Education / Graduate Medical Education / Prospective Fellows / Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship Program / About the Program About the Program The University of Rochester Medical Center has one of the largest volume LVAD centers in the United States. We currently manage 272 patients supported by an LVAD, and are continuously growing. The surgical team at URMC was the first in the United States to implant the HeartMate 3 LVAD via a bilateral thoracotomy approach. Our heart transplantation program is state-of-the-art, with over 279 transplants performed since 2001. Fellows will gain experience in our multidisciplinary programs in Comprehensive Sarcoidosis, Cardio-Oncology and Comprehensive Amyloidosis. Our internationally recognized Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center maintains a large LVAD Database and has received multiple research grants for prospective studies, including research in LVAD patients Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the Advanced Heart Failure Program and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center faculty to perform heart failure research. We encourage fellows to present their research at international and national conferences and publish manuscripts. The Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship Program has a large collaborative team enthusiastic about improving the care of heart failure patients!