The Electrophysiology fellowship program at the University of Louisville Health Science Center is an accredited one-year program (although two-years are encouraged), and complies with all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) requirements including the guidelines and recommendations of the American College of Cardiology (COCATS). We accept one to two fellows per year, depending on the number of fellows in the two-year program. Upon completion of our program, fellows will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the requirements for certification in cardiovascular electrophysiology, as determined by the ACGME and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Training takes place at three local institutions: Jewish Hospital (our primary training site), the University Hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Jewish Hospital has three state of the art EP labs with stereotactic guidance and computerized mapping systems for complex mapping and ablation as well as a hybrid operating room w here laser lead extractions are performed.
During the first 6 months of the training program, fellows will focus primarily on pacemaker and ICD implants, diagnostic EP studies, AV node catheter ablation and ablation of typical atrial flutter. Over the next 6 months, fellows will then participate in more complex procedures, including atypical atrial flutters, atrial fibrillation, and implantation of cardiac resynchronization devices. In the second year, fellows hone their clinical skills with a primary emphasis on the following techniques: (i) complex catheter ablations; (ii) simple and complex lead extractions; (iii) the epicardial approach to catheter ablations; (iv) complex ablation of ventricular tachycardia (including those requiring percutaneous mechanical support); and (vi) along with our interventional cardiology staff, implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Noninvasive studies such as transtelephonic monitoring, 24-hour holters, event recorders and tilt table testing are also routinely performed and evaluated by the fellow.
The fellows will provide in-patient care as well as consultative services under direct attending supervision. The weekly EP Clinic offers further training in the outpatient management of arrhythmias as well as device follow-up.
Electrophysiology Fellows have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical research trials. There is a strong interest in device therapy as well as ablation. Original research projects are encouraged.
Education is enhanced through participation in weekly conferences including Cardiology Grand Rounds, EP conference and Journal Club.
How to Apply
To apply to our program you will need to send the following via mail or scan/email to name and address listed below:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement
- Three reference letters addressed to the Program Director, A. Gregory Deam, M.D. (letters can be sent separately to the coordinator at the address listed under the "Contact" section.)
- Copy of transcript and credentials from your medical school
- USMLE or FLEX scores
- A copy of current Visa status if applicable
A. Gregory Deam, M.D.
Director, Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of Louisville
Dr. A. Gregory Deam Profile
Karen J. House
Program Coordinator, Electrophysiology
University of Louisville, Cardiology
550 S. Jackson St., ACB 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40292
(For overnight express, use zip code 40202)
Email Karen House