The educational goals of this program are to train fellows in a specialized cardiovascular disease area requiring technical, educational and research skills involved in interventional cardiology. The knowledge base for interventional cardiology has become increasingly well-defined as a result of unparalleled programs in basic and clinical research in atherosclerosis, coronary disease, cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease. Our educational goals for training in interventional cardiology are aligned with and guided by the recommendations of the ACC/SCAI/ AHA task force on optimal adult interventional cardiology training programs as follows:
- To understand the effectiveness and limitations of coronary interventional procedures in order to select patients and procedure types appropriately.
- To achieve the appropriate cognitive knowledge and technical skills needed to perform interventional cardiac procedures at the level of quality attainable through the present state of the art.
- To foster an attitude of life-long learning and critical thinking skills needed to gain from experience and incorporate new developments.
- To understand and commit to quality assessment and improvement in procedure performance.
For more information on this training opportunity:
- Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Curriculum
- Program Director: Richard W. Smalling, M.D., Ph.D.
- Program Manager: Claudette McDonald, BA – Claudette.N.McDonald@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-6577
2018 Interventional Cardiology Fellows
Ricardo Bellera, M.D.
Ricardo attended medical school at Universidad de Carabobo Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Valencia, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center. He completed an Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant fellowship, along with his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship training here at UTHealth McGovern Medical School.
Sam Chitsaz, M.D.
Sam attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship training here at UTHealth McGovern Medical School.
Tariq Dayah, M.D.
Tariq attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine here at UTHealth McGovern Medical School. He also completed his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship training here at UTHealth McGovern Medical School.