Education

This $100 million VF100 Campaign will help us continue and expand Dr. Fuster’s efforts to nurture and educate the next generation of groundbreaking healthcare leaders dedicated to expanding access to care for all.

Your gifts help us continue these efforts.

Now Is the Time to Invest in Cardiac Care

Dr. Fuster’s efforts to mentor and educate the next generation of leaders in cardiology are vital to Mount Sinai’s embodiment of the highest standards in cardiac research and patient care. Dr. Fuster has trained over 250 cardiac fellows throughout his career. These fellows have created the VF Society, where they meet bi-annually to continue learning from each other and Dr. Fuster as they navigate their careers.

Cardiovascular Fellowships

The road to becoming a cardiologist takes many years. After completing four years of medical school, a doctor must complete a year-long internship, a three-year internal medicine residency, followed by a three-year fellowship in cardiology. If they want to further specialize and perform life-saving procedures in interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, or cardiac surgery, they must also complete a one to three-year fellowship in that specialty. We are committed to training fellows who will become outstanding cardiologists.

Our unique service rotation program provides our fellows with experience in a wide range of cardiac pathologies including the cardiac intensive care unit, clinical consultations, and the emergency room. Fellows are trained by world-renowned experts in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine and surgery, who conduct leading-edge research and apply the latest innovations in patient care. Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital clinical fellows learn the most effective methods in cardiac disease prevention, multimodality imaging, interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, cardiac electrophysiology, advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation, vascular medicine, and congenital heart disease.

Training is complemented by an outstanding didactic program with exposure to all advanced cardiac sub-specialties as well as lectures and speaker series featuring thought leaders from within our institution and around the world.

Clinical

General Cardiology Fellowship: Three-year program completed after medical school and residency; 18 fellows accepted annually.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: One-year program completed after a three-year fellowship in general cardiology. 11 fellows accepted annually (including one to three fellows selected from Mount Sinai’s cardiology fellows, four to five from outside Mount Sinai, and two fellows from institutions outside the United States)

Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship: Two-year program completed after a fellowship in general cardiology; 6 fellows accepted annually.

Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship: Two-year program, completed after a six-year surgical residency; 1 fellow accepted annually.

Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship: Two-year program completed after a three-year general cardiology fellowship; 2 fellows accepted annually.

Vascular Fellowship: One-year program completed after a three-year fellowship in general cardiology; 1 fellow accepted annually. 

Endovascular Fellowship: One-year program completed after a one-year fellowship in interventional cardiology and a three-year general cardiology fellowship; 2 fellows accepted annually.

Imaging Fellowship: One-year program completed after a three-year fellowship in general cardiology; 1 fellow accepted annually.

CT/MRI Fellowship: One-year program completed after a three-year fellowship in general cardiology; 1 fellow accepted annually.

Research

General Cardiology Research Fellowship: One or two-year program, which is completed after a three-year fellowship in cardiology. We would like to accept 18 research fellows each year.

Research Fellowship with Dr. Fuster: Starting in 2021, Dr. Fuster would like to accept one research fellow to work with him on his research.

Interventional Cardiology Research Fellowship: One or two-year program, which is completed after fellowships in interventional in general cardiology. We would like to accept two fellows each year into this program.

Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Fellowship: One or two-year program, which is completed after fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology and general cardiology. We would like to accept two fellows each year into this program.

Vascular Research Fellowship: One or two-year program that is focused on the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood vessel abnormalities and heart disease based on genetic studies. We would like to accept one fellow each year into this program.

Your gift can support an annual fellowship, create an endowed fellowship or build upon our fellowship education fund.

“This campaign is really important because there's so much more we can do in cardiovascular disease for patients globally through the combined efforts of the team we have here at Mount Sinai.”

David H. Adams, MD

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Professor and System Chairman

Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery & Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Health System