The interventional cardiology fellowship is a one-year program offering trainees broad experience in all aspects of interventional cardiology, including:
- Percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures
- Clinical management of patients undergoing PCI
- Outpatient management of ambulatory patients following PCI
- Clinical research opportunities
Scripps Clinic is a leader in interventional cardiology, performing more than 2,000 procedures each year and specializing in high-risk PCI and peripheral vascular procedures, congenital heart defect correction and trans-catheter aortic valve replacement.
The program also focuses on emerging technologies, including left atrial appendage occlusion, mitral clip, brachytherapy and the genomics of vascular disease.
The program consists of 12 one-month rotations. Nine months are dedicated to interventional cardiac catheterization and three to a combined rotation in ambulatory care and clinical research. A second year is offered, focusing on peripheral vascular and structural heart disease.
Each fellow participates in at least one clinical research project. Fellows are expected to submit abstracts to national cardiology organizations for presentation at national meetings, as well as manuscripts to peer reviewed journals. Learn more about current clinical trials.