Fellowship and Medical Education

Saint Louis University offers a 36-month fellowship in pediatric cardiology. The Division of Cardiology within the Department of Pediatrics also teaches introductory pediatric cardiology to medical students, interns, residents, perinatology fellows, cardiology fellows and community physicians, in addition to providing education to nurses and other allied health providers.

Teaching settings include inpatient rotations and daily ward rounds, outpatient clinics and didactic lectures. Clinical and translational research projects are a focus of the cardiology division, and the faculty have been active in producing abstracts accepted for regional and national presentations as well as published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. 

Learn More About SLU's Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Our pediatric cardiology fellowship program is designed to train individuals to diagnose and treat infants, children and young adults with congenital and acquired heart disease. Fellows receive training in the core competency areas with the goal of preparing them to become successful clinicians, academicians, teachers and scientific investigators.  

Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship consists of 24 months of clinical training and 12 months of research-related activities. All training occurs at the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Appropriate elective rotations may also be arranged with the approval of the program director.

The clinical portion of the program consists of focused rotations in the areas of inpatient medicine (intensive care as well as general cardiology floor rotations), echocardiography, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology. Trainees have continuity clinic once weekly for exposure to outpatient management. 

Practice Locations and State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Dorothy and Larry Dallas Heart Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital makes cardiology care more convenient and more accessible for patients and their families.

Our center allows more than 23,000 visits and procedures to be performed each year. At the Dorothy and Larry Dallas Heart Center, you can expect a comprehensive team who will remain devoted to your child through individualized counseling and care.

Fellowship Structure

 

Sample First-Year Schedule
  • July: Echo
  • August: Inpatient
  • September: EP
  • October: Cath
  • November: Echo
  • December: Inpatient
  • January: Cath
  • February: Research
  • March: EP
  • April: ICU
  • May: Eco
  • June: Inpatient
Sample Second-Year Schedule
  • July: Research
  • August: Research
  • September: Echo
  • October: Cath
  • November: Inpatient
  • December: Echo
  • January: ICU
  • February: EP
  • March: Research
  • April: Research
  • May: Research
  • June: Inpatient
Sample Third-Year Schedule
  • July: Echo
  • August: Research
  • September: Cath
  • October: ICU
  • November: Research
  • December: Research
  • January: Elective
  • February: Research
  • March: Inpatient
  • April: Elective
  • May: Research
  • June: Research

Clinical Months

Total number of clinical months: 24 (11/7/6)

  • Inpatient: 6 (3/2/1)
  • ICU: 3 (1/1/1)
  • Echo: 6 (3/2/1)
  • Cath: 4 (2/1/1)
  • EP: 3 (2/1/0)
  • Elective: 2 (0/0/2)

Research Months

Total number of research months: 12 (1/5/6)

Educational Conferences

  • Cardiology Core Curriculum: Average two lectures per week for the first three months
  • Cardiology Fellows Conference: Monthly
  • Cardiac Cath/Surgical Disposition Conference: Weekly
  • Echo Conference: Monthly
  • Introduction to Academic Medicine: Twice per month
  • Pediatrics Research Colloquium: Twice per month
  • Cardiology Journal Club: Monthly
  • Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Monthly
  • Cardiac Pathology Conference: Quarterly
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference: Ad hoc
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds: Weekly

Annual Volumes

   
Transthoracic Echocardiograms 6,390
Transesophageal Echocardiograms 299
Fetal Echocardiograms 379
Electrocardiograms 5,567
Ambulatory Visits 5,351
Cardiac Catheterizations 261
Electrophysiology Procedures 35
Cardiac Surgeries (Open Cases) 191
Cardiac Surgeries (Closed Cases) 93
 

Application Process

Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Contact us with any questions regarding the application process.