The Division of Cardiology, part of the department of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) sponsors a three-year comprehensive fellowship in cardiovascular disease. We also offer PGY-7 positions in interventional cardiology, which is an eighteen month program and electrophysiology, which is a twelve month program.
We currently accept two fellows annually. Fellows who have graduated from the program have gone on to excel in both private practice and academic settings. In the last six years, every fellow from our program passed the cardiology boards.
Clinical rotations include invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac transplantation, cardiac rehabilitation, lipids, noninvasive cardiology (including transesophageal echocardiography), nuclear cardiology, vascular medicine, and pediatric cardiology. In addition, all fellows have a 3-month rotation involving clinical research in cardiovascular pathology. In addition, each fellow will design and complete a clinical cardiology research project.
The Division of Cardiology performs about 1,600 interventional procedures each year, including atherectomy, stents, and laser techniques. The division also participates in various ongoing clinical research studies examining various interventional procedures.
The division includes four full-time electrophysiologists who are actively involved in clinical research with ongoing projects, including radiofrequency ablation, studies of investigational drugs, and the implantation of investigational defibrillator devices. These physicians perform about 300 catheter ablations, 150 defibrillator implants, and 250 pacemaker implants each year. Laser lead extractions are also performed.