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Welcome from the Director

Craig R. Narins, MD

Craig R. Narins
Director, Interventional Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program is designed to provide an outstanding clinical experience through a combination of case-based training, regular teaching sessions, involvement in clinical research, and close interaction with a group of dedicated and enthusiastic faculty members.

Our Fellows benefit from the large volume and exceptional variety of interventional procedures undertaken in the cath lab for coronary, peripheral arterial and structural heart disease. A busy primary angioplasty program likewise provides an invaluable training opportunity. Exposure to the most current interventional techniques and devices is available. Fellows receive training in state-of-the-art therapies for structural heart disease including treatment of valvular heart disease, percutaneous PFO and ASD closure, left atrial appendage closure and alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Our institution also has a busy heart transplant and VAD center and Fellows will gain abundant experience with placement and use of mechanical circulatory support.

Regular formal teaching conferences, “roundtable” case-review sessions, journal clubs, and daily interactions between the fellows and faculty afford a broad and current knowledge base and emphasize critical thinking. Opportunities for clinical research are abundant, and many fellows have published and/or presented original research during their training.

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at The University of Rochester is a one-year training program and accepts two trainees per year. Applicants must have graduated from or currently be enrolled in a 3-year ACGME accredited general cardiology program.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2025-26 academic year, and are participating in the Interventional Cardiology Match process.