The Department of Cardiology mixes innovation and ingenuity to set the stage for world-class patient care, research and education. We train the future leaders of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Our three-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is fully accredited by the ACGME, and provides trainees with extensive clinical, academic and research experience.
In addition to the core competencies required by the COCATS recommendations for basic training in adult cardiovascular medicine, the Fellows are given the unique opportunity to tailor their learning to their particular areas of interest during their three years of training. One of the features of this program is the opportunity for hands-on training in both the cath lab and non-invasive cardiology. Fellows have the opportunity to perform diagnostic cath’s and TEE’s with an attending. Senior Fellows may also assist with PCI procedures.
Aside from the three-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, the Department of Cardiology offers a one-year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship where Fellows are exposed to one of most diverse populations in the country. A wide variety of pathology is seen in the faculty practice and rare cardiovascular conditions not seen in many of the major centers are encountered by the Fellows on a routine basis.
While the wealth of clinical material is obviously one of its biggest assets, the program also boasts a solid group of full-time faculty, some nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field
of cardiology, who are dedicated to teaching the fellows at the highest level. We also have part-time faculty, including cardiovascular surgeons and community practitioners who add to the clinical experience for the trainees.
Didactic sessions are attended and directed by several faculty members on a daily basis. Fellows are required to undertake a fully mentored, high quality research projects to be presented in major scientific meetings and published in major medical journals. Every year, the fellows are also encouraged to attend the scientific sessions of the American Heart Association and/or the American College of Cardiology.
For more information on the Department of Cardiology’s Fellowship Programs, please click on the links below to go to the UCSF Fresno Cardiology Fellowship pages.
- General cardiology consultations
- Holter Monitoring
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Non-invasive peripheral arterial evaluations
- Stress Testing
- Stress echocardiography
- Invasive cardiology including cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary and peripheral arterial angioplasty, pacemaker insertion and follow up, electrophysiology evaluations, including catheter ablations, intracardiac defibrillators and BI-V pacemakers
Depending on the type of heart disease and/or any complications, the following treatments are available:
- Coronary Angioplasty and Stent
- Cardiac Ablation, or Radiofrequency Ablation
- Pacemaker Insertion
- Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion
- Biventricular Pacemakers
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Medical Practice Locations
As a UCSF faculty member, you may practice at one or more of the above locations.