Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Application Deadline Rolling
Number of Positions Available 2
Length of Program 2 years
Program Start Date July 1

 

Frederick Ehlert, MD
Fellowship Director

The Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center offers a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology that is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Each year two new fellows are recruited to the training program that lasts two years. The first year, fellows spend time primarily in our busy electrophysiology labs, with dedicated time also provided for inpatient and outpatient consultative care, conferences, journal clubs, and teaching sessions. After the intensive two-year clinical training, fellows become eligible to take the ABIM boards in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Curriculum

Procedural Experience

Currently, there are three dedicated clinical laboratory rooms for electrophysiology procedures, two primarily for catheter ablation procedures and a third primarily for device implantation. Fellows rotate weekly among the three rooms to maximize their clinical and procedural experience. Throughout the year, fellows have hands-on experience on a wide variety of cases ranging from simple radiofrequency ablation procedures for supraventricular tachycardias to complex arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, endocardial and epicardial ventricular tachycardia, and those associated with congenital heart disease. Our fellows graduate with more than 300 ablation cases and 300 device cases, and easily meet ACGME requirements.

Outpatient Clinic

Fellows see patients in the electrophysiology consult or device clinic weekly. Most patients are referred for ablation or device implantation. Under supervision from the faculty, fellows participate integrally in the peri-procedural care of their patients.

Conferences

  • Weekly Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Weekly Electrogram Conference
  • Weekly Cardiac Electrophysiology Service Rounds
  • Weekly Cardiac Electrophysiology Conference, including didactic lectures and fellow-led case presentations
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Weekly Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Conference

Contact

Candidates for this program should apply to:

Frederick Ehlert, MD
Program Director for Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
fae4@cumc.columbia.edu