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The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is a one-year ACGME-accredited training program under the supervision of Program Director Joseph S. Rossi, MD, MSCI, FACC, FSCAI.

The interventional cardiology fellowship accepts three outstanding candidates per year for 12 months of intensive coronary and peripheral interventional training. There is a separate one-year non-ACGME-accredited Structural Heart Disease Fellowship under the directorship of John P. Vavalle, MD, MHS, FACC designed to be completed following interventional cardiology training and accepts one applicant per year.

The primary objective of the interventional cardiology fellowship is to train fellows to become safe and fully independent interventional cardiologists by providing excellent clinical training with exposure to all facets of interventional cardiology and instilling in them a deep appreciation of the literature supporting interventional practice and the data underpinning current guidelines.

When the North Carolina Memorial Hospital opened in 1952, cardiac catheterization was an emerging and often dramatic diagnostic method. The physicians within the UNC Cardiology division adhered to the very highest procedural standards in order to provide the best outcomes for their patients.

Today, with its fully renovated, state-of-the-art facilities, the UNC Cardiac Catheterization Lab is primed to drive the academic and clinical excellence of the trainees in the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

As an accredited Chest Pain Center by the SCPC and an American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center – GOLD PLUS hospital for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), fellows in the Interventional Cardiology program receive their training in a program recognized for its clinical excellence, and they are instructed and mentored by world renowned physicians dedicated to delivering the best patient care.

All fellows will be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Interventional Cardiology Board examination. There has been a 100% pass rate amongst graduates from the program to date. Selection is typically highly competitive from a large pool of eligible applicants with the top 10-15 candidates being invited for interview.

You are invited to learn more about the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship to see if it can help you meet your personal and professional goals as a physician and researcher.

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