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Department and Faculty

More than 200 physicians make up the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Cardiologists provide the best possible care to patients with disorders of the heart, arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels in a highly integrated and cooperative group practice.

Members of the department care for more than 60,000 patients annually, and the inpatient heart failure service cares for more than 800 patients annually. Since inception, we have performed nearly 500 cardiac transplants, with an annual volume of 25 to 30 cases, and an annual left ventricular assist device volume of 60 to 80.


Supported by many laboratories, subspecialty clinics, preventive health programs, basic and clinical research programs, and continuing education programs, cardiologists offer patients the latest in new diagnostic techniques, drug therapy, and interventions.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

The Cardiac Replacement Therapy Fellowship includes 20 cardiologists, four cardiovascular transplant surgeons and six midlevel providers, and is staffed by specialists in adult and pediatric cardiology, infectious diseases, nephrology, thoracic diseases, anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and pathology.

You have direct access to the cardiology faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training in the Cardiac Replacement Therapy Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

You are assigned a mentor in research. In addition, the program director counsels and assists you on career development during your quarterly meetings.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.