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Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship (Minnesota)


Program description

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, consists of 16 staff cardiovascular physicians and two cardiovascular surgeons. We are a nationally ranked, academically productive, clinically renowned team that performs with the highest level of professionalism.

It is our goal that, after spending three years in our Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, our fellows are exceptionally prepared for a career in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Graduates of this fellowship will be able to function independently as pediatric cardiologists and clinical investigators in any setting, including university medical schools or medical centers.

During your training at Mayo Clinic, you have access to rotation and education experience opportunities that include but are not limited to:

  • Echocardiography, including transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiography
  • Catheterization
  • Heart failure and transplant
  • Inpatient care
  • Intensive care unit
  • Electrophysiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac pathology and pathophysiology
  • Cardiac CT and MRI
  • Clinical and research time, including an outpatient continuity clinic for our fellowship team

What makes Mayo Clinic a unique place to complete your pediatric cardiology fellowship?

Completing your fellowship at Mayo Clinic provides you with an abundance of career experiences that are truly geared to help you succeed. Our mission is to always put the needs of our patients first, and starting your career with us allows you to experience that key principle at work.

With the volume of cardiologists and other support staff at Mayo Clinic, we can ensure that all fellows are adequately supervised and supported throughout their educational experience and have educational, research and clinical opportunities beyond compare.

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology has been very academically productive, with our consultants producing more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts each year and giving more than 75 presentations at national and international meetings annually.


The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship fulfills the requirements (three years) for subspecialty training as stated by the Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology of the American Board of Pediatrics. Graduates are qualified to sit for the Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology examinations.

Program history

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology was established in 1969 by James DuShane, M.D., also one of the founders of the Section on Cardiology of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology of the American Board of Pediatrics.

The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship began in 1960 and is one of the oldest continuously running programs of its kind in the country. Since its inception, more than 75 physicians have completed pediatric cardiology training at Mayo Clinic. Many of these graduates now act as divisional chairpersons in academic institutions or have prominent national roles in the pediatric cardiology community.

In addition to these physicians, many others now active internationally in the field of pediatric cardiology completed part of their training at Mayo Clinic.