Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

We currently offer three positions for this fully accredited Interventional Cardiology program. Applicants must have completed an accredited three year fellowship in clinical cardiology, and be board certified/eligible in adult cardiovascular disease.

There are 4 catheterization laboratories. The projected volume is approximately 1400 coronary and 400 peripheral interventions per year. The Fellow is responsible for the work up, the interventional procedure and post-procedure. This is a dedicated 4th year interventional program with opportunity in research.


The Interventional Cardiology fellowship provides training on the pre- and post-procedural management of Interventional cardiovascular patients, on the performance of Interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular procedures, and on education and research devoted to Interventional cardiology.


There are 11 interventional cardiologists who comprise the fellowship's faculty. This group shares participation in a number of ongoing research trials.

Expectations For Fellows

Clinical Role

The Interventional cardiology fellows function as consultants for patients with acute coronary syndromes, both in the hospital and in outpatient settings, including the Emergency Department. Outpatient experience also includes seeing new or follow-up patients in an outpatient ambulatory setting.

  • perform, on average, two to three Interventional procedures daily
  • see the patient pre-procedure and explain the procedure to the patient
  • discuss the indications, coronary anatomical findings, and equipment selection with the Interventional cardiologist
  • see the patient on the day of, and the day following the procedure, and are responsible, together with the interventional cardiologist, to deal with peri-procedural complications


The interventional fellows are involved in the preparation of catheterization conferences. Catheterization conference occurs weekly, with the fellows preparing 2-3 conferences monthly dealing with patient selection, complications, or unusual aspects of interventional cardiology cases. The other catheterization conferences are didactic conferences, discussing issues of interest to interventional cardiologists, as well as discussing research aspects of interventional cardiology.


The interventional fellows are encouraged to develop and participate in a research project during their year as interventional fellows.


We currently offer 3 positions per year; our program provides training in the pre- and post-procedural management of interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular patients, in the performance of interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular procedures, and in education and research devoted to interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular disease. Fellows graduating from our program will be capable of operating independently in the interventional arena. They will be capable of working in private practice or in an academic setting, including ultimately being a catheterization laboratory director.

There are 4 catheterization laboratories. The projected yearly volume is approximately 1400 coronary and 400 peripheral interventions. We perform PCI on approximately 250 STEMI’s per year, the largest volume in Massachusetts. The Fellow is responsible for the pre and post procedure workup, the interventional procedure, and the procedural report. Fellows are on call every third weekend. We have a full time nurse practitioner who assists in the catheterization laboratory, takes call biweekly, and helps with many of the discharges.

All applicants entering interventional cardiology must have completed a cardiovascular disease program accredited by the ACGME.

By the numbers

Program & department metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 1 year
  • Number of fellows per year: 3
  • Number of faculty: 11

Baystate statistics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 22
Fellow benefits & facilities
  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive electronic medical record
  • Well-supplied, on-campus hospital library with 8 librarians and robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, Ovid, etc)
We have coronary interventional and peripheral interventional conferences which meet weekly. There are clinical research opportunities and our fellows are encouraged to participate.
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