Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

Interventional Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

Overview from the program director

The interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is a one-year program designed to prepare the trainee for a career in academic as well as clinical interventional cardiology. The program is ACGME accredited and fulfills all ACGME mandated requirements for training. This is the only accredited interventional cardiology training program in the state of Kansas.
The fellowship is entirely based at the University of Kansas Hospital, which is the primary teaching hospital for the University. This is a 456-bed academic tertiary care referral center for the Kansas City metropolitan area and gets patients from a tri state region. The Center for Advance Cardiac Care is housed within the KU hospital and is a state of the art facility that provides an ideal environment for interventional training. The center houses five modern and fully equipped cardiac catheterization laboratories (two of these are state of the art hybrid suites with open heart capabilities). The catheterization laboratories have fully integrated invasive diagnostic modalities such as intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. The annual volume for interventional cardiology services is approximately 800 coronary interventions, over 300 vascular procedures and over 300 structural heart cases. KU is also a center of excellence for training for fractional flow reserve and optical coherence tomography and thus we gave a large volume of cases in these procedures also. The program offers exposure to a wide variety of procedures including most currently available investigational devices. The structural program performs most available procedures including about 200 transcatheter aortic valve procedures and other procedures such as mitral clip, left atrial occlusions, PFO/ ASD/ VSD closures and a variety of valvuloplasties including pulmonary valve procedures. Our coronary case mix also allows for training in advance techniques. Due to a busy valve program we have a high volume of multi-vessel coronary interventions in the elderly populations resulting in frequent use of various coronary atherectomy devices and of percutaneous cardiac assist devices. Thus, even though the ACGME accredited fellowship is geared towards providing an exceptional coronary training (all past fellows have graduated with over 350 coronary interventions) all fellows also get a good exposure to non-coronary procedures (average number of peripheral cases performed during fellowship is 150 cases). Since we choose to accept only one interventional fellow each year, the training opportunities abound without competition for cases amongst trainees. Fellows are free to choose the cases they scrub into.
The core-teaching faculty comprises of six full time board certified interventional cardiologists who are dedicated to the training of our fellows. Each faculty is a high volume coronary interventionalist but also has a specific area of expertise such as peripheral or structural. Thus our fellows learn from very experienced faculty. The daily work environment is very friendly and is geared towards optimization of workflow and learning. This is possible due to a large number of very experienced mid-level staff in our team that helps facilitate smooth work flow.
The interventional service is involved in a large number of research studies including device studies that allows for our trainees to be exposed to new and emerging technologies. The Cardiovascular Research Institute offers state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for basic, clinical, or translational cardiovascular research. A number of physicians within the division are actively engaged in numerous investigator-initiated projects also. Fellows are strongly encouraged to initiate and participate in innovative projects, present at conferences, and publish.
There are a variety of educational opportunities by way of didactic and other conferences. Conferences are held at 7 AM, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Internal Medicine grand rounds are held on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM. Interventional fellows lead the Interventional Journal Club once month and also lead a hemodynamics conference. There is a separate noninvasive imaging conference at noon on Thursday and research conferences every third Wednesday of the month at 7 AM.
Thus, in summary the Interventional Cardiology Training program at KUMC provides a high quality interventional training in a very supportive academic environment with exposure to a wide variety of cases in all sub areas of our specialty. Our first time board pass rate is 100% and all are graduates have been immensely successful in their chosen careers.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Applicants
Please contact: Anna Bryan, for applications, questions or concerns
Email: abryan@kumc.edu


K Gupta Kamal Gupta, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, R.P.V.I.
Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Director, Vascular Medicine Program Mid America Cardiology
M Earnest Matthew B. Earnest, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
R Genton Randall E. Genton, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Associate Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
A Mehta Ashwani Mehta, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.A.C.C.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
P Tadros Peter N. Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., F.A.S.E
Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Mark Wiley Mark A. Wiley, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I
Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology


Current Fellows

Patel Jigar Anil Kumar

Jigar Anil Kumar Patel, MBBS
Interventional Cardiovascular Fellow

Medical School: Baroda Medical College, Baroda, India
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Research Interests: 


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Lodha A,Patel J,Haran M,Siddiq A,Shani J.Blood cyst of the mitral valve - A rare cause of stroke. Echocardiography Journal, 2009, Jul; 26(6): 736-738. Pubmed: PMID: 19594822.
  • Saeed O, Patel J, Patel S,Nucci C,Maybaum S.Non Invasive Blood Pressure(BP)Measurement with the Terumo Elemano TM is more reliable during return of pulsatile flow in patients on continuous floe(CF) LVAD suppoet. J Heart and Lung Transplant,2012, Apr; 31(4):263.
  • Saeed O,Patel S,Ravishankar S,Patel J,Fida N,Edwards P,Pullman J,Goldstein D,Maybaum S. Predictors of recovery during combined pharmacological and mechanical unloading with the Heart Mate II continuous flow(CF) LVAD> J Heart and Lung Transplant 2012, Apr; 31(4):202.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts(Other than Published):

  • Velankar P, Patel J, Mamol-Velez J, Eng M. Diagnostic accuracy of Coronary computerized tomography angiography versus coronary angiography in pre-TAVR patients. ACC Scientific Session 2015, 2014, Oct; Pub Status: Submitted.

Poster Presentations:

  • Chandra P, Patel J, Manali P, Chandra A,Sadiq A, Greengart A., Shani J. (2011). Federal savings of over 1 million dollars by duplication prevention strategies to curb the over-utilization of echocardiography: A 10 year single center experience. Poster presented at: American Society of Echocardiography meeting: Montreal, QC CAN.
  • Patel J, Ronald G, Malcolm R.(2008). A typical contractile pattern in stress induced cardiomyopathy. Poster presented at: NY ACP Scientific Session: Rochester, NY.
  • Patel J, Anand S, Ali K, Friedman M. (2009). Subclavian stenosis as a clinical dilemma: To stent or Not to stent is the question. Poster presented at: NY ACP Scientific Session; Manhattan, NY.
  • Patel J, Mehendi H, Lodha A, Ayzeneberg S, Hollander G, Shani J. (2010). Coronary vasopasem and myocardial infarcrtion as a manifestation of subclinical hyperthyroidism. Poster presented at: NY ACP Scientific Session: Manhattan, NY.
  • Saeed O, Gentile K, Patel J, Rivera A, Browne A, Patel S, Maybaum S, Shin J. (2012). Modifiable predictors of a peak oxygen consumption <14 ml/kg/min in patients with chronic heart failure. Poster presented at: HFSA Scientific Session: Seattle, WA.

 Oral Presentations:

  • Patel S, Rivera A, Patel J, Camacho-Rivera M, Maybaum S, Goldstein D. (2012). Gastrointestinal bleeding is not associated with pump speed and aortic valve opening in patients supported with the Heart Mate II LVAD. Oral Presentation presented at: The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation: Prague, .CZE.
  • Saeed O, Patel J, Rivera A, Rivera-Camacho M, Goldstein D, Maybaum S, Patel S. (2012). Aortic Valve Opening Predicts Thrombotic Events during Continuous Flow Left Ventricular assist device support. Oral Presentation presented at: AHA Scientific Sessions 2012; Los Angeles, CA.



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