Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program
James Bergin, MD, Director

The mission of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology training at UVA is to educate fellow physicians in the care of complex cardiac patients, including outpatient and inpatient management, diagnostic testing, and the treatment roles of:

  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • high-risk cardiac surgery
  • mechanical circulatory support
  • transplantation
  • palliative care

James Bergin
James Bergin, MD
Program Director

Specific program goals include:

  • Successful completion of the certifying ABIM Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Examination, which covers:
  1. Prevention
  2. Evaluation
  3. Management
  4. Procedures
  5. Disease management
  6. Basic mechanisms
  • Completion of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification in heart transplantation
  • Familiarity with and expertise in working within a team environment composed of house officers at all levels of training, attending physicians from many disciplines, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other ancillary support staff.
  • Clinical research