Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellow Training Program

Welcome from the Program Director

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

We are pleased to announce that the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the University of Rochester Medical Center is offering an ACGME accredited Heart Failure Fellowship.

We are a comprehensive program; providing all aspects of heart failure care. We are a national leader in implanting ventricular assist devices and have been selected to participate in several trials of new devices. We are also a leading research center, both in the basic sciences and in clinical research.  URMC has the largest electrophysiology program in our region.  

URMC is already established as an educational center for the region as we have all of the essential components of an outstanding training program: excellent patient outcomes; use of innovative therapies; and an established infrastructure.

As you know, there is a heart failure epidemic in this country and at the same time a shortage of well-trained cardiologists to maintain the high-level of sophistication and dedication required to provide the best care to these patients. The heart failure fellow will get in-depth experience to further their knowledge in this important area of medicine. The training program also meets all of the criteria needed to become certified in heart transplantation with the United Network for Organ Sharing.

There are requirements by the ACGME for accreditation of Heart Failure fellowships, and by the ABIM with a board eligibility requirement of 12 months of ACGME training following 36 months of accredited Cardiovascular fellowship training.  Because of these requirements, we are searching for a Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellow who will have completed 36 months of an accredited Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. Please view Applicant Information for required application materials.