Adult Congenital Heart Disease Rotation, Children's Hospital Boston. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Lanzberg at Children's Hospital, the rotation is devoted to care of both children and adults with congenital disorders. Fellows round with the floor team, participate in didactic sessions, and are exposed to the evaluation of congenital heart disease during rotations in electrocardiography, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and the cardiac catheterization laboratory, and when being trained in other imaging techniques (magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography).
MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, Rotation. The Framingham Union Campus of the MetroWest Medical Center is a 241-bed community teaching hospital located in Framingham, Massachusetts, approximately 18 miles west of Boston. The cardiology fellowship rotation at MetroWest Medical Center is directed by Dr. George Kinzfogl, a former fellow of the BIDMC cardiology fellowship program.
Fellows may expect to spend one to two months each year at the Framingham Union Campus. The fellow's primary responsibility will be to take charge of the inpatient clinical cardiology service. (He or she is also invited to participate in such procedures as cardiac catheterization, cardioversion, EP studies, pacemaker insertion, and transesophageal echocardiography). During this rotation, fellows are responsible for acute inpatient care including an initial admission evaluation or initial comprehensive consultation and daily follow-up. While on the clinical rotation, fellows manage a combined service of five to 25 direct attending and consultative patients. Each fellow takes call one night each week and one weekend each month.