The Interventional Fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a fourth year of training subsequent to a conventional three-year General Cardiology fellowship to prepare the individual for a career in Interventional Cardiology. Applicants should be eligible for Cardiovascular Disease specialty boards.
The program is offered to three fellows per year.
Program Goals and Objectives
The primary focus of the program is to achieve a high level of excellence in clinical judgment, case selection, and technical expertise with a variety of interventional equipment. There is a strong emphasis on appropriate inpatient and outpatient management to provide the highest level of effective care and follow-up in patients undergoing interventional procedures. By the end of the year graduates will be able to perform as an independent operator and contribute in either clinical practice or an academic setting and be viewed as leaders in their specific medical community.
The Fellowship program includes treatment of
- Structural heart disease of valvular and congenital conditions
- Complex coronary disease
- All spectrums of the circulatory system
These treatments include
- Minimally invasive heart surgery/ hybrid cases to replace mitral valves,
- Implant clip in mitral valve to redirect blood flow
- TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) for severe aortic stenosis
- Ventricular assist devices
- CTO PCI