Director's Welcome

Welcome! The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship at Mayo Clinic offers the unique opportunity to train at an institution with a history of providing excellent care to patients with congenital heart disease. Our fellowship began in 1991, and more than 25 fellows have completed this program. Many of these individuals are now leaders in the field of congenital heart disease.

Mayo Clinic has been consistently ranked as one of the top institutions in the country in cardiovascular care and cardiac surgery. We have expertise in every area of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery and an integrated multidisciplinary practice with a history of providing care to patients with complex congenital heart disease.

The objective of the fellowship is to train future leaders in the field of adult congenital heart disease by using Mayo Clinic's three-shield approach: clinical practice, education and research.

We see more than 2,000 outpatients every year in our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, and you will gain clinical expertise in the management of all aspects of congenital heart disease in adults. You work closely with experts in the field of adult congenital heart disease and have opportunities to participate in educational conferences on a daily basis. We offer many opportunities for research, and our fellows regularly present at national and international meetings.

This website will provide you with an overview of our fellowship and the approach to patient care, education and research at Mayo Clinic. If you have additional questions, contact us for more information. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Crystal R. Bonnichsen, M.D.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Director