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​​​​​​​​​Structural Heart Disease Fellowship

The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute sponsors a one-year, non-ACGME accredited fellowship in structural heart disease (SHD). The fellowship provides experience in the interventional management of structural and adult congenital heart disease patients with a special focus on transcatheter interventions.

Applicants must have completed general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships.

Case Experience and Responsibilities

Fellows will participate in the full spectrum of transcatheter procedures including aortic, mitral, tricuspid, pulmonic, closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, coronary sinus, left ventricular remodeling and left atrial appendage interventions.

As they gain experience, fellows are expected to transition from secondary to primary operators, usually during the second half of their training. SHD fellows are assigned to the cardiac catheterization laboratory 3-4 days per week.

SHD fellows are also expected to be active participants in the periprocedural management of these patients, including complication management and post-procedure follow-up.

Fellows spend approximately one day per week in the valve clinic and have clinical responsibilities on the inpatient valve service working alongside APPs and faculty members with emphasis in longitudinal follow-up of patients.

Fellows are expected to participate in faculty-led research, which should culminate in a presentation at a scientific session, publication in peer-reviewed medical journal, or both. Fellows also participate in enrollment and follow-up of patients enrolled into clinical trials at the Linder Research Center


Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in interventional cardiology at the time of application. Applications will be accepted from May 1 - September 2​0. Interviews will be held in October.

Required Items To Be Submitted For Interview Consideration

  • Completed application

  • Three (3) letters of Recommendation; one must be in reference to CV Lab skills

  • Completed Procedure Log signed by Cath Lab Director and Applicant

  • USMLE/COCATS Transcripts

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  • Personal Statement

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  • Foreign Medical Graduates should send only one copy of your ECFMG Certificate with your application

About The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Center

The Christ Hospital has been providing exceptional, compassionate care to Greater Cincinnati for more than 130 years. It is consistently recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country by HealthGrades and has been named by Newsweek as one of the World's Best Specialized Hospitals. 

Patients travel from throughout the region to seek care at The Christ Hospital's Heart & Vascular Center, located on the hospital's main campus. From groundbreaking treatment options to the dozens of subspecialized programs, we've developed care for the complex conditions of the heart. Our program is unparalleled in the region. 

The Heart & Vascular Center offers cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art facilities, creating the ideal setting for fellowship training. Among the many services available at the Heart & Vascular Center are:

  • Comprehensive cardiovascular testing, including advanced cardiac imaging

  • State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs and electrophysiology labs

  • Technologically advanced operating rooms, where surgeons perform heart and vascular surgeries, using the most innovative and minimally invasive techniques possible

  • The Carl H. and Edyth Lindner Heart Failure Treatment Center, a 28-bed inpatient unit on the seventh floor of The Christ Hospital, offers medically complex care and support to help patients adapt to the challenges of living with heart failure.

The fellowship is based at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati's Mt. Auburn neighborhood, just three miles from the heart of downtown. Cincinnati offers an extensive parks system, lively arts community, family-friendly attractions including the renowned Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, major league sports teams, trendy restaurants and microbreweries, and much more. With its strong economy, varied housing options and diverse population, Cincinnati is a great place to train, make friends and grow professionally.