The Interventional Cardiology fellowship is a 1-year training opportunity for physicians to become certified as a primary operator in Invasive and Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine according to the standards set forth by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The successful trainee will be board eligible for the Interventional Cardiology Board administrated by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

How to Apply

Vishal Arora
Fellowship Director
Interventional Cardiology 

S. Kim Ritchie 
Fellowship Coordinator

MCG at Augusta University

1120 15th St.
BBR 6513

Program Details

Program Goals

The primary goal of the training program is to provide comprehensive subspecialty training in invasive and interventional cardiology to physicians who have completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a categorical fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Medicine.

The training program is in a continual state of evolution to keep pace with the rapidly advancing field of interventional cardiology.

Trainees take part in clinical research within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine as well as in collaboration with the Division of Cardiac Surgery.

Expected Outcomes

A wide variety of basic and clinical research experiences are available to the fellow within the Division of Cardiology and in allied disciplines. We expect that during the fellowship, each fellow will have the opportunity to participate in experimental or clinical study design, to gain expertise in one or more research techniques, to learn how to acquire data, analyze it, understand its importance, and present it clearly. We hope that each fellow will have a chance to share the intellectual excitement of bringing a research project to development.

Learn to independently perform these interventional procedures:

  • balloon angioplasty
  • coronary stenting
  • cutting balloon angioplasty
  • directional atherectomy
  • rotational atherectomy
  • intravascular ultrasound
  • intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
  • operation and troubleshooting
  • Impella device management
  • tandem heart insertion and management
  • ECMO initiation/management
  • trans-radial and trans-brachial access for coronary angiography and intervention
  • intracoronary doppler flow analysis
  • fractional flow reserve determination

Gain experience in the medical and interventional management of valvular heart disease including aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation. An opportunity to participate in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures is available.

How to Apply

calendar icon Availability

We have (1) slot available annually for our 1-year program.

check-circle-o icon Requirement

To apply for our fellowship, you must have completed a three-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program prior to starting the Interventional Cardiology program.

clock-o icon When to Apply

Applications are accepted only through the ERAS website and it opens for applicants to develop applications in December of each year.

external-link icon Please send the following documents to ERAS when applying:

  • ERAS Application
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (one preferably by program director)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation / Dean's Letter
  • Color Photograph
  • ECFMG Status Report (International Medical Graduates Only)
  • USMLE Transcript - Transmitted by the NBME

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