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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Welcome to the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiology Fellowship Training Program. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, we take immense pride in our well-rounded, clinically robust academic cardiology training program.

About the program

Program Director: Craig Alpert, MD
Associate Program Directors: Indu Poornima, MD and Anita Radhakrishnan, MD
Accreditation: ACGME
Program Length: 3 years (PGY4-PGY6)
Fellows per year: 6

As an integrated health network serving Western Pennsylvania and its neighboring states, AHN is one of the largest health care providers in Pennsylvania with a longstanding commitment to training expert physicians and leaders across all specialties and subspecialties, especially in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

Cardiology fellows are based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), our 630-bed quaternary care flagship hospital. The AHN Cardiovascular Institute includes multimodality imaging, busy advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, structural heart disease, and advanced electrophysiology programs. In 2014, the hospital renovated a dedicated 24-bed cardiac ICU and separate step-down unit in addition to a similarly sized cardiothoracic ICU and surgical step-down unit.

Among the program’s highlights are:

  • high-volume, well-rounded clinical exposure
  • Transplant/LVAD/Temporary MCS Program
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Referral Center
  • Advanced Structural Heart Disease Program
  • Complex Arrhythmia Management
  • Cardiology-led Multimodality Imaging
  • specialty clinics dedicated to women’s heart disease, cardio-oncology, amyloidosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, prevention, aortic disease, and cardiac palliative care

Why choose our program?

Below are just some of the reasons why previous candidates have
chosen to pursue a fellowship with our program:

  • Engaged, diverse, and supportive faculty mentors in a "family" environment
  • Dedicated wellness curriculum
  • Scholarly Activity Infrastructure leveraging resources of an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System and an affiliation with Carnegie Mellon University
  • 100% board pass rate with post-graduate placement across all subspecialty fellowships and practice settings
  • Faculty and program leadership is actively engaged in career development of fellows.

Procedural volumes

Listed below are our 2019 procedural volumes:

  • TAVR: 250 cases
  • MitraClip: 25 cases
  • Watchman: 35 cases
  • ASD / PFO Closure: 27 cases
  • Angiovac: 10 cases
  • Valvuloplasty: 42 cases
  • Paravalvular Leak Plug: 5 cases
  • EKOS: 12 cases
  • Heart transplant: 25 cases
  • Prostacyclin PH Therapy: 79 cases
  • LVAD: 30 cases
  • Impella & Tandem Heart Devices: 90 cases
  • ECMO: 50 cases
  • ICDs/PPMs: 600 cases
  • VT Ablation: 84 cases
  • SVT Ablation: 164 cases
  • AF Ablation: 275 cases
  • Cardiac MR: 1750 cases
  • Cardiac CT: 500 cases

Subspecialty fellowships

Learn more about our subspecialty fellowships on their respective program pages.

Advanced Heart Failure

Interventional Cardiology

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Critical Care

About Graduate Medical Education

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program is part of the graduate medical education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about graduate medical education.

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