Fellowship Training at UW

Our Fellowship Training Programs combine state-of-the-art clinical and research training in an exceptional educational environment consisting of diverse training hospitals: the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the VA Puget Sound.

In addition to our general cardiology fellowship program, we offer advanced subspecialty fellowship training in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure/transplantation, advanced imaging, and adult congenital heart disease, in a joint program with renowned Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

We offer research opportunities within the broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease: bench based investigation, translational research, health services, and clinical research.

Fellows are also an important part of UW Cardiology! Over 30 outstanding trainees are currently in our programs and we are committed to training exceptional clinicians and future leaders in cardiovascular medicine and take pride in fellow achievements in clinical care, education, and research throughout their careers.  

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities, as this broadens and enriches the educational experience for all our faculty and trainees.  With distinguished faculty, programs, and world-class medical facilities, our programs provide a unique learning environment facilitating realization of fellow’s training in cardiovascular medicine.

Training Snapshot

  • We accept 8 trainees each year. 
  • Application is made via the ERAS online system.
  • Cardiology trainees begin their fellowship with a core curriculum comprising 2 years of clinical training with rotations in:
    • Inpatient Cardiology
    • Cardiac Catheterization
    • Echocardiography
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    • Electrophysiology
    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    • Heart Failure and Transplantation
    • Cardiac Consultation
    • Coronary Care ICU
    • Mechanical Circulatory Support
    • Ambulatory Cardiovascular Care
  • Year 3 of training allows trainee differentiation into training pathways, dependent on career goals, the Clinician Scholar pathway and the Research Scholar pathway.
  • Research is an integral part of the UW Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease, with dedicated research time provided in the third year of training for both pathways.
  • In addition to our general Cardiology fellowship training program, we offer advanced subspecialty training fellowships to graduates of general cardiology training programs.