Non-Accredited Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program
The Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship is a one year Non-Accredited program, which begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30. The primary goal of the training program is to provide qualified physicians with a balanced, structured and scholarly experience in the field of advanced heart failure and heart-lung transplantation . The Advanced Heart Failure (AHF) Fellow will gain insight into the diagnosis and management of patients with advanced heart failure and advanced lung disease with an emphasis on recognizing which patients would benefit from which therapies. Patients will be seen both on the inpatient service and in the outpatient clinics. The sub-specialty trainee will be exposed to all aspects of chronic heart and lung disease from asymptomatic patients to shock patients to acute respiratory disease patients.
Fellows will receive training in medical management with invasive hemodynamic monitoring and tailored medical therapy; electrophysiological therapies including biventricular pacing and automatic implantable defibrillators; and surgical therapies including ventricular reduction surgery, ventricular assist devices, and cardiac and lung transplantation. An understanding of the psychological and social impact of heart failure and chronic lung disease will be underscored.
The fellow will gain knowledge and insight in clinical trial research as it relates to heart-lung and lung transplantation and treatment. The fellow is required to attend daily hospital critical care rounding, bedside lectures, weekly pre-transplant clinic, post-transplant clinic, weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conference, weekly Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine conferences, heart failure conference and monthly Grand Rounds.