The Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is designed to provide intensive experience and training in the evaluation and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure.
As a 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 the management of immediate post heart transplant and ventricular assist device in the intensive care unit
- The opportunity to perform bedside procedures including point-of-care echocardiography, central line placements, endomyocardial biopsies, and right and left heart catheterizations
- Participation in a multidisciplinary team approach with cardiothoracic surgery, Transplant Critical Care, Neurocritical care and other teams in the management of your patients, including different types of temporary mechanical circulatory support
- Opportunities for research in the field of heart failure and cardiac transplantation
Compared to other Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Programs who are under the directives of a Cardiovascular Department, we are directly under the Department of Transplant, making it an intensive and true in-depth transplant experience with close interaction with other solid organ programs, including lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas.
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.