Welcome from John Dent, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Welcome to the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at the University of Virginia. We offer two paths for completing your ACGME accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship. Our four-year research/clinical fellowship is designed for fellows interested in becoming physician-scientists and starting an academic medicine career. We also offer a three-year clinical training program that includes educational opportunities and clinical experiences geared toward applicants interested in becoming cardiologists in private practice. During the three-year clinical program, fellows are encouraged to undertake shortened research projects in their areas of interest.
All fellows participate in a world-class outpatient clinic during at least three of their four years. This clinic is organized to provide fellows with the greatest benefit from contact with cardiac patients by matching fellows with a team of attendings, nurses, and administrative support personnel that stay with the fellow throughout their training.
Cardiovascular disease fellows may continue their education at UVa to study advanced ACGME accredited cardiac fellowships in Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, or Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. We also offer a two-year advanced Cardiac Imaging fellowship. All of our training programs are held at one hospital location, with state-of-art training and educational opportunities that allow the fellow to work with a collegial group of innovative faculty.