Structural Heart Disease Fellowship

Application Deadline Date: September 30th
Program Start Date July 1st
Length of Program 1 year
Number of Positions Per Year 3
Application Open Date:  June 1st

Susheel K. Kodali, MD
Fellowship Director

The Columbia Structural Heart and Valve Center sponsors one and two-year, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship opportunities. The fellowship provides experience in the interventional and medical therapy of structural heart disease with a special focus on transcatheter valve therapeutics. Applicants must have completed general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships. Fellows will be appointed as clinical instructors in the Department of Medicine.

Interventional Experience

Fellows will participate in the full spectrum of transcatheter structural heart procedures, including aortic and mitral valve therapies, atrial and ventricular septal occlusion, and left atrial appendage intervention. There will be a particular emphasis on transcatheter aortic valve replacement. As they gain experience, fellows will progress through the different procedural roles with the expectation of becoming "first operator" by the latter half of the year. Preprocedural evaluation, complication management, and post-operative care will be emphasized.

Clinical Experience

Fellows spend approximately one day per week in the valve clinic and one week per month managing the inpatient valve service. An emphasis will be placed on the longitudinal care of patients from evaluation through hospital admission, treatment, post-operative care, and discharge.

Research Experience

Fellows are expected to participate in faculty-directed clinical research projects, which culminate in presentation at a major scientific meeting and journal publication. Fellows also participate in the enrollment and follow-up of patients in clinical trials.

How to Apply

Applicants must have completed the General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships before applying to this advanced fellowship.

Candidates for this advanced fellowship program should complete the advanced fellowship program application and submit to the fellowship coordinator by September 30th.

Download the Advanced Fellowship Program Application


Katherine Malave
Fellowship Program Manager
Interventional Cardiology