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The one-year Cardiology, Genomics Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides an opportunity for fellows to develop expertise in the diagnosis and management of heritable cardiovascular (CV) disorders while fostering opportunities for clinical research to advance the science and improve patient outcomes.

Mayo Clinic is internationally recognized for its heritable CV disorders clinics such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Marfan/aortopathy, and long QT/arrhythmia for over half a century having evaluated thousands of patients and contributed many landmark publications. The CV genomics research program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a national and international leader in the study of the genetic basis of CV disorders as well as recruitment to clinical trials of emerging therapies.

Our vision and curriculum

Our vision is to meet the rapidly rising demand for specialists who may serve as regional or national experts in the field of heritable CV disorders.

The curriculum will be tailored to the interests of the fellow to allow in-depth training in aortopathies, genetic forms of arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, familial hypercholesterolemia, hypertrophic, and dilated cardiomyopathy, as well as heritable complex diseases such as coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and congenital heart disease.

Your integral role as a fellow

As a CV genomics fellow, you will play an integral role in the management of a wide spectrum of heritable CV disorders, including diagnostic and treatment strategies, interpretation of genomic testing including whole genome/exome sequencing, panel tests, polygenic risk scores, and DTC tests, referral for cardiac procedures such as septal reduction, surgery for HCM, ICD placement for arrhythmias, novel biologics for lipid disorders, lipoprotein apheresis, and close collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams.

Program exposure to research

This program includes exposure to research in the field of heritable CV disorders, including opportunities to advance understanding of the genomic basis of a wide variety of CV disorders (including rare monogenic diseases and more common ‘complex’ diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD)), polygenic risk scores, rare variant interpretation including functional assays, and training in clinical trial management.

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.

The program director from the Cardiology, Genomics Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education was in an office and shared information on a digital tablet with a colleague.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Iftikhar Kullo, M.D.

Education director's welcome

We are committed to providing comprehensive patient-centered care with the most innovative diagnostic and treatment options, cutting-edge facilities, and state-of-the-art imaging and research. We invite you to explore our program webpage and learn more about what we have to offer.

Program History

The Cardiology, Genomics Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was initiated in 2024.

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