Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
The Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that provides a unique exposure to state-of-the-art, contemporary cardiovascular training. The program imparts the knowledge and experience necessary to allow each fellow to become a competent cardiovascular specialist, with the opportunity to obtain expertise in one or more cardiovascular subspecialties. Each fellow rotates through a series of services that provide the backbone of training and supervised experience in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions, including coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction and other acute ischemic syndromes, lipid disorders, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, pulmonary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, infections and inflammatory heart disease, and adult congenital heart disease. The training and experience is at a sufficient level for the fellow to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field of cardiovascular medicine. In addition, fellows have the opportunity for dedicated clinical or laboratory research.
Facilities and Resources
The primary training site, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, is a modern facility where the vast majority of the educational program is accomplished. The facility includes inpatient and ambulatory care, and clinical and research laboratory resources. There are state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories for cardiac hemodynamics, angiography, percutaneous coronary and other interventions; cardiac electrophysiology and pacing laboratories for invasive and non-invasive electrophysiologic studies and implantation of anti-arrhythmia devices; and specific laboratories that provide resources for electrocardiography, ambulatory electrocardiographic recording, exercise testing, echocardiography (including stress and transesophageal studies), and radionuclide techniques. Other hospital resources include facilities for assessment of peripheral vascular disease and pulmonary physiology. Critical care units include a cardiac care unit, medical intensive care unit and a cardiac surgery intensive care unit. There is an active cardiac surgery program at the primary training site. The patient database is computerized. Fellows have ample private space and computer work stations to access, analyze and input pertinent patient data. A well-stocked medical library that can be accessed round-the-clock exists at the premises. Fellows also have access to online journal databases at the Tufts University School of Medicine Health Sciences Library. On-call sleeping quarters are provided along with an exercise and recreational area. To obtain necessary exposure to congenital heart diseases, fellows rotate with Richard R. Liberthson, MD, at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Key Clinical Faculty
Joseph Carrozza, MD - Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Lawrence Garcia, MD -Chief of Interventional Cardiology
Michael Maysky, MD - Director, Nuclear Cardiology; Director, Echocardiography Laboratory; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Peter Soukas, MD - Director, Interventional Vascular Laboratory; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Shaw Natan, MD - Assistant Director of Cardiac Devices and Clinical Services; Staff, Electrophysiologist
John V. Wylie, Jr., MD FACC - Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory; Assistant Professor of Medicine
John O. Pastore, MD - Staff Cardiologist; Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Lana Tsao, MD - Director Advanced Heart Failure Program; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Michael Johnstone, MD - Associate Chief of Clinical Cardiology; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Faisal Khan, MD - Staff Cardiologist/Interventional Cardiology
Paul T. Schwerdt, MD -Staff Cardiologist/Interventional Cardiology
Alan Ashare, MD - Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine; Associate Professor of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Richard R. Liberthson, MD - Physician in Medicine and Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
The three-year training program includes a clinical core of 24 months.
View our several rotations for the cardiovascular medicine program.
At the end of each rotation, the supervising physician for that particular rotation performs formal evaluation of fellows.
All applicant's must submit medical school diploma, USMLE transcripts, ECFMG certificate (if applicable) and at least three letters of recommendation
Because of large volume, we would appreciate if you would not call us regarding the status of your application. We will notify you if any material is missing from your file.
Should you have any additional questions, please call Diane Erraihani, fellowship program coordinator at 617-789-2456 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Once again, we value your interest in the Cardiovascular Medicine Training Program at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.
Michael T. Johnstone, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center