Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sudhir S. Kushwaha, M.D.

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sudhir S. Kushwaha, M.D.

Program description

The Cardiac Replacement Therapy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is designed to provide intensive experience and training in the evaluation and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure, focusing on innovative strategies to provide cardiac replacement, in the form of device support.

As a Cardiac Replacement Therapy fellow, you play an integral role in the management of a wide pathological spectrum of clinical heart failure, to include initial diagnostic evaluation, chronic management strategies, high-risk cardiac surgical and percutaneous interventions, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory device therapy, and end-of-life care and management. This one-year program includes exposure to clinical research in the field of heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Mayo Clinic has a long-standing tradition of practicing both the art and science of medicine. Physicians, scientists, residents, students, nurses and allied health staff members work as a team at Mayo Clinic. Our staff clinicians and scientists are called consultants in recognition of their teaching and mentoring roles on the team.

Mayo Clinic's academic environment, favorable faculty ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated and comprehensive educational experience. The "Mayo Clinic way" of graduate medical education ensures the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on fellowship.


This fellowship is nonaccredited.


You will receive a program certificate of completion. Also, with the addition of focused cardiac transplantation experience, to include observation of organ procurement, completion of this program meets requirements for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification as a heart transplant physician.

Program history

The Cardiac Replacement Therapy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 2017. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.