Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute is a one-year subspecialty fellowship designed to train individuals to perform interventional procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Fellows selected for this program will continue their education by gaining impressive, hands-on experience with laboratory hours, procedural participation and patient interaction.
Interventional cardiology is an advancing section of the study of cardiovascular care. To continue improving the way we provide care for our patients, we aim to make our program one that will include top-of-the-line training opportunities with innovative technologies and ground-breaking techniques.
- PCI procedures are expected to be more than 300 percutaneous coronary interventions to include all types of techniques used to treat obstructive coronary artery disease with more than 50 percent of procedures performed via radial artery access and approximately 50 percent from a trans-femoral approach.
- Left ventricle assist support for high risk coronary interventions, rotational atherectomy and STEMI (ST elevation MI) procedures (volume more than 50 cases).
- Advanced imaging used to assist with PCI procedures, including intravascular ultrasound and OCT imaging.
- Structural heart procedures and peripheral artery procedures are provided by opportunities to do elective rotations in these specific areas.
- Cath Lab Encounters 5,662
- PCI 1,454
- Diagnostic Catheterizations 4,208
The Jacob and Lois Mol Cardiovascular Simulation Center trains and educates future physician leaders and staff by utilizing innovative simulation, applied experiential learning and hands-on technology to improve patient safety and outcomes. Features include:
- 2,700-square-foot design for education, training and outreach activities
- 600-square-foot simulated operating room equipped to simulate complex procedures and allow fellows to practice multidisciplinary patient care transitions
- High-tech communication to provide two-way connectivity between specific Meijer Heart Center ORs, simulated OR and learning labs
- Dedicated study space for residents and fellows to use throughout their training
- Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service only, paper applications will not be considered
- All applicants must possess U.S. work authorization or be eligible for J-1 status
- Applicants must have completed three years of training in an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited cardiovascular disease program before entry into the fellowship program
- Applicants must be an MD or DO
- Applicants must have good communication skills
For more information, contact Liz Charney, cardiovascular disease program coordinator.
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