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General Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

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

Kvapil
Jared Kvapil, MD
Program Director

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


Amandeep Goyal, MBBS

Medical School:  Dayanand Medical College
Residency:  Saint Barnabas Hospital, Bronx NY


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

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


Tyler Buechler, DO Tyler Buechler, DO
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Grand McKinley, DO Grant McKinley, DO
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Alex Robinson, DO Alex Robinson, DO
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Maya Safarova, MD Maya Safarova, MD
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Tayeb Taher Tayeb, MBBS
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Noel Torres, MD
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Mejali Al-Kofahi, MD Mejali Al-Kofahi, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Sarah Barker, MD Sarah Barker, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Sania Jiwani, MD Sania Jiwani, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Harsh Mehta, MD Harsh Mehta, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Mohinder Vindhyal, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

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


Mohammad Alarfaj, MBBS
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Residency: The George Washington  University
Medical School: University of Dammam College of Medicine


John Fritzlen, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Residency: University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas SOM


Akshaya Gadre, MBBS
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Residency: Western Michigan SOM
Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College


Amandeep Goyal, MBBS
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Research Fellowship: University of Kansas
Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx NY
Medical School: Dayanand Medical College Punjab


Khanh-Doan Hoang, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Residency: UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center SOM


Monil Majmundar, MBSS
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Residency: New York Medical College
Medical School: S.B.K.S. Medical Institute and Research Centre



KU School of Medicine

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