Electrophysiology Fellowship

Electrophysiology Fellowship

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 six 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

For the 2019 academic year the program will accept applications using ERAS.  Applicants must be medical school graduates who have successfully completed three years of Internal Medicine training with certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Applicants will have successfully completed or currently participating in an ACGME accredited Cardiology Fellowship Program.  Foreign applicants are required to possess appropriate immigration documents.  J-1 Visa, a valid Permanent Resident Card, or valid Employment Authorization Document are acceptable. These documents must be active during the ERAS application process.

Once completed applications are reviewed, selected applicants are invited for formal interviews via email.

To apply to our program for the 2018 academic year you will need to send the following via mail or scan/email to name and address listed below:

  1. Contact form (.pdf)
  2. Application form (.pdf)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Personal statement
  5. Three (3) 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.)
  6. Copy of transcript and credentials from your medical school
  7. USMLE or FLEX scores
  8. A copy of current Visa status if applicable

 

Leadership

A. Gregory Deam, M.D.

A. Gregory Deam, M.D.
Director, Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology

University of Louisville
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Karen J. House
Program Coordinator, Electrophysiology
University of Louisville, Cardiology
Rudd Heart & Lung Building
201 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 600
Louisville, KY 40202
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