URMC Cardiology

Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship

Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellow Training Program

Leway Chen, MD, MPH

Leway Chen , M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Heart Failure Fellowship Training
Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Service

University of Rochester Medical Center cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Fellowship Training Program, Leway Chen, M.D., M.P.H., is the area’s first physician to earn certification in advanced heart failure and transplantation from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Read more here.

The Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship Program is an ACGME accredited 1-year training program at the University of Rochester. Currently we have one heart failure fellow per year in the program, who participates in research as well as clinical activities throughout the year.

Our heart failure and transplantation program has been up and running since 2001, and we have successfully completed over 165 heart transplants.

We accept applications in the summer each year. Completion of a 3-year clinical cardiology fellowship is required of applicants being considered for July 2014. You may download an application here and submit it to

Fellowship Application

Attention: Michelle Snyder
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 679
Rochester, NY 14642-8679

The contact for heart failure training is Michelle Snyder, and she can be reached at (585) 275-4290, or by email at Michelle_Snyder@urmc.rochester.edu.