Roger P. Vermilion, MD, Director
Fellowship Training Program
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology is a nationally recognized, accredited training program for physicians who care for fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents with heart disease. During the three-year ACGME accredited fellowship program, the fellow will develop skills in patient care, teaching, research, and management while working at Golisano Children's Hospital. Members of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology provide a network of support, fostering an environment which encourages the development of excellence in all areas of pediatric cardiology and the exploration of areas of research chosen by the fellow.
The fellowship program is flexible and can be tailored to the background and interests of each fellow. In general, however, the first year is devoted primarily to developing clinical interests. The second year emphasizes enhancement of clinical non-invasive and invasive skills and basic science or clinical research. The third year focuses on research interests while maintaining an appropriate level of clinical activity.
The goals and objectives of this fellowship program are:
To prepare board-eligible pediatricians for a career in pediatric cardiology.
To provide a broad exposure to cardiovascular disorders over a wide age range, to understand their associated problems, and to be knowledgeable of the resources available for intervention in these areas.
To provide a rich environment for learning in the areas of invasive and noninvasive tools of management of these patients.
To provide a rich environment for the development of research methodologies appropriate to the pursuit of investigation in pediatric cardiovascular medicine.
To provide the fellow with the opportunity to improve his/her teaching abilities by giving him/her the opportunity to teach medical students and house officers and by providing excellent role models in our teaching faculty.
To provide a stimulating and supportive environment which maximizes each fellow's experience in patient care, teaching, and research areas.