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cardiology fellowship

The Fellowship in Cardiology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is committed to providing the necessary instruction, educational structure, patient material and support to develop exceptionally trained cardiologists. Success stems from two factors: individual attention for each fellow and a wealth of clinical experience. This 517-bed acute care hospital combines the clinical diversity of a teaching hospital and the personal attention of a community institution. It is centrally located on the north side of Chicago and has a well-developed referral network, which attracts patients from the tri-state area.

Our ACGME-accredited three-year program provides intensive exposure to all areas of the specialty. There are nine fellows in the program. The first two years consist of rotations through the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Nuclear Cardiology, the Coronary Care Unit, the Surgical Heart Unit, the Echocardiography Laboratory, Non-invasive Cardiology Laboratory and dedicated Research rotations.

In the third year fellows concentrate on research projects and may develop expertise in the subspecialty areas of electrophysiology, interventional cardiology or echocardiography. Electives are offered in many fields, including pediatric cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and peripheral vascular radiology. Our fellowship program's strengths include:

  • Named "One of America's Top Hospitals for Heart and Heart Surgery" by US News and World Report.
  • A highly dedicated core of teaching attendings, all well versed in the latest techniques in their fields.
  • A high 'Teacher: to Fellow' ratio, allowing continual one-on-one instruction.
  • Outstanding patient material derived from our diverse socio-economic and ethnic area allowing fellows to study the full spectrum of cardiovascular disorders.
  • The flexibility to tailor much of the training to the interests and skills of the fellows.
  • Cardiologists dedicated to keeping their section on the leading edge of the field. Fellows gain experience with the latest technology, including transcatheter ablation, atherectomy, balloon valvuloplasty, coronary stenting, multi-plane transesophageal echo, stress echocardiography, and intravascular ultrasound.
  • An additional, on-site Electrophysiology Fellowship Program that works concomitantly with the Cardiology Fellowship Program and enhances the electrophysiology training of the cardiology fellows.
  • A very competitive Internal Medicine Residency Program in which fellows evaluate and are evaluated by residents, thus providing both learning and teaching opportunities.

Applications and other materials must be submitted to ERAS at We participate in the National Resident Matching Program and do not accept applicants outside of the match.  Our AAMC program number is 1411611220.

We thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please call Paul Engelhardt, Coordinator, at 773.296.8260

Theodore Wang, M.D.
Program Director
Cardiology Fellowship Program
Phone 773.296.8260
Fax 773.296.5940

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