Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Programs

Cardiovascular medicine fellowships at Scripps

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program Fellows and Faculty

Cardiovascular medicine fellowships at Scripps

The cardiovascular medicine fellowship programs at Scripps Clinic provide unparalleled teaching, research and clinical care opportunities in a health system ranked among the best in the nation for heart care by U.S. News & World Report.

Training programs include the following:

Program highlights

The cardiovascular fellowship programs at Scripps Clinic are driven by 30 faculty, clinical educators and researchers who are committed to providing innovative care and outstanding graduate medical education.

Highlights of the fellowship programs include:

  • Diverse patient populations in a health system that provides 60 percent of all cardiac care in San Diego
  • One of the top cardiovascular institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • The only non-university-based program that offers Clinical Translational Science Award grants offered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The largest volume of interventional and structural heart procedures on the West Coast
  • Research using wireless sensors to anticipate worsening heart failure
  • The continued study and validation of the heart attack gene blood test
  • Evaluation of catheter-based, minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of mitral regurgitation
  • Continued research with stem cells and angiogenesis to improve heart function
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Cardiovascular fellows and leadership

Fellows and leadership from the Scripps Clinic Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

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Third-year fellows

Sandeep Mehta, MD, Christopher Vanichsarn, MD and Ricardo Kosturakis, MD

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Second-year fellows

Elizabeth Hill, DO, Vartan Garibyan, DO and Rola Khedraki, MD

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First-year fellows

Raj Sidhu, MD, Christoffel Van Niekerk, MD and Andrew Cheng, MD

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Faculty dedicated to the training of our fellows

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Program directors Christopher Suhar, MD, and Malhar Patel, MD, along with program coordinator Rychelle Geronimo

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Scripps Clinic, John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion

Scripps Clinic, Anderson Medical Pavilion, one of several fellowship training sites