The Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program at Lankenau Medical Center began more than 25 years ago. Fellowships are available in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and interventional cardiology. All three fellowships are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and offer systematic training to meet the necessary background requirements for certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases. In addition, the program has sufficient flexibility to meet the individual interests of the fellows in developing expertise in one or more specific areas of cardiology.
Our program offers a comprehensive cardiovascular disease training experience combining outstanding academic teaching in didactic, small group and bedside settings with direct patient care. The program offers electives and outpatient rotations. The three-year program emphasizes training to develop a fellow into a well-rounded clinical cardiology consultant.
Our curriculum is unique in several ways. A structure lecture series is given by the faculty on core curriculum topics. The lecture series including catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and electrophysiology are totally integrated by topic. We use an audience response system lecture series to re-enforce the core curriculum lecture points. Our audience response teaching method was awarded one of ten oral presentations at the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education meetings in March, 2009.
The Fellowship Program is supervised by board-certified physician specialists from Lankenau Medical Center's Cardiovascular Division who are also faculty members of the Jefferson Medical College. Fellows also have access to the 70+ cardiac specialists and resources of the nationally-recognized Main Line Health Heart Center.
Research is a core component of the program. Our physicians and fellows understand the importance of investigating the latest therapies in the battle against heart disease. Today's research is tomorrow's treatments. The Lankenau Heart Institute conducts and participates in numerous investigative clinical trials. And through our affiliation with the renowned Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, fellows have access to one of the nation's leading heart disease research facilities.
Lankenau Medical Center is currently approved for these National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) positions:
- Six positions in Cardiovascular Disease for the fourth, fifth and sixth post-doctoral years
- Two positions each in Interventional Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Podcast: Embolic Acute Coronary Syndrome from PFO & Pulmonary Hypertension – Lankenau Medical Center
CardioNerds (Amit Goyal & Dan Ambinder) join Lankenau Medical Center cardiology fellows (Gwen McNeill and Shaung Ooi) for some Philly cheesesteaks! They discuss a fascinating case of Embolic Acute Coronary Syndrome from PFO and Pulmonary Hypertension. Dr. John Clark provides the E-CPR and program director Dr. Jeanine Romanelli provides a message for applicants. Episode notes were developed by Johns Hopkins internal medicine resident Tommy Das with mentorship from University of Maryland cardiology fellow Karan Desai.