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cardiology training

We accept eight fellows per year for a fellowship of at least three years (most remain for an additional year in order to be trained for a successful academic career). All fellows are accepted through the NRMP and applications are accepted through ERAS beginning around July 1. Click here to be re-directed to the ERAS web site.

The primary goal of the fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Johns Hopkins is to train the next generation of leaders in academic research, leadership and clinical care. The program offers extensive facilities and a diverse faculty committed to clinical care, teaching, and research. About 85% of our graduates have taken full-time academic positions.

New T-32 Research Track

We are pleased to announce our T-32 research track. This program allows selected (2-3) fellows, who are committed to a future academic research career, to start research training in their second year of fellowship instead of later in their fellowship program. This is a 4-year program where the second and third year of fellowship include approximately 9 months of research and 3 months of clinical training. The last year of fellowship will include 6 months of clinical and 6 months of research. Fellows will also complete all clinical training to be ABIM board eligible in cardiology.

The goal of this track is to allow interested fellows to get into the lab and start their research with the hope of results, abstracts, and publications in the last year of fellowship to set them up for grant applications and job opportunities.

Program Information

During their training, each fellow gets a diverse clinical experience where they do 2 week rotations in echo, electrophysiology, CCU, general cardiology, cath, heart failure, nuclear, prevention and consult service. Our fellows go off site to Bayview as well during their training, which helps them get a different perspective on patient care. In their second year they have time for electives such as CVSICU, Ct-surgery, congenital, RHC, CT/MRI/PET, MICU and more time on already done rotations. 

During the research experience, each fellow works closely with a mentor that is selected by our Program Director that will help further his/her research interests. All fellows are expected to complete a research project which they will present in their third year of fellowship during our Silverman Conference. In addition our Division will fund at least one conference per year for our fellows to attend. 

Most fellows stay for additional training. This is devoted either to research or to pursue advanced training in percutaneous coronary intervention and structural heart disease, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure, imaging, and critical care medicine.

We believe that in order to provide the highest quality training in Cardiology we must have excellent mentorship for our fellows in clinical and research. Our program strives to uphold the Hopkins tradition of clinical excellence, teaching and research. We have a strong history of preparing leaders in the field of academic cardiology, providing them with the tools to become skilled clinicians as well as providing outstanding experience in the field of cardiovascular research.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented minority applicants. Click here for more information.

Our Team

Photo of Dr. Ronald David Berger, M.D., Ph.D.

Berger, Ronald David, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Photo of Dr. Thorsten Martin Leucker, M.D., Ph.D.

Leucker, Thorsten Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director of Basic and Translational Vascular Biology Research within the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Photo of Dr. Charles Julian Lowenstein, M.D.

Lowenstein, Charles Julian, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Cardiology
Photo of Dr. Jon Rodney Resar, M.D.

Resar, Jon Rodney, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
Photo of Dr. Steven P Schulman, M.D.

Schulman, Steven P, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Photo of Dr. Ilan Shor Wittstein, M.D.

Wittstein, Ilan Shor, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship

Contact Information

Lauren Rodgers

Lauren Modica Rodgers, M.B.A.

Fellowship Administrator

Kali Avgerinos

Fellowship Coordinator

If you have questions, please contact us:

Division of Cardiology
Location: 600 North Wolfe Street/Halsted 500
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
Phone: (410) 955-5999
Fax: (410) 367-2406

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