Program Director Message

Teresa Daniele, MD

Teresa Daniele, MD

Program Director

Established in 2007, our three year ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is a program within the Department of Internal Medicine.

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Cardio Grand Rounds

At the start of each academic year, a series of essential lectures is conducted by the faculty and visiting experts that encompass a spectrum of cardiology topics.  These are designed to assist the new fellows in achieving the basic theoretical competencies that are expected of a subspecialty trainee, as well as to reinforce the current fellows’ understanding of such concepts.

  1. Acute coronary syndromes
  2. Cardiac catheterization
  3. Percutaneous coronary intervention
  4. Chronic stable coronary artery disease
  5. Noninvasive cardiac testing
  6. Echocardiography
  7. Nuclear cardiology
  8. Cardiac arrhythmias
  9. Cardiac device therapy
  10. Electrophysiology & catheter ablation
  11. Congenital heart disease
  12. Sudden cardiac death
  13. Clinical cardiovascular pathology
  14. Preoperative risk assessment
  15. Preventive cardiology
  16. Cardiac pharmacology
  17. Heart failure
  18. Valvular heart disease
  19. Coronary bypass and valve surgery
  20. Cardiac trauma
  21. Peripheral arterial disease

Throughout the year, formal didactic sessions are conducted on a daily basis from 7:30 – 8:30 AM.  The core faculty members are required to attend, ensuring a high quality academic learning experience for the fellows.  These conferences are also frequently attended by the private cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons.  In addition to the morning sessions, noon Cardiology Grand Rounds are also conducted weekly, where national and international experts in the field of cardiovascular disease are invited to speak.

  1. Clinical Case Conference (Mondays)
  2. Non-Invasive Conference (Tuesdays)
  3. Cardiology Grand Rounds (Tuesdays)
  4. Invasive Conference (Wednesdays)
  5. Special Topic Lectures (Thursdays)
  6. EKG & Hemodynamics Conference (Fridays)

Monthly and quarterly sessions are conducted in a formal highly didactic approach.

  1. Journal Club
  2. Research Conference
  3. Morbidity & Mortality Conference
  4. Ethics Conference
  5. Pathology Conference
  6. Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Fellows are encouraged to attend at least one national scientific session each year of either the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) or the Heart Rhythm Society.  Fellows also present their abstracts at these national meetings.