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Welcome from the Program Director

Hima Vidula, MD, MS, FACC

Hima Vidula, MD, MS, FACC
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure
and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship
Cardiovascular Director, Comprehensive Sarcoidosis and Amyloidosis Programs
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

Welcome to our program!

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

Please view How to Apply for required application materials.