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Structural Heart Fellowship 

The University of Washington Structural Heart Disease Fellowship is emerging as one of the leading programs for training physicians to become skilled operators in transcatheter structural heart procedures.  Our wide patient referral base, cutting edge technologies and techniques, participation in clinical trials of novel devices, and dedicated world-renowned operators allow us to offer an outstanding experience for trainees.
This fellowship provides advanced education and clinical training in the growing subspecialty of adult structural heart disease, with emphasis on transcatheter valvular interventions. The training will include, but is not limited to, procedures such as: transcatheter aortic (TAVR), mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valve replacement, Mitraclip, left atrial appendage occlusion, mechanical circulatory support, paravalvular leak closures, and adult congenital disorders. Fellows will gain expertise in the clinical evaluation, procedural planning, and management of patients considered for these structural heart interventions, as well as gain familiarity with the interpretation and performance of advanced imaging modalities.
Structural heart fellows will also actively participate in conferences both within the division and nationally, and will be directly involved in the UWMC Cardiac Cath Lab’s ongoing clinical research projects and are expected to complete several scholarly projects during their year. Consistent with the roles and responsibilities of an acting instructor/senior fellow, this position will have a role in educating our interventional cardiology fellows, senior and junior cardiology fellows, and residents.
Fellows will be required to have completed an interventional cardiology fellowship.
Application Requirements:

1. Completion of an ACGME-accredited Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program

2. Board-certification in Cardiology

3. Board-eligible for certification in Interventional Cardiology


 Teaching Staff
Creighton W. Don, MD, Program Director (Structural Heart and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Programs)
Gabriel Aldea, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Tom Jones, MD, Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiology
James McCabe, MD, Interventional Cardiology
Mark Reisman, MD, Structural Heart


 Questions?  Please email the Cardiology Fellowship Office at


We have filled our position for 2018. Please see our application instructions below if you are interested in applying for  2019.


 Structural Heart Application Process