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 approximately 60,000 patients annually, supported by many laboratories, subspecialty clinics, preventive health programs, and basic and clinical research programs. Through participation in continuing education programs, Mayo Clinic cardiologists offer patients the latest in new diagnostic techniques, drugs and interventions.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. Fellows have direct access to the cardiology faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout the training program.
Advisers and mentors
Fellows are assigned dedicated faculty advisers who facilitate acclimation to the training program, research endeavors and professional placement, as well as serve as an ombudsman for personal and professional matters. Trainees are also assigned a research mentor to pursue and publish clinical research, a requirement for program completion.
The Department of Internal Medicine invites many prominent academic faculty members to visit Mayo each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees.
Once a year, fellows from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine select and invite a nationally recognized cardiovascular specialist to come to Mayo for a visiting professorship. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.