Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship

Emory has one position each year for a third year General Cardiology fellow to participate in Advance Heart Failure training. The Emory Cardiology heart failure fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (The ACGME).

In the Advanced Heart Failure training, the fellow will receive extensive training in both inpatient and clinic settings, including:

• Hospital management
• Pre - and post-transplant evaluation and therapy
• Congenital heart disease evaluation
• Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
• Cardiac biopy
• CRT/ICD device management
• VAD selection and management
• Outpatient disease management
• End of life care, and investigational/ research principles.

Emory's comprehensive advanced heart failure and transplant program has a large patient population, dedicated faculty, and active research that is well integrated with cardiac surgery, electrophysiology, and cardiac imaging. There are over 5,000 outpatient visits each year and a dedicated inpatient clinical service.

There are five Emory cardiology facultyWendy Book, MD, S. Raja Laskar, MD, Jerre Lutz, MD, Andrew Smith, MD and Dan Sorescu, MD, who have extensive involvement with the program.

Ongoing research activities include ventricular assist device therapy (VAD), cardiac resynchronization and device diagnostics, disease management, clinical outcomes research, and investigational drug therapies. Additionally, there is a very active adult congenital heart disease program.

Heart Failure Fellowship

After completing three years of training in an ACGME-accredited cardiovascular disease training program, the one-year Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellowship will provide specialized training in the inpatient and clinic settings. Extensive training will include hospital management, pre- and post-transplant evaluation and therapy, adult congenital heart disease evaluation, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, cardiac biopsy, CRT/ICD device management, VAD selection and management, outpatient disease management, end of life care, and investigational/ research principles.

 A portion of the fellowship year can be tailored to the career plans of the accepted applicant.

 Our AHFTC program accepts one-two fellows per year.

Andrew Smith

To apply for the program contact:

Andrew L. Smith, MD
Medical Director of Emory Heart Failure and Transplantation
Emory University Hospital

Cardiology Education Coordinator
Janci Demyun