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General Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

Our General Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship will advance your career in academic and clinical practice.

The General Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship is designed to provide you with the skills required for a successful leadership career in both academic and clinical practice.

Our program is ACGME-accredited and fulfills ACGME program requirements for graduate medical education in cardiovascular diseases. You will work with patients in both in-and-outpatient settings at The University of Kansas Hospital, the 156-bed Center for Advanced Heart Care and the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

Facilities

The University of Kansas Hospital resources

  • 42 board-certified faculty physicians
  • Specialties in imaging, interventional, electrophysiology and advanced heart failure
  • A robust electronic medical record system
  • Three cardiac catheterization laboratories with high procedure volumes
  • Three active electrophysiology laboratories with high procedure volumes
  • 710 percutaneous coronary interventions, 586 peripheral vascular procedures and 140 structural procedures
  • 721 SVT ablations, 310 atrial fibrillation ablations, 26 VT ablations
  • 262 ICD implantations, 289 pacemaker implantations, 146 biventricular pacemaker and defibrillator implantations
  • 147 lead extractions
  • Advanced 3D mapping techniques used with the majority of ablation procedures
  • Active research program

Kansas City VA Hospital resources

  • 156 beds
  • Two cardiac catheterization laboratories
  • More than 2,000 admissions per year
  • Referral center for Topeka and Leavenworth VA hospitals and seven community-based outpatient clinics

Training areas

  • Coronary care unit
  • Cardiovascular consultations
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Echocardiography (all modalities)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac CT and magnetic resonance imaging
  • Noninvasive peripheral vascular imaging
  • Cardiothoracic surgeries
  • Pediatric cardiology electives at KU and other locations

Schedule

All fellows have a weekly half-day continuity clinics with staff cardiology mentors. Current night call is a night float rotation. Fellows participate in daily didactic conferences, monthly cardiovascular medicine grand rounds, cath conferences, journal clubs and ECG coding lectures. The division supports attendance at a major national meeting at each year of fellowship.

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 July 31. 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).

Current Fellows

Prakash Acharya, MD Prakash Acharya, MD
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal
Residency: Montefiore New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY


Tarun Dalia, MD
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Dehli, India
Residency: The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS


Abdulelah Nuqali, MD Abdulelah Nuqali, MD
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Umm Al-Qura University Faculty of Medicine, Saudi Arabia
Residency: The George Washington University, Washington, DC


Pierpoline Michael Pierpoline, DO
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: A. T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS


Ranka Sagar Ranka, MD
3rdYear Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital, Mumbai, India
Residency: John H. Stoger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL


Prince Sethi, MD Prince Sethi, MD
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD


Tyler Buechler, DO Tyler Buechler, DO
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: A. T. Still University of Health Sciences - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center


Grand McKinley, DO Grant McKinley, DO
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Ohio State University Department of Internal Medicine


Alex Robinson, DO Alex Robinson, DO
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center


Maya Safarova, MD Maya Safarova, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: First Moscow State Medical University
Residency: St. Barnabas Medical Center / Rutgers NJ Medical School


Tayeb Taher Tayeb, MBBS
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: King Abdulaziz College of Medicine
Residency: The George Washington University


Noel Torres, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Universidad de Montemorelos Escuela de Medicina
Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City


Mejali Al-Kofahi, MD Mejali Al-Kofahi, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: University of Kansas Medical School
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center


Sarah Barker, MD Sarah Barker, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency: University of Utah


Sania Jiwani, MD Sania Jiwani, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Osmania Medical College
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Science Center


Harsh Mehta, MD Harsh Mehta, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: Shah Medical College
Residency: Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health


Mohinder Vindhyal, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School: S.V.S. Medical College
Residency: University of Kansas - Wichita

KU School of Medicine

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