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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship Program

Why Choose Our Program?

The Advanced 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.

The University of Rochester Medical Center is a large, tertiary referral center that treats a broad spectrum of cardiac disease. We have one of the largest VAD programs in the country with a state-of-the-art heart transplant program. We have multidisciplinary specialty programs in cardio-oncology, sarcoidosis, and amyloidosis. We also have a productive heart failure research program through the internationally recognized Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center.  

Welcome from the Program Director

Our Program By the Numbers


Total Fellows


Fellows per Year

272 +

LVAD patients

279 +

Heart Transplants since 2001

At a Glance


There is flexibility in the program, and it is not uncommon for fellows to tailor tracks to fit their needs during training as their learning objectives and career goals evolve.

Mentor Relationships

Our fellows most commonly reference the personal relationships and valuable mentoring they receive as one of the top reasons why they would recommend URMC.

Outstanding Research

With access to URMC’s LVAD database, our fellows work with a large population base while collaborating with top researchers in the field in our internationally recognized Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center.

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What Our Fellows Say...

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship training? 

The hands-on teaching and depth of experience of the multidisciplinary team members gave me the tools and encouragement to feel confident going forward as a heart failure cardiologist.  It was a privilege working in a setting that fostered continuous learning with a group of people I respected and could rely on for support in my early career. My decision to stay on as faculty is a testament to the program’s academic appeal and the quality and character of the entire staff.

The advanced heart failure and transplant program at URMC offered me the unique opportunity to train at a very busy LVAD and transplant center that provided comprehensive clinical and research opportunities in a close-knit environment.

James Youssef, M.D.

Clinical Senior Instructor (Voluntary)
Department of Medicine, Cardiology (V) (SMD), Grad 2019

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