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Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Colleen J. Johnson, MD, MSColleen J. Johnson, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Tulane Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Director
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System
Co-Director of Electrophysiology, University Medical Center, New Orleans


Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute is proud to announce the approval of the newly ACGME-accredited two-year Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program (#1542114140). We are currently recruiting for one (1) candidate to begin our program on July 1, 2018.

Overview
The Tulane University Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program is designed to train physicians in the highest level of practice in the management of cardiac arrhythmias. Our program provides comprehensive education in the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias beginning with the scientific foundations of cardiac electrophysiology. Building upon this foundation, our trainees will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias including a wide spectrum of invasive and non-invasive procedures.

Training

The EP fellow will receive training in all aspects of cardiac electrophysiology, and will have increasing exposure and responsibility in invasive procedures including diagnostic electrophysiology studies, mapping and catheter ablation of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias, transvenous and subcutaneous cardiac device implantation/extraction and left atrial appendage closure devices in the EP laboratory. The Fellow will also become competent in non-invasive procedures such as cardioversions and tilt table testing. In addition to electrophysiology and cardiac device outpatient clinics, the trainee will consult on inpatients with arrhythmias and implanted devices at our three participating sites: Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center of New Orleans, and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System Medical Center, providing exposure to diverse patient populations and hospital organizations. The Fellow will spend time in both the electrophysiology and cardiac device outpatient clinics affording the trainee the opportunity to observe and manage patients longitudinally, and to gain experience with device follow-up and management.

Program Certification

The Tulane University School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is responsible for ensuring that all residents and fellows at Tulane University School of Medicine are provided an accredited, educational experience of the highest quality. This two-year Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program complies with all ACGME requirements, in addition to following the guidelines and recommendations of the American College of Cardiology's Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATS).

Outcome

At the end of the training period, Fellows will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the requirements for certification in Clinical Cardiac Electrophsyiology, as determined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Prospective Applicants to the TUHVI AY 2018-2019 EP Fellowship

Interested Applicant must have completed his/her categorical general cardiology fellowship training as of June 30, 2018 in an ACGME accredited program. For applying, please submit followings to program coordinator Lynn Shai (lshai@tulane.edu):

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal Statement
  3. USMLE scores
  4. International medical school graduates must submit a copy of their Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate that is marked “valid indefinitely.”
  5. Three letters of Recommendation (one letter should be from cardiology program director) to be sent directly by the writer to the fellowship program.

Application materials and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Colleen Johnson, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Tulane University Heart & Vascular Institute
C/o Cathy Willard, Sr. Fellowship Coordinator
1430 Tulane Avenue, #8548
New Orleans, LA 70112