Department of Medicine

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Curriculum


Fellows rotate at each of the following hospitals: Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital

Each fellow is expected to easily perform more than 350 procedures, including coronary interventions of all complexities, insertion and management of mechanical circulatory support, intravascular imaging, coronary atherectomy, atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale closure, percutaneous aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and a variety of peripheral interventions.

The program gradually increases the fellows' responsibility based on fellow’s comfort level. Fellows are expected to manage patients independently during the second half of training with commensurate supervision from the faculty physician.

By the end of training, fellows will develop skills that will enable them to function as independent interventional operators and develop basic administrative skills to become future catheterization laboratory directors.

The fellows meet with the program director semi-annually to discuss their progress in training, training plans, and future endeavors in the field of interventional cardiology