Fellowship Overview

R. Parker Ward, M.D.

The Cardiovascular Disease fellowship program at The University of Chicago is a three year program, with an optional additional year(s) of training in clinical cardiology or cardiovascular research. A minimum of two years is devoted to clinical training during which fellows participate in a formal rotation schedule designed to instruct them in all areas of general and invasive Cardiology. The third year of the program is tailored to the career goals of the individual fellow. The training program in Cardiology is fully accredited by the ACMGE.

Beyond our three-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship we offer multiple specialty fellowships in a variety of cardiac subspecialties or basic research.

ACGME accredited subspecialty fellowships programs are:

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Non-accredited training programs include:

  • Imaging, Echocardiography, non-invasive cardiology, physician scientist.

The goal of the Cardiovascular Disease and subspecialty training programs is to educate medical scientist, clinician and clinical scholars in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular disease. Our fellowship program is committed to providing fellows with an outstanding Cardiology education by distinguished experts in the field. Our program has been supported for over 25 continuous years by an NIH Training Grant.