Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship

The Emory program is a comprehensive advanced heart failure and transplant program with a large patient population, dedicated faculty, and active research that is well integrated with cardiac surgery, electrophysiology, and cardiac imaging. There are over 5000 outpatient visits each year and a dedicated inpatient clinical service. There are 10 cardiology faculty (Wendy Book, MD, Javed Butler, MD, Robert Cole, MD, Divya Gupta, MD, Maan Jokhadar, MDS. Raja Laskar, MD, Jerre Lutz, MD,  Anurag Sahu, MD, Daniel Sims, MD, Andrew Smith, MD and Dan Sorescu, MD ) who have extensive involvement with the program. Ongoing research activities include ventricular assist device therapy (VAD), cardiac resynchronization and device diagnostics, disease management, clinical outcomes research, and investigational drug therapies. Additionally, there is a very active adult congenital heart disease program.

Overview of Fellowship

After completing 2 years of training in a cardiovascular disease training program, the one year Heart Failure Fellowship will provide specialized training in the inpatient and clinic settings. Extensive training will include hospital management, pre- and post-transplant evaluation and therapy, adult congenital heart disease evaluation, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, cardiac biopsy, CRT/ICD device management, VAD selection and management, outpatient disease management, end of life care, and investigational/ research principles.

The fellowship year can be tailored to the career plans of the accepted applicant. To apply for the program download an application and return it along with your CV to our fellowship office at the address listed at the bottom of the page.

Andrew L. Smith, MD
Medical Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation

Mail complete application packet to:

Byrd Perkerson
Fellowship Program Coordinator
1639 Pierce Dr., Suite 319 WMRB, Atlanta, GA 30322
Email: bperker@emory.edu
Phone: 404-727-4724