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CARDIOVASCULAR

DISEASE

A Welcome from the Program Director:

 
Dear Cardiology Fellow:
 
Welcome to the Arnot Ogden Cardiology Fellowship Program! The Arnot Health Fellowship in Cardiology is the first cardiology fellowship accredited by the AOA in New York State. Our mission is to provide you with a strong foundation in the clinical and procedural skills required to practice adult cardiology and to pursue a career in cardiovascular research.  Our aim is to foster impeccable clinical judgment, professionalism, and interpersonal skills while developing techniques to hone these skills throughout a rewarding career as a leader in cardiovascular medicine.
 
We are excited that you have chosen to enter the fascinating field of Cardiology. Over the course of your 36-month fellowship, you will have the opportunity to participate in and master the full spectrum of cardiovascular care.  In addition to patient care, you are encouraged to pursue clinical research in a topic that is of special interest to you.  As we instill in you the importance of lifelong education and learning; it is our hope that this fellowship training will enable you to provide effective, quality, up to date care to each patient that you encounter.
 
Yours truly,
​Dr. W.  DeLuccia
Cardiology Program Director 

Program filled for 2019-2020 academic year

​2 Fellows per academic Year
3 Year Fellowship

​Personal development (CME) funds provided
 ​IMG’s must have green card or be a US citizen

 


Please apply through ERAS

Faculty

William A. DeLuccia Jr. MD-Cardiology Program Director

Medical Education: SUNY Health Sciences Center Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York
Residency: Internal Medicine, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York
Fellowship:  Cardiology Fellowship, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York

Venkata Akula, MD

Medical Education:  RangarayA Medical College, Andhra University, Kakinada India
Residency:  Internal Medicine, Howard University, Washington D.C.
Fellowships:  Cardiovascular Fellowship, Howard University, Washington D.C.

Cardiology fellows

Curriculum

The Arnot Health Fellowship in Cardiology is the first cardiology fellowship accredited by the AOA in New York State. Our mission is to provide the trainee with a strong foundation in the clinical and procedural skills required to practice adult cardiology and to pursue a career in cardiovascular research. Our aim is to foster impeccable clinical judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills, while developing techniques to hone these skills throughout a rewarding career as a leader in cardiovascular medicine.
 
On this rotation, the fellow will learn how to evaluate and manage patients with acute coronary syndromes, including cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock, cardiac dysrhythmias, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, myocardial and pericardial heart disease, and aortic and hypertensive emergencies. The fellow is expected to develop expertise in preoperative evaluation and perioperative cardiac management. Rotations include:

 

  1. Inpatient Cardiology  Service

  2. Cardiac Catheterization  Laboratory

  3. Echocardiography

  4. Stress Testing Lab

  5. Electrophysiology

  6. Vascular Medicine

 
The 3rd year of the cardiology fellowship consists of all elective rotations.

Locations

Arnot Ogden Medical Center - The Arnot Health Heart and Vascular Institute has the most advanced technology and cardiac and vascular facilities in the Twin Tiers and operates under patient care and safety protocols developed with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Our outstanding surgical faculty have appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, and Columbia surgeons' provide monthly specialist services at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. The Institute has achieved the highest treated STEMI average in New York State with a door-to­ balloon time of 66 minutes or less.
 
Columbia University Medical Center  -  A recognized leader in providing excellent patient care, CUMC is affiliated with major hospitals in New York City, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is enjoying substantial growth and laying the groundwork for an exciting future. In 2010, the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center opened its doors. The heart center delivers a full range of cardiac care in its six-level, 140,000-square-foot facility, including vascular ultrasound, cardiac catheterization and an expanded ICU/CCU.  It features eight new operating rooms, two new cardiac catheterization labs, 20 new intensive care unit beds, and a new diagnostic center.  The Heart Center boasts the latest technology available in cardiac care, enabling the physicians and surgeons of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia to provide patients with access to the most current approaches for diagnosing and treating heart disease. These include:
 

  • Interventional cardiology laboratories where less invasive procedures are performed for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease

  • Non-invasive imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomographic (CT) angiography, 3D echocardiography, and cardiac positron emission tomography (PET)

  • Surgical and non-surgical treatments for heart failure including heart transplantation