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Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellowship

Considering advanced heart failure as your career choice? Continue reading to learn about our program!

Overview from Program Director

The advanced heart failure and transplant fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The program strikes a fine balance in the complex milieu of heart failure and transplant cardiology utilizing optimal strategies on mechanical circulatory devices, ECMO including ventricular assist devices such as BTT, DT and bridge to decision.

Our core-teaching seven-member faculty is committed to training fellows to be leaders in the field of advanced heart failure, transplant and mechanical circulatory support devices.

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Pradeep Mammen, M.D.
Program Director
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Hirak Shah, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Program Facilities and Format

The advanced heart failure and transplant division has many ongoing investigator-initiated projects in conjunction with Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Surgery research group at KU that offers state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for basic, clinical or translational cardiovascular research. Our 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. We have 35 advanced heart failure core curriculum topics presented by program faculty, cardiothoracic surgery faculty, cardiovascular medicine fellows, advanced practice providers and advanced heart failure fellows. Our multi-disciplinary transplant committee meeting is held on every Wednesday, at 7 a.m.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning July 1. To be considered for review, your application must be complete in ERAS by August 5. A complete application means the following documents are released to our program: a recent CV, personal statement, at least three letters of recommendation, USMLE transcripts, a photo, and ECFMG certificate (international graduates).

    KU School of Medicine

    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Cardiovascular Medicine
    3901 Rainbow Boulevard
    Mailstop 4023
    Kansas City, KS 66160