Department and Faculty

Alt: Photo of Naser M. Ammash, M.D., discussing a case with fellow William R. Miranda, M.D.

Cardiologists in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, 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.

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

The Center for Congenital Heart Disease at the Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic offers specialized care to adult patients with congenital heart disease.


The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic is staffed by six fully trained adult congenital cardiologists and three nurses. The faculty members in the clinic have a wealth of experience in the clinical care of patients with congenital heart disease, and many have been instrumental in national organizations and in the development of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines for the care of these patients.

As a fellow, you also work closely with pediatric cardiology, congenital cardiac surgery and congenital electrophysiology colleagues. There are 13 pediatric cardiologists and four surgeons with expertise in the treatment of congenital heart defects. We have five electrophysiologists with expertise in the management of patients with congenital heart disease.

These faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge, and they have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals and work one-on-one with them throughout your training in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

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.

Visiting professors specific to congenital heart disease include the Carole A. Warnes Lectureship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and the David J. Driscoll Lectureship in Pediatric Cardiology. Many additional visiting professors in other areas of cardiology visit Mayo Clinic each year, and you are encouraged to attend those presentations.

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