify a research mentor and project, to be conducted over a two-year period.

Electrophysiology

Dr. Lynda Rosenfeld, Director

This ACGME certified program is a two-year program and requires completion of a three-year fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine. At the completion of this program, individuals will achieve level 3 training in electrophysiology and will be eligible for ABIM board certification in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

  • Lynda Rosenfeld

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics; Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Cardiovascular Medicine; Firm Chief, Goodyer Teaching Service, Internal Medicine; Medical Director, HVC Anticoagulation Clinic, Cardiovascular Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Joseph Brennan, Director


The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that is performed upon completion of a three-year fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease. The main objective of the Fellowship Training Program in Interventional Cardiology is to provide an academically and clinically rigorous training program for the cardiology trainee to obtain the necessary skills and judgement in cardiac interventional procedures. 

The fellowship program includes four trainees for the twelve-month training program and offers unequaled opportunities in an array of complex coronary procedures. A second year of training is available to select individuals with specific interests in peripheral or structural heart disease interventions. Individuals will achieve level 3 training in interventional cardiology, and be eligible for ABIM board certification in both Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. Fellows are mentored to present or publish their research.

  • Joseph Brennan

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Firm Chief- Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Internal Medicine; Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, Internal Medicine; Medical Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale Medicine; Director, Inpatient Cardiology Services, Yale Medicine

Peripheral Vascular Interventions

Dr. Carlos Mena, Director

This is a one-year fellowship designed to provide expertise in peripheral vascular interventions and medical therapy. This is usually completed following a three-year core cardiology fellowship, but can be completed as part of an intensive third-year core fellowship training experience. Fellows will be involved in all aspects of peripheral vascular disease care, including intensive procedural exposure, outpatient evaluation, inpatient management and non-invasive imaging.


  • Carlos Mena-Hurtado

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Internal Medicine; Director Vascular Medicine Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology Program; Director CME, Section of Cardiology, Internal Medicine; Co-Director Limb Preservation Program, Yale New Haven Health System; Honorary Clinical Reader in Centre, Clinical Pharmacology in the William Harvey Research Institute; Medical Director Vascular Medicine - YNHH, Internal Medicine

Structural Heart Disease Interventions

Dr. John Forrest, Director

This is a one-year fellowship program designed to provide advanced training in interventions in structural heart disease (e.g. TAVR, etc). This program includes intensive laboratory procedural experience as well as inpatient and outpatient care exposure. Individuals will obtain advanced training in these structural interventions, following completion of a previous coronary interventional cardiology fellowship.

  • John Forrest

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine); Director of Interventional Cardiology; Director, Structural Heart Disease Program