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Department and Faculty

The department is organized into divisions that encompass all areas of cardiology. The programmatic design of the practice allows vertical and horizontal integration of patient care, translational and clinical research, quality improvement, and education. This ultimately translates into continuously improving patient care utilizing cutting edge techniques with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and therapeutic methods. 

Teams of physicians and allied health care professionals with comprehensive expertise and experience in all cardiovascular diseases provide both inpatient and outpatient care. Faculty members are diverse and include basic scientists, clinical investigators, physician scholars, and physician educators, all engaged in health care delivery and discovery.

We collaborate with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nursing specialists, pharmacists, social workers, and technicians to push the boundaries of medical knowledge and provide the optimal integrated care for our patients. 

Fellows maintain a critical role in the practice and obtain robust outpatient and inpatient experience partnering with faculty leaders in the field. 

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's cardiology faculty are committed to both fellowship education and advancing medical knowledge. Our faculty have published and lectured extensively, and many are internationally recognized as leaders in their field.

Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

Program Director

Associate Professor of Medicine

Interests:

  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Adult congenital arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
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Thomas Flipse, M.D.

Thomas Flipse, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Interests:

  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac pacing
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Fred Kusumoto, M.D.

Fred Kusumoto, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Interests:

  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Cardiac pacing
  • Implantable cardiac devices
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Mentors

Fellows work closely with Program Director Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., to identify a mentor that aligns with their career and research goals. In addition to program leadership, fellow mentors help each fellow develop and obtain their individual career goals. 

Visiting professors

During the year, the fellows will be able to attend internationally recognized electrophysiologists as visiting professors for grand rounds. During the visit, fellows are cleared from their clinical responsibilities to spend time and network with the visiting professor. During the day, fellows will review interesting cases, discuss their research, and obtain career advice.