The first year is a ACGME-accredited fellowship that includes all aspects of interventional cardiology. The peripheral and structural heart training is integrated with the coronary training.
The second clinical year also involves patient management, including attending on the inpatient service and diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures in both the coronary and peripheral circulation. Diagnostic procedures include the non-invasive evaluation of peripheral and coronary vascular disease as well as performance and interpretation of diagnostic angiograms and intravascular ultrasound. Interventional procedures include balloon angioplasty, thrombolysis, atherectomy, stent placement, balloon valvuloplasty, laser, and structural heart interventions.
The fellow works closely with faculty members sub-specializing in interventional cardiology, but will be afforded a degree of independence appropriate to his/her level of competence. The interventional fellow participates in the teaching of general cardiology fellows while on the catheterization laboratory rotation and while attending on the inpatient service.