The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Saint Luke's Hospital is an accredited, one-year training program. It provides training and experience to help residents become specialists in the field.
The program is a partnership between Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine.
Residents work with patients who have chronic coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, and valvular heart disease. Residents receive opportunities to:
- Select therapies
- Perform interventional procedures
- Manage and judge the effectiveness of treatments for inpatients and outpatients
- Assume continuing responsibility for acutely and chronically ill patients
- Learn the natural history of these cardiac conditions
Residents' clinical experiences include:
- Caring for patients in the cardiac care unit, emergency department, or other intensive care settings
- Caring for patients before and after interventional procedures
- Following up with outpatients who have been treated with drugs, interventions, devices, or surgery
To enter the interventional cardiology program, you must have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited cardiovascular disease program or its equivalent.
Residents receive clinical training from faculty who are either board certified or board eligible in interventional cardiology. Nine clinically active interventional cardiology faculty members perform at least 75 interventions a year.
Residents may also work with faculty members who have expertise in:
- Clinical research
- Cardiac surgery
- Radiation safety
- Adult congenital heart disease
- Vascular medicine
Applications for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Interventional Cardiology fellowship program are completed via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Fellowship interviews are held annually for open positions the following year. Candidates can expect to interview with staff cardiologists, current fellows, and cardiology researchers. In addition to interviewing, candidates will receive a thorough overview of the program and tours of both Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.