Academic development is an important part of educational and clinical training for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. Scholarly activities can include the gamut from basic science to translational research to clinical research, along with numerous teaching opportunities.
Interventional Cardiology Clinical Trials
There are multiple clinical trials currently ongoing across hospitals within the University Hospitals system and fellows have ample opportunity to participate in these trials. These include large, multi-center, randomized controlled clinical trials of novel technologies, such as:
- Next-generation peripheral and coronary stents
- Renal artery denervation technologies
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Critical limb ischemia and limb salvage
In addition, our fellows have the opportunity to participate in numerous investigator-initiated studies such as:
- Intravascular imaging
- Antiplatelet therapies in TAVR
Research Opportunities for Co-Authorship
Fellows routinely co-author invited reviews, chapters and original research during their training with opportunities to present at national meetings. Our faculty members include several internationally recognized experts and provide ongoing mentorship for research. Fellows are expected to dedicate at least 10 percent of their time to scholarly activities, and in general, first-author publications are expected from our graduates along with presentations of research and/or cases at national meetings.