Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Abdul Wase, M.B.B.S., Director

Wright State University's medical community is uniquely positioned to provide a cardiovascular medicine training program with clinical and academic excellence. Wright State University cardiology faculty provide care for all levels of cardiac patients, from stable congestive heart failure and ischemic heart disease to decompensated critically ill patients with acute myocardial infarctions and complicated valvular diseases or cardiomyopathies. The four hospitals comprising training sites for cardiovascular fellows provide a wealth of clinical material, including patients of all complexities with age, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity.

Both community hospital sites, Good Samaritan Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital, have been recognized for clinical excellence. In cardiac electrophysiology, fellows will have exposure to all forms of device therapy, radiofrequency ablations and CT reconstruction for cardiovascular anatomy to guide ablative therapies. There are very active cardiovascular surgery programs managing a wide variety of valvular diseases, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and congenital heart disease. There is also a very active peripheral vascular interventional program.

Good Samaritan Hospital has received a five-star rating from HealthGrades for the fourth year in a row for myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and vascular surgery, the latter being ranked best in the state of Ohio. HealthGrades has also ranked Miami Valley Hospital’s cardiac program among the top five hospitals in Ohio and top 5 percent in the United States for overall cardiac services, cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures for the fourth year in a row. Miami Valley Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center, bringing in patients of exceeding complexity through a several-county helicopter service. There is also a very active high-risk obstetrics/perinatology program caring for women with congenital heart disease who go through pregnancy and delivery with consultation by the cardiology service.

The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides care to a large number of elderly veterans with congestive heart failure and peripheral vascular disorders in the setting of multisytem disease. The patient population at Wright-Patterson Medical Center (WPMC) includes both active duty and retired military personnel and dependents, addressing a variety of acute and chronic cardiovascular disorders.

The Cardiovascular Fellowship at Wright State University is fully accredited by the ACGME (program #1413812294), and is three years in duration. Cardiovascular Fellows are involved in multiple on-going research projects and publications with faculty during their tenure. Fellows sit for the American College of Cardiology In-Training Exam each year of their fellowship.

Qualified fellowship candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Interviews are scheduled by invitation in September or October. Fellowship positions are filled through the match (NRMP).

Sample Rotation Schedule*

Month

F3

F2

F1

July

Electrophysiology (GSH)

CICU (MVH)

Non-Invasive/Echo (VAMC)

August

Electrophysiology (GSH)

Telemetry (MVH)

Research (VAMC)

September

Cardiac Cath (GSH)

Non-Invasive/Echo (VAMC)

Cardiac Cath (VAMC)

October

Cardiac Cath (GSH)

Cardiac Cath (VAMC)

Consults (GSH)

November

Cardiac Cath (VAMC)

Consults (GSH)

Consults/Nuclear (MVH)

December

Echo (VAMC)

Consults/Nuclear (MVH)

Non-Invasive/Echo (WPMC)

January

Research (VAMC)

Consults/Cath (GSH)

Consults/Cath (GSH)

February

Non-Invasive/Echo (VAMC)

Research (VAMC)

Cardiac Cath (VAMC)

March

Consults/Nuclear (MVH)

Research (VAMC)

Telemetry (MVH)

April

Consults/Nuclear (MVH)

Non-Invasive/Nuclear (WPMC)

Consults (GSH)

May

Echo (MVH)

Cardiac Cath (GSH)

Consults/Nuclear (MVH)

June

Research (VAMC)

Consults (GSH)

Consults/Cath (GSH)

*Participating hospitals:

Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH)
Miami Valley Hospital (MVH)
Wright-Patterson Medical Center (WPMC)

News: HealthGrades ranks Miami Valley Hospital #1 in southwest Ohio for Overall Cardiac Services for 2010 (PDF)