Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Cardiovascular disease fellowship at Scripps

Members of the Scripps Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program gather outdoors for a photo.

Cardiovascular disease fellowship at Scripps

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic offers a unique opportunity to train with outstanding clinicians, clinical trialists and basic scientists.

Our institution places a great value on our fellows and their education, and we are fortunate to match with some of the brightest and most promising physicians in the country. 

Program highlights

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic trains top candidates to become leaders in cardiovascular medicine. Program highlights include the following:

Unique training opportunities

The Scripps cardiovascular disease fellowship provides a balance between clinical exposure and research. Our unique training opportunities include:

Clinical exposure

We offer a small program at a medium-sized institution with high volume. Those ratios work in the fellows' favor. 

Most fellowships allow motivated fellows to become Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATs) Level 2 in at least two of the following: nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and diagnostic angiography. At Scripps, our high clinical volume and high volume/fellow ratio allows every fellow to become Level 2 in each of these.

Note from the program director

Every June, we celebrate the graduation of our fellows, and it is bittersweet. It is like sending your kid off to college. On one hand, we will miss them because they have been part of our daily lives for three years and we have developed a relationship and friendship. On the other hand, graduation is a celebration, in part, because we feel a tremendous sense of pride in the type of cardiologist we are sending into the world. They are quickly identified as leaders in their future medical groups, they continue to be productive in research, they join leadership roles in national cardiology societies, and they are such outstanding clinicians that we would be happy and find great comfort if they were to care for our own family members. We spend three years setting them up for success and it is exciting to see them launch.

No sooner have we finished waving our goodbyes than we turn around to welcome four new fellows and again begin the process of mentorship and education. These fellows are attracted to Scripps Clinic’s outstanding faculty, the division’s excellent educational curriculum, and the opportunity to care for a diverse pathology. We offer fellowship candidates a unique, balanced opportunity to train outstanding clinicians, clinical trial-ists and basic scientists.


Malhar Patel, MD

Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program 

Scripps Clinic

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Cardiology Fellowship and Faculty 2022

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Cardiology Fellowship 2022

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Cardiology Fellowship Program Leadership

Dr. Christopher Suhar, Dr. Malhar Patel, Rychelle Geronimo

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Fellowship class 2023   

Dr. Christine Shen, Dr. Stacy Tsai, Dr. Chih-Wei Chang, Dr. Megan Peltier

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Fellowship class 2024

Dr. Timothy Jordan, Dr. Francis Allinson, Dr. Daniel Ng, Dr. Adam Behroozian

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Fellowship class 2025

Dr. Chiou, Dr. Ting-Yu Wang, Dr. Elizabeth Epstein, Dr. Eson Ekpo

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Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and Cardiovascular Division and Fellows

How to apply

Please contact Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply to the program beginning in July. The deadline for completed applications is annually on August 1.

Timeline, eligibility and selection

Application timeline

  • Application start: July
  • Application deadline: August
  • Interviews: September and October
  • Rank list: November
  • Match: December

Eligibility criteria

  • MD or DO
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident. We are not accepting applicants with a J1 or H1B Visas at this time.
  • Completion of a three-year ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine residency program by the time of entry

Selection criteria

Four fellows are selected from a highly competitive field of applicants for our training program. Fellows are selected based on their ability, academic credentials, aptitude, intellect, humanism, motivation and integrity. These qualities are assessed through a review of the academic record, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and interviews. 

Selection of fellows will not discriminate with regard to age, gender, nation of origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.