Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

**Both spots are filled for the 2019-2020 academic year**

 The purpose of the interventional cardiology training program is to prepare its trainees to function at a high level of clinical performance in interventional cardiology. This includes the development of appropriate clinical judgment in selecting patients for cardiac interventional procedures and a high level of technical skill in performing them.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Education Responsibilities

  1. To understand the effectiveness and limitations of coronary interventional procedures in order to select patients and procedure types appropriately.
  2. To achieve the appropriate cognitive knowledge and technical skills needed to perform interventional cardiac procedures at the level of quality attainable through the present state of the art.
  3. To foster an attitude of life-long learning and critical thinking skills needed to gain from experience and incorporate new developments.
  4. To understand and commit to quality assessment and improvement in procedure performance.

Cardiology Facilities

The major sites for clinical activities are the West Virginia University Hospitals, (Ruby Memorial Hospital), a 524 bed tertiary referral center and the Physician Office Center located next to Ruby Memorial.

Interventional Cardiology Conferences

  • Interventional Cardiology Conference
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Clinical Case Conference
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Research Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Cardiology Staff Meeting
  • Quality Assurance Meeting

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Services

Trainees acquire requisite experience with the full range of clinical presentations and anatomic and pathologic characteristics of the disorders treated by interventional cardiology techniques. In addition, a requisite amount of case material is needed to support periodic clinical conferences and case discussions and to enable the program faculty to have sufficient clinical experience to maintain and further develop their skills. It is expected that over 900 interventional procedures will be performed annually. The Fellow will participate in at least 300 of these procedures.

Faculty and Fellows

The Cardiology faculty and fellows represent a very accessible resource in clinical medicine, teaching, scientific knowledge and basic and applied research. Currently, there are 25 full time faculty within the Division of Cardiology at the WVU School of Medicine.

Research Faculty & Staff

To be considered for a fellowship, please submit an application via ERAS.  

    1. To be eligible for selection, applicants must apply via the Electronic Residency Applicant Service by January 3, 2018.
    2. Our institution does NOT sponsor H-1B Visas; we sponsor ONLY J-1 Visas, NO EXCEPTIONS.
    3. All applicants must have three letters of recommendation.
    4. All applicants must be a graduate of an ACGME accredited internal medicine residency program and cardiovascular disease fellowship.
    5. If you are a foreign medical graduate, you must have a current, valid certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) AND have or be eligible for a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in West Virginia.
    6. The selection process stringently evaluates performance on the USMLE, grades in pre-clinical or clinical courses, and letters of recommendation, communication skills, and personal qualities.
    7. We do not have a minimum score requirement for the USMLE.
    8. The program does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
    9. Applicants are accepted via ERAS through January 3, 2018.
    10. Interviews will be conducted February 2018 for a July 2019 appointment.

Anthony Roda-Renzelli, MD Interim Program Director
Robert C Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
Section of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
PO Box 9157
Morgantown, WV 26506-9157
Phone (304) 598-4810

Crystal Komindo , Residency Program Administrator
Robert C Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
Section of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
PO Box 9157
Morgantown, WV 26506-9157
Phone (304) 598-4810
ckomindo@hsc.wvu.edu