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Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology Fellowship

The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is pleased to offer a training program in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.  All interested applicants will have successfully completed three years of ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine training and three years of ACGME-accredited general cardiology training. 
The UWMC is a tertiary referral teaching hospital which serves the WWAMI states which include Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. It has an active heart failure/cardiac transplant program with an average of 25 to 30 cardiac transplantation operations and a similar number of mechanical assist device implantations yearly. Having performed our first cardiac transplant in 1985, we have performed more than 600 such operations with survival statistics superior to the national average. We have eight full time cardiologists, six ARNPs, and five RNs dedicated to the care of these patients. The Division of Cardiology has more than 40 cardiologists on staff, providing comprehensive interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease, and echocardiography services.
The UWMC HF/Tx in-patient service has approximately 500 admissions per year and is staffed by a dedicated HF/Tx attending, a HF/Tx fellow, a second year general cardiology fellow, and three in-patient ARNPs.  Night-time coverage is provided by a hospitalist service. The out-patient clinics are staffed by all HF/Tx attendings and three additional ARNPs, accounting for more than 1300 out-patient visits and more than 150 new referrals per year.
Responsibilities of the HF/Tx fellow will include a supervisory position on the in-patient service, consultative services for patients with end-stage heart failure and those following cardiac transplantation, as well as collaborative care for patients following implantation of mechanical ventricular assist devices (VADs). Additionally, fellows will participate in heart failure, transplant, and VAD out-patient clinics where they will have the opportunity to evaluate patients being considered for a wide array of heart failure therapies. Fellows will actively participate in the performance of right heart catheterizations and cardiac biopsies in post-transplant patients and will participate in transplant donor procurement activities; becoming eligible for UNOS certification as a transplant physician.   The HF/Txp fellow will also have dedicated time for scholarly research. 
This training pathway will also qualify fellows for the ABIM board examination in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation ( .
Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Faculty:

Good News:  We will be migrating to ERAS in December 2017 for positions to begin July 1, 2019. We will no longer require, or accept, emailed documents. Please see our specific application instructions, as our timeline may vary from the ERAS timeline.
Questions?  Please email the Cardiology Fellowship Office at

 AHFTC Fellowship Application Process and Other Information