We offer advanced fellowship training in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship


Eric Osborn, MD, Director of
the Interventional Cardiology
Fellowship Program

BIDMC offers state-of-the-art catheter-based treatment for patients with coronary disease. The full-time and affiliated faculty performs more than 3,500 catheterizations and 1,300 interventional procedures annually. Its staff members continue to play a major role in the pre-clinical and clinical development and evaluation of cutting-edge technologies for the treatment of complex cardiovascular disorders. Many interventional patients are enrolled in clinical trials providing access to investigational treatments including drug-eluting stents and embolic protection devices. Faculty authored more than 100 original manuscripts over the past two years.

Interventional procedures performed at BIDMC include: conventional angioplasty, routine and complex coronary stent placement, rotational atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, endomyocardial biopsy, balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transcatheter mitral valve repair, percutaneous left ventricular and total heart assist device implants, atrial and ventricular septal defect closure, transcatheter paravalvular leak closure and peripheral arterial procedures.

The cardiac catheterization suite includes five catheterization laboratories (including a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room) and features digital imaging and radiation dose reduction strategies for enhanced resolution with lower radiation. The reporting system enables cardiologists to fax preliminary findings and recommendations to referring physicians within minutes of competing each case.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship


Alfred Buxton, MD, Director of
the Clinical Electrophysiology
Fellowship Program

The Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute and Arrhythmia Service at BIDMC is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region. Staff were among the pioneers of modern cardiac electrophysiology, and continue cutting-edge research. Attracting patients nationally and worldwide, with about 7,000 visits annually in the arrhythmia and pacemaker/device clinics, the service offers advanced diagnosis and treatment modalities, including catheter-based ablation to control or cure a variety of arrhythmias with standard and investigational mapping systems.

The ambulatory electrocardiography laboratory provides 24-hour surveillance for arrhythmia diagnosis and management. In addition to implantation of standard and investigational pacemakers and defibrillators, pacemaker and ICD lead explantation are performed. Patients benefit from education and support groups. The Clinical EP services conducts daily teaching conferences and participates actively in the general clinical cardiology conference program.

The EP service is involved in multiple research studies, the majority of which are initiated by investigators at BIDMC. Currently active areas of investigation include noninvasive high resolution ECG analyses to detect persons at risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias, study of investigational mapping systems, investigation of both noninvasive and invasive methods to identify persons likely to benefit from ICD therapy, and evaluation of mechanisms of atrial an ventricular arrhythmia. Clinical research is supplemented by an active preclinical (animal) research program that includes state-of-the-art mapping and imaging systems.

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Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
185 Pilgrim Road/Baker 4
Boston, MA 02215

Jacquelynn D. White, Fellowship Coordinator
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