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Cardiovascular Fellowship – Northeast

Training strong clinical cardiologists to be the future clinical leaders of cardiovascular medicine.

About us

Welcome to the Geisinger Cardiology Fellowship – Northeast program, based at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Fellows in this program will also spend time rotating at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. 

Our mission is to graduate strong clinical cardiologists while promoting an interest in lifelong learning through hands-on education and research. Our graduates will be the future clinical leaders in cardiovascular medicine. 

With robust annual procedural, inpatient and outpatient volumes, this program supplies adequate training for everything from routine to complex cardiac care. It features faculty expertise in all areas of cardiology, including: 

  • Clinical/preventative cardiology
  • Non-invasive
  • Advanced imaging
  • Heart failure
  • Structural interventional
  • Electrophysiology

Fellows will also have the opportunity to work with medical students from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and residents from our Geisinger Internal Medicine Residency – Northeast program. Geisinger’s electrophysiology fellows also frequent our Northeast campuses.

Program highlights

  • Exposure to two hospital campuses totaling nearly 600 inpatient beds
  • Three-year, ACGME-accredited program
  • Program faculty of varied experience levels, with attending physicians a few years out from their post-fellowship training all the way up to distinguished cardiologists with thirty-plus years clinical practice
  • Procedural and imaging volumes — approximately 20,000 TTEs, 800 TEEs, 2800 stress echocardiograms, 2700 cardiac catheterizations, 2000 nuclear stress tests
  • A highly active electrophysiology team performing procedures such as: implantations of ICDs and physiologic pacing systems, as well as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, SVT and complex VT ablations
  • A structural heart team who performs procedures including mitral TEER, TAVR and Watchman device
 

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Program overview

Curriculum

Our program’s curriculum is based on the recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, covering all facets of cardiac care from acute inpatient cardiac management to outpatient longitudinal care. 

Clinical rotations – Your academic year is divided into 13 four-week blocks with rotations split between the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre and the Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Rotations will include inpatient, outpatient and procedural focused rotations. During some of your rotations you will work directly with attending physicians while on other rotations you will be part of a team of medical students, internal medicine residents and advanced practitioners.

Didactics – Didactics will take place up to five days per week and are given by cardiologists based at the program’s two hospital campuses. As part of the didactic schedule, you will be exposed to regional, national and international experts through Geisinger’s Cardiology Grand Rounds and Electrophysiology Grand Rounds series, which occur on a regular and recurring basis.

Didactic topics include:

  • General cardiology core topics
  • Cardiology board review
  • Electrophysiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Advanced imaging
  • Interventional and structural cardiology
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Journal Club

Scholarly activity – Multiple members of our faculty are published and engaged in active research projects. You will be required to participate in scholarly activities with a goal of presentation and/or publication of your scholarly work.

Diagnostic and therapeutic services

  • Procedural and imaging volumes – approximately 20,000 TTEs, 800 TEEs, 2800 stress echocardiograms, 2700 cardiac catheterizations, 2000 nuclear stress tests  
  • Electrophysiology Team performing procedures including implantations of ICDs and physiologic pacing systems as well as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, SVT and complex VT ablations
  • A structural heart team which performs the full array of structural interventional procedures including mitral TEER, TAVR, TMVR and Watchman device

 

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